Job Openings Supply chain & distribution manager

About the job Supply chain & distribution manager

About Daye

Daye is a leader in gynae health and were expanding into new markets. Incorporated in 2018, were a fast growing, highly competitive new venture with over 40 team members. We are headquartered in London, UK with offices in Sofia, Bulgaria. To date, Daye is trusted by over 60,000 people with periods and has successfully raised $5.5 million in seed funding, and $11 million in series A funding from high profile investors based in Silicon Valley and London, UK.

At the heart of Daye is R&D and most of our processes are vertically integrated, including our tampon production. We are building a comprehensive gynae health platform that will address all areas of womens health, from first menstruation through to menopause, and beyond. Our goals are to bridge the gender gap in medical research, and product innovation, by designing products rooted in science and inspired by womens intuition.

For example; one of our key hypotheses was that tampons can be used for a lot more than just soaking up menstrual fluid. Therefore, we designed:

  • a pain-relieving tampon to help the 90% of women who suffer cramps;
  • a tampon to detect STIs and HPV;
  • a tampon to treat common vaginal infections like candida and BV.

We are currently working on several new digital and physical products and are in the process of expanding to the US and EU markets. We exist to raise the standards in gynae health by creating innovative products and services that fit conveniently into our lives, and we need exceptional talent to help achieve our mission.

About the opportunity

The Operations team at Daye covers a variety of domains from Quality, to Production, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Customer Service. Were looking to expand the team with a Supply Chain & Distribution Manager based in Sofia or London. The ideal candidate is a driven, curious and data-minded individual with a passion for female health.

Over the next 12 months, our aim is to grow our current subscriber base exponentially, which means youll be part of a company on an exceptionally high growth trajectory. You will work alongside our Head of Operations and our wider Operations team, in order to ensure the smooth functioning of our supply chain, fulfilment, and logistics activities.

What you'll be doing

Your responsibilities in Supply Chain would cover:

  • Ensuring the compliance of our packaging with local regulations
  • Working with the Product Team to constantly improve our packaging design and deliver a better customer experience
  • Maintaining a constant pipeline of alternative suppliers for sustainable, affordable, and visually appealing packaging materials
  • Creating ordering schedules based on growth forecasts
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of all raw materials and packaging materials to our production and fulfilment centres
  • Perform Initial and Ongoing Supplier Evaluations as per QMS. You will be required to assess the performance of our suppliers based on internally set criteria on a recurring basis and provide this feedback to them
  • Ensuring the accurate tracking and reporting of inventory
  • Negotiating terms and prices with suppliers and freight companies, monitoring and assessing their performance and maintaining cost-effective practices
  • Identifying weak points within our supply chain and putting risk mitigation tactics in place
  • Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy. Determine Supply Chain and Logistics OKRs.
  • Identify process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner.

Your responsibilities in Logistics would cover:

  • Ensuring the timely delivery of internal orders to our production and fulfilment facilities
  • Ensuring the most cost-efficient and customer-friendly delivery for our D2C and B2B sales channels
  • Implementing systems to offer traceability of the status of orders

Your responsibilities in Fulfilment would cover:

  • Creating instructions and acceptance standards for the fulfilment of Dayes products
  • Creating systems to ensure the ongoing compliance of our fulfilment operations
  • Managing Dayes relationship with its outsourced fulfilment partners in the UK, EU, and US - providing constant feedback, keeping an open line of communication for new changes to our products, ensuring constant compliance, monitoring performance and suggesting ideas for improvement, assisting with the implementation/fulfilment of new products into their process
  • Identifying and working on the integration with new fulfilment partners
  • Working with the software team to introduce processes to support our fulfilment requirements

What you need to bring

  • Hands-on experience in startup and scale-up operations.
  • Experience in managing multiple suppliers and/or outsourced operations.
  • Experience with international standards such as ISO9001, ISO13485 or GMP.
  • Good understanding of ERP and accounting systems
  • Confident manipulator and presenter of data, combining strong analytical thinking with a storytelling ability that generates buy-in for your recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with various external stakeholders.
  • Strong project management skills, including great comfort with managing budgets and timelines.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Asana and Notion are a plus.
  • Coding experience (SQL, Python) and familiarity with databases and BI tools (Looker, Metabase) are a plus.

This position is for you if you are

  • Highly adaptable and comfortable with high levels of ambiguity
  • Curious to ideate, test and measure new tactics
  • Comfortable with working on mundane, as well as strategic tasks
  • Obsessed with self-organization
  • You exhibit high levels of autonomy
  • A self-starter with a demonstrated can-do attitude
  • Committed to accuracy and have an impeccable attention to detail

Is Daye right for you?

You will thrive at Daye, if you like dynamic, fast-paced environments and you are comfortable with high levels of ambiguity. This is your place, if you like being proactive and hands-on while wearing many hats. We want to hear from you, if you see yourself in all of the above, and you share our core values:

  • Culture of excellence. Persistent AF. We take pride in our work, never cutting corners, always pushing boundaries and persisting in the pursuit of our goals.
  • Customer first. Science forward. Our decisions are driven by our consumers best interests and based on data, evidence and research.
  • Everyones an owner. We believe in accountability and proactively seeking answers and solutions.
  • Ego be damned. Feedback and constructive criticism are always welcome because were not afraid of speaking out, making mistakes or adapting.
  • Long-term benefit over short-term gain. We have the courage to do the right thing, even if its not the easiest thing to do at this very moment.
  • Different paths, same destination. Every conversation is approached with the understanding that were all on one team, because even though everyone may have a different perspective, we have a shared vision.

Why join us

Working at Daye, you will be collaborating with a passionate, motivated and international group of top performers. Our team is big enough so you can grow, but lean enough so you can make a real impact. Were always pushing boundaries, for us thats the first step to a fulfilling and rewarding career. We move fast and we are not afraid of making mistakes or adapting. We believe no problem is too big to solve. We also believe everyone is an owner, which gives all of us at Daye the scope and space to grow. For this we offer:

  • Remuneration - Competitive pay rates with yearly salary reviews
  • Growth - Paid training opportunities (e.g. certificates, conference visits)
  • Flexibility - Work whenever and wherever works best for you, Flexi Fridays
  • Work-life balance - Generous holidays including company closure at Christmas
  • Parental leave - Generous shared parental leave and return to work policy
  • Healthcare - Private health insurance
  • Wellness - Free professional coaching, mental health days
  • Work environment - Diverse, yet like-minded, casual & sociable community

Does this role sound like a good fit? Apply today by sending us your CV.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.