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Posted June 22nd

Supply Chain Manager

Chicago, Illinois

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Posted June 22nd

Supply Chain Manager

Chicago, Illinois


Supply Chain/Logistics






Full Time

About The Position
Ritual Zero Proof is the domestic leader in nonalcoholic spirit replacements, an explosive category following the paths laid by meat and dairy alternatives. A disruptive start-up funded by a major multinational, we are accelerating rapidly as we land on grocery shelves nationwide. 

We need a highly motivated, deeply analytical supply chain expert to manage daily operations, supporting the COO. You will be building dynamic material models, optimizing a complex distribution network, and driving daily actions in our multiple contract manufacturing plants. Your contributions will ensure that bottles get to shelves, and liquid gets to lips.

Operational Responsibilities:
  • Material Forecasting and Procurement – analyze production plan utilizing a financial model, expand and refine model, determine material requirements, place orders, and ensure delivery. Must have direct experience planning and ordering materials
  • Inventory Planning - leverage demand plan to optimize inventory levels for both wholesale and ecommerce channels. This requires balancing cash constraints with service requirements for a rapidly growing company (months of 200% growth vs. prior year are the norm) 
  • Network optimization - methodically distribute finished good inventory between 4 DC’s, minimizing inbound freight to DC’s and outbound freight to end customers; ensure inventory on-hand meets safety stock requirements 
  • Quality assurance / shelf life management - enhance lot code tracking intelligence and coordinate FIFO distribution, ensuring shelf life adherence; schedule QA testing and analyze results to assure quality conformance  
  • Data integration - combine data from financial and inventory management systems to complete monthly updates in the financial model 

Required Skills
  • CPG operations experience – A minimum of four years of direct CPG operations  experience, with a focus on materials, supply chain, and inventory. F&B preferred
  • Expertise in Excel and Data Modeling – You will be working within numerous models, updating data connections, and analyzing the results. This is binary work; if it’s not right it’s wrong, and yours will be the last eyes on
  • Power query and Power pivot skills are crucial - Power BI experience is a strong addition, as we utilize several dashboards across the organization
  • Technical Background with Business Aspirations – ideal candidate would come from a technical field, like engineering, have worked in or directly with production facilities, and also aspire to expand business acumen. This is an amazing opportunity for an aspiring MBA candidate to round out your skill-set
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit – Ritual is a startup company and this candidate must be comfortable with ambiguity, shifting objectives, and a culture of feedback

Non-Salary Benefits:
  • Exposure to every aspect of a successful, well-capitalized start-up environment
  • The chance to build not just a brand but a category
  • Monthly stipend for healthcare, paid as a bonus
  • The opportunity to play with live ammunition. A good idea in the morning can be executed by the afternoon, and no one is expected to stay in their lane
Chicago, Illinois
Function Details
  • Reports To COO