Business Analyst & Consultant

| Chicago

Who We Are:

We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 2,000 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by different restaurants that come onsite and serve fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menus. Fooda operates in 20 major US cities and plans to continue its expansion across the United States and internationally. Eight out of ten employees believe Fooda is one of their company’s top perks.

Position Overview:

This is a great opportunity to become an integral part of a growing division of Fooda, Cafeteria Replacement. As the Business Analyst & Consultant, you will work with Operations Management, Finance, Market leaders, and the Cafeteria Replacement Implementation team to provide accurate, actionable data that can drive improved operational performance and develop processes that drives operating efficiencies for Cafeteria Replacement locations nationwide.

Who You Are:

  • B.S. in appropriate field of study
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in business analytics or a related field
  • You have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • You have the ability to lead with Change Management, influencing team members by managing up and down, and who do not report into you
  • You are optimistic in the face of problems and you’re capable of finding solutions quickly and effectively
  • You have a high level of attention to accuracy and detail
  • You are a self-starter, risk taker and an abstract thinker
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Experience with SAP Financial preferred
  • Food Service Operations knowledge preferred but not required

What You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Responsible for supporting the growth and profitability of our Café Replacement business through the creation of detailed proformas for our locations and the ongoing analysis of locations performance against those proformas
  • Responsible for auditing a location’s operations to determine opportunities for improving operational and financial performance, including purchasing of retail products and supplies used in each operation, labor efficiencies
  • Implementing process change or creating adoption of process or procedures developed to drive operating efficiency of our locations
  • Providing ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed to include executive summaries
  • Presenting trends and recommendations to Management Team
  • Responsible for other duties that are assigned
  • Position will report to the VP of Café Replacement

What We’ll Hook You Up With:

  • Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • 401k retirement plan with company match
  • Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-issued laptop
  • Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. No recruiters please.

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Location

Our office is a convenient 6 minute walk from Ogilvie and Union train stations and a 3 minute walk from the Washington/Wells Brown line stop.

An Insider's view of Fooda

What’s the vibe like in the office?

In one word, I would say the vibe in our office is 'Hungry'. Hungry because every person in here is driven to grow this company as quickly and effectively as possible, and you can feel that energy when you walk in the door. Hungry also because there is food everywhere all the time.

John

Business Development Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

One of the most exciting features on the horizon is Order Ahead for our popups. Order Ahead is a game changer for professionals on the go, giving them the ability to bypass unpredictable lines. It’s a huge challenge, some companies (including Starbucks) took years perfecting their programs into well-oiled machine. We’re up for the challenge!

Bri

Senior Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Within the engineering department at Fooda, there are two career tracks - technical and management. On the technical track you'll learn how to solve challenging computer science problems. On the management track you'll learn how to lead a team of people. Engineering managers at Fooda do a great job guiding you down whichever path you choose.

Jake

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We set annual goals for the company and measure ourselves against them. With this as the guide, we expect our teams to identify and advocate for ideas that get us there. I can point to ideas from teams all over the company - technology, sales, account management - that became an impactful part of our business strategy or technology platform.

Jason

Chief Product Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I joined Fooda, my goal was to memorize all of our 100+ partners. Five years later, I’m managing a team of 6 people and we manage the daily operations for 100+ events per day! I’m so grateful that in such a short time I've been able to grow personally and professionally with Fooda. My mantra – the work doesn’t get easier, you just get better!

Paige

Popup Account Manager

What are Fooda Perks + Benefits

Fooda Benefits Overview

A few things Fooda will hook you up with:
- Competitive market salary and stock options based on experience
- Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans
- 401k matching and flexible spending account
- Paid maternity and parental leave benefits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Laptop and peripherals of your choice
- Daily subsidized lunch program (ours!) and free food and beverages in the office
- A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
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