Director, Contract Manufacturing at The Farmers Dog
New York City, NY, US

The Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series B and are backed by early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.

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WHAT'S THE ROLE? 

Our operations team is at the core of everything we do at The Farmer's Dog. As our Director of Contract Manufacturing, you will source new co-pack vendors, oversee the performance of all vendors, and own the P&L for manufacturing. You will work closely with our Head of Operations and Director of Supply Chain to hold our partners accountable and ensure we continually strive to improve operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee our manufacturing P&L, which has a significant impact on the total business
  • Evaluate current vendor network and negotiate with new vendors on cost, capacity, and capabilities necessary to our supply model
  • Hold manufacturing partners accountable to timelines and agreed upon SLAs
  • Identify and onboard new manufacturers given our internal product roadmap
  • Build and manage a team to ensure manufacturer compliance
  • Responsible for developing and executing our manufacturing roadmap for the next 3-5 years

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 10+ years of experience overseeing external manufacturing relationships 
  • Must have experience working specifically within the food industry
  • Existing network of co-manufacturing vendors 
  • Has driven product commercialization for a high-growth company, consumer goods preferred
  • A proactive problem-solver who can develop a plan with limited inputs
  • Analytical thinker who can quantitatively determine the success of a project

BENEFITS

  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village (complete with free-roaming friendly dogs)
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible PTO and WFH policy
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Fresh breakfast, snacks and coffee for the humans
  • Strict daily belly rub quota