Home Chef
Home Chef is a meal solution provider through online meal kit delivery service and in store.
Chicago, IL

Food Supply Chain Analyst

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. 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.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate in the US and around the world, we are committed to keeping our teams and their families as our greatest priority. To that end, we are making some adjustments to the way we will be doing business in the upcoming weeks.

We are taking all the necessary precautions to keep our employees and customers safe, and would love to have you on our team as we can continue to serve our communities.

Summary of Responsibilities: 
The Supply Chain Analyst is a key member of the Supply Chain team, assisting in the team’s tactical and strategic direction. The role’s primary responsibilities are focused on the management and creation of ordering tools, analysis of weekly ordering performance, and development of initiatives to drive improvement in procurement KPI's. The analyst must be comfortable with being in high demand and handling numerous tasks or initiatives simultaneously. She/he must be able to lead projects with minimal supervision while also playing a support role when needed. We rely on the analyst to be analytical and detail-oriented, yet have a sense of vision and possibilities for this role.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Analyze Supply Chain Metrics and Develop Initiatives to Drive Improvement
  • Enable data-driven decision making by reporting on core KPIs and performing ad-hoc analyses
  • Examples of past projects include: analyzing produce market trends to inform expected pricing for culinary team; publishing weekly Supply Chain performance KPIs

  • Develop Tools and Dashboards to Facilitate Supply Chain Processes
  • Find innovative ways to make data actionable for our buying and supply chain teams - build processes to better collect, store, and visualize data in a meaningful and impactful way
  • Examples of past projects include: developing a scorecard to track supplier OTIF; creating a tool to track weekly pricing variance

  • Manage and Improve Current Ordering Tools and Processes
  • Partner with our buying teams and supply chain team to develop, manage, and continually improve tools 
  • Understand challenges with current tools and processes and drive forward improvement
  • Examples of past projects include: reducing number of PO pricing discrepancies; managing weekly creation of ordering tool, building vendor forecasting tool

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.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: 
  • Energetic and able to lead change, create vision, and inspire people to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solver:
  • Identify issues quickly and bring recommended solutions backed by logic to the discussion
  • Interpersonal savvy:
  • Develop rapport across the organization in order to build consensus for implementing new processes and tools
  • Results oriented: 
  • Deal with ambiguity and make timely decisions to get to impact quickly
  • Attention to detail:
  • Organizational skills and ability to manage details of complex systems and operational processes
  • Embody the Home Chef core values of customer first, pursuing excellence, taking ownership, and building a best-in-class team
  • 1-2 years work experience in supply chain, engineering, operations, management consulting, or data analysis role; top-ranked candidates strongly preferred
  • Technical ability: experience using data analysis programs (e.g. Excel and Google Business Apps) are a must, experience using SQL, Python, and/or JavaScript highly desired
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Travel to our production facilities in Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles may be required as part of this position (up to ~15%) when we open up.

Education:

  • Completion of 4-year degree.

Perks/Benefits:
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability
- 401k Employer match - 50% on the $1, up to 6% of the employee's earnings 
- We offer flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Generous Parental Leave 
- Great Work/Life Balance – We value and support each individual team member
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop, plus an extra screen 
- Onsite gym 
- Weekly Fooda credit
- Newly renovated office in the historic Old Main Post Office which is located close to multiple Metra and CTA options
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment

Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.

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Where we are

Located in the iconic Old Chicago Post Office. The office is easy to get to by various train and bus stops being close by. https://post433.com/

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What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We offer volunteer days at The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Our Employee Resource Groups are actively engaged in volunteer events throughout the year.
Partners with Nonprofits
Home Chef has partnerships with The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feeding America.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
HC Connect is our internal team who puts together social events and programs for our teams
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
CookOUT (LGBTQ+), Black ERG, Parents Group, Women's Group and Home Chef DEI Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
You know your schedule best!
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Home Chef hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Weekly Fooda credit which equals to one company paid lunch per week .
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, board games and video games
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We are currently offering $50 per month to all remote employees to help pay for home office expenses
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Home Chef hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We are always looking at new perks and benefits to offer to our employees.

An Insider's view of Home Chef

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Home Chef is all about building relationships and getting to know team members on a personal level. Our new office was designed with the idea of being at “home” in mind. There are lounge chairs and collaborative spaces where we are constantly meeting with co workers from different teams to brainstorm and ideate!

Mel Rocha Cheng

Retail Brand Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being on the New Product Development team, we are very fortunate in the fact we get to interact with almost every team at Home Chef! In my role specifically, I have the chance to utilize my interest and core skill set in consumer and data insights to help inform our cross-functional teams of different lanes of innovations we can take next!

Scott Milling

Senior Insights Analyst, New Product Development

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned here at Home Chef is what it means to have great leadership. 2020 has been one of the most chaotic years I’ve ever experienced in Operations but having a management team that cares about getting the job done AND ensuring the teams well-being has been such an amazing learning experience!

Jamie Marshall

Special Projects Manager, Operations

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We do a great job weaving innovative thinking into our day-to-day and make it a priority so much that we have “curiosity” as one of the core values for the company. The tech team holds regular brainstorming and competitor tear-down sessions and day-long “hackathons” where we’ll focus on solving a specific problem or building a certain product.

Katie Bevier

CTO

How does the company support your career growth?

Home Chef is constantly growing and moving forward so things never get boring or stagnant. There are plenty of opportunities to grow professionally and to move forward within the company because we are empowered to speak up and to contribute.

Nigel Palmer

Executive Chef

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