Job Title: Director - Supply Chain
Industry Sector: Natural/Organic Food & Beverage, Supplements/OTC
Job Categories: Management - Executive
Purchasing / Sourcing

 Contact Information
Company Name: Nuun
  Address: 800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98134
United States
  Company Phone: 2068124272
Web Site:

Job Description
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The Position: Director - Supply Chain

Department: Operations

Location: Seattle, WA

Reports to: Vice President – Operations

General Summary:

Nuun and company, based in seattle, wa, has revolutionized sports nutrition by making electrolyte drinks portable, tasty and with very little sugars. Founded in 2004, Nuun is used by the world's best athletes and everyone else. Nuun is sold in over 10,000 outlets in the USA including retailers such as REI, Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Target, Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon. 


The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for executing strategies around the alignment, improvement and optimization of the beverage supplement supply chain. This role will work both hands-on and through management of people and third parties to achieve company results and improve on company KPI’s. The ideal candidate will have 'done this before' and will bring a playbook to guide the role and the team. This candidate will be a strong communicator, manager and mentor who is as able to create a culture of trust within the supply chain team and across the organization. As a member of the leadership team this person will exemplify the nuun-life values and be a positive contributor to nuun-life culture.  

 Key Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot the supply chain to ensure each part of the chain is well integrated and optimized.
  • Develop holistic supply chain strategy focused on short and long term scalability.
  • Manage internal, external and technology resources to execute strategy.
  • Develop and report on KPI’s for daily and directional management of supply chain.
  • Manage and mentor supply chain team members to achieve personal and company goals.
  • Manage all supply chain activities including sales & operations planning, purchasing, manufacturing, co-packer management, inventory management, internal customer service, fulfillment, logistics, cost and compliance.
  • Work closely with VP of Operations and CFO to optimize inventory, financial spend and other cash resources.
  • Lead the selection of 3rd party service providers including raw materials, production, warehousing, fulfillment, & logistics.
  • Develop and execute risk mitigation strategies to assure secure supply.
  • Work closely with Senior Supply Chain Manager to develop ERP, EDI and IT solutions to meet current and future supply chain needs.
  • Develop supplier performance measures and define strategies to improve, develop or replace suppliers that are not performing to expectations.
  • Budget and P&L responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree with formal education in business and operations a plus.
  • Experience in sports supplements or natural food and beverage strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years broad supply chain experience with 5+ years in managerial role
  • Strong experience recruiting, hiring and motivating a supply chain team.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information systems that support supply chain operations.
  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills
  • Negotiation skills a plus.
  • Cost accounting – budgeting
  • Travel: up to 1 week per month on an ad-hoc basis.

Job Location: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job seekers must live within: 50+ miles
Required to Relocate: Yes
Required to Travel: Yes
Minimum Experience Required: 7-10 years


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