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About the opportunity

We’re looking for a highly organized, analytical and hands on Contract Manufacturing Manager to help us expand our product offering. Reporting to Hungryroot’s VP of Operations, you will work closely with our Customer Experience team to research, identify, negotiate and on-board new products that align with Hungryroot’s mission to bring healthy, craveable food to our customers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead Hungryroot’s new product sourcing process (short and long term)
  • Identify partners that can satisfy the quality, ingredient, and flavor standards our customers have come to expect from Hungryroot
  • Keep informed of trends in the industry and aggressively identify new and interesting food products consistent with Hungryroot’s values, mission and business model
  • Insure suppliers meet all federal, state and company regulations and standards for food safety, freshness, sanitation and environmental conditions
  • Effectively negotiate pricing to maintain overall margin targets
  • Effectively draft, negotiate and execute contract with legal team
  • Evaluate production plans and supplier capacity to insure product availability that supports Hungryroot’s merchandising plans in a high growth environment
  • Lead the new item on-boarding process to insure packaging and marketing collateral are available in a timely manner to support product launch
  • Serve as liaison between partners and Hungryroot in all aspects of the business
  • Develop short, mid and long-term demand forecasts for each vendor/item


  • 5-7 years in a food sourcing role with experience developing private label and contract manufacturing relationships
  • Bachelors Degree required with emphasis on operations, supply chain, food science, or manufacturing
  • Understands food safety requirements and capable of evaluating existing vendor programs
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Highly skilled communicator and influencer
  • Ability to work independently
  • A motivated, positive, proactive and transparent attitude
  • Passion for healthy living, brightening people’s days and Hungryroot’s mission

Additional information

  • Based at our Manhattan office, just south of Union Square
  • Reports to VP of Operations
  • Competitive compensation + subsidized health benefits
  • All the Hungryroot you can eat!
  • A working environment filled with passionate, happy, smart people

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At Hungryroot, we are building a new way to grocery shop. Rather than browsing an endless selection of items at a traditional grocer, customers can now receive personal deliveries based on their tastes, lifestyle and budget preferences. We learn what customers like and don't like, and we deliver fresh, wholesome foods with simple-to-prepare instructions, making it easier than ever to eat healthy. Our mission is to make healthy living easy. We’re a passionate, fast-paced organization backed by some of the nation’s best venture capital investors.
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