Co - Manufacturing Director - CPG Food


Phoenix, AZ

11 - 15 years

Posted 266 days ago

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  • Must have led Co-Manufacturing strategy
  • Must have CPG Food experience
  • Must be willing to relocate to Northern California, relocation packaging included

Company Description

We are a national leader in CPG Food Manufacturing with roots over 100 years old. This is a newly created role and will be responsible for driving strategy for Co-Manufacturing:


  • Must have led Co-Manufacturing strategy
  • Must have CPG Food experience
  • Must be willing to relocate to Northern California, relocation packaging included

Job Description

Will be responsible for the outsourcing of production and management of co-packers, co-manufacturers and toll processors. Will serve as the operations lead and primary supply chain lead for all outsourced commercialization projects. Individual would develop and support business justifications, contracting and negotiations, and lead the implementation and management of any outsourced production/packing. Will be a strong project manager and will oversee all aspects of product commercialization from inception to delivery.

Essential Job Functions:

Identifies new co-manufacturing/co-packing sources, assesses and tracks capabilities with in alignment with Quality and R&D, coordinates with the internal Innovations team to build business justification and co-manufacturing strategy.

Manages assigned new product projects, liaises between manufacturing/ operations/ R&D/ engineering, finance, sales, procurement and marketing.

Evaluates make vs. buy scenarios.

Develops launch plans and commercialization time lines; executes launches as indicated by the commercialization roadmap.

Defines escalation process and implements co-manufacturer/co-packer within the business end-to-end: evaluates and designs supply chain, negotiates agreements and costing, establishes internal ERP requirements and process, etc.

Manages all aspect of co-manufacturer/co-packer relationship and coordinates activities with internal stakeholders: contract administration, performance, audits, quality, cost/rates, procure-to-pay, etc.

Drive continuous improvement in process or production efficiency, supply chain optimization, deliver cost reduction, and manage the co-manufacturing/co-packing discipline in compliance with Internal Controls and Best Practices.

Additional Functions:

Manages innovation-testing protocol in conjunction with R&D, Quality and Engineering

Pro-actively communicates any changes in the internal commercialization process to product management team

Ensures smooth and timely exchanges of information and clear understanding of priorities and expectations among commercialization team members.

Maintains product commercialization schedule and chair stakeholder meetings to gain go-no go decisions on projects from project sponsors.

Document and Implements best practices and cost reduction

Supports Brand Maintenance Initiatives ? including scope refinement, performance, process improvement

Supports other initiatives or business priorities as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

BA/BS Degree in Engineering or Business (or similar)

Five plus years of operations experience in food manufacturing and ten plus years?experienceworking with innovation process or co-manufacturing in CPG environment

Proven success managing innovation process from inception to release

Strong financial acumen and excellent project management and influence management skills to lead cross-functional teams.

Experience managing new product commercialization processes

Experience developing, drafting and negotiating business contracts.

Ability to manage multiple projects and have continuous improvement mindset.

Highly collaborative leadership style with the ability to lead effectively and handle conflict in cross-functional integration role.

Experience managing and evaluation co-manufacturer/co-packer.

Preferred Requirements:MBA or ME

Lean -Six Sigma certification

Production or Packaging experience in CPG environment

$140K - $170K