Boxed.com Posts Multiple Private Brand Jobs

Senior Manager, Food Safety and Quality Assurance

at Boxed (View all jobs)
NYC, NY

About the Company:
Boxed is the easiest and modern way to shop for bulk goods online.  We deliver customers their favorite household, personal care, and pantry goods to their home or office.

Our office is a dynamic, collaborative family of individuals.  A technology company at our core, we are a vibrant group of engineers, designers, marketers, and operations specialists with a passion for driving superior value and experience to our customers.

Our vision for the Senior Manager of Quality Assurance and Safety is to establish a world-class private brand uncompromisingly focused on quality and safety. The successful candidate must be a fast learner and willing to become an expert across many diverse product categories from toilet paper and garbage bags to chia seeds and olive oils, to nutritional supplements and batteries.

The successful candidate will manage and execute the organizations food (and non-food) safety and quality assurance policies and programs, and establish performance standards, procedures, and audit controls in order to meet business requirements, as well as identify and implement process improvements to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of company operations.

 You will:

  • Participate in supplier selection process for suppliers of food and non-food CPG items
  • Gather, organize and manage on-boarding and product development documentation from suppliers including certificates of analysis, food safety and quality audits, product specifications, nutritional information, test reports, certifications and claim substantiation materials
  • Develop product specifications and ensure that appropriate tolerances are incorporated into product specifications
  • Ensure that all product labels are legally compliant for ingredient listing statements, nutritional content, marketing terminology and provides recommendations for compliance options
  • Identify and engage companies to perform services (for example, laboratory, consumer testing, sensory resources)
  • Coordinate and review laboratory test reports and QA benchmarking to ensure samples and finished goods meet safety and quality requirements
  • Attend prototype runs; first commercial runs and visit supplier facilities when necessary
  • Monitor customer feedback and take action where needed to address issues
  • Continuously identify and communicate improvement opportunities
  • Leverage technology to manage compliance processes
  • Conduct regulatory research and provide support to ensure products meet regulatory requirements, including implementation of new label regulatory requirements
  • Partners with regulatory agencies, product suppliers, internal resources and regulatory industry professionals to stay current on regulatory issues with food and non-food products
  • Ensure Prop 65 compliance for private label products sold in California
  • Develop and keep up to date a Master Supplier database that includes factory audits, certifications (familiarity with GFSI and CGMP standards is required), MSDS sheets, and includes vendor physical information and product specific data capable of generating unique lists for market queries e.g.: kosher, gluten-free products, allergen-specific lists.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, microbiology, public health, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience managing Food Safety and Quality in a retail or manufacturing environment (labeling experience is required).
  • At least 2 years of experience with managing compliance documents in a consumer goods environment
  • Demonstrated experience creating sustainable processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory labeling requirements for FDA and USDA and nutrition labeling.
  • Ability to travel extensively domestically and internationally.
  • Function in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Benefits & Perks

  • Working with smart, positive people
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited vacation

APPLY TODAY!

2 – Product Developers – Private Brand

at Boxed (View all jobs)
New York City, NY

About the company
Boxed is the easiest and modern way to shop for bulk goods. As a mobile-first company, customers can shop directly from Boxed’s app on their iOS or Android mobile device, or online at www.Boxed.com. With Boxed, customers can have their household, personal care and pantry favorites delivered conveniently to their home or office.

Our office is a dynamic, collaborative family of individuals.  A technology company at our core, we are a vibrant group of engineers, designers, marketers, and operations specialists with a passion for driving superior value and experience to our customers.

The Private Label Product Developer will drive the sourcing and supplier selection process, negotiate contracts and pricing, and manage the project from concept to product launch. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented project manager who takes pride in developing high-quality products. This candidate will possess amazing negotiation abilities, partner management skills, project management skills, strong financial acumen, a high degree of ownership and integrity, an extreme attention to detail, excellent communication skills and be a great team player.

You will:

  • Source the world’s best private label manufacturers and co-packers
  • Become a category expert across a broad set of categories of fast moving consumer goods (e.g. healthy snacks, B2B items, apparel, household goods, baby products, etc.)
  • Negotiate price and supplier agreements
  • Create and manage the RFQ process to select great suppliers
  • Work with our QA department to select only responsible, best-in-class suppliers, including negotiating the best cost and contract terms
  • Manage and deepen supplier relationships on an ongoing basis including holding the supplier to quality and compliance requirements
  • Manage the manufacturing process to ensure fast product launches
  • Develop negotiation strategies to deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers. This includes periodic rebidding to ensure our costs remain sharp
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies including contingency plans, lead-time reductions and supply chain efficiencies
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams including the branded buying team, finance, marketing, operations and transportation to enhance brand equity, grow category sales, expand margin, and ensure customer satisfaction

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA strongly preferred
  • 2-5 years of sourcing and/or product development experience
  • The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Expert in Excel
  • Experience in consumable product categories such as Grocery, Personal Care, Beauty, Household, Pet, Health & Wellness, and Baby
  • Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with key client and supplier stakeholders
  • Proven experience in developing long-term relationships, and negotiating strategic agreements to ensure constant cost and quality improvements
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to distill, synthesize, and draw conclusions from large amounts of data
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, global supply chain, and regulatory requirements
  • Experience with a general merchandise retailer or consumer packaged goods company

Benefits & Perks:

  • Working with smart, positive people
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited vacation

APPLY TODAY!

Don’t miss JEFF GAMSEY, BOXED.COM, Vice President of Private Brands when he presents at VELOCITY: THE MY [PRIVATE] BRAND conference September 13-15 at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

 



Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Previous articleCott Sells Traditional Beverage Manufacturing to Refresco
Next articleTreeHouse Foods Announces Restructuring & Plant Closings on Poor Forecast
Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.