Senior Protein Procurement Associate

The Farmer's Dog

The Farmer's Dog

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Who We Are

The Farmer’s Dog is the fastest growing pet health service company in the US, and was born from a mission to change the landscape of pet health, providing dogs and their humans with honest, smart, and simple care – a fresh proposition in an industry riddled with manipulative and misleading marketing. We’re starting by radically improving the $100 billion pet food market, replacing bulk bags of highly-processed pellets with a personalized subscription service that sends healthy, freshly-made dog food, balanced by top veterinary nutritionists, directly to customers’ doors. Our ultimate goal is to create innovative, honest, and delightful experiences across all aspects of pet care, and we believe our direct-to-consumer business model, holistic approach to growth, and dynamic and forward-thinking culture uniquely position us to shepherd this backwards industry into the future.

To date, The Farmer’s Dog has delivered hundreds of millions of meals nationwide and raised over $150M in funding to help us build a company as healthy as the dogs who are eating those meals. Join us as we continue to develop ways of bringing peace of mind to our customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.


Where You'll Come In

As the Senior Procurement Associate, you will support the Planning and Procurement team to oversee activities related to the sourcing of ingredients and the allocation of finished goods from the intent to purchase through delivery of the material. You will help maintain relationships with key suppliers and first mile freight partners and recruit new partners that provide high quality products and services with competitive pricing. It is imperative that you have the ability to resolve claim and supply risks in a timely manner with all internal and external partners. Overall, this position will support the Planning and Procurement function to identify and resolve material supply risks and will report to the Senior Protein Procurement Manager.

How You'll Make An Impact

  • Drive consistency across plants as it relates to best practices in protein raw material procurement, inventory and supplier relationship management
  • Ensure a seamless and continuous supply of proteins between suppliers and co-manufacturers. Resolve supply issues promptly and support Manufacturing, FSQR, and other internal and external teams with root cause analyses (RCAs) and continuous improvement implementation and adherence.
  • Liaise with suppliers, co-manufacturers, and 3PL partners to manage raw material supply and track associated fees for material obsolescence.
  • Set and track supplier KPI metrics; drive corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives to ensure suppliers are performing to the highest standard.
  • Provide internal and external stakeholders with an accurate monthly material forecast and effectively communicate changes in material costs and market drivers to stakeholders.
  • Support with the onboarding of new raw material suppliers.

We're Excited About You Because

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred
  • 3+ years experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain or Manufacturing roles
  • Strength in the following skill sets: Verbal, written, analytical and problem-solving
  • Experienced in leveraging supplier relationships
  • Project management and conflict resolution
  • Must be results focused, self-motivated and agile
  • Superior problem solving skills and ability to think ‘outside the box’
  • Desire to approach work as a continuous learning opportunity
  • Understanding of Material Requirements planning
  • USDA, FDA, and Frozen Food Experience
  • Computer skills - Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Google Docs
  • You're willing to travel up to 25% of the time

Office guidelines

The office is open and available for all Monday through Friday. We ask all team members to be in office a minimum of 2-3 days a week to build a collaborative and invested environment to foster our unique in-person culture we are proud to have. This office policy is subject to change at company discretion.

Our DEI Philosophy:

Our company’s mission is rooted in deep, genuine care for dogs – and for the people who love them. As an organization we are full of individuals who are unique in many ways, but all united in a mission of providing true peace of mind to dog lovers everywhere. Fixing this industry and improving the lives of pets and their people will be a difficult, decades-long endeavor. We believe the best use of our time, energy, and resources as a collective team is to focus on this mission, and on supporting our team to do their best work and be their best selves. In support of this we’re committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce, and investing in internal structures, opportunities, hiring/promotions processes, and training that create and sustain an inclusive team. We strive to provide an experience at TFD that will be invested, meaningful and memorable as we progress on the journey to reimagine how we feed and care for our pets.

A Few of Our Best Benefits

  • Dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
  • Market-competitive compensation and equity packages
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Company sponsored mental health benefit and coaching through Modern Health
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Competitive 401k plan with company match
  • Flexible PTO
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Your pet interrupting video calls (and in-person meetings) is now a feature, not a bug

We commit to building a competitive compensation package and company environment for all individuals to thrive. We believe in competitive base compensation rooted in location specific market data and performance along with equity ownership in the company that allows every team member to build their personal wealth as the company grows, just as much as we believe in fostering a culture that supports our team members personally, professionally, and holistically. For this role the anticipated hiring base compensation range is $60,000 - $80,000 USD Annual and the compensation offered will include a robust market competitive package of base and equity. In addition to your base compensation offer you will also receive equity ownership in the company. More information about the value of this equity will be shared at the time of offer. This range is representative of NYC Market Data if you are applying to this role outside of the NYC area the range may change.