Panos Brands

Operations Manager

Job Summary

To manage and build relationships with PANOS logistics providers, co-manufacturers and vendors. This includes managing freight lanes, freight administration and costs; coordinating with our 3PL and direct ship locations; acheiving synergies and protecting the integrity of all products. These responsibities are combined with the oversight and maintenance of the entire supply chain from product sourcing to product fulfillment. This position reports into the VP of Operations, located in Rochelle Park.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Logistics
    • Responsible for all inbound, transfer and container dryage
    • Negotiate rates / discounts with domestic carriers
    • Work with Inventory Specialists to coordinate inbound shipments using company service level requirements and working capital targets as benchmarks
    • Responsible for carrier assignment to customers for all prepaid freight customers
    • Ensure all customers are shipped within the requested delivery date
    • Oversee the processing of freight claims and specific delivery issues on a timely basis
    • Work to ensure customer’s specific requirements are met
    • Work to protect product throughout the distribution system
  • Co-Manufacturers
    • Sourcing responsibility in coordination with Brand Mangers in product development process
    • Review current pricing and production costs with the aim to identify and drive efficienicies
    • Review and evaluate production processes, order sizing and transportation requirements to reduce costs
    • Liaison with Inventory Specialists with regards to physical plant requirements in relation to purchasing
    • Responsible to ensure the integrity of all packaging of finished goods meet company standards
  • 3PL/Direct Ship Warehouses
    • Primary point person with all third-party warehouses
    • Overseas warehouse on shipping / receiving / reworking / product assembly projects to meet customers’ needs
    • Negotiate rates for special projects
    • Review and approve all third-party warehouse invoices
    • Evaluate and monitor all third-party warehouses to ensure they meet the agreed KPI’s
    • Facilitate, monitor and control the quality assurance procedures / policies at all third-party warehouses

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration or equivalent preferred
  • Three to five year’s minimum related business experience in the food industry
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience essential
  • High level of organizational skills and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving analytical skills
  • Ability to build working relationships with vendors and colleagues
  • Solid communication and negotiating skills