Contract Manufacturing Manager


Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Post Date: 01/02/2021
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  • Company Address: 1012 1st Ave SUITE 400, Seattle, WA, 98104

About Bulletproof

Bulletproof is dedicated to providing the world with groundbreaking, science-based information, techniques, tools and products to help people perform better, increase focus, enhance energy, and live longer.

Job Description

Bulletproof Overview:

Bulletproof is an omni-channel content driven consumer products company. Our vision is to tap into the unlimited power of being human and we do this by holding true to our mission of creating products that radically improve lives. Bulletproof helps people live better by providing information and products that help them use fat for fuel, say goodbye to sugar and supercharge mitochondria increasing their energy.

Bulletproof is a team of experienced professionals working to make high performance a daily reality for everyone on the planet. While our culture is casual and our workplace flexible, the team is passionate, customer driven, meaningfully connected, smart, and results focused.

Our customers know that our coffee, beverages, food, and supplements are the purest you can get anywhere, and you can expect to feel a difference in how you perform the first time you experience them. Environmentally conscious and ethically sourced products build a sustainable foundation for future generations to thrive. Bulletproof coffee has developed a cult following across the nation as a drink that provides sustained energy, while also programming your body to burn fat for energy.  In addition to providing convenient access to products through eCommerce, brick and mortar retail stores (e.g. Whole Foods Market) and Bulletproof Cafes, Bulletproof has developed a specialized diet, which is based on eating high amounts of healthy fats, moderate amounts of high-quality protein, and tons of organic vegetables eaten at the right time in order to create unbelievable levels of energy and weight loss.

Position Overview:

Bulletproof is looking for a Contract Manufacturing Manager to join a cutting-edge rapidly growing supply chain organization that is focused on our mission of "creating products that radically improve lives."

This position is responsible for managing the supplement contract manufacturers within Bulletproof’s finished good supply network.  The contract manufacturing manager position is highly cross functional and will interact with marketing, sales, R&D, finance, procurement, and production planning groups on a frequent basis.  The contract manufacturing manager will manage and coordinate activities that occur at Bulletproof’s supplement contract manufacturers and be responsible for identifying long-term supply partners for these categories while supporting significant innovation sourcing initiatives.  This position will work with a senior operations leader on contract negotiations and strategic partnerships.  The contract manufacturing manager will participate as a core team member on key projects to ensure project deliverables that are the responsibility of the Co-Manufacturing team are delivered both timely and, in a way, to enhance revenue and profit for the company.

Key Responsibilities:

    Coordinate with each functional area on a project specific basis to ensure timely execution of Bulletproof deliverables to co-manufacturer, including required approval documents, graphics, packaging, ingredients, equipment, specifications, production plans, shipping schedules, sales samples, etc.
    Manage supplement co-manufacturer relationships, which will include project management, long- term capacity planning, new item commercialization, continuous improvement, and cost savings.
    Develop an effective partnership and build strong rapport with plant management of all assigned co-packer facilities
    Coordinate QA efforts with R&D and plants involving new product launches, trials, and installations; responsible for co-manufacturer performance in new product startups and production.
    When needed, engage in the sourcing of raw supplement materials.
    Ensure KPI’s are met with respect to production timing, product fill rate, production waste, reporting of raw material usage and inventories following production
    Seek out suppliers, or suppliers with new and evolving capabilities. Present findings to cross functional teams.
    Support innovation initiatives within the co-manufacturing group through new supplier evaluation, supplier set up.
    Develop keen understanding of production and component costs and make recommendations for raw material volume and cost commitments.
    Interface with production planning, quality, research and development, sales, marketing and to ensure Bulletproof products that are co-manufactured meet the needs of consumer and Co-Manufacturing internal customers.
    Facilitate process development and improvement within Co-Manufacturing to ensure compliance with requirements established by finance, quality assurance, legal and other internal customers.
    Track co-manufacturing cost savings initiatives with these co-manufacturers.
    Insure all the above are delivered on time, within budget and within spend targets.
    Trouble shoot issues (e.g., production scheduling, pricing, shipping/receiving) with co-packers as they arise.
    On a regular basis, report status of projects to marketing, R&D and executive team.


    5 years co-manufacturing or strategic sourcing in health and wellness/consumables, supplements strongly preferred
    Bachelor’s degree
    High degree of business ethics and accountability
    Strong business and financial acumen
    Exception interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
    Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects- prioritization, planning and task delegation.

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Bulletproof leaders:

    Exhibits excellent judgment
    Entrepreneurial problem solver with strong troubleshooting skills
    Vocally self-aware and curious
    Results oriented
    Hires great people. Develops great people
    Ability to effectively manage time, multi-task, and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and written
    Has relentlessly high standards
    Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution
    You love learning, and it’s one of the things you do to make yourself better every single day

This is a full-time position that is open to local Seattle-area candidates, as well as remote candidates in any location throughout the U.S.; regardless, the position will start in a remote capacity.  Maximum fun, maximum knowledge, and maximum performance are a part of the job description, and you’ll get to work with the team on a regular basis to upgrade your game, your mental performance, and your life.  This is a great opportunity to grow with a company.

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