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Supply Chain Director

Company: Alchemee (formerly The Proactiv Company)
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

At Alchemee, we aspire to inspire by creating science-based solutions that are as effective as they are transformative. Alchemee's portfolio of brands deliver effective products rooted in introducing wellness options that provide life changing results and empower the world one person at a time.

Our flagship brand, Proactiv, is a leader in treating acne and has helped more than 20 million customers achieve clear skin. Simply put, at Alchemee our vision is to inspire the world to feel comfortable and powerful in their own skin and our mission is to create science-based solutions that provide better skin for life.

We are looking for forward-thinking individuals who are driven with a customer-first approach. Individuals who thrive on challenge and are ready to grasp the opportunity of a lifetime. Because we fundamentally believe every colleague brings unique value to our whole. We are a workplace where each person feels seen, heard, and valued, and can contribute their unique talent to our collective effort.

The Director of Supply Chain will own the performance of contract manufacturing partners, raw ingredients, and component suppliers. This position is responsible for ensuring in stocks at plants of all raw materials and components, ensuring sufficient weeks of supply, and guaranteeing the CMO's perform in order to execute to customer delivery expectations On Time In Full. This position will create integrated processes among sourcing, marketing, brand, operations, logistics, quality, and outside suppliers to execute the sourcing of components and finished goods, allocation, and replenishment processes. The Director, Supply Chain will lead critical programs and projects across the supply chain to create efficiencies, improve processes, and create visibility.
The ideal candidate is forward thinking and proactive about identifying opportunities for improvement while developing solutions. This person has a passion for bringing best practices into the business while actively sharing business perspectives, knowledge and lessons learned to contribute and support a best-in-class global standard.
Essential Functions

  • Implement supply chain management best practices in technology and infrastructure such as systems integration and optimization, inventory control, demand planning, product and packaging manufacturing, and fulfillment to ensure business can scale and grow.
  • Lead S&OP for the company.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives with key strategic suppliers: cost savings, lead-time and minimum order quantity reduction, increased inventory turns, improved processes, KPI's and metrics, etc.
  • Direct oversight of purchasing raw materials, components, and finished goods. Ensure maintenance of safety stock as well as having inventory to service customers and scale the business.
  • Oversee preparation of formal bid invitations and correspondence; direct bidding process/operations; analyze and recommend the lowest and/or best bid; and award bid contracts.
  • Monitor supplier performance and maintain list of approved suppliers who have met established performance standards including purchase requirements, prices, and deliveries.
  • Serve as direct liaison between Supply Chain and other cross-functional groups including Finance, Marketing, Product/Package Development, Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory to focus on attaining organizational objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Education, Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance or Logistics, preferred Master's Degree in Business or Supply Chain, preferred.
    • Ten (10) or more years of Supply Chain sourcing experience in Skin Care, Personal Care, Beauty or Pharmaceutical industry, required.
    • Three (3) or more years of experience managing a team of direct reports including staffing and performance development is required.
    • Seven or more years of contract manufacturing, component, and raw ingredient experience.
    • Strong contract negotiations skills and project management experience, required.
    • Manufacturing, Lean Thinking Principles / Six Sigma, Finance, Oracle 11i, Planning and/or Logistics experience, preferred.
    • Proven ability to lead projects and programs and demonstrated record of successfully executing deliverables.
    • Experience working in fast-paced start-up environment, impeccable attention to detail, and ability to base decisions off of facts and data.
    • Knowledge of supply chain best practices and well versed in strategizing.
    • Knowledge and/or experience with manufacturing systems (MRP, ERP, forecasting, etc.) as well as advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and other computer systems.
    • Travel requirements 25%.
      We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
      Note: Please, no external agencies or third parties.

Keywords: Alchemee (formerly The Proactiv Company), Santa Monica , Supply Chain Director, Professions , Santa Monica, California

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