Director , Supply Chain

    • Job Tracking ID: 512347-584864
    • Job Location: Escondido , CA
      Los Angeles
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
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We are looking for a strong and fearless leader to join our talented team at Stone Brewing.

We are in search of an exceptional Procurement Director of Supply Chain.In this role, you will develop and lead a world-class production Sales and Operations Planning and procurement program. . Drive and own Production Scheduling, Planning, Sourcing, Procurement, and supplier management, and implement a process improvement mindset. Identify and recommend operational enhancements and own the metrics and reporting of all related activities. Manage the company’s suppliers of direct materials, indirect materials, and MRO purchases, initiate new supplier prospecting, manage supplier evaluations, lead negotiations, and perform comprehensive category spend analysis to reduce category spend, overall margin performance and best competitive performance.

A qualified candidate has cross-functional experience, is a seasoned operator, influencer, and collaborator, with a demonstrated history of building Purchasing functions, to include creation and development of relevant roles, processes, and tools.




  • Own and execute Material Requirements Planning (MRP), production planning, schedule (brewing and packaging) and change management throughout the operation. 

  • Work collaboratively across the organization to understand needs/opportunities, then develop and lead the implementation of purchasing strategies to address direct, indirect, and MRO spend opportunities. 

  • In close collaboration with global Sales, Production, Finance, Distrubtion, and other key stakeholders, perpetually manage and drive the ongoing global S&OP process of balancing supply with demand, providing the framework for the successful development and execution of valid Master Production Schedules centered around customer experience

  • Develop long-range planning initiatives for production control group, which include continuously evaluating the plant's needs, capacities, capital, expenses, etc. to meet growth or performance goals.

  • Formalize, consolidate, and standardize company-wide purchasing processes, tools, and controls.  Establish policies and procedures for Purchasing to ensure common best practices and procedures.

  • Perform comprehensive category spend analysis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and leading initiatives to execute and implement improvements.

  • Drive continuous improvement in supply base in line with commodity/category strategy. Utilize formal benchmarking methods to determine best in class processes.

  • Lead the transformation of sourcing strategies with the objective of optimizing total cost while improving service levels. 

  • Manage purchasing processes within the ERP system and ensure no rogue spend or out of system issues.

  • Establish and maintain regular cadence for review and update of strategies, negotiation roadmaps, supplier scorecards, lead times, capacities, contracts, and performance metrics for total cost, quality, and delivery to ensure effective category management, visibility and progress.  





  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA and background in Lean Six Sigma preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in Supply Chain roles, with specific experience in defining, developing, and maturing Planning and Purchasing organizations, processes, and tools.

  • Relevant certification(s) strongly preferred (ISM, APICS, CPM, CPSM, SPSM). PMP, PMI equivalent credential/training and blackbelt or greenbelt training/certification desired or a combination of demonstrable equivalent experience/training.

  • Demonstrated results managing purchasing and planning functions developing strategies and programs

  • A demonstrated ability and proven track record in driving process, efficiency, and growth improvements/results.

  • Strong leadership, team member, and staff/team development and motivation skills.

  • An effective manager with strong execution skills that is entrepreneurial, astute, and has a passion for getting into the details where appropriate to make effective decisions and drive results.

  • Big picture thinker, strategic, but able to distill functions and business interactions into tactical/detailed process and workflows in order to drive improvements and efficiency gains.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, change management, and financial acumen.

  • Solid grasp of project management skills. Proficiency with project management tools including Microsoft Project, SharePoint, etc.

  • An effective and persuasive communicator with outstanding presence and presentation skills that constantly strives for simplicity and clarity.

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment drug screening, physical and background check are required.








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