Continuous Improvement Project Manager (Chicago, IL)

| Chicago | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $85,000-$105,000 Annually
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Employer Provided Salary: $85,000-$105,000 Annually
Salary data is provided by the employer. Please note this is not a guarantee of compensation.
This Is Who We Are
Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available online at homechef.com and in retail at more than 2,100 Kroger grocery stores, Home Chef is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to cook simple, delicious meals, no matter how busy they are. Similar to our recipes, we recognize that variety is the spice of life; therefore, our employees also bring their uniqueness and color to our fantastic team. We're eager to work with humble team players and pragmatic next-level thinkers to innovate on Home Chef's offerings.
Overview
The Continuous Improvement Project Manager will be responsible for finding and implementing process improvements and best practices across each Home Chef site.
Responsibilities
Provide on-site support for National CI team project implementation:
  • Spend time training site teams across each shift to ensure adoption of new processes and technologies
  • Act as liaison for troubleshooting and resolution of startup issues

Identify operational efficiency opportunities and work with sites to implement and sustain best practices:
  • Guided by KPI's, travel to sites and work with leadership teams to find resolution to special-cause and common-cause process deviations
  • Foster and develop sites continuous improvement skillset, problem solving methodology, and data driven decision making through routine visits and training

Data collection and analysis:
  • Utilize Home Chef KPI's for project selection and root cause analysis
  • Collect before and after data on trials of new methods or configurations
  • Create tools as needed to help track and sustain changes

This position requires approximately 50% travel.
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.
  • C ompletion of a four-year degree program
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in production/operational environments or working directly with those in a production/operational environment
  • Minimum of 1 year of successful project management experience in a fast-paced environment and a track record of leading by example
  • Interpersonal skills to work with team members across functions and in both production and corporate environments
  • Analytical proficiency to meet variable needs of the business
  • Ability to think "outside-the-box"
  • Ability to react on the fly to unforeseen production and planning scenarios as they arise
  • Computer proficiency (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, PowerPoint, Google Sheets)
  • Strong ability to track details and to keep track of projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Results-oriented attitude; able to multi-task and get things done
  • Willingness to embrace change and adjust quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50%

Salary range: $85000 - $105000
More About Us
Perks and 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
  • 401(k) Employer match
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses
  • Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, holidays and sick time
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • State-of-the-art office in the historic Old Post Office building in downtown Chicago, close to multiple Metra and CTA options, and amenities such as a food court, onsite gym, and communal rooftop space
  • 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!
How We Work Together
We are humble team players.
We are warm and gracious with team members and customers. We seek feedback to improve ourselves - and respectfully listen to and accept input.
We are pragmatic next-level thinkers.
We come up with novel and unique ideas. We explore new strategies to avoid being constrained by conventional thinking.
We take ownership.
We approach ambiguous problems, prepared to dive in, get curious, and learn more. We are results-driven, always challenging ourselves to exceed goals.
Be at Home at Home Chef
We all show up authentically at Home Chef. Our team includes individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. You can trust that you'll be able to bring your whole self to an inclusive and enjoyable workplace.
We welcome people of all races, colors, religions, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.
Home Chef is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Home Chef will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at [email protected] .
Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.
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Location

Located in the iconic Old Chicago Post Office. The office is easy to get to by various train and bus stops being close by. https://post433.com/

An Insider's view of Home Chef

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Home Chef is all about building relationships and getting to know team members on a personal level. Our new office was designed with the idea of being at “home” in mind. There are lounge chairs and collaborative spaces where we are constantly meeting with co workers from different teams to brainstorm and ideate!

Mel Rocha Cheng

Retail Brand Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Being on the New Product Development team, we are very fortunate in the fact we get to interact with almost every team at Home Chef! In my role specifically, I have the chance to utilize my interest and core skill set in consumer and data insights to help inform our cross-functional teams of different lanes of innovations we can take next!

Scott Milling

Senior Insights Analyst, New Product Development

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned here at Home Chef is what it means to have great leadership. 2020 has been one of the most chaotic years I’ve ever experienced in Operations but having a management team that cares about getting the job done AND ensuring the teams well-being has been such an amazing learning experience!

Jamie Marshall

Special Projects Manager, Operations

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We do a great job weaving innovative thinking into our day-to-day and make it a priority so much that we have “curiosity” as one of the core values for the company. The tech team holds regular brainstorming and competitor tear-down sessions and day-long “hackathons” where we’ll focus on solving a specific problem or building a certain product.

Katie Bevier

CTO

How does the company support your career growth?

Home Chef is constantly growing and moving forward so things never get boring or stagnant. There are plenty of opportunities to grow professionally and to move forward within the company because we are empowered to speak up and to contribute.

Nigel Palmer

Executive Chef

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