Turners Falls, MA
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Lightlife Foods, Inc. is looking for a Supply Chain Manager to direct the functions of Planning, Production, Procurement, Transportation, and Warehousing. This position will report directly to the VP of Operations.


  • Responsible for a distribution strategy in support of achieving Lightlife’s target customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories and at the lowest possible cost.
  • Manage the purchasing function in the areas of ingredients, packaging and commodities by assuring continuous supply, and optimizing procurement to minimize costs.
  • Manage inventory of ingredients, packaging and commodities, managing risk of obsolescence verses supply shortage, materials and warehousing.
  • Directs activities at the plant including managing labor costs and productivity, inventory levels and accuracy, and stocking strategies.
  • Manage the temporary labor scheduling.
  • Work with plant operations to identify opportunities to improve production cycles in order to reduce working capital while also maintaining or lowering total net landed costs.
  • Develop, analyze, and manage transportation and distribution procedures to maximize delivery efficiency and optimize cost.
  • Freight rate negotiation.
  • Ensure transportation operations remain within budgetary guidelines.
  • Direct the shipping and transportation function and take appropriate action to ensure that carriers meet Lightlife requirements.
  • Serve as a member of the plant leadership team in support of plant goals.
  • Ensure all quality and regulatory standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded including HACCP, SQF and GMP’s.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Business or related area, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain management, including direct responsibility for an MRP or DRP system, distribution management, planning or inventory control or procurement experience in the food or grocery industry.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business communications, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information, and respond to questions from groups or managers, clients, customers, and employees.
  • Basic financial skills and understanding. SAP experience preferred.