Vice President, Global Supply Chain

About NFW

NFW is a circularity platform for plastic-free performance materials. NFW follows three Ground Rules in everything we develop: start well, stay clean, end well. While nearly everything in the built world relies on some type of plastic that began as crude oil and that will become plastic pollution, we are establishing a new material reality. We believe all materials should begin and end as nutrients, ready for the next growth cycle—true circularity.       

 Our multi-material platform serves a wide range of industries—from fashion and footwear to automotive and upholstery. NFW technology embeds seamlessly into existing supply chains, enabling the world’s most iconic brands to design and scale products with high-performance, plastic-free materials. NFW makes global brands more sustainable, empowering them to create without plastics. Alongside the boldest brands and visionary designers, we are pioneering a naturally circular, post-oil economy.

NFW is a company of trailblazers, innovators and bold thinkers, committed to reinventing the way things are made. We never stop learning. We are fiercely curious about the world and how to improve it for everyone. We offer competitive salary, paid vacation and paid leave time, flexible work-life balance, great colleagues and more!

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

The VP Global Supply Chain will lead the supply chain team comprising Sourcing, Purchasing and 3rd Party Planning. In this highly critical role, the VP will be responsible for achieving outstanding supply chain performance by establishing and deploying best-in-class supply chain strategy, systems, policies and processes; leading, developing and growing a highly capable multi-site team; and driving improvements in supplier quality, delivery, cost and technology. Please note, this position is on the inbound side, not the outbound  logistics.  


  • Lead the company’s supply chain team in a highly dynamic, complex environment supporting production, development, and facilities across several sites.
  • Develop and deploy a suite of supply chain strategies, systems, processes, policies and procedures including the following areas: MRP; supplier assessments, scorecards & reviews; multi-sourcing; sourcing in low-cost regions; S&OP including demand planning; business continuity; and trade compliance.
  • Analyze and develop strategy to enhance supply chain processes and practices in accordance with federal and international policies, standards, regulations, or laws in a way that best achieves the organization’s objectives.
  • Establish relationships with key Certified Producers & key suppliers to negotiate and manage key supplier contracts and ensure optimal cost relationships between NFW’s suppliers and our integrated CP network.
  • Overall responsibility for strategic management of supplier performance and future organizational needs to assess the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Partner with sales and production departments to develop strategic supply networks that support the NFW integrated global supply solution.
  • Execute a cost-down strategy, including phase-in of new components and materials into existing processes in collaboration with NFW’s R&D teams.
  • Support team members in their development and innovative efforts; provide constructive input and ideas for constant improvement of the team and team practices. 
  • Develops teams with the knowledge and expertise to fulfill overall supply chain objectives.? 
  • Ensure all employees follow all NFW and industry standard health and safety guidelines.

  • A bachelors degree in supply chain management, business administration or related degree and at least 10 years related experience in supply chain or materials planning management. 
  • At least 5 years in a leadership role, or an equitable combination of education and experience as required to successfully perform the indicated tasks.
  • Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems including data analytics within supply chain functions.
  • Experience in business process design and implementation including problem-solving, negotiations, and team-building with non-direct reports.
  • Demonstrate aptitude for connecting disparate types of information including planning, procurement, distribution, manufacturing, regulations, product development, and statistical methods.
  • Systems thinking/mindset, including the ability to create an understanding of a larger system by examining linkages and interactions between components.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proven ability to build collaborative relationships to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis as well as motivate broader groups.
  • Additional preference will be provided for Automotive, Food, Rubber or Textile manufacturing experience.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

  • This position primarily operates within an office or manufacturing environment, which may be loud, dusty, hot, or cold. 
  •  Additional physical requirements include frequent talking, hearing, and seeing.  
  • Frequent use of hands to grasp, handle, or feel objects.  
  • Pushing and pulling on work objects with hands.  
  • Working with hot and cold surfaces. S
  • Safely working with job related sharp objects.  
  • Regular standing, walking, sitting, and reaching.  
  • Regular stooping, kneeling, crouching, occasional climbing, typically on a stepladder or stairs.  
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and walkie-talkies.  
  • Regularly required to use PPE. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Company is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team in which members of all backgrounds can contribute and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, the Company does not discriminate in employment or administration of its programs and policies based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service. Our policy reflects and affirms the Company’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all unlawful discriminatory practices.

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