Operations Manager

Operations  in San Diego, CA, 

Role

Wave is looking for a hard-working, creative problem solver to join our team as an Operations Manager.

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Project manage fills with our co-packer
  • Own relationships with all vendors/suppliers to manage supply, negotiate pricing, manage QA, and effectively balance run rate and inventory
  • Identify and realize opportunities to capture packaging, production, fulfillment and shipping efficiencies
  • Create, implement, and manage the brand’s operations infrastructure and continuously evolve to support multi-channel growth
  • Communicate with our food scientist for new SKU development
  • Research backup co-packers for complementary vertical manufacturing as needed
  • Work closely with Sales team to meet needs of distributors and retailers
  • Monthly reporting of COGS, sales, and margin; work with CEO to hit P&L targets
  • Data-driven forecasting & analytics
  • Creative thinking and real-time problem solving

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
  • 5+ years of operations, preferably in the food and beverage space; start-up experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively to improve processes and solve problems
  • Enthusiasm to take ownership and manage a project independently from end to end
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong quantitative skills and competency working with large sets of data in Excel
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A scrappy team player who is ready to hustle and pitch in wherever necessary

Passionate about working with a high-growth startup in the beverage space

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