• Strategic Sourcing
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time

CRUSH IT HERE! We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile, and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together. Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things, and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!

We're looking for a Co-Manufacturing Manager who will play a key role in supporting Welch's growth and innovation activities through management of external Supply Chain networks. The Co-Manufacturing Manager works closely with Operations, Supply Chain, and R&D partners to oversee a network of co-manufacturers as well as identifying potential new partners based on product, and needed Supply Chain capabilities. The Co-Manufacturing Manager will support searches for potential partners, development of business relationships, cross-functional assessments, and contract negotiation.

The Co-Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of co-manufacturers, administering agreements, managing partner performance, leading commercialization efforts, and delivering cost, quality, and service objectives.

What You'll Do

  • Identify, assess, negotiate and support the selection of new co-manufacturing partners
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with existing co-manufacturers
  • Work cross-functionally to lead commercialization efforts at new and existing co-manufacturing locations
  • Conduct quarterly reviews/assessments of co-manufacturer performance
  • Enhance relationships with key co-manufacturers to ensure delivery of KPI goals
  • Facilitate issue resolution with co-manufacturers
  • Complete assessments in support of Co-Man Strategy and drive implementation
  • Ensure detailed project plans are developed to deliver supply chain objectives
  • Support Corporate Sustainability Objectives

Who You Are

  • Excellent leadership skills with strong business acumen
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Project management skills, including the ability to lead cross-functional teams through commercialization projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels and functions of organizations on both an individual and team basis
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities under pressure
  • Makes decisions that positively impact the current and future state of the business
  • Works relentlessly to overachieve, anticipate obstacles, and creates plans to overcome them
  • Knowledge and experience in all aspects of co-manufacturing operations including manufacturing and/or engineering, logistics, and quality


  • Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience in contract manufacturing sourcing.
  • BA/BS Required; preferable in a related field such as Finance, Business, or Supply Chain
  • CPG experience preferred.
  • 20-30% travel required.

Candidates Should Be Proficient In

  • Strategic sourcing and supplier management
  • Financial and cost analysis
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Manufacturing fundamentals
  • Cross-functional leadership & influencing
  • Problem-solving

What You'll Enjoy

  • Organization with a bold, clear purpose.
  • Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.
  • Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
  • Core and voluntary benefits so you can choose the right recipe for you.
  • Generous 401(k) plan with annual company match.
  • Flexible schedules so you can balance your work-life priorities.
  • Learning and development opportunities with coaching.
  • Safe and clean working environment.

Welch's believes that our differences make the difference, and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets.

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