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Posted 11/15/2021

University of California

Strategic Sourcing Manager Professional Services University of California

California (10 possible locations)

Job Description

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is recruiting a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join their Professional Services team. This position can be located at any of the 10 university campuses!  Internally, this position is titled Commodity Manager. UCOP is the headquarters to the 10 University of California campuses, six academic medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.

UC Procurement uses strategic and collaborative sourcing methods supported by technology and data analysis to optimize spend across the UC system, creating significant savings for the University. UC Procurement partners with campus procurement teams to standardize policies, practices and agreements to make it easier to do business with the University. We develop and implement systemwide supply chain strategies and policies that leverage UC’s vast purchasing power to optimize University spend.

Role of the Commodity Manager:

The Commodity Manager for Professional Services applies their expertise and experience in strategic sourcing, procurement and supplier relationship management to further UC Procurement’s mission is to expand opportunities for teaching, research and public service across the University of California. Working in a diverse and dynamic environment, the Commodity Manager analyzes complex data, business situations, and perspective to identify issues and recommend solutions. UC’s professional services category includes a broad range of contingent labor, consulting services, human resources, marketing/communications, and financial services.

The position requires travel up to 25% and can be based on the nearest UC campus to residence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Professional certification preferred.
  • 7+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain management, procurement or related experience.
  • 5+ years demonstrated high level of category expertise including leading negotiations. 
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience with cost modeling and related financial analyses, or experience in mathematical modeling of large data sets.
  • Demonstrated experience in use of Microsoft suite of productivity applications with a minimum of 3 years experience with preparing spreadsheets.

Preferred Experience:

Demonstrated understanding of and ability to comply with a complex array of University policies and state and federal laws that govern acquisitions. Knowledge of the specific category field in higher education or other highly decentralized organizations, including suppliers, distribution models, products, and equipment. Knowledge of business and delivery models including research cores, centralized warehousing, and storehouses.

Additional Information

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

To inquire about this position, please use this link. Contact Marcie Glenn at

Posted 11/11/2021


Director Supply Chain

Ontario, California

Job Description

Director, Supply Chain is responsible for realizing the strategic objectives for the supply chain function through assessment, clear planning and effective execution. Demonstrated deep understanding of supply chain operations, planning and analytics including working capital optimization, logistics, distribution, ERP systems, data mining and modeling. Position will manage of a team of professionals responsible for is responsible for all Ontario aspects of supply and demand planning and materials management including the Warehouse and Transportation. This role will oversee all interactions with Nellson customers and manage the day to day activities of Customer Service function.

Essential Functions

  • Ownership for Ontario S&OP process
  • Manage planning and inventory control processes. Collaborate with Commercial stakeholders on forecasting
  • Optimize Ontario inventory levels to meet customer service, business continuity and cost objectives throughout the distribution network linking suppliers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, distributors and customers
  • This position coordinates supply chain product availability, issues and performance, working with all appropriate functional areas of the company
  • Leads a team of planners, Material Management, Transportation, Warehouse , Customer Service and the MRP process
  • Set local policy for conduct of inventory and planning activities, objectives, goals and with ultimate alignment of the organization around meeting customer objectives
  • Lead communication between SCM and other functions for supply and demand issue resolution
  • Develop inventory management policy and translate that into working models to drive solutions
  • Manage all aspects of product status in order to meet customer order requirements. Provide team leadership and guidance to accurately track each product through the supply chain process at Ontario.
  • Develop process maps, cycle times and assist in cycle time optimization to increase inventory velocity
  • Ownership of establishing and delivering Ontario inventory velocity targets (DOS, turns, inventory $’s)
  • Manage global scrap, SLOB, inventory accuracy and other inventory KPIs at the site.
  • Develop and report on complementary metrics including forecast accuracy, S&OP cycle adherence etc.
  • Customer delivery performance, LIFR, perfect order fulfillment – on-time and complete shipments to customers

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain department budget.
  • Assist in Capital Equipment planning and purchasing.
  • Communicate with team members, supervisor and members of other departments, as appropriate, to assure prompt resolution of problems.
  • Assist in staff development and mentorship in areas such as cGMP training, technical skills, and safety
  • Identify the technical, procedural and equipment issues that hinder production and compliance. Inform support departments and manager as needed.
  • Identify deviations and follow through on corrective and preventative actions (variances).
  • Review and make recommendations for change to cGMP documentation such as SOPs.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.

Education and/or Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience in supply chain, manufacturing and distribution function
  • Experience with Customer interaction and managing Customer Service function.
  • Experience managing teams with 5+ years supervisory roles
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university. Masters preferred
  • Demonstrated competency with cross-functional engagement and collaboration
  • Working knowledge of and experience implementing material planning principles
  • Experience building MRP processes and related systems
  • Proficient computer skills – particularly Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of Lean/Six Sigma Principles
  • APICS certification

Nellson Nutraceutical does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran.
NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

To inquire about this position, please send resume to Claudia Gomez at

Posted 9/16/2021

Better Nutritionals, LLC

Production Planner/Master Scheduler

Norco, California

Job Description

The Production Planner/Master Scheduler will be responsible for balancing demand with capacity while communicating with key stakeholders in Production, Supply Chain and Quality to resolve any issues affecting the planning, timing and execution of production activities for their assigned facilities.


