Director/VP of Operations for an Innovative CPG Company

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description :

Our client is a fast-growing start-up beauty brand focused on creating safe, high-performance products – their first, a line of aluminum-free deodorants, has taken off!  They are looking for a high-energy experienced Director/VP of Operations to manage their supply chain and be a hands-on member of the team. In this role you’ll blend a data-driven approach, operational expertise and a passion for exceeding our customer expectations. This is a great opportunity for someone with a proven track record of success to join a small (but rapidly growing) brand and be a part of delivering continued successful growth.

Responsibilities

- Oversee supply chain, from contract manufacturer to our customer’s doorstep

- Lead purchasing and planning inventory, from PO through delivery

- Manage entire supply chain from sourcing through delivery to customers

- Manage third-party vendor relationships and contracts - 3PL, suppliers, etc

- Consistently review and re-new contracts as needed, finding savings and efficiencies

- Monitor operational performance and share findings, to drive decision making for the business

- Reduce cost of goods sold and improve gross margin

- Take an analytical approach that’s supported by data and  use those insights to manage efficient planning and purchasing, and find efficiencies in the supply chain

Qualifications

- 8+ years managing operations in a fast-paced environment

- Direct-to-consumer and mass retail experience strongly preferred. Background in beauty/ personal care consumer products is a plus

- Strong mix of analytical and project management skills, with natural leadership style

- Collaborative and eager to partner closely with the rest of the team

- Customer-centric, always keeping the customer’s experience in mind to make it seamless and exceptional

- Extremely organized, dependable, and self-motivated with the ability to excel in a hands-on, fast-paced environment

Published : Feb 5, 2020

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