Operations Manager, Sir Kensington’s
Shelton CT / SoHo Sir Kensington’s Location (10-20% travel)
Background & Purpose of the Job
Sir Kensington's makes condiments with character. We work to bring integrity and charm to ordinary and overlooked food. Beginning in 2010, we realized that while food was evolving, condiments weren't. So, we decided to make them better, starting with ketchup. Since then, we launched mayonnaise, mustard, Fabanaise, Ranch, and gained a cult following. Now, you can find our condiments in hundreds of leading restaurants, thousands of leading retailers, and millions of meal kit boxes across the country. But we're just getting started. We aim to be America's leading natural condiment brand, and we need your help.
In April of 2017, Sir Kensington’s joined Unilever, the leading progressive global consumer products company. With them, we're part of a family of global brands helping to define the future of good food and good business. With access to Unilever's resources and expertise, we will continue to operate independently from our SoHo headquarters.
Sir Kensington’s Mission and Values
To bring integrity and charm to ordinary and overlooked food.
1— Our secret ingredient is people.
Our work is teamwork. We foster a supportive environment where our team works with a sense of purpose, potential, and play.
2 — We act with honor, even when no one is looking.
We take pride in our work, delivering on our own sense of potential at every opportunity. Our workmanship is evidence of who we are.
3 — We make condiments with character.
Our products are the most tangible manifestation of our work. They are a reflection of our unique philosophy and distinguished by what we call “Kensington Quality.”
4 — We think long term
We move quickly, but are patient enough to make big things happen. In all parts of our business, we build genuine, lasting relationships.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do – When you aren’t eating, this is what you will do…
At Sir Kensington’s we believe that we are only as good as the company we keep. For us folk in Operations, that means we take the time to build great co-packing partners and believe their success is our success. In order to support the dynamic and fast-paced environment that will fuel our ambitions for growth, we need to ensure our co-packers (also called 3 rd party manufacturers, 3PMs) are fully integrated into the activities within our supply chain. The Operations Manager will be responsible for doing just that. He or she will work closely with our production planning team, our innovations and R&D team, our sales team, and our procurement manager to ensure production occurs on time and in full.
Owns schedule attainment, 3PM reliability improvement, loss understanding and improvement strategies to reduce losses
Develop metric review program for 3PMs
Joint ownership of quarterly business reviews with Supply Chain Director
Understanding 3PM capabilities to support future sourcing activities
Long term capacity planning
You’re a dot connector and storyteller: You are an explorer on a culinary journey.
You’re a changemaker: You are a doer and a problem solver. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a fast growing and entrepreneurial
You’re a culture & change champion: You are looking for an entrepreneurial, fast-paced startup environment. You are naturally curious. You’ll thrive in a supportive environment which values professional development, personal responsibility, and candor.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
3-5 years of supply chain experience required
Bachelor's degree required
Planning or manufacturing experience strongly recommended
Understanding of overall supply chain process and functions required
Ability to balance urgent needs with longer-term priorities
Strong bias for action to get things done (even if that means an in-person meeting with our 3PMs)
Relationship builder – with our 3PMs partners, we think long term!
Love of food required!
What We Can Offer You
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.
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