Associate Category Manager - Protein

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
The Associate Category Manager for Protein is responsible for building a national category strategy by researching suppliers, performing RFPs and collaborating with cross functional teams, but also executing that strategy at the local level.

Category Strategy:

  • Research the protein supply chain, industry structure, and potential supplier partners by using online tools, industry resources, and talking to suppliers
  • Create and present recommendations for sourcing strategies based on data driven research
  • Conduct research into supplier capabilities and product portfolios
  • Draft RFP documentation and analyze RFP results
  • Work with cross functional teams (Culinary, Food Safety, Supplier Quality) to compare supplier samples, align on product spec and troubleshoot quality concerns

Local Execution:

  • Formulate plans to execute protein strategy at the local level
  • Work and communicate with supplier partners to ensure that category goals are met
  • Support the local teams in improving the Home Chef protein supply chain

Minor Sourcing Project Management:

  • Conduct supplier discovery, exploratory conversations, and research
  • Manage supplier communication and analyze pricing
  • Make sourcing recommendations to category managers

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • 1 year’s experience in strategic sourcing, ideally in the food industry
  • Strong analytical skills, with competency in excel
  • Experience in relationship management
  • Completion of a four-year degree in business or a related field

Perks/Benefits

  • Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
  • Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
  • 401k program
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
  • Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees
  • Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge
  • Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
  • Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
  • Casual dress
  • Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer
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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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