Head Of Supply Chain

Newark, NJ Job ID: 10533 Job Category: Consumer Products

Job ID: 11752
Category: Consumer Products
Location: MO – Springfeild

Our client, a rapidly growing distributor of fresh produce is seeking a Head of Supply Chain, who will be responsible for establishing relationships with grower communities, finding the most cost-effective deals and suppliers, negotiating contracts, minimizing procurement expenses, overseeing vendor managed inventory, and managing customer relationships. This is a great opportunity to make an impact on the direction of this exciting company!


Ideal candidates will have:  

  • 7-10+ years of successful leadership-level procurement experience in the fresh fruit/vegetable produce industry
  • Strong connection to the grower and shipper community (in medium temperature produce commodities)
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to lead and develop procurement and vendor management inventory staff
  • Experience manage pricing functions including gross margins and volumes
  • Ability to search out grower partners to attract new programs and new accounts
  • Track record of finding improved ways to deliver products to customers and meet on time requirements
  • Experience in conducting on-site inspections at supply partners to ensure specifications and standard operating procedures are being followed
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams