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Regional Supply Chain Specialist



United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023

ProducePay has created the first-ever online financing and marketplace for fresh perishable produce. The Los Angeles-based company has raised over $290MM+ to transform the multi-billion dollar Agriculture Industry and work with hundreds of growers, distributors, and wholesalers across the world. At the intersection of Tech, Finance, and Ag, ProducePay’s product is as fascinating as it is challenging. We are committed to building a better supply chain for fresh produce, one that places trust at the center of every transaction.

Job Description

We are rapidly expanding and looking for a rockstar Regional Supply Chain Manager to manage relationships with 3PLs, oversee onsite QC, warehouse, and distribution operations, and ensure accurate inventory monitoring. As Supply Chain Manager, your work will directly impact the fresh produce supply chain by optimizing warehousing for the first ever B2B marketplace for fresh produce.

This role will require an acumen for logistics and operations, experience managing teams and driving efficiencies, a willingness to take hands-on approach, strong cross-functional and communication skills, and strong problem-solving background. A successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in the fresh produce supply chain or in a similar industry as the applicant will have direct engagement with various participants in the supply chain network (growers, 3PL, freight providers, retailers, custom brokers, fresh produce buyers).

The Regional Supply Chain Manager will play a key role in our accelerated growth and report to the VP of Supply Chain and to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities include:

Manage 3PL relationships with local and regional warehouses

  • Be ProducePay’s primary point of contact with warehouses and 3PLs in our network
  • Identify, propose and vet 3PL relationships for ProducePay
  • Supervise warehousing conditions according to specifications, agreements, and applicable safety regulations
  • Report performance and evaluations of local and regional warehouses in our network
  • Troubleshoot any logistics issues in the supply chain

Supervise onsite QC

  • Supervise quality check processes and teams at warehouses
  • Ensure compliance with specifications and quality standards as required by USDA and the buyer
  • Drive efficiencies in QC operations and reporting

Communicate and coordinate inbound and outbound delivery of fresh produce

  • Communicate continuously with cross-functional teams about the status of inbound/outbound shipments
  • Coordinate with customers (buyers, sellers), customs brokers, 3PL vendors, and freight providers to ensure smooth in and out delivery

Ensure accurate monitoring and tracking of active inventory

  • Control inventory levels by conducting analytics/physical counts and & reconciling with data storage systems
  • Contribute to the selection/development of inventory-tracking software
  • Articulate metrics / KPIs to provide accurate data and insights on inventory
  • Monitor invoicing and payment processing

Oversee sorting and packing operations

  • Supervise warehouse sorting and packing operations
  • Develop ProducePay procedures and protocols relating to packaging needs
  • Evaluate capabilities of 3PLs and ability to serve packaging needs
  • Collect customer requirements, and ensure consistent delivery to specifications
  • Minimum of 6 years experience managing fresh produce warehouses for 3PL providers
  • Customer minded and accustomed to providing high level of customer service
  • Comfortable troubleshooting and solving new problems
  • Demonstrated experience implemented QC and safety controls
  • Experience managing distributed teams
  • Detail oriented
  • High-energy manager with strong work ethic and willingness to work cross-functionally
  • Accustomed to transparent and frequent communication
  • Ability for up to 50% seasonal travel
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Competitive comp package of base, bonus, and equity
  • 401K - company automatically contributes 3%
  • Work-from-Home Stipend
  • Quarterly Volunteer Days
  • Pet Insurance
  • Unlimited Paid-Time-Off
  • Brilliant, motivated, and fun team members