Confidential Search – Location and company information will be disclosed at a later date if a candidate is deemed qualified for this role.

We are working with one of our well-known CPG clients as they are conducting a confidential search for a Chief of Supply Chain. This role will work directly under their CFO and CEO, leading several major projects for their growing and evolving company.


  • Work with management, product development, risk management, and operations on new product development and product enhancement programs to ensure effective sourcing of products to meet specifications, requirements, and pricing from suppliers. Actively seek creative supply solutions to optimize cost and value equation.
  • Develop relationships in the marketplace to understand and stay abreast of industry changes which may impact various business management programs as it relates to pricing trends and new products.
  • Add value to the senior management team. Be an individual that can approach business challenges from a macro perspective and resolve strategic issues effectively.
  • Monitor and report on cost trends for key commodities impacting product categories.
  • Develop and meet inventory goals for the company which effectively balance cash-flow, industry leading product lead-times, and inventory turn rates.
  • Ensure all supplier contracts are complete, properly executed, and have considered all cost variables. Work with transportation in determining optimal delivery terms, rates, and freight class.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production, and distribution capabilities, transportation cost, and supplier’s reputation and performance history.
  • Enhance supplier development by communicating performance standards, developing joint improvement initiatives, and actively soliciting formal feedback.
  • Negotiate resolution with suppliers relative to quality and service issues. Provide feedback to the executive team of suppliers on quality and delivery performance to assure continuous improvement in those areas.
  • Assist in the development of a distribution infrastructure that supports our clients in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Represent a professional, respectful, and courteous manner when interacting with co-workers, members, and suppliers. Teamwork skills are critical.
  • Promote the achievement of corporate goals and objectives.
  • Ensure supply contingency plans and strategy are up-to date and easily activated in the event primary suppliers are unable to perform as required.


  • 10+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in a Food CPG environment.
  • MBA preferred; must have at least a bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex projects and changing priorities; work extended hours when required, make sound decisions under pressure, and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Previous experience in product sourcing, inventory management, performance metrics, and project management.
  • Knowledge and experience working with contract manufacturers.
  • Support and understand innovation.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills, and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new systems and procedures.
  • MRP planning system experience preferred.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.
  • Travel required.