Supplier Quality Associate

| 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.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Supplier Quality Associate is a dedicated supplier quality team member responsible for maintaining consistency within supplier quality programs. The Supplier Quality Associate will support the vendor approval process and develop, implement, and improve programs to meet Home Chef goals. Below are the responsibilities of the role:

Champion Continuous Improvement Projects:

  • Identify gaps in current procedures as a result of product innovation
  • Implement new processes and procedures with local teams ensuring they are sustainable
  • Develop and implement KPIs to demonstrate program adoption and commitment
  • Champion change management

Manage Vendor Documentation Compliance:

  • Proactively work with suppliers to ensure documentation on file is up to date
  • Review documents received and escalate any concerns for further review 
  • Adapt current resources to address changing business demands

Develop and Implement Purchase Specifications:

  • Review specifications for accuracy, address questions, work with suppliers to resolve product concerns
  • Educate and train employees on Home Chef specifications and expectations

Cross Functional Engagement:

  • Support specification development with culinary team and procurement managers
  • Support vendor approval process with local procurement teams
  • Support corporate Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) initiatives, represent buyer/vendor perspective
  • Support national team initiatives (i.e. RFPs, new product development)

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

  • Minimum 2+ years of working experience, understanding of food safety and quality assurance programs preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong ability to influence others
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Comfort with Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Forms); comfort with Google scripts a plus
  • Working knowledge of quality and food safety programs; including FDA, USDA, FSMA, GFSI
  • Comfort with telling stories through data analysis
  • This position may require time traveling and visiting Home Chef fulfillment centers up to 50%

Perks/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.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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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