Operations Rotational Project Manager

| Chicago
The Operations Rotational Project Manager is responsible for working on complex projects that support cost savings, operational optimization, product innovation and/or rapid growth. This Manager will spend 3-6 months embedded in a department per rotation, including at least 6 months spent at a production facility in Chicago, California or Atlanta. Departments include fulfillment, logistics, customer support, food safety, and operations excellence. Successful participants will graduate to a permanent position within the organization after 18 months.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Lead Scoping and execution of projects
  • When assigned a project, take the lead in working with other team members cross-functionally to establish problem statement, scope, approach, and implementation plan
  • Run project from initiation to completion, or hand off to permanent team member
  • As relevant to the project, work through others to achieve results, including coordinating update meetings, delegating tasks, and assigning different work-streams to different departments.
  • Examples of projects could include: leading the outsourcing of processes to 3rd party manufacturers; managing the implementation of a new chat software for customer support; analyzing future capacity considering different variables; supporting the search for a new facility location; coordinating work-streams to increase safety in the plants.
  • Full role in operations department:
  • Some rotations may require the participant to step into the shoes of a permanent team member and execute the regular duties of their job, including balancing project work, running regular meetings, and solving problems through cross-functional collaboration.
  • Team participation:
  • While embedded within a team, participate in all that team’s regular meetings and social events. This gives the opportunity to get full exposure to the way the team works, as well as to generate ideas and support the team as needed. 


  • 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
  • Strong prioritization, organization, and project management skills
  • Experience spearheading execution on large-scale, high-impact projects
  • Exceptional 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 3-5 years of consulting and/or operations management experience
  • Completion of 4-year degree

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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

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) 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.
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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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