Carnivore Meat Company, leader in the frozen and freeze-dried raw pet food industry and award-winning manufacturer of popular raw pet food brands Vital Essentials, Vital Cat, and Nature’s Advantage, is proud to welcome supply chain and purchasing expert Steve Marcelle to further the company’s ambitious goals for 2022 and beyond.
Marcelle will be responsible for overseeing all activities involved in the identification, acquisition, production, and distribution of company goods.
He will directly manage product selection, vendor selection, vendor performance, cost reductions, vendor contracts, sourcing, targeted inventory levels and purchase specifications.
Marcelle joins the Carnivore Meat Company team in an exciting time, as the company continues to expand at breathtaking speed. Carnivore Meat Company has had an astonishing 141% growth rate over the last three years and expects this growth will only accelerate moving forward.
“Steve’s gift for planning and logistics will be invaluable for the continued growth of the company,” says Brian Lakari, Carnivore Meat Company ice president of perations. “Steve has already worked abroad negotiating contracts and pricing with European suppliers, and has repeatedly demonstrated his skills in this area. We are excited to see the benefits of Steve’s experience and insight as we strive to meet the needs of our customers and their furry family members even more efficiently.”
Marcelle holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as certificates in marketing and entrepreneurship. He brings extensive global purchasing and planning experience to his new role with Carnivore Meat Company.
“I've worked in supply chain roles for the last six-and-a-half years, including three months in Germany to integrate supply chains domestically and internationally,” says Marcelle. “I’m looking forward to using my knowledge and skills to help an already great company optimize its supply chains and internal procedures.”
In Marcelle’s free time, he enjoys coaching track and field. He is a proud pet parent to his dog Clare and his two cats, Tikki & Dupree.