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Director of Procurement & Technical Services

Blueland

Blueland

IT, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Blueland is revolutionizing conventional cleaning and personal care products to eliminate the need for single-use plastic packaging, while prioritizing the planet and people. We believe that we should be able to have a clean home without sacrificing a clean planet and that sustainable choices should be effective, convenient, and affordable. We also believe that businesses need to be reconstructed to consider all stakeholders, not just profit.
We are a science-driven company with a pipeline of proprietary products that started with our cleaning sprays and hand soap (we hold over 40 patents and patents pending worldwide). To date, we’ve already helped divert more than 1 billion single-use plastic bottles from landfills and waterways. We were the 2nd fastest growing direct-to-consumer in 2020, and have built an engaged, passionate community of close to 1M+ person community. We’re proud to be a Certified B Corp - recognized for meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. We’re also Climate Neutral Certified along with many other certifications that help hold us accountable on our commitments to optimize our products for environmental and human health.
Blueland was featured on the Season 11 premiere of Shark Tank, securing an investment by Kevin O’Leary. Blueland is well-funded by top tier venture capital firms as well as notable investors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake and founders of Sweetgreen, Thrive Market, Honest Company, Rent the Runway, and Bonobos. We’ve been featured across top tier outlets such as the New York Times, Fast Company, TechCrunch, VOGUE, Wall Street Journal, Inc., and more.
The Role
The Director of Procurement and Technical Services will be responsible for all sourcing needs across the product portfolio to drive the best total value proposition for the company, in addition to leading Quality and Packaging Development. The role will be responsible for evolving our Quality Management System with a focus on Supplier Quality performance, and leading packaging development initiatives to drive innovation, cost optimization, and performance improvement. This is a key role in helping strengthen the Blueland P&L through industry-leading sourcing practices and process implementation across each of these functional areas. This role reports to the EVP of Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership and execution of the Company’s strategy across the organization with the ability to manage and influence decision making to ensure supply and achieve the company’s goals
  • Develop the cost savings engine for Blueland while ensuring annual identification and execution of savings initiatives.
  • Collaborate with our internal teams and suppliers to further the objectives of the Blueland Mission through innovative materials and efficient manufacturing practices to ensure our supply chain is optimized for environmental health.
  • Collaborate with Brand leadership, Research and Development, Supply Chain, and our suppliers to drive packaging innovation, packaging optimizations, and product quality opportunities across the supply base
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for all categories that minimize exposure to risk and commodity volatility by understanding macroeconomics climate and various levers to unlock value
  • Maintain, develop, and grow strong strategic relationships with key suppliers to leverage capabilities, ensure availability of supply, and drive reliable performance.
  • Develop internal and external Quality programs that ensure consistent product quality and continuous improvement of our Innovation processes and our supplier performance.
  • Manage the Quality consumer complaints process (CAPA reports, monthly reviews, tracking trends, assisting the consumer response team); including KPI tracking and reporting

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of overall procurement experience, leading a broad array of categories within large scale organizations and prior responsibility for multi-million dollar spend.
  • 5+ years people leadership and/or contractor management experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing strategic sourcing programs and strategic supplier relationships within the cleaning industry
  • Must have experience in conducting comprehensive supplier analysis and screening, analyzing supplier proposals and using decision-making tools/models, including financial and non-financial criteria, to support the buying teams in negotiations and facilitate award recommendations.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematics, and problem-solving skills with an orientation to details, both at strategic and tactical levels
  • Good communication skills, executive presence, adept negotiator, strong relationship builder with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop a long-range vision and develop/deliver plans to all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong drive for results, setting continually higher goals
The salary range for this position is $135,000 - $175,000 per year.
We prioritize our planet and our people. In addition to salary compensation, we offer various other benefits to ensure our team members can be their best self, both in and outside of work. Benefits for full time roles include: health benefits, stock options, generous paid time off, paid holidays, paid civic engagement days, paid parental leave, 401k (employee contribution), professional development stipends, remote work reimbursements, various discounts to like-minded companies and more.
At Blueland we believe in order to build a better future and planet, we must advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. We are proud to have assembled a diverse team and strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every qualification.