Supply Chain Specialist

Location: Bethesda, MD
Job Type: [Full-time/Part-time]
About Issei Mochi Gummies:
Join our dynamic team, a fast-growing Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) startup dedicated to revolutionizing mochi candy. We're passionate about delivering high-quality products to our customers while maintaining sustainable and efficient supply chain practices. As we continue to expand, we're seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Supply Chain Specialist to optimize our operations and drive our growth forward.
Position Overview:
As a Supply Chain Specialist,  you will play a crucial role in overseeing the end-to-end supply chain process, from procurement to delivery. You'll collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless coordination and alignment with our company's objectives. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of a rapidly evolving startup and make a significant impact in the CPG industry.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and manage inventory levels to meet demand forecasts and minimize stockouts, ensuring optimal inventory turnover and cost-effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating contracts, pricing, and terms to ensure quality, reliability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Coordinate logistics and transportation activities, including scheduling shipments, optimizing routes, and managing freight costs.
  • Monitor and analyze supply chain performance metrics, identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions to enhance efficiency and reduce lead times.
  • Collaborate with production, sales, and marketing teams to align supply chain strategies with business goals and customer requirements.
  • Implement and maintain inventory management systems and tools to streamline processes and improve accuracy.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, regulations, and best practices to drive continuous improvement and innovation in supply chain operations.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in supply chain management, preferably in the CPG industry or a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and with external partners.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software applications for data analysis and inventory management.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Competitive salary 
  • Flexible work schedule and remote work options
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment with passionate team members
How to Apply:
If you're ready to join a growing startup and make a difference in the CPG industry, please email with the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Include "Supply Chain Specialist Application - [Your Name]" in the subject line
We can't wait to meet you and embark on this sweet journey together!
Issei Mochi Gummies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.