We are looking to immediately hire a Junior Supply Chain Associate to join our Brand Execution team. MHWs brand execution team is on the forefront of beverage industry innovation – supporting brand development and brand re-engineering projects in the beverage alcohol space. Projects range from inception to on-shelf, liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders across numerous business units including brand owners, production, finance, design, and componentry teams. Our team accelerates the incubation and go-to-market process for market innovations across leading producers to deliver market-leading new product development (NPD) process results.
In the Junior Supply Chain Associate role you will:
Work closely with external stakeholders of product design, including design, marketing, finance, and production teams to cover all facets of the new product development process
Monitor project progress and timelines while using best practices to monitor critical paths, proactively communicate progress and delays to stakeholders, and adjust alongside changing brand execution goals
Coordinate and negotiate with vendors for product components, including understanding budgets, timelines, testing and spec requirements, order quantities, etc.
Liaise with brand teams across sales and finance to confirm volume requirements and forecasts, establish safety stock levels and re-order points, and proactively manage changes to supply chain expectations over time
Build and manage bills of materials to enable volume to meet forecasts for market launch and ongoing expected sales activity
Manage inventory levels within vendor and production site capacity requirements, execute and monitor purchase orders, and track vendor performance against metrics to meet volume requirements communicated by brand teams
What background and experience is needed?
1-2 years’ experience working in a supply chain or consulting environment
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with an emphasis on Excel
Excellent communication and organization skills, including the ability to prioritize competing requirements and resolve challenges
Demonstrated ability to thrive and create value in high-growth, entrepreneurial environments
Bachelor’s degree required
Bonus points for Junior Supply Chain Associate:
Previous experience in the beverage alcohol industry
Proficiency with Procurement Management Systems or ERP procurement applications
Previous experience managing phase gate or stage gate project plans
MHW reinvented how alcoholic beverages go to market in the United States and provides market-leading solutions for market access, sales fulfillment, and compliance management to producers and importers of alcoholic beverage globally. We have helped many of the most successful brands in alcohol enter and excel in the US market. And we are in growth mode to help the next generations of brands achieve outsized success in a highly competitive environment.
Medical, Dental, 401K, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, FSA (Flexible Spending Account), Employee Assistance Program
MHW was named a Top Employee-Retention Company by Force Brands - Join us as we continue driving innovation and evolution in the beverage alcohol industry!