Supply Chain Manager

September 8, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Company DescriptionAt KARANA, we believe in the power of plants. We believe that it's possible to create insanely delicious, healthier foods using ingredients that promote soil health, biodiversity, and give more power to farmers. We're a fast-growing, venture-backed food tech company that creates meat from the most sustainable crops in the world, starting with jackfruit. KARANA is serving delicious, indulgent plant based foods in Singapore and Hong Kong, and is currently launching in the Bay Area and Southern California, and has already begun distribution to some awesome restaurants and corporate and campus catering operators. KARANA is based in San Mateo/SF and Singapore and has been featured in CNN, CNBC, Tatler, TechCrunch, and Green Queen, amongst others.Job Description

  • Manage Karana's supply chain from production planning and procurement through to fulfillment of customer orders
  • Manage external vendors including co-manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and logistics vendors
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for operational management to meet organizational performance plans and gross margin targets within agreed budgets and deadlines
  • Develop continuous process improvement strategies to drive operational efficiencies and cost savings
  • Monitor logistics of orders and work with vendors for freight utilization to minimize case delivery costs
  • Ensure order fulfillment and invoicing accuracy
  • Collaborate with sales to develop Demand plan.
  • Maintain and Update data and transactions in Karana's ERP system.
  • Manage month-end responsibilities related to inventory


  • Bachelor's degree or postgraduate level education
  • 1-3 years' experience in the beverage, cannabis, food, or CPG industry
  • Experience as the primary point of contact and manager of company suppliers, vendors, and co-packers
  • Ability to manage third parties in the efficient and timely production of product to meet customer demand and maintain satisfactory inventory levels
  • Strong communication skills
  • Critical attention to detail and follow-up
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team, flat structure environment with the ability to get things done without the stress that can often be associated with supply chain and operational issues
  • Highly analytical, organized, proactive, and motivated
  • A positive, can-do attitude is essential along with initiative, superb planning skills, and the ability to anticipate and solve problems before they have the chance to have a negative business impact

Additional InformationKARANA Perks:

  • Laidback, food loving, and fun work environment
  • Opportunity to grow professionally with fast growing start-up
  • A chance to make the world a better place through food and agriculture
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