Food Supply Chain Special Projects Manager

| 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.
This person would be responsible for working on complex supply chain and sourcing projects that support cost savings, product innovation and rapid growth.

Identify and develop strategy for FSC projects:

  • Work with leaders in culinary, sourcing, and product insights team to identify top areas of opportunity
  • Create strategy hypotheses rooted in data analysis, industry research and customer research

Execution of major supply chain initiatives:

  • Act as the project manager for implementation of most critical or impactful supply chain projects, ensuring projects or initiatives deliver value
  • Work cross-functionally within the food supply chain team, and the wider Home Chef team to create buy in and understand potential impact of project on production, packaging, marketing, and culinary teams

Feasibility studies and business cases:

  • Conduct supplier research and outreach to understand capabilities and feasibility
  • Create cost models to understand financial impact of projects
  • Work with teams across Home Chef to ensure full impact of the project is understood and modeled

Cross-functional work:

  • Spend time at production facilities understanding the impact of food products and suppliers across operations teams, including fulfillment, operations excellence, food procurement, warehouse, food safety, etc.
  • Identify places that food supply chain can work better with the rest of Home Chef and implement changes that improve cross functional collaboration
  • Think outside the box to deliver game-changing ideas and solutions to complex challenges

Requirements:

  • Strong prioritization and project management skills
  • Experience spearheading execution on large-scale, high-impact projectsExcellent communication skills, with experience creating buy in with a range of stakeholders such as hourly employees, customers, suppliers, and executives
  • Proactive in identifying problems and finding innovative solutions
  • Ability to understand the big picture as well as exceptional attention to detail
  • Skilled at dealing with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • MBA or consulting background preferred

Perks/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.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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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