Head of Contract Manufacturing

| Greater NYC Area
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Who We AreThe Farmer’s Dog was created to radically improve the $90 billion global pet food industry — starting with a subscription service that sends freshly-made food directly to customers’ doors. Long term, our aim is to simplify every part of pet care, bettering the lives of the animals who make our lives better. We recently raised our Series B and are backed by early investors of Warby Parker, Dollar Shave Club, Sweetgreen, and Glossier.

Join The Farmer’s Dog team as we continue to figure out ways of bringing peace of mind to customers, health to their companions, and much-needed change to the way people feed and care for their pets.


Where You'll Come In 

The Farmer’s Dog is seeking a kind, earnest and team-oriented human to join our team in New York City as the Head of Contract Manufacturing. As a member of our Operations team, you will be directly responsible for overseeing our current manufacturing relationships and the performance of the P&L of all food costs.

Our Head of Contract Manufacturing will own the 3-5 year roadmap and strategy for food production of The Farmer’s Dog including but not limited to identifying and launching new manufacturers and product lines, building out process and structure for daily execution activities as well as food safety protocols, and hiring your team to support. The Director of Manufacturing will work closely with our Head of Operations and Director of Supply Chain to hold our partners accountable and ensure we continually strive to improve operations.

How You'll Make An Impact
  • Oversee our manufacturing P&L, which has a significant impact on the total business
  • Evaluate current vendor network and negotiate with new vendors on cost, capacity, and capabilities necessary to our supply model
  • Hold manufacturing partners accountable to timelines and agreed upon SLAs
  • Identify and onboard new manufacturers given our internal product roadmap
  • Build and manage a team to ensure manufacturer compliance
  • Responsible for developing and executing our manufacturing roadmap for the next 3-5 years
We're Excited About You Because 
  • 10+ years of experience working in supply chain operations
  • 4+ years managing relationships with existing co-manufacturing vendors
  • 2+ years directly leading a team 
  • Experience developing and negotiating new relationships with contract manufacturing vendors
  • Previously worked within the Fresh Food industry
  • Experience helping drive commercialization for a high-growth company, consumer goods preferred
  • A proactive problem-solver who can develop a plan with limited inputs
  • Analytical thinker who can quantitatively determine the success of a project
  • Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village (complete with free-roaming friendly dogs)
  • Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
  • Flexible PTO and WFH policy
  • Discounted fresh food for your pup
  • Fresh breakfast, snacks and coffee for the humans
  • Strict daily belly rub quota
Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks


The Farmer's Dog is located in the heart of Greenwich Village right by Washington Square Park and NYU!

An Insider's view of The Farmer's Dog

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's so refreshing to be able to walk into my job knowing that I'm truly making a difference. Every person on our team believes in our product and mission, so motivation and passion comes organically. Did I mention that our office is full of dogs?


Customer Experience

What projects are you most excited about?

We are changing the way people think about pet food by delivering fresh, healthy meals for dogs in personalized meal plans. Supply chain is exciting because it's basically the key differentiating factor for how we can be the most cost efficient, really impact the consumer experience for the better, and always make sure the dogs get fed.


Head of Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog. We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people. The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side.


Growth Manager

What is your vision for the company?

The Farmer's Dog is on a mission to change the way people think about feeding their pets. Our goal is to educate & give people the tools to give their pets the healthiest diet. We believe that once the world is educated about fresh food, people will stop feeding their pets processed food and the life expectancy for the entire species will increase.


Co-Founder & Head of Community

What does your typical day look like?

As CEO, I spend my days making the hard decisions, hiring the best people, protecting the team, and making sure the company is financially sound. I also get to choose which dogs are allowed in the office (all of them).


Co-Founder & CEO

What are The Farmer's Dog Perks + Benefits

The Farmer's Dog Benefits Overview

Brand new dog-friendly office in Greenwich Village
Discount on TFD food for your pup!
Comprehensive Healthcare, Dental, and Vision
Unlimited vacation & sick days
Flexible work-from-home policy
Team outings, coffee always brewed fresh, and a strong snack game (avocado toast always)

Partners with Nonprofits
We love partnering with rescue organizations, adoption centers, and other organizations who are as passionate about dogs and dog people as we are.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Whether we're ordering in, going out, or bringing our own, we take lunch seriously.
Team-Owned Deliverables
Group Brainstorming Sessions
We love a good offsite and have regular all-hands meetings led by the co-founders.
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
More Jobs at The Farmer's Dog10 open jobs
All Jobs
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
New York
New York
Data + Analytics
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
New York
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView The Farmer's Dog's full profileSee more The Farmer's Dog jobs