Production Supervisor

| Chicago

About Us:

At Farmer’s Fridge, we’re committed to making wholesome, delicious food simply accessible, so people can live a little happier. We aim to remove the roadblocks to eating well on the go. That means sourcing top-notch ingredients, handcrafting meals in our kitchen, packing & delivering fresh to our network of Fridges and ensuring the best possible customer experience. Unpurchased items are regularly donated to local food depositories, providing responsibly sourced nutrition to community members in need. If you’re passionate about our mission to change the food system for the better, our team just may be the right fit for you.

We value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on those characteristics, our business’ needs, and your qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind — in the hiring process or in the workplace.

About the Role:

In the last year, Farmer’s Fridge has more than doubled in size and we are entering an exciting period of growth and expansion. We need you to help oversee our production operations at our new kitchen facility so that we can meet the increasing demand for our product.

We want you to be a positive leader who can bring your team to optimal productivity. We need a great communicator who can both listen with compassion and speak clearly. You are probably a person who enjoys overcoming challenges and celebrating breakthroughs with our incredible kitchen team! Best of all, because this facility is brand new, this is an opportunity to find creative ways to improve efficiencies.

What kind of person are we looking for?

  • You understand your goals and know what it will take to achieve them; you're eager to motivate others because you have confidence in their abilities
  • You take pride in doing things right; you know what the rules are and how to work within their parameters to get things done
  • People find you easy to talk to because you listen empathetically, aren't judgmental and give sound advice - people trust you
  • You're able to deliver negative information in a way that continues to motivate your team
  • Others know that you're fair and treat each person with individual respect
  • You're a team player and are willing to do whatever is needed to get the job done, whether that’s rolling up your sleeves and chopping greens or recommending strategies to help protect the health and safety of your team and consumers
  • Solid background in food production and a passion for our mission

In a typical week, you will...

  • Nurture strong working relationships with all kitchen team members and help create a coaching culture by providing regular positive and developmental feedback
  • Make sure that all Farmer’s Fridge GMPs, operational guidelines, and quality standards are being followed
  • Lead and direct the workflow of all production processes, in collaboration with shift and team leads
  • Cross train your team for key skill sets so that there is daily coverage of all responsibilities
  • Conduct root cause analysis for any safety or quality incidents or near misses and implement corrective action
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and clearly communicate them at team meetings
  • Resolve personnel problems by investigating issues, identifying solutions, and recommending action while treating employees with respect
  • Cover operators, expeditors, assistant supervisors, and other key positions on shift in times of absence, vacations, and turnover

Minimum requirements:

  • 3-5 years of food prep, production or equipment experience
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • OSHA certifications preferred
  • Prior experience participating in incident investigation processes, including root cause analysis and identification for corrective action plans
  • Prior experience communicating worker safety rules
  • Ability to use MS Office programs
  • Bilingual Spanish and English strongly preferred
  • Experience with 6 sigma, 5S, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, or continuous improvements effort

Benefits:

  • Traditional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Competitive starting salary & room for advancement
  • Spontaneous company events and community service activities
  • Work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer healthy food at the utmost convenience.

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below:

https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

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Location

Located in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, we’re at the epicenter of the startup community. Find coffee shops, breweries, and inspiration all around.

An Insider's view of Farmer's Fridge

What are some social events your company does?

Working at a start-up can be a roller coaster, so we do our best to balance work & play. We have regular get-togethers including happy hours, mixers, and impromptu outings to celebrate the wins at the many restaurants & breweries in the area. We also throw a mean party, are 2018 kickball league champions and have yoga classes in the office monthly.

Eden

Revenue & Sustainability Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Given the fast-paced environment at the Fridge, things change so quickly around here. Each day comes with new projects and priorities - and no two days look the same. From meetings and calls to strategizing with the team, and travel, in the two years I've been here, it's safe to say that each day is different.

Syed Shah

Head of Expansion

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a space dominated by big food players, we are building something truly innovative, and the response from the community reaffirms that we're on our way to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Challenges are met with optimism and passion instead of deep sighs and frustration, and the team really bands together to achieve shared goals.

Caroline

Director of Operations Systems

What is your vision for the company?

Farmer's Fridge aims to make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. We are on a mission to improve public health through better access to delicious, nutritious food.

Luke

Founder & CEO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love coming to a place where my coworkers are supportive of my trials as a working Mom. Where time is made for quiet, uninterrupted work with weekly clarity breaks. Where we are fully supported in our projects. I get to bring all of myself to work, the Mom, the food lover, and the runner—and feel like each part is appreciated and celebrated!

Sarah

Customer Development Manager

What are Farmer's Fridge Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Fridge Benefits Overview

Let’s talk perks. Because keeping you healthy and happy is what we’re all about.

We offer:
Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD

10 paid holidays

Generous PTO policy (Did somebody say vacay?!)

Daily Fridge Credits (Yep—Lunch is on us! Free snacks, too!)

Monthly cell phone credit

Spontaneous company events and community service activities (kickball, yoga, and yes—even the occasional bonsai tree taming tutorial can be expected!)

Opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer delicious, nutritious food at the utmost convenience.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love to engage with our community and participate in events that are aligned with our mission
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events.
Free Daily Meals
Daily Fridge credits!
Stocked Kitchen
We have snacks and drinks available.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our sports leagues fuel teamwork and collaboration with a healthy dose of fun competition.

Additional Perks + Benefits

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