Warehouse Excellence Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is a rapidly growing meal kit delivery service, fueled by our customer-first mentality and incredible team. Our plant-based crew is the lifeblood of our organization, operating in a supportive environment that allows the workplace to feel like a home away from home. Our work product is a testament to what collaboration, heart, and hustle can accomplish when combined. 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.
We have some busy days ahead!
As we build out our retail business, we'll be asking more and more of our plants and of
our warehouses. For this role, we’re looking for a candidate eager to help us build
sustainable, efficient, and continually improving processes to help manage our
constantly growing and changing inventory flowing through the plants.
Candidates should be independent go-getters who are just as comfortable managing
teams and creating processes as they are spending hours in freezers and on shipping
docks, getting their hands dirty and really understanding what's happening on the
ground.
The position is part of the Operations team. Candidates with in-plant experience are
strongly encouraged to apply. This role will be based in Chicago, IL with some travel.

Responsibilities

  • Work with leadership and local warehouse managers to identify problems and inefficiencies in plants
  • Prioritize projects across and among plants to create a six-month road-map for warehouse improvements including technology, process improvements, etc.
  • Work with analyst(s) and local teams to create, plan, test, implement, and continuously improve processes; include perspectives from production, quality teams, plant leadership and other stakeholders to get buy-in and ensure project success
  • Implement 5S programs throughout warehouses; Develop program for maintaining organization
  • Work with internal tech teams and 3 rd parties as needed to design and roll-out an integrated inventory management system to track product as it flows into and out of the warehouse
  • Work with local teams to clarify roles and responsibilities across warehouse associates;
  • Help create culture of ownership and accountability
  • Develop and implement network-wide policies, procedures and documentation to drive standardization across all plants to include cycle count frequency, standardized forms for daily, weekly, monthly, and year-end inventory counts, and established reporting requirements
  • Establish an inventory auditing program and appropriate frequency to ensure adherence to policies and procedures as well as inventory accuracy
  • Support local teams in modernizing and modifying racking systems to make the most efficient use of space as we grow
  • Engage cross-functional partners including Operations, Supply Chain, Accounting, Tech and Production to provide warehouse-related support where needed and ensure warehouse team is prepared for any changes in new products, new tools, etc.
  • Become an expert on the operations, tools, and product flow throughout the plant to ensure realistic and sustainable

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree. An advanced degree is a plus
  • 3-4 years of experience in operations, plants, or warehouses. Experience in a startup or with food/CPG is a plus
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize work streams based on value creation and alignment with the Home Chef strategy
  • Independent self-starter inclined towards finding solutions without significant oversight
  • Intellectually curious, with a strong interest in modernizing and scaling our operations to help us achieve our growth goals
  • Results driven active problem solver with a natural desire to get things done
  • Must have a sense of urgency and the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Strong communicator and relationship builder

Perks and benefits:- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!- Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance available- Paid holidays, sick time and vacation time- 401k program - Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses 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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