Food Product Associate - Rotational Program at Home Chef

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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.
This program rotates through core responsibilities of the meal development process on our Product Team. The possible rotations could be in Culinary, Food Supply Chain, Retail, and New Product Development. Upon successful completion of three rotations, you may be placed into a longer-term role within the department or organization. The following are some potential rotations and responsibilities:

Recipe Editing Rotation

  • Responsible for recipe editing duties include checking for accuracy, completeness, existence for 25+ cards on a rotating weekly basis
  • Create accurate and error-free versions of recipe cards through editing stages and change management process
  • Owns production of recipe cards for Beta-Tested meals

Photography Rotation

  • You will support the photography output for Home Chef
  • Help guide photography team’s plated shots using historical data and analysis
  • Design and distribute photo surveys to current customers and distill learnings

New Product Development Rotation

  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders from culinary, production, and marketing to implement projects 
  • Conduct market and supply chain research to help set project strategy
  • Coordinate with suppliers, leading negotiations and arranging
  • Perform financial analysis to determine project value

Packaging Rotation

  • Help ensure Home Chef is sourcing the correct products from reliable vendors - safely and on time
  • Work with cross functional stakeholders from food safety, culinary, and local supply chain teams to solve product shortages
  • Build, maintain, and update tools and processes to improve daily communication between local teams and suppliers

Retail Rotation

  • Assist in the creation and execution of Home Chef’s retail product
  • Coordinate packaging timelines across multiple teams
  • Own the setup and performance analysis of meals on the retail menus
  • Serve as the retail liaison to the marketing team
  • Identify downstream impacts of Marketing initiatives

Overarching Responsibilities

  • Taste and provide feedback daily on all meals chefs develop, including red meat, vegetarian, soy, seafood, shellfish, and pork 
  • Ideate concepts for new, successful meals

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.

  • Excel and Google Sheets capabilities
  • Google Scripts familiarity preferred (candidates must have analytical skills to be successful)
  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor's Degree preferred

Perks/Benefits:
- Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability
- 401k Employer match - 50% on the $1, up to 6% of the employee's earnings 
- We offer flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Generous Parental Leave 
- Great Work/Life Balance – We value and support each individual team member
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop, plus an extra screen 
- Onsite gym 
- Weekly Fooda credit 
- Newly renovated office in the historic Old Main Post Office which is located close to multiple Metra and CTA options
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Located in the iconic Old Chicago Post Office. Plus, the office is easy to get to with various train and bus stops being close by.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Home Chef hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Weekly Fooda credit which equals to one company paid lunch per week .
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Home Chef hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

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. On-site gym membership, and daily bike storage for Old Chicago Post Office building employees. 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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