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Senior Manager of Procurement

Company: Vital Farms
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Pro--cure--ment: noun.Pronunciation: /pr?'kyo?orm?nt/Definition: the action of obtaining or procuring something.Don't you just love it when the official definition uses the same word it's supposed to be defining? Neither do we.That's because at Vital Farms, we're on a mission to redefine the food industry one ethically-sourced ingredient at a time. While we're known for our pasture raised eggs - giving our hens 108 square feet to roam and calling bullsh*t on terms like cage free and free range - the truth is we've got big plans to do so much more. That's because we give a cluck when it comes to the health of our animals, the health of our customers, and the health of our planet.Here's our definition when it comes to the Senior Manager of Procurement .You'll be working with existing suppliers and new suppliers for new sources for new needs. See how many times we used "new" in that last sentence? That's because we've got an entire team of people with all kinds of amazing new ideas, so whether we're launching a new product or finding a better supplier for an existing product, as the Senior Manager of Procurement, you're going to be at the helm, managing relationships with both external partners and internal teams, from marketing to package engineering to senior leadership.Pretty exciting, huh? We certainly think so. Even more exciting (in our humble opinion) is that compared to most procurement jobs, cost cutting is not going to be the primary focus of this role. Of course, we want to find suppliers who deliver quality goods at the best price, but what we really want this person to do is support our mission of bringing ethically produced food to the table - that's job #1.We're building out a best-in-class supply chain at Vital Farms so the person in this role has to be great at negotiating, holding our suppliers accountable, while at the same time being an advocate for them. At the end of the day, it's all about trust.OK. To be fair, it's about these other responsibilities as well: * Implement procurement best practices and transform the way we do business with state-of-the-art software programs, complicated machines . . . and sometimes a pencil* Lead the strategic sourcing of ingredients and packaging in accordance with our high ethical standards* Engage in cross-functional project teams to support commercialization initiatives (new product launches, packaging changes, biz dev opportunities)* Look outside the coop for new ideas. Partner with our Co-Manufacturing Director to implement full turnkey relationships with third party manufacturers* Deliver value to the business by optimizing cost, improving service and ensuring supply reliability.* Hire and develop a team to support the needs of a fast-growing organization . . . we're like a basketball player who just grew five inches over summer vacationWhat You Bring to the Table: * First, you bring a big ol' helping of passion for ethically-sourced, nutritious food and purpose-driven brands. And you bring extra napkins.* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering or related field preferred. MBA is a plus. Copy of 6th grade report card would show us how organized you are, but it's not really necessary.* Minimum 5-7 years of supply chain and/or procurement experience in the CPG/Food & Beverage industry. Specializations in both packaging and ingredient procurement is desired.* Experience developing and scaling processes, people and systems to support fast paced business growth. How fast? Have you seen how much the pasture-raised egg business has grown in the past 9 months? Of course you have.* Strategic thinking with the willingness to roll up your sleeves and get into the details. In the event you're wearing a short-sleeved shirt, rolling will not be necessary* Strong negotiating and influencing skills that merit your own Ted Talk* An analytical mindset, but also the ability to apply art with science and, on occasion, present your findings via interpretive dance* You believe "we" is greater than "me". You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.* You give a sh*t. About the animals. About relationships. About keeping things real. You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.* You hold yourself to the highest standards and you strive to improve yourself and others each and every day, even Saturdays, when you watch The Shawshank Redemption for the 94th time because you love how it shows resilience of the human spirit* You can walk in someone else's boots - You seek to understand other's viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.* Honest conversations don't ruffle your feathers and you don't walk on eggshells. If you see something in the organization that can be improved, you're not afraid to speak up and you expect your colleagues to do the same."What we bring to the table: * A fast-paced, energetic environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table* Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Parental Leave, and weekly lunches, just to name a few)* Company-wide bonus program; when we succeed together, we celebrate together* Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1* Free eggs, butter, and ghee, along with friends and family discounts* Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town* Professional developme nt opportunities and an amazing team dedicated to your growthWho We Are: Vital Farms is a Certified B Corp that sources and markets delicious, high-quality, ethically-sourced egg and dairy products nationwide. We started on a single family-farm in Austin, TX in 2007, with 20 Rhode Island hens and a drive to raise the standards in sustainable agriculture. Today Vital Farms THE leading producer of pasture raised eggs, partnering with more than 200 family farms, and selling into over 13,000 grocery stores around the country. We believe that a healthy bottom line is the result of healthy business practices, and we care deeply about supporting all our stakeholders. This includes our crew, our consumers, our retailers, and of course our happy hens and contented cows. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to "bring ethically produced food to the table," we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.

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