Contract Manufacturing Manager

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Hello potential future Oatly employee, we are looking for a Contract Manufacturing Manager to join our team. 

Here are the things we want to hire you to do:

  • SEA contract manufacturing strategy development and implementation
  • Support procurement team to identify and evaluate potential contract manufacturing partners’ capability and performance in SEA
  • Existing contract manufacturing partner management to ensure Oatly requirements (including but not limited to volume, quality, cost…etc.) are met
  • Supervise/lead the implementation of contract manufacturing projects in SEA
  • Drive/lead continuous improvement projects and best practice implementation related to contract manufacturing partners. Lead cross functional teams to define and continuously improve key supplier performance metrics.
  • Constantly evaluate and identify supplier risks in term of financial, quality, delivery, cost, capacity, system, market, etc. and leads efforts to address those risks. Track and proactively manage Supplier Risk and ensure business continuity plans are robust
  • Maintain supplier relationship which includes onsite visits, regular conference calls and supplier coming in visits.
  • Be the Point of Escalation and collaborate with various internal groups to resolve any issues from supplier’s cost, quality, delivery and design performance.
  • Conduct spend analysis, leading to negotiation with supply base
  • Identify Cost Reduction opportunities & review Delivery performance and Quality performance
  • Develop and execute annual and multiyear sourcing plans for spend related to our outsourced contract manufacturing suppliers.
  • Drive issues to resolution and interface with design and manufacturing teams for rapid time to resolution.
  • Primary role is to manage Contract Manufacturing partners but may be seconded to support upstream Material/Packaging Suppliers sourcing where needed
  • Significant travel to supplier & partner sites.
  • Follow Oatly code of conduct and BRC requirements (or equivalent standards).


Here are the things we think you need:

  • Master/Bachelor degree in Food science or engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of procurement and supplier management experience with at least 5 years in multinational food/beverage industry
  • Proven leadership ability and problem-solving skills are a must
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams in a matrix organization required.
  • Have experience in preparing and reviewing contract manufacturing contracts
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Quality Management principles and application to contract manufacturing management
  • Proven ability to lead and manage projects, proactive and professional in manner with a high degree of integrity, initiative, leadership, strong communication skills, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solver, willingness to take responsibility and drive improvements
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is must.
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity in dealing with suppliers and partners.
  • Strong leadership skill and communication skills
  • To be based in Senoko


And here is another list of qualities we think make a good Oatly team member:

You feel connected to our mission of encouraging health, sustainability, and transparency You are a self-starter who doesn’t need direct supervision to motivate you for success – we believe strongly in building a culture of individual accountability and ownership and need partners that can embrace that mentality

You are ready to make your mark in a smaller, growing brand leveraging your experience to deliver amazing results and build an outstanding company

You have entrepreneurial spirit in that you’re comfortable with ambiguity and are energized by the process of building something lasting from the ground up

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


3 Senoko Way
758057 Singapore Directions


Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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