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Packaging Supply Chain Coordinator

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Purple Carrot Needham , MA 02492

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone who wants to make a positive change in the world! Purple Carrot provides plant-based (vegan) meal kits to help people lead healthier lives and positively impact the environment. We are a 4 year-old company that is growing rapidly and we need your help to get even bigger.

As a meal-kit company, we are packing and shipping refrigerated ingredients every week. It is imperative that our packaging is appropriate for the ingredients to ensure food arrives fresh and safe to customers. The ideal Packaging Supply Chain Coordinator is a strong project manager with both analytical and soft skills to tackle one of Purple Carrots most complex operational functions. The Packaging Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible for assuring the continuous supply and timely procurement of all internal and external packaging materials and supplies in order to maintain maximum production levels at costs consistent with quality specifications. The ideal candidate has planning experience and can manage everything from packaging launches, to a holistic redesign of branding, to a spec change. We are looking for an eager, organized, detail oriented, roll-up-your-sleeves contributor.


  • Develop forecast of internal and external packaging requirements and place weekly POs to ensure that materials are ordered and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Manage inventory levels of over 25 SKUs across all fulfillment sites.
  • Responsible for identifying and assigning appropriate package for all ingredients and working closely with Culinary and Ops on costs and available option.
  • Coordinating with our Brand / Marketing Teams to ensure our brand comes through on all packaging including managing production runs and distribution of specific branded materials.
  • Conduct test packing of ingredients for durability and shelf-life. Make recommendations on product usage to Culinary and Ops based on results.
  • Collaborate with vendors to develop an overall strategy to keep waste and costs down.
  • Research industry trends of new materials and techniques with an emphasis on decreasing environmental impact.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years supply chain experience, specifically ingredient packaging, or food e-comm/CPG/retail operations experience. Food handling, food safety experience a plus!
  • Experienced and comfortable with relationship management with suppliers and distributors, sourcing new product and suppliers, spec creation, price negotiation, and inventory management.
  • Superior user of Excel and Google Sheets and strong analytical skills and capabilities
  • Ability to use data and reports to make decisions, identify problems and improve buying process
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Able to report to Needham, Massachusetts headquarters
  • Able to travel up to 10%


  • Stellar organizational and written, verbal, and social communication skills- both internally and externally
  • Proactive problem-solver, remain calm under pressure, and make fast decisions with little information
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize diverse tasks with a proven ability to meet hard deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving, and constantly evolving high growth environment


About Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot is a meal kit subscription service on a mission to help customers eat more plants. We are looking for hardworking individuals who take pride in having fun and have a passion for startup culture. From spin and gin nights, to our annual day of service in the surrounding community, we work to live and yet live to work because we're doing what we love. Were crafting delicious, 100% plant-based recipes and shipping them to homes across the country, making it easier than ever to eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods on a regular basis. Since its launch in October 2014, Purple Carrot has grown significantly with increasing revenues, new subscribers, and national reach. In the spring of 2017 Purple Carrot launched TB12 Performance Meals, which offer gluten-free, high-protein, and limited soy recipes developed in partnership with NFL quarterback Tom Brady and TB12 Sports.

We are committed to a safe and inclusive work environment, free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, mental or physical disability, handicap, veteran status, or marital status.


We love our staff, and show it with benefits (medical, dental, and life), a matching 401k plan, free weekly Purple Carrot or TB12 boxes, a positive environment, and working alongside co-workers who are passionate about food. Plus, youll always get to taste what our test kitchen is cooking up!

We greatly thank all applicants, however only those under serious consideration will be contacted.

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Packaging Supply Chain Coordinator

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Purple Carrot