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Contract Manufacturing Manager

| Chicago

RXBAR: We manufacture, market and distribute whole food protein bars. While the protein bar market is crowded, RXBARs are the cleanest protein bar available and our branding stands out. A unique, “No B.S” value proposition in a rapidly growing health food market has our company positioned for growth.

Contract-Manufacturing Manager: RXBAR is one of the fastest growing natural brands in the country and this explosive growth requires more of a need than ever to assist in leading the management and strategy of multiple third-party manufacturing facilities. This is a highly collaborative role and will work closely with Quality, R&D, Planning, Procurement, Logistics, and Finance Teams.

The ideal candidate needs to have an operations mindset and strong ambition to seek excellence in a fast paced, innovative company. She/he will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day management of the co-manufacturing supply base including the management of new product & innovation initiatives, sourcing/exiting co-mans & suppliers, creating/managing contracts for all new/existing co-manufacturers, resolving capacity constraint areas, delivering year over year cost saving goals and establishing KPI metrics at co-manufacturers sites. Strong analytical and project management skills are a must in this role which requires excellent communication and leadership skills.

 General Functions + Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish best in class knowledge and processes for RXBAR’s production facilities and integrations throughout RXBAR planning systems
  • Lead the sourcing and commercialization of innovation products at third party manufacturing facilities
  • Ensure correct and consistent processes are followed for all production facilities in partnership with R&D and Food Safety/Quality
  • Lead third party contract development, negotiation & execution
  • Apply deep knowledge of Food Safety and Quality Assurance standards with adherence to USDA and FDA guidelines
  • Collaborate closely with internal supply/production planning to develop accurate supply & capacity outlook while taking production line capabilities and constraints into consideration
  • Identify and understand all aspects of contract manufacturers’ leadership, production outputs & financials
  • Develop and implement business continuity programs for all manufacturing sites
  • Play lead role on identifying and leading continuous improvement programs with recognized annual savings across all manufacturing sites
  • Establish manufacturing /production KPIs with internal planning teams
  • With Supply Planning teams, document all production processes for labor, line speed, efficiency, yield, and scrap
  • Promote a positive and collaborative working environment between all departments in RXBAR and co-mans/packers

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, a thirst for knowledge, and an excitement for growing our business
  • Direct experience in working with contract manufacturers in the food/bev industry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business or Operations related field
  • 5+ years’ supply chain or operations experience
  • Basic knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP/Oracle/NetSuite)
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively manage workload to meet deadlines, while ensuring a high standard of quality
  • Self-starter who is extremely result and detail-oriented
  • Desire to excel and grow with the organization
  • Creative problem-solving abilities
  • Highly adaptable and resourceful 

Total Rewards Package: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with Company match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.

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412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of RXBAR

What's something quirky about your company?

Working at RXBAR becomes a lifestyle. We naturally love to share what work life is like on our personal social media accounts, whether it be new product launches, the amazing view from our rooftop, team meeting events, or all the workouts employees do together, it’s a unique almost cult-like culture but something we're so proud to be a part of.


Senior Event Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here at RXBAR, we approach and plan everything differently. Whether it be TV, outdoor media, podcasts or paid social, we’re going against the “norm” of traditional advertising and building a new, unique approach to break through clutter they see everyday. Our goal is to woo our audience so they lean in, not annoy and inadvertently push them away.


Media Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the key aspects that attracted me to RX, beyond the company's aggressive growth phase, was the Leadership Team's investment in developing its people. Individuals have the opportunity to own their development path & grow at an exceptionally fast rate in a company that promotes from within & w/o the constraint of a formal promotion structure.


Vice President of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Anyone that joins our team is quickly introduced to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere. Placing ownership on our team members that they are the product advocates while also placing ourselves in our customer shoes, has enabled leadership and creative license. It's amazing to be a part of a company that places such an importance on R&I.


Vice President of Research & Innovation

What are some things you learned at the company?

I love working at RX because the organization values me as an individual & as myself, where self-awareness is harnessed as a strength to accelerate growth. I am driven to build a new team (FP&A), training a financial muscle that empowers the organization through trust. I love the challenge of being a creator, as we question orthodoxy in finance.


Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

RXBAR Benefits Overview

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, Education Assistance Program, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company. 

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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