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Supply Chain Manager

Mori

Boston, massachusetts


Job Details

Full-time

3/15/2024


Full Job Description

Supply Manager

Location: Boston, MA (Hood Park, Charlestown)

Schedule: Monday – Friday, Hybrid

Travel: 15% (initially domestic, potential to expand to international in 1-2 years)

Mori is a fast-paced anti-food waste Series B startup on a mission to create “More Food, Less Waste”, by transforming the food, agriculture, and packaging industries. Leveraging the unique properties of silk protein, Mori creates an all-natural food ingredient and coating which slows down the spoiling process of perishable foods. Our products can be integrated at any time from farm to shelf, allowing food producers, processors, and retailers to deliver more and higher-quality food to consumers. With Mori Silk, we can fundamentally change the food system by reducing our reliance on plastic packaging, reducing food and packaging waste, and increasing efficiency across the supply chain. We are a team of passionate people who never stop learning and believe in our collective ability to have a positive impact on the world by delivering on our mission.

About the Role

As Mori’s Supply Manager you will closely partner with the Commercial and Technical Service teams, as well as the direct procurement side of the Supply Chain team, to ensure sufficient supply of finished goods to internal and external customers. You will own inventory management, distribution, and all vendor management related to distribution and storage of finished goods to ensure timely delivery and correct storage of all inventory. 

Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, you will play a crucial role in optimizing costs, while maintaining high-quality standards. As the company grows, this role will also expand to include engaging with Mori’s contract manufacturer for demand planning as it pertains to ensuring sufficient levels of finished goods inventory.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure a cost-effective and efficient supply chain
  • Proactively collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their supply needs and requirements to continuously improve forecast accuracy and inventory management
  • Monitor, manage and optimize inventory levels to prevent shortages or excesses, ensuring optimal stock levels while maintaining product quality
  • Forecast demand and track market trends to identify and minimize risks by anticipating potential changes in supply chain
  • Optimize logistics and distribution processes to minimize lead times and costs
  • Effectively negotiate with vendors to ensure cost-effective practices
  • Analyze and assess vendor performance, addressing any issues or discrepancies to ensure high service levels
  • Recommend and implement process improvements based on trends and technological advancements in supply chain management to ensure Mori stays up to date with industry best practices
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policies, ethical business practices, company policies and relevant regulations
  • Prepare and present reports on supply chain performance and KPIs

Requirements

Who You Are

  • Strong Collaborator: you utilize your strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate and build positive relationships across all levels, teams and departments both internally and externally
  • Solutions-Oriented Analytical Thinker: you’re a proactive problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to systematically analyze complex situations and data to uncover problems, patterns and insights to develop effective business solutions
  • Skilled Negotiator: you leverage strong strategic thinking, problem solving and emotional intelligence skills to successfully navigate complex negotiations and achieve positive results for all parties
  • Attention to Detail: you have meticulous attention to detail and ensure accuracy and precision in all tasks and deliverables
  • Committed to Follow-Through: you drive tasks, projects and initiatives through to completion with a high level of dedication and accountability

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or a related field
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Proven experience as a Supply Chain Manager or in a closely related role
  • Logistics vendor management experience
  • Familiarity with relevant software (ERP systems, inventory management tools)
  • Experience implementing process improvements in the supply chain

Benefits

Mori provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Equity
  • Health, vision and dental plans
  • Unlimited PTO and 13 paid company holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Weekly catered lunches

Additional Boston-specific benefits include:

  • 24/7 access to Hood Park fitness center
  • Covered and indoor bike parking
  • Hood Park programming and events

Mori is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and all applicable state and local fair employment practices laws. Employment opportunities at Mori are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, caste, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mori participates in the federal government’s E-Verify program, which confirms employment authorization of all newly hired employees and most existing employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. For new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification on or before the first day of work. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates. For up-to-date information on E-Verify, go to www.uscis.gov and click on 'E-Verify' located near the bottom of the page.

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