VP Supply Chain

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Reporting to the COO, the VP Supply Chain will be responsible for the development, execution and sustainability of the supply chain vision. The position will operate across cross-functional departments to ensure an efficient movement of high-quality products, identifying, vetting and managing company vendors, negotiating and planning cash flow management, supply chain optimization and revenue-driven strategies. This high-energy job requires resilience, adaptability and flexibility; the individual must have the ability to think strategically while implementing new methods to achieve cost savings and evaluate value chains. The individual will lead and oversee the sourcing and procurement, planning, inventory management and logistics teams under the guidance and support of the COO. 

DUTIES:

  • Leading the optimization of the supply chain function by developing, implementing and executing strategic initiatives focused on increasing logistics efficiencies and the flow of inventory across the business
  • Be accountable for the efficient operation of the supply chain, ensuring well-coordinated management to meet a dynamic sales forecast
  • Actively develop teams to improve efficiencies in procurement, manufacturing, order tracking and fulfillment, shipping and receiving and inventory management
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain distribution partner relationships and supply partner relationships, both domestic and overseas
  • Participate with senior management in establishing long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives related to supply chain management
  • Monitor accuracy and provide feedback on how to improve metrics to teams
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, specified contract metrics, and maintain high standards of operational activities, introducing efficiencies where applicable
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years experience in senior level supply chain management role
  • 7+ years experience leading complex operations and supply chain teams effectively
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline required, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Supply Chain accreditation (CPIM, CSCP, SCMP) or other supply chain certifications an asset
  • Experience as a people leader who can develop and coach multiple teams to the best of their ability in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Strong experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Microsoft Dynamics preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across functional teams within an organization
  • Excellent change management skills, can bring needed change to light and execute as required
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory requirements for import and export of goods, HACCP, Good Production Practices (GPP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Material management experience with high volume transactions and forecasting needs in order to maximize volume discounts with key partners
  • Ability to work in and motivate a team in a fast-paced environment with dynamic priorities and evolving targets
  • Experience with multiple manufacturing sites a strong asset
  • Proven track record of strong negotiation and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete a satisfactory criminal record check

If your experience and skill set aligns with the above please submit your resume to careers@thevalenscompany.com with subject line ‘VP Supply Chain’

We offer a welcoming and friendly space for BIPOC & LGBTQ+ applicants.

About The Valens Company

The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit http://thevalenscompany.com. The Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at http://thevalenscompany.com/investors/


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