Operations Associate & Swiss Army Knife 745 views0 applications

Three Trees is a high-growth natural foods startup solving a big problem in plant-based foods today: the lack of truly delicious, clean, and nourishing options. We are the brand that stands for uncompromising quality and taste.  Our fresh organic nutmilks are crafted with whole, nutrient-dense real food ingredients to benefit your health, and offer moments of connectedness to nature.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a natural foods startup that has demonstrated traction and success. With 7 years in the market, Three Trees is established and positioned for high growth.

Job Description

Three Trees is looking for an exceptional individual who will play a critical role in the company’s success. Reporting to our COO, the Operations Analyst is responsible for creating and executing production plans ensuring that our supply supports our rapidly growing and evolving sales demand. The Operations Analyst is a high-impact, fast-paced role responsible for managing our raw material and packaging vendors, along with our manufacturing and distribution partners to ensure a well-oiled supply chain from almond tree to customer’s shelf.

Responsibilities 

Demand Planning & Finished Goods Inventory Management

  • Develop and maintain Operations dashboard communicating inventory levels with alerts for low and long positions, and proposed timing of future manufacturing runs
  • Manage 3rd Party inventory software system (SOS) to reflect accurate inventory levels

Raw Materials and Packaging Supplies Management

  • Develop deep understanding of raw material and packaging supply processes and timelines to ensure management of long-lead items

  • Issue PO’s to vendors and manage shipment logistics

  • Create and maintain spec sheets for key supply ingredients

  • Understand COGS and work with vendors to identify opportunities for cost reductions

Production Planning and Oversight

  • Provide rolling 90-day production forecasts to manufacturing partners and issue PO’s for production runs

  • Be on-site to oversee production runs (SoCal, roughly 8 times a year) 

  • Develop and maintain Quality Control logs

  • Provide production yield summary reports after each production run

  • Handle outbound logistics from Manufacturer to DC

  • Update inventory system (SOS) with production cost and yield information

Customer Order Fulfillment

  • Oversee 3rd party team entering POs into Quickbooks and Warehouse Management System to ensure timeliness and accuracy

  • Link POs to master demand planning worksheet to refine production decisions

  • Oversee and optimize LTL freight booking from DC to Customer warehouses

Capabilities & Qualifications

  • Deeply passionate about better-for-you food categories, the Three Trees brand and our mission
  • You demonstrate strong project management skills, problem solving capabilities, and the ability to manage multiple work stream simultaneously
  • You have strong analytics and love diving deep to understand and own the numbers
  • Awesome interpersonal, written/oral communication skills; you are comfortable being the key company contact for vendor partners and are able to build relationships
  • Business-savviness and practical, good judgment. Works well with ambiguity – can navigate in the grey and asks the right questions to get at the solution
  • Resourcefulness to improvise and adapt to deal with daily challenges via creative problem-solving
  • Strong planning, organization and project management skills. The ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience handling 3rd Party software systems a plus (e.g., Quickbooks, SOS, 3PL portals)
  • 2+ years similar experience at small CPG company a plus
  • Occasional West coast travel (when safe to do so)
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Application Details

The full-time, exempt position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will require some travel.

Interested? Email your resume to contact@threetrees.com 

At Our Core, We Are:

Entrepreneurial. We strive for excellence– we deliver consistently strong performance, and go to great lengths to delight customers. We take great pride in our work. We are results-focused. Strong work ethic and ownership mentality are in our DNA; we roll up our sleeves and do whatever it takes!
Authentic. We bring our honest, full selves to work every day. We give and receive candid and direct feedback. We value integrity, humility, and kindness. There is no room for big egos on our team.
Mission-Driven. We are passionate and driven by ideals. Our can-do attitude and commitment to higher standards set us apart and keep us aligned and focused. 

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Three Trees Organics is a plant-based milk company committed to cultivating a healthier world by elevating taste, nourishment, and ingredient standards while staying rooted in nature.

In an increasingly engineered and optimized world, we believe that the best things really do come from nature. That’s why we carefully craft our nut and seed milks from the highest quality, fresh whole ingredients, and we never use preservatives, gums or anything artificial. Our milks are naturally nourishing and incredibly delicious.

Our story

Rooted in the forest

“My grandmother would take me hiking in Taiwan’s mountain forests when I was little – we gathered leaves, seeds, and roots to take back to the kitchen. There she brewed soothing teas and told me about the health benefits of this leaf or that seed. I marveled at how the forest held such flavorful and nutritious things. This is where my love for nourishing, plant-based foods began. 

In Chinese, the character for 'forest' 森 is made of three of the characters for 'tree' 木. The vision of Three Trees is to cultivate a healthier world by making delicious and nourishing plant-based foods to help people make thoughtful everyday choices.”

– Jenny Eu, founder

Organic growth 

It’s 2013 and Three Trees’ fresh organic nutmilks debuted at farmer's markets and pop-ups. Local natural foods stores Rainbow Grocery and Bi-Rite in San Francisco recognized a truly good product and put Three Trees on shelves, even though it was a small brand. Today, Three Trees fresh organic nutmilks are stocked on shelves nationwide. Three Trees has grown organically, based on the quality of the product and word-of-mouth.

Food philosophy

Our food philosophy is to eat whole, unprocessed, nourishing foods. So we only use the best quality ingredients, straight from nature – and make the most nourishing and delicious nut and seed milks. 

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