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Category Manager - Grocery

| 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.
Overview
Take full ownership of Dairy and Dry Goods categories in everything from long-term strategic vision to detailed new supplier projects. Own the identification, evaluation, and choice of new potential suppliers for all non-protein ingredients including dairy, dry goods, and select produce

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • RFP Management·
  • Identify suppliers and conduct exploratory conversations
  • Compile RFP template documentation
  • Run supplier meetings and visits to thoroughly understand business model and capabilities
  • Conduct thorough analysis (quantitative and qualitative) on supplier responses
  • Negotiate contract terms
  • Work with legal team to draft contracts where necessary
  • Strategy Development
  • Conduct analysis on spend, volume usage and current sourcing for individual SKUs and categories
  • Research value chain for individual commodities through online research, conversations with industry experts, and attendance at industry conferences·
  • Work with Director of Food Supply Chain to form short-term and long-term sourcing strategy at ingredient and/or category level
  • Innovation with Culinary Team·
  • Rapidly identify suppliers that can meet Home Chef needs for new ingredients
  • Negotiate pricing and delivery arrangements with suppliers

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of food procurement and sourcing experience
  • Bachelor degree from a top tier university
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of supplier landscape across dairy and dry goods
  • Data-driven mindset and comfort with analysis
  • Passion for our business and for working in a fast-paced, quickly-growing, entrepreneurial environment
  • Must be based in Chicago, IL

Perks and 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.
400 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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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