Business Operations Manager (Remote) at KeHE Distributors

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Overview

Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Business Operations Manager provides various levels of support to the KeHE Sales Team across all business channels with focus on improving retail execution to the customer. The Manager oversees KeHE's strategies with store level services and account management by creating innovative processes to produce top-end performance, achieve greater efficiencies, and obtain optimal financial results. The end objective is to create better business practices to achieve KeHE goals that lead to the ultimate customer experience.

Essential Functions

    • Manage and coordinate all 3 rd Party Service Partnerships.
      • Manage all onboarding, transition and implementation strategies.
      • Regular review of service status and adapt to business demands.
      • Conduct analysis and provide direction for necessary improvement.
      • Create and provide schedules and update as business dictates.
      • Responsible for overseeing date integrity.
      • Coordinate all Accounts Payable activities.
      • Conduct training exercises as necessary for KeHE Sales Teams.
    • Work cross functionally with multiple KeHE teams to address retail execution and sales growth initiatives. Manage cross functional projects that focus on best business practices that impact multiple teams across the organization.
    • Lead business improvement projects as per organization's objectives.
    • Practice fiscal responsibility; Conduct cost analysis and provide cost efficient strategies in retail execution to all Sales Leaders and applicable cross functional teams. Achieve desired results with known returns on investment.
    • Align with organization's goals and present results as per benchmarking analysis. Apply expertise in data mining, quantitative analysis, and data visualization to apply the story behind the numbers.
    • Support end-users, problem solving, troubleshooting, and anticipating outcomes.
    • Use variety of database applications and analytical tools.
    • Provide consistent training and development to educate Sales Teams on best operational practices.
    • Responsible for directing direct reports, specifically the Business Analyst-Sales Operations position to continuously improve sales support processes. Monitor and coordinate all tasks assigned to direct reports.
    • Coach, counsel, train, develop, and evaluate job performance of all direct reports.
    • Manage and coordinate all activities performed by Offshore Resources
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, math, economics. MBA or MS preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years experience in analytical role.
  • Previous experience in Sales Operations role preferred, wholesale or retail.
  • Prior experience in management and/or leadership type role preferred.
  • Proven advanced experience with analytic software applications, i.e. Excel, Access, VB, SAS/SPSS, COGNOS, JDA reporting, Power BI, etc.

Qualifications/Additional Skills/Aptitude

  • Self -disciplined and able to motivate self in remote work environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends to support entire sales organization across various time zones.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, outstanding business acumen and an understanding of the intersection between processes, people and systems.
  • Ability to evaluate complex issues and project management skills to develop and implement actionable plans.
  • High attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills; particularly, the ability to deliver analysis in a clear and actionable format.
  • Ability to think quantitatively and qualitatively about operating processes and outcomes.
  • Comfortable taking loosely defined business questions and translating them into clearly defined technical/data/report specifications.
  • Ability to interact with, contribute to, and present to diverse groups; including senior leadership.
  • Carries a strategic mindset so that future possibilities are identified, and proactive actions are taken defining breakthrough strategies.
  • Possesses strong business insight so that knowledge is applied to advance the organization's goals.
  • Ability to articulate a vision and purpose so that others are motivated to action.

Requisition ID

2021-11272
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Location

Easy commute off of I-88 | Walking distance to variety of cuisine options | LA Fitness in the complex (where you get a major discount) | ample parking

An Insider's view of KeHE Distributors

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KeHE is the perfect blend of hard work and diverse culture while maintaining a vibe that is fun and collaborative. It's not just a group of professionals paid to do the work, but instead everyone is part of a team working towards a common goal.

Moe Khan

Sr. Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Manager of UI/UX Design, we work alongside & collaborate daily with engineers, product managers, and KeHE stakeholders to advocate UX & consistency across applications. The most exciting part about working for KeHE, besides the great people, is innovation - leading us to deliver high quality digital solutions transforming the food industry.

Ashley Plumb

User Experience Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Engineering isn't just about writing code. Understanding the needs of our users and translating those needs into a better product is a huge part of our day-to-day. Writing clean, performant code is fun and exciting, but if we don't deliver a functional product to our users at the end of the day, none of that matters.

Daniel

Lead Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

This year, the IT department at KeHE held their inaugural hackathon. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen friendships in the spirit of friendly competition, as well as work with new and emerging technology. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year’s hackathon!

Anthony Gacek

Software Engineer

What are KeHE Distributors Perks + Benefits

KeHE Distributors Benefits Overview

We are proud of our comprehensive benefits package - one that protects our employees and their families. Some benefits are provided automatically at no cost. Other benefits are available by choice. The benefits we offer are an important part of our total rewards which includes pay, benefits, and long-term career growth. Unique to being an employee-owned company, our team members are eligible to receive shares in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. For our tech teams, remote work will continue to be an option.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
-Company-paid STD policy at 60% of weekly earnings -Company-paid LTD at 50% of weekly earnings
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 Medical Options: - BCBS Health Care Plan (Full FSA allowed) - BCBS Health Savings Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed) - BCBS Value Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed Company pays majority of premium
Life Insurance
Company-paid policy 1.5 x annualized salary.
Wellness Programs
-Virgin Pulse (Opportunity to earn up to $300 incentive yearly. -Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych -Free biometric screenings
Mental Health Benefits
-Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
What is an ESOP? An ESOP is a retirement plan known as an “employee stock ownership” plan. Under this type of Plan, the Company makes contributions into employees’ accounts.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
KeHE may match charitable contributions for our "KeHE Cares" partners for special circumstances.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through KeHE's Flexible Spending Account option, employees can set aside pre-tax dollars towards child care expenses.
Flexible Work Schedule
For corporate and sales, we offer in-office flex, hybrid, and 100% remote opportunities that are position-specific.
Remote Work Program
A select number of positions in corporate and sales offer the ability to work 100% remote.
Family Medical Leave
In addition to FMLA, KeHE offers an additional 12 weeks of medical leave (unpaid) with supporting medical documentation.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Gym discounts nationwide.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Monthly earnings of $20-60/mo. for remote positions meant to subsidize cell phone and/or internet coverage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer $2500 annually for continuing education.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
In addition to the 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, KeHE also provides you with the opportunity to share in the company’s financial success through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. KeHE will make contributions on your
behalf to the ESOP. You do not contribute any of your own money.

ESOP Highlights:
• The plan provides eligible employees an opportunity to share in the profitability and growth of KeHE and to earn additional income for retirement.
• The plan provides a stake in the company’s success.
• The ESOP is not directly affected by the ups and downs of the stock market.
• What we do each day and how the company performs directly impacts the ESOP.

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