Chief of Staff at Pampered Chef

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Purpose:

This newly created position will plan and direct administrative and operational activities for Pampered Chef’s Executive team. The Chief of Staff will organize and prioritize critical issues and required information for the Executive team to facilitate efficient decision making. Additionally, this team member will play a key role in strategy implementation and key decision making across Pampered Chef. The Chief of Staff will hold broad content knowledge across departments, utilizing this effectively implement our global strategic objectives. This role is critical in connecting the dots across projects, people, and departments to improve decision-making and make the organization operate better as a whole. Beyond sharing facts, the Chief of Staff can add value by integrating explicit knowledge of the business with exposure to topical business issues in order to provide relevant insights or feedback. In summary, by working closely with Pampered Chef’s executive team, this leader will drive improvements in the overall business through influence over Pampered Chef processes, people and strategic initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for executive team leadership meeting cadence and process, encouraging discussion, debate and major decision making
  • Point-of-contact, liaison and resource for executive team, senior leadership and organizational stakeholders – acting as advisor and advocate as necessary
  • Responsible for implementation and execution of Pampered Chef annual strategic objectives
  • Core team member of annual strategic planning process
  • Continuous assessment of company-wide process improvement: assess, redesign and manage key corporate processes; a neutral party to design, run or weigh in on cross-functional collaboration
  • Benchmark and incorporate best practices from other Berkshire Hathaway companies and third parties.
  • Act as an owner by finding opportunities to create value across Pampered Chef
  • Partner with global cross functional individuals and teams to drive a higher level of strategic acumen across the organization
  • Ownership over portfolio of initiatives, as necessary, to solve for organization gaps or turbocharging important initiatives
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity - continuously and relentlessly pursue new methods, processes and ways of thinking to deliver improved efficiency and decision-making

Competencies:

  • Business insight
  • Resourcefulness
  • Drives Results
  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Communicates Effectively

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field. MBA preferred
  • Experience working with and influencing senior leaders, preferable in a global atmosphere.
  • Experience analyzing issues and making recommendations to resolve issues.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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