External Manufacturing Manager


Denver CO


Industry 1: Consumer Goods
Industry 2: Food Production
Industry 3: Food & Beverages

Job ID: EB-1750546939
Category: Sales and Marketing
Location: Denver, CO


The Co-Man Manager is an integral member of the Operations team, reporting to the Sr. Director, Co-Man. This individual is responsible for providing project management expertise that will drive all aspects of the Innovation pipeline as it relates to
commercialization. This individual is responsible to ensure Innovation projects deliver expected value to the business on time, within budget, scope and top quality. This individual will partner closely with Supply Chain leadership to ensure planning, procurement, logistics, as well as R&D and Marketing are all aligned as new products move through conceptualization to commercialization. In addition, the Co-Man Manager should have a general management mindset and strong desire to go above and beyond to get the job done.


  • Manage price variances and forecast changes
  • Primary contact and relationship manager for supplier location(s)
  • Manage the relationship and daily operations at Co-Man sites, including:
    • Measuring and tracking KPIs
    • Regular performance reviews
    • Process improvements to ensure effective service, quality and cost
  • Oversee the scope, timeline, deliverables and goals for commercialization projects
  • Ensure sourcing options meet required timelines and stay within budget
  • Align external capabilities with projected requirements to support future capacity needs
  • Support innovation trials by tracking and communicating progress and proactively managing changes to scope
  • Analyze and direct feasibility, manufacturing, sourcing strategy, logistics, customer service implications, etc.
  • Lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Assist in special reports, projects and assignments, as required
  • Participate in all other miscellaneous SMPL and departmental tasks, as required
  • Attend departmental/cross-functional meetings


  • Knowledge of organizational work processes, required
  • Exceptional project management and project execution skills to meet aggressive timelines
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and achieve alignment across multiple stakeholders
  • Highly attentive to details; Ability to thrive in a dynamic, face-paced work environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Understanding of processing and packaging technology for food and/or beverage


  • BS/BA degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Logistics, Business or related field, highly preferred
  • Minimum 6 years experience in Manufacturing and/or Supply Chain
  • Minimum 4 years experience of Project Management and Leadership
  • CPG experience, required; Food and beverage, highly preferred

Work is performed in a fast-paced office environment and may be stressful at times. Work may require sitting for long periods of time; requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and fax machine and scanner.


We’re raising the bar on what food can be. We say no to the status quo, and we say yes to making better food. Food that offers robust nutrition, not hollow nutrition. Energy, not depletion. Enjoyment, not regret. Simply, we’re on a mission to make food that works for you—that is radically nutritious and defyingly delicious. Better nutrition made easy so you can live well. We don’t compromise, so you never have to.

W H A T W E V A L U E :

We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce that infuses belonging throughout our culture
and business practices. We celebrate diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for our employees.

This commitment is driven by our core values:

• Simply Bold • Simply Deliver • Simply Learn & Grow • Simply Together • Simply Kind

C O M P E N S A T I O N A N D B E N E F I T S :

The health, satisfaction and well-being of our employees are important to us and an integral part of our organization’s goals. In this spirit, we are excited to share the available compensation for this role, which includes a base salary range and an annual short-term incentive.

The base salary range is: $100,000-$125,000, exclusive of benefits or additional incentives (https://www.thesimplygoodfoodscompany.com/careers). Additionally, this position is eligible for a 15% annual short-term incentive. If you are hired at Simply Goods Foods, your final base salary compensation will be determined based upon such factors as: geographic locations, skills, training, education and/or experience. Please keep in mind that hiring at the compensation range maximum would not be typical to allow for future and continued salary growth.

We provide a comprehensive total rewards package featuring competitive compensation alongside top-tier health and
wellness options. Our goal is to offer a benefits package that can be personalized to meet the diverse needs of each employee and their families. Full-time employees and their eligible dependents have access to a range of benefits including medical,dental, and vision insurance, a company-paid health reimbursement arrangement, life and disability coverage, and a 401(k)- retirement plan, among others. Additionally, we prioritize time off benefits, offering vacation time, sick leave, flexible time off (for exempt positions), and paid parental leave. Our office-based employees also enjoy remote workdays on Mondays and Fridays for added flexibility.

Simply Good Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital
status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

BrainWorks is a prominent boutique executive search firm offering a 30-year track record of successfully sourcing and placing top talent. By harnessing proven strategies, collaborating with stakeholders and leveraging a diverse and talented candidate network, BrainWorks helps businesses find, attract, and ultimately hire talented professionals that create differentiated results. Our search services can be offered either on a retained or contingency basis depending on the level of commitment your unique search requires.

BrainWorks offers several distinct practice areas, each directed by a Partner with extensive experience, and knowledge of current trends and industry challenges in their specific discipline. BrainWorks practice areas include the following: Accounting & Finance; Accounting & Finance Interim; Analytics, Data Science & Data Governance; Commodities Technology & Trading; Consumer Products; CRM & Direct Marketing; Cybersecurity; Ecommerce & Digital Marketing; Human Resources; IT & Data Engineering; Market Research & Consumer Insights; Operations & Supply Chain; Private Equity & Portfolio Company Leadership; and Sales.

BrainWorks prides itself on quality, speed and GUARANTEED RESULTS, delivered through our unique QUASAR approach. When you partner with BrainWorks, your company will receive intelligence and industry expertise from consultants who are trustworthy, caring and passionate about your business needs. https://brainworksinc.com.