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VP of Supply Chain

Los Angeles, CA

Work with our global network of factories to organize the sourcing, manufacturing and delivery of our custom manufactured orders.


About Lumi

Lumi helps ecommerce brands produce memorable and sustainable packaging through our online platform and worldwide network of factories. Tens of millions of packages are being shipped every year with Lumi products.

By joining Lumi you will have a front row seat to the rapidly changing way people buy things, and the supply chain behind everything that gets shipped to your doorstep. Learn more →

About the role

Lumi is searching for a hardworking, strategic, detail-oriented individual to manage our global supply chain orders from sourcing to fulfillment.

In addition to the day-to-day management of our supply chain, sourcing, and pricing teams (approximately 9 individuals), you will work directly with the executive team to develop vendor and customer contract agreement strategies and design systems within our organization to achieve our financial and operational objectives. The duality of this role will require a micro-level attention to detail with day-to-day order management, as well as the ability to address macro-level problems head-on in order to move us closer towards our big-picture goals.

You will continuously analyze data, forecast, optimize, and develop processes to ensure timely deliveries for all of our clients. You will be responsible for sourcing, order placement, order fulfillment, 3PL and vendor management, quality assurance, and operational data analysis.

You will own team metrics, develop scalable systems and optimize for performance. As VP of Supply Chain, you will also take the lead in negotiating multi-faceted contracts with preferred vendors, always aiming to expand our global manufacturing network and solidifying our enterprise customer base with exceptional quality service and products.

Responsibilities

  • Supply Chain optimization and forecasting
  • Constantly build out scalable and lean systems for purchase order management
  • Understanding of data science and methods
  • Team leadership, development and training
  • Improve vendor relations, JIT deliveries, and maintain our outstanding standards for quality manufacturing
  • Report KPI's on internal and manufacturing partner performance
  • Motivate our partners to improve performance and lead times for Lumi orders
  • Improve consolidation of ocean freight and trucking logistics
  • Cross-functional team coordination and development

Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Packaging or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of experience in global supply chain, purchasing logistics and manufacturing
  • Experience in China sourcing, quality control and negotiations
  • 3PL and inventory management experience
  • Multi-team management and leadership experience
  • Positive attitude and natural problem solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel and data management skills
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and operating in a fast-paced environment
  • SQL and/or Tableau experience
  • Six Sigma certification is a plus
  • Ability to travel as needed

Benefits

  • Stock options
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare plan
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement plan
  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Company events and happy hours

What we look for

Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, often working remotely across the world. We believe cross-pollination is one of the best ways to foster community and new ideas. For that reason we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to any of our positions.

Creating a great environment for everyone on the team is something we care deeply about. There are a few qualities we look for in anyone joining Lumi. Here are some of the questions we'll be asking ourselves when reviewing your application:

  • CuriosityYour role will evolve as time goes on. Do you have an eagerness to learn new skills, adapt to new situations and get out of your comfort zone?
  • Communication: Whether it is in written or spoken form, are you able to communicate clearly and concisely with others?
  • EmpathyDo you collaborate well with others? How do you deal with disagreements? Do you relate to the challenges we seek to solve for our customers?
  • Work ethicDo you have a can-do attitude? In the ever-moving world of logistics, will you do your best to not keep others waiting? Can we rely on you to bring rigor and enthusiasm necessary to your work?
  • Good tasteAre you attentive to details? Do you care about creating an elegant, pleasant experience for customers and those around you?


Note that due to the volume of applications we are not able to reply to everyone. Rest assured, we do read every application. Thanks for considering us!