FreshRealm: The Power of Fresh Thinking

As an innovative Food-Tech leader, FreshRealm provides a platform solution from end to end that enables our food industry partners to deliver fully-prepped meal kits, ready-to-eat meals and more — to doorsteps and store shelves. 

FreshRealm is looking for leaders that want to deliver fresh thinking and support a healthier way of living for all. If you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where you will have the ability to work with some of the country’s largest retailers, drive change through thoughtful onboarding and sales process design and directly impact customer success and retention, FreshRealm may be the perfect place to call your career home.

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Packaging Sourcing Specialist at FreshRealm

The Packaging Sourcing Specialist is accountable for developing a packaging and non-food plant supplies sourcing strategy to include supplier development, risk management, price forecasting, sustainable strategic sourcing, contingent supply, and category optimization. Strong knowledge of food packaging material is a must. Role requires building and enhancing strong supplier partnerships to deliver performance excellence.

Position responsibilities:

  • Source all packaging and non-food plant supplies with an emphasis on sustainability, quality, competitive production lead times and cost efficiency. Manage the approval process with cross-functional teams to ensure design, timeline and cost goals are being met.
  • Establish and maintain packaging and non-food plant supplies vendor relationships, and measure vendor performance. Analyze all existing vendors to ensure integration with operations and ensure that vendors are providing goods and services that meet FreshRealm production schedules, contractual obligations and design requirements.
  • Work closely with Supply chain, Development and Marketing to establish the design, packaging type, technical feasibility, and cost parameters for each new initiative.
  • Stay well-informed of packaging trends, best practices, and innovation. Encourage suppliers to routinely present new and innovative packaging solutions
  • Identify and execute cost savings initiatives. Stay abreast of market trends, cost optimization and latest technologies to identify new packaging opportunities by analyzing industry research and publications.

This role can work out of company headquarters in Ventura, CA, or remotely.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experienced in sourcing and developing packaging that is used in food manufacturing
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, often-changing collaborative environment
  • Strong in the Google Suite or Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years packaging experience in fresh food manufacturing, or a closely related industry
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment, service industry or chilled environment
  • Proven experience coordinating multiple projects at one time
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: taking initiative and drive clarity and resolution

 

FreshRealm, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of FreshRealm, LLC.

 

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