Supply Chain and Logistics

Global Supply Manager, Direct Materials

South San Francisco, CA

At Plenty, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet. 

About Role

Plenty is looking for ambitious and driven individuals searching for a unique and challenging opportunity to join our Global Supply Chain team. As a Global Supply Manager (GSM) for Direct Materials, you will be responsible for a set of commodities that are critical inputs for farm operations. Our GSMs make strategic decisions regarding commodity strategy, supplier sourcing, commercial issues/negotiations, and cost reduction plans, as well as overall supplier management and regularly engaging with other internal teams including Engineering, Legal, Finance, Marketing, New Product Introduction, Farm Operations and Plant Science.

A successful candidate should be walking in as a top performer with a broad range of experience. We are looking for folks who can work quickly, deliver immediate results and find ways to raise the bar every day. A successful candidate is technically strong, relentless, locates and removes inefficiencies, is innovative and can communicate complex topics simply.

What You'll Do

  • Supply Chain Management: identify, develop, and manage Plenty’s growing Supply Chain network.

  • Help establish our global supply chain strategy, identifying those growth vendors that can best meet Plenty’s requirements of cost, quality, and technology, and identify those vendors that should be phased-out.

  • Cost Management: achieve most efficient costs for parts and components while helping enable Plenty’s unique design requirements.

  • Cross-functional Support / Leadership: support cross-functional teams during development and ramp.

  • Manage Availability: ensure product availability and supplier capability to support production demand

  • Program Management: manage resources and tasks to achieve program objectives.

  • Commodities areas include, but are not limited to: Seeds, Soil, Nutrients, Chemicals, Packaging

  • Establish and maintain supplier quality and traceability standard for the supply base 

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.

  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve.

  • Strong Negotiator with highly effective communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Understanding of manufacturing process in area of placement preferred.

  • Strong Excel skills.

  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects, with various cross functional teams

  • Team player and with strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritize appropriately and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to influence teams to move in a positive direction.

  • A burning desire to work for the coolest company on the planet and change the world.

About Plenty

Plenty is here to change the way people eat, making extraordinary flavor and nutrition more available in a way that's better for people and the planet. We build farms that can put craveable flavor first while delivering exceptional yields. And our produce is always pesticide-free and grown using less than 1% of the land and 5% of the water of outdoor farming.

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