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Supply Chain and Logistics

Global Supply Chain Manager, Capex

South San Francisco, CA

2019_06_09_PLENTY_TIGRIS_GROW_ROOM_1348_FNL
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 Strategic Capex, you will be responsible for all aspects related to capital expenditures and construction used in our farms. 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, Farm Deployment, Farm Operations and Plant Science.

As a Global Supply Manager for Capex you will be working upstream with our engineering team to facilitate and influence our strategic design and sourcing decisions. Those decisions are critical to Plenty’s success in being the first major and most influential indoor vertical farming company globally. Our Supply Chain team is constantly striving to do things better, faster and cheaper than before. We aim to be the fastest growing food company ever and must ensure we have a dynamic, nimble and robust supply chain to support that growth.

A successful candidate should be walking in as a top performer with a broad range of experience. We are looking for driven individuals 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

  • Strategy Development and Execution: Help establish our global supply chain strategy and partner with engineering to identify, evaluate, and execute on new ideas and partnerships that can best meet Plenty’s requirements of cost, quality, and technology; areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
    • Automation and robotics
    • Controls and sensors
    • Advanced lighting
    • Advanced HVAC
    • Electrical
    • Farm construction
  • Supply Chain Development: identify, develop, and manage Plenty’s growing Supply Chain network and strategic partners
  • Cost Targets: achieve most efficient costs for parts and components while helping enable Plenty’s unique design requirements.
  • Cross-functional leadership: help build, support, and lead cross-functional teams during technology development and ramp.
  • Manage Availability: evaluate supplier capabilities and ensure product availability to support production demand and ramp
  • Program Management: manage resources and tasks to achieve program objectives.

What We're Looking For

  • BA/BS + 4 years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations or related field; masters degree and/or MBA is strongly preferred
  • 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 and/or engineering experience
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills; proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • 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 the right direction
  • A burning desire to 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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