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Director, Supply Chain

Nature’s Fynd

Nature’s Fynd

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
The Supply Chain Director is responsible for managing all supply chain activities for both ingredient & finished goods production. This includes ingredient manufacturing at the Nature’s Fynd facility in Chicago, as well as finished good co-manufacturing facilities in the Midwest & East Coast. It also includes planned expansions for both ingredient & finished goods. The Supply Chain Director will manage a team that is responsible for purchasing, shipping & receiving, inventory management, production scheduling, & capacity planning. This role will sit within the Technology & Operations Division & will report to the Senior Director of Capacity & Supply Management.


  • Oversee team of three (Supply Chain Lead, Logistics Coordinator, Senior Inventory Analyst)
  • Manage raw material planning by ensuring ingredient & packaging material availability at Nature's Fynd plant & co-manufacturing facilities
  • Partner with Sales & Marketing teams to forecast demand to retail & foodservice channels
  • Develop master production schedule requirements from demand forecast, plant capacity, history, & assure alignment of production resources with capacity requirements
  • Create finished good planning & production plans at co-manufacturing sites
  • Manage distribution to ensure on-time, in-full delivery to distributors
  • Utilize & manage ERP system (NetSuite) for accurate supply, inventory, & delivery management
  • Manage internal S&OP process
  • Find innovative ways of working using systems in place

Education & Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required: Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration, Operations, Economics, or similar preferred
  • MBA or other relevant higher education preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of supply chain experience, with at least 5 years in the CPG industry
  • Should be familiar with S&OP, raw material planning, logistics & transportation & manufacturing
  • Experience with refrigerated & short shelf-life products preferred
  • Continuous improvement experience preferred
  • Experience with ERP systems preferred
  • Adept with people management & ability to develop teams
  • Passion for developing process from scratch
  • Ability to troubleshoot business needs & develop “right-sized” solutions

Skill Requirements:

  • Great communication, interpersonal, & leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally with Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Product Innovation & Development, & Finance
  • Enthusiastic about driving the project teams towards successful outcomes
  • Strong sense of accountability for overall on-shelf success
  • Comfort & confidence operating in an ambiguous environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently & with a team
  • Detail-oriented, organized, & able to meet deadlines
  • Curious, creative, capable of finding, defining & solving problems quickly
  • Versatile, nimble, & willing to wear “multiple hats” within the organization


  • Participation in Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • 100% paid employee benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous Parental leave policy
  • Opportunity to join a company with an aggressive growth trajectory that will revolutionize multiple industries
  • Engaging and dynamic work culture full of innovation and collaboration with your fellow Fynders

Commitment To Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging:

  • Nature’s Fynd views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values

EEO Statement:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law