Manager Special Projects - Operations

| Chicago
We are looking for a Manager of Special Projects within operations who will drive change across the operations organization on high-impact, high-priority engagements, reporting into the Vice President of Operations.
The right person will have extremely strong drive and ownership, being able to partner with employees at all levels of the organization from hourly production associates to the C-suite.
A person in this position will get hands-on experience and learning in different areas of operations and will be able to grow rapidly.
We are an organization committed to supporting rapid professional development, and high-performers in this role would have the opportunity to take on a P&L operational role within 12-18 months.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify and dimensionalize opportunities to improve operations efficiency and effectiveness across every aspect of Home Chef operations (e.g., procurement, production, logistics, network strategy, plant management, organizational benchmarking and finance)
  • Structure and define high-level direction into tactical plans to drive impact and value creation (e.g., redesigning how we forecast demand for procurement, determining how to improve throughput in production lines, developing actionable scorecards to drive accountability, optimize distribution network and shipping modes)
  • Set up and run Program Management Office for large projects like setting up new facilities or distribution channelsBuild in Excel, impact and financial models to size impact against work streams, working comfortably with large data sets and top-down assumptions
  • Create presentations to communicate projects to C-suite and training materials to roll-out new initiatives throughout the organization
  • Adapt quickly and fluidly to rapidly changing projects and under dynamic conditions (e.g., piloting multiple solutions in a test-and- fail approach)Be solutions-oriented in challenging contexts with multiple stakeholdersBe able to influence business owners and plant employees to adopt new solutions and processesBuild content mastery and deep knowledge across all areas of operations, from procurement to production

Qualifications:

  • High level of expertise with spreadsheets including scripting, macros, external data connections, basic SQL, VBA
  • Demonstrated record of quantifiable business impact Excellent analytics and critical thinking, with strong attention to detail
  • Fluid communicator and influencer, helping to drive tight cross-functional collaborationResults-oriented mindset; able to multi-task and get things done in a fast-paced environmentHigh aptitude for thinking “outside-the-box” when identifying and recommending improvements
  • Exceptional ability to coach organization to implement long-term solutions that “stick” in both manufacturing and corporate environments
  • Outstanding project management skills and proven track record of ownership and independenceExcellent verbal and written communicator, with experience in giving structured and insight-led presentations to C-suite executives and hourly employees alike with all levels of technological expertise
  • Strong interest in the food, e-Commerce, and start-up spaceTravel will be required as part of this positionCompletion of a 4 year degree in business or related field is required
  • 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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