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Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics

Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024
Location: Based On-site 4 days/week in LA HQ
Who We Are:
Thrive Causemetics is Bigger Than Beauty™: We are an independent, female-owned beauty brand that creates high-performance vegan cosmetics and supports a community of giving. All of Thrive Causemetics' products are free of parabens and sulfates, in addition to being 100 percent cruelty-free. Through its Bigger Than Beauty™ program, every product you purchase results in a donation to help a woman thrive. Thrive Causemetics is dedicated to fostering a collaborative and cross-functional workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We are committed to being pioneers in creating a culture of wellness. Together, we prioritize a strong work ethic while maintaining a positive, exciting environment where people are passionate about what they do.
Who We Are Looking For:
This role requires a blend of strategic thinking, operational efficiency, and strong leadership skills to navigate the complexities of Thrive Causemetics’ supply chain. As a Senior Manager, Supply Chain, you play a pivotal role in optimizing our end-to-end supply chain operations to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure reliable supply and to foster opportunities for cost savings and innovation
  • Sustainable Sourcing: Incorporate sustainability into sourcing practices by selecting eco-friendly materials and working with suppliers who adhere to ethical practices
  • Global Sourcing: Explore and evaluate global sourcing opportunities to optimize costs while maintaining quality standards
  • Strategic Partnerships: Identify and develop strategic partnerships with key vendors to secure long-term benefits for both parties
  • Negotiate Contracts: Secure favorable terms with suppliers for raw materials, packaging, and other necessary goods by leveraging volume and long-term relationships
  • Supplier Selection: Identify and select suppliers based on criteria such as cost, quality, sustainability, and reliability
  • Purchase Order Management: Oversee the creation, issuance, and management of purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of materials
  • Supply Chain Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive supply chain strategy that aligns with the company's goals and market demands
  • Capacity Planning: Ensure that production capacity meets the forecasted demand by planning the necessary resources and scheduling production runs efficiently
  • Risk Management: Identify potential supply chain risks (e.g., supplier issues, logistics disruptions) and develop contingency plans
  • Vendor Performance Metrics: Develop and manage a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) for evaluating vendor performance in areas such as delivery timeliness, quality, cost, and sustainability
  • Continuous Improvement: Use scorecard data to identify areas for improvement and work with vendors to enhance performance and resolve issues
  • Sales Forecasting: Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to forecast demand for products, taking into account seasonal trends, marketing campaigns, and new product launches
  • Inventory Management: Optimize inventory levels to ensure product availability without overstocking, using demand forecasting and historical sales data
  • Work closely with other departments (e.g., product development, marketing, finance) to ensure supply chain strategies support overall business objectives
  • Communicate supply chain performance and challenges to the Leadership Team, providing insights and recommendations for improvements
  • Lead, motivate, and develop the supply chain team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional growth

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in procurement or supply chain management, specifically within the beauty or personal care industry, with a proven track record in a managerial role
  • Strong proficiency with Netsuite
  • Extensive experience in procurement, purchasing, supply chain strategy development, and vendor management
  • Demonstrated ability in negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships
  • Previous experience in implementing vendor scorecard systems and utilizing KPIs to measure performance
  • Familiarity with global sourcing and sustainable sourcing practices
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead, motivate, and develop a high-performing supply chain team
  • Excellent strategic thinking capabilities to develop and implement effective supply chain strategies aligned with company objectives
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to manage complex projects and multi-task with excellent organization skills
  • Proficient in risk management and capacity planning to anticipate and mitigate potential supply chain disruptions
  • Strong financial acumen to manage budgets and identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Exceptional negotiation skills to secure favorable terms and manage procurement efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proficiency in using supply chain management software and technologies to enhance operational efficiency
Thrive Causemetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The base pay range for this role is $135,000 - $160,000, with the following factors determining the base pay at offer: skills, qualifications, and experience. This range provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. Additionally, this role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance. Thrive Causemetics provides a competitive benefits package, including but not limited to: comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, a 401(k) plan with employer matching, various paid time off programs, employee discount/perks, life insurance, disability insurance, and employee assistance programs.