VP of Retail

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. 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.
The VP of Retail will be primarily responsible for the growth of our retail business, a top strategic priority post Kroger merger. You will be expected to develop Home Chef’s retail strategy, lead its execution, and communicate progress to both Home Chef and Kroger executives. You should be prepared to immediately take on a key leadership role at Home Chef, hit challenging growth objectives, and solve the most complex problems that the meal solutions industry has to offer.

Develop Retail Business Strategy

  • Work with Kroger and Home Chef leadership to develop a multi-year retail roadmap that encompasses all aspects of the retail business
  • Ensure that Home Chef and Kroger leadership are commitmented to a single, unified retail strategy
  • Refine, update and communicate changes to roadmap as we gain experience in the retail channel

Lead Company-wide Retail Execution

  • Lead the retail working team, which will include dedicated resources across operations, product, and marketing
  • Coordinate across all Home Chef teams to ensure our retail strategy is executed effectively
  • Foster communication and collaboration across functional teams to help Home Chef reach optimal decisions for the retail business as a whole

Executive-level communication & hitting key retail objectives

  • Deliver regular readouts with Home Chef and Kroger leadership teams to communicate progress, collect feedback and frame up critical decisions for the retail business
  • Monitor progress towards key retail objectives and make necessary adjustments to strategy and execution plans to hit these objectives

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.

  • 10-15 years in fast-paced, results-oriented, high-visibility environments
  • Experience developing and executing strategy in consumer-facing industries such as retail or consumer packaged goods
  • A difference maker with a track record of delivering on targets or key objectives
  • Ability to lead several teams composed of high-performing resources to execute complex projects
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to build strong relationships with key decision makers across Home Chef and Kroger
  • Data-driven mindset and strong analytical skills
  • Must be based in Chicago IL
  • Some travel (~25%) may be required
  • Completion of a four-year degree program in a related field - MBA a plus, but not required

Perks and 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.
400 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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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