Production Manager- 1st Shift at Imperfect Foods

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

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About Imperfect:Founded in 2015, Imperfect Foods, a Certified B CorporationTM (B CorpTM), is the leading online grocer at the forefront of eliminating food waste and building a better food system. We work directly with farmers and producers to rescue, redistribute, and develop goods across multiple grocery categories, and to date have rescued more than 150 million pounds of food from lesser outcomes. Our customers enjoy a customizable service that is more affordable and more environmentally friendly than the average trip to the grocery store.

Mission: At Imperfect Foods, we're on a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone.

Net Zero Carbon Commitment: Imperfect Foods pledged to become a net-zero carbon operation by 2030. To do that, we’re working to optimize every part of our business operations and supply chain to mitigate waste, and are switching to 100% renewable energy in our fulfillment centers and vehicle fleet by 2027.

Please consider completing the optional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) survey below. Doing so will help keep us accountable for the DEI commitments we have made as a company. By choosing to disclose elements of your identity, you are informing us about our candidate pool and the ways we can continue to improve making Imperfect Foods an inclusive company for everyone. Responses will in no way affect your candidacy for the position you apply for.  Information collected will be kept secure and confidential and will be used solely to evaluate our DEI efforts. We thank you in advance for helping us to become a better company for people of all backgrounds.

About the Role:

As the Production Manager for our operation in Northlake, IL you are directly responsible for overseeing and assisting in the day-to-day operations. You will manage, mentor, and develop a team of associates who ultimately ensure that our customers have a great experience when they open their boxes. This is an exciting time to join the team because you will play a huge part in shaping this operation and building a blueprint for future launches in new cities. You will be reporting to the Director of Production and assisting them in ensuring a successful assembly and delivery of produce boxes from our warehouse in Northlake, IL. Responsibilities:Ensure adequate staffing by scheduling, training, and mentoring the local team to ensure they are meeting performance metrics and operating efficientlyTake control of all aspects of the production of boxes: setting up the line, packing, and cleaning up at the end of each shiftManage the inventory spreadsheet for warehouse supplies to ensure that the team has enough supplies to operate seamlessly on a day-to-day basis. Order necessary supplies on a weekly basis, including packaging materialsCoordinate with the Customer Care team to notify customers of potential shorts or substitutions and maintain a constant loop for customer feedbackCoordinate with the marketing team to ensure we have appropriate collateral for boxesOwn all major decisions around the pack line flow and all supporting ops functions as well as bottom-lining food safety and warehouse safety Oversee and own the process of shutting down the line and cleaning up the warehouse. Use the checklist of warehouse closing responsibilities and manage the warehouse employees during closing and daily cleaning processKeep a constant eye out for opportunities to improve the operational flow, key metrics, employee happiness, food safety and warehouse safety at Imperfect and relay those to the Ops Leadership TeamOwn key KPI’s around order accuracy, quality issues, underweight items, and maintain a consistent “perfect order rate” of 95%Personnel Management:Decide whether overtime is needed for individual employees and ensure we have enough people to close the pack-lineDevelop and mentor your direct reportsHelp to coach and develop pack and prep team, giving adequate feedback through regular 1:1 sessionSupport the hiring and promotion process for pack employees, including helping to give input to evaluate employee performance on the pack lineMake the call on any employee requests to leave early on pack days

Skills and Qualifications:2-3 years experience in a Leadership/Manager roleExperience in the fresh produce/food industryWorking knowledge of optimization techniques and process flow improvementsLean process managementExperience managing a nimble, fast-growing teamComputer skills, particularly ExcelExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to present weekly to the local executive management teamEnergetic and excited about ImperfectHighly organized and strong attention to detailAbility to multi-taskExcels at independent, unsupervised workAbout You:You’re able to stay focused and work efficiently both alone and as part of a teamYou’re able to multi-task and see the big pictureYou’re comfortable "making the call" on decisions big and smallYou're a natural leader who is comfortable redirecting and giving feedbackYou pay excellent attention to detailYou have creative problem-solving skillsYou’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for allDetails of the Position:This position reports to the Director of Production$60-65K/ year.
Salary is commensurate with experience.Flexible to work some weekendsThe full-time exempt position that supports the growth and performance of the market. Competitive benefits package that includes paid time off, health, dental, vision, 401K, paid parental leave and a weekly credit towards your own Imperfect grocery box!Yearly Merit IncreaseAnnual BonusPhysical Requirements:Ability to walk, bend, squat, climb, reach, and kneelAbility to lift/push/pull up to 50 poundsSedentary work; involves sitting some of the timeStanding desks and/or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon requestOccasional movement around the office and warehouse may be necessaryRegular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screensRegular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tabletsAble to work in cold temperatures in a refrigerated environmentImperfect's commitment to DEIImperfect Foods is steadfast in its commitment to being an actively anti-racist company.We understand that it is necessary to take ownership and accountability for building an equitable workplace where all members of our organization can truly belong. It is our responsibility to ensure that every department at every level of our business reflects the diversity of the world we live in. We aim to achieve this through our hiring practices and by championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programming that fosters a supportive work environment where everyone can thrive and have connections across teams.

DEI programming is available for all employees and we highly encourage staff participation. It is only with everyone’s unique perspectives, experiences, and beliefs that we can help shape a culture of belonging and create an environment where all Imperfectionists are celebrated.

U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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