  • Manage all scheduling activities by balancing production and inventory levels with demand to support consistent customer service levels and capacity utilization requirements.
  • Communicate production schedule changes to key stakeholders caused by planned/unplanned maintenance/sanitation activities, product changeover, training etc. in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Daily evaluation and release of work orders in Netsuite ERP, checking BOMs for accuracy/availability prior to release, checking and correcting/adjusting capacity constraints and communicating potential bottlenecks with key stakeholders in the production process.
  • Define and implement optimal time fence planning strategies and highlight the operational/financial impact to any changes within the slushy/frozen time zones.
  • Responsible for manpower planning to meet production throughput requirements and recommending overtime/slowdowns as appropriate.
  • Learn and leverage all aspects of our Netsuite ERP system to develop more informed data-driven planning and scheduling decisions.
  • Drive system and operational process improvement initiatives to ensure best-in-class manufacturing performance.
  • Define, measure and report on critical manufacturing KPIs such as overall operating efficiency, capacity utilization, percentage planned maintenance, etc. to drive continuous improvement within the operation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Business Administration, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management.
  • 5+ years of production planning/scheduling experience in a Nutraceutical, Pharma or Food & Beverage manufacturing environment. Contract manufacturing experience is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in ERP systems, scheduling software, and Microsoft Office. Netsuite ERP experience is highly desirable.
  • APICS CPIM certification preferred.


To inquire about this position, please send resume to Nicholes Guillory at

Posted 9/11/2021

Better Nutritionals, LLC


Norco, California

Job Description

1. ERP/NetSuite experience highly desirable (or equivalent): Capable of utilizing and rapidly learning the functions of NetSuite in the scope of Supply Chain operations, with specific focus on all aspects of purchasing and working with vendors/suppliers. Partner with cross-functional teams to implement new ERP system.

2. Proven process improvement projects including reduced lead times while improving overall vendor quality

3. Strong analytical acumen

4. Ability to negotiate: This role requires the ability to negotiate pricing and related terms with suppliers/vendors to put Better Nutritionals in the best position to balance cost with quality with supplier relationships. Manage vendor proposals, reconcile invoices, prepare tax documentation, and receipt

5. Managing inventory and safety stocks: The buyer will be responsible for managing inventory levels, tracking inventory movement, setting safety stock and reorder points and ensure minimal risk of material/parts/supply outages.

6. Detail-oriented and process oriented

Additional Info

1. Established and proven capabilities in the areas of: Purchasing Equipment, supplies, non-inventory items, MRO and manufacturing supplies/consumables. All aspects of PO development, processing, verification, terms, and execution.
2. Ability to make decisions and communicate these decisions with clear, simple instructions to ensure proper execution
3. Sets high standards for quality and quantity.
4. Ability to coordinate the business functions to confirm requirements for inventory demand, consumption, and related factors.
5. Accuracy in the details of the PO transactions and payment confirmation of invoices
6.Good organization skills for the tracking of tasks, orders, forecast reviews, changes in parameters in the NetSuite system and related
7. Developed skills in influencing people, ensuring that both listening, and directions are employed in advancing the business.
8. Establishes good relationships with customers, vendors, and staff.
9. Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction.
10. Proven ability to operate under pressure of: e.g. deadlines.
11. Significant experience in the support of manufacturing operations in the food and beverage industry is desirable. 12. Experience in the pharma industry is equally desirable.
13. Ability to quickly learn or apply experience in operating in a regulated environment is also a requirement. Applying these requirements to vendors and orders.
14. Assists departments with following purchasing procedures, as well as following up on their orders to ensure that deliveries are timely
15. Work cross-functionally between buying and operations
16. Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completion
17. Experience in Excel managing data with advanced formulas and functions macros, VLOOKUP, pivot tables.
Microsoft Access, or other database skills
18. Highly preferred Certifications and relevant training, are also significant. (e.g. APICS CSCP/CPIM)
19. Proven track record of skill development

Functional experience with: Supplier’s agreements, Service Contracts, Spend/Cost category analysis, make/buy analysis
Experience in a start-up business, working in roles within that start-up is very desirable
Clear, concise communication skills: Listening, speaking, and especially writing, will be essential to a strong candidate. The role requires clear written and verbal communication skills. NOTE: Candidate must be fluent in English, and additional languages are a plus.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably some technical background
All employees of Better Nutritionals must be a role model for the values of Better Nutritionals

To inquire about this position, please send resume to Nicholes Guillory at

Posted 8/20/2021

ESL Power Systems, Inc.

ERP Project Manager

Corona, California

Job Description

Responsible for the development, planning and implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Evaluate and recommend changes to current and future ERP system requirements to meet organizational needs. Also responsible for the maintenance and ongoing performance of the system once it is implemented with a focus on continuously improving the system and our process to gain maximum use and efficiency of the ERP.

See full job description.

To inquire about this position, please send resume to Douglas Roy at