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Manager, External Manufacturing - Ingredients Category

Parsippany, NJ

Posted: 03/04/2019 Discipline: Supply Chain Job Number: 8425 Industry: Ingredients

Title: External Manufacturing Manager - Ingredients  Location: Parsippany, NJ     

Mission: Our client, a producer of premium science base ingredients, is looking for an External Manufacturing Manager to add to their team. This person will be responsible for supporting retail solutions business and growth objectives by managing 3rd party supply needs, including providing quotations, qualifying suppliers, supporting and executing product launches with external manufacturers.    


Competitive Salary / Bonus opportunity

Health / Dental, Vision

Paid holidays/vacation

Retirement benefits

Expected Outcomes:

Identify and assess external manufacturing capabilities, qualifications, documentation, and cGMP compliance to ensure quality and manufacturing integrity

Select optimal 3rd party manufacturers for business/product launch opportunities taking into consideration capabilities, capacity, speed, risk management, strategic business opportunities and retail business priorities

Work closely with business development team, commercialization managers and quality team to ensure seamless and timely product launches from quotation to launch implementation

Negotiate supply agreements and manage the overall vendor relationship

Work with external manufacturers to prepare manufacturing instructions, review batch records, maintain vendor and product documents

Coordinate production activities to meet inventory targets and support sales forecasts

Assist Sr. Manager 3PM to create robust supplier base and manage supply risk for the business

Evaluate opportunities to reduce costs and improve service level and product quality

Provide on-location production support and expertise as needed


Bachelor's Degree is required

Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a 3rd party manufacturing management, purchasing, planning, supply chain or product management

SAP strongly preferred; MS Office experience required

Working category knowledge

Recognized Purchasing qualification a plus

Advanced accreditation or certification in supply chain, six sigma, and or quality a plus

Ability to travel 20%

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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