Director of Operations
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No Evil Foods is growing fast and we’ve decided to hire a senior operations team member to help take us into our next chapter! This is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of an emerging brand with a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture. Your addition to the team will help directly support our growth objectives.
No Evil Foods (NEF) is a values-based food company, committed to using food as a force for good. We come to work every day knowing that what we do makes a difference. Demand for our products has propelled us from farmers markets just 4 years ago to 1000’s of doors across the country today, and we’re poised for more explosive growth in coming months. ‘Do No Evil’ is the crux of all we do: caring for our employees, rising up to customer expectations, truly being part of our community, and protecting our environment. We make shockingly good, artisan Plant Meats. Are you ready to help us bring NEF to more hungry mouths everywhere?!
POSITION AND OPPORTUNITY
As our Director of Operations, you will be part of a hands-on team and deliver strategic operational leadership across all aspects of production process planning and production team building, including raw material sourcing, supply chain/inventory management, quality assurance, and order fulfillment/logistics. You will report directly to the founding team, and your direct reports will include the Production Manager and Quality Assurance Manager. Specific functions include:
Providing leadership to optimize productivity, encourage innovative ideas, and build the company culture
Engage with cross functional teams involving finance and sales to create accurate forecasts and demand planning to drive operational efficiency that delivers against plans
Ensure continuous improvement to safety, quality, cost, and delivery while growing and expanding operational capabilities
Ensure adherence to food safety and facility compliance while meeting operational goals and continuously improving production
Managing vendor relationships, raw material suppliers and freight providers, building solid partnerships while negotiating pricing and services in line with company goals
Lead all certification processes and maintain requirements for our various facility and product certifications (including: SQF, USDA Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO Project, etc.)
Analyze performance to identify operational opportunities, trends, and cost-saving improvements
Build and nurture team environment under quickly evolving growth curve which fosters individual growth and opportunity in alignment with the company culture
Our Ideal Candidate will bring:
Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years managing fulfillment and production operations in a food manufacturing (preferably a USDA or FDA approved) facility.
Proven success managing teams in a fast-growth organization--our employee-centric, mission-driven culture is a critical part of our success
Launched and commercialized new products and processes working with equipment vendors on startups of new equipment
Comprehensive background in managing the supply chain from end to end, including third-party/Co-Packer relationships, production, shipping, receiving, and warehousing
Inventory control management with background in building/improving warehouse management or inventory tracking systems
Effective project management skills, well-versed in Demand Planning that is integrated with Sales Forecasts/ERP Software
Thorough knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures within the food manufacturing industry. Strong knowledge of current FSMA regulations and experience w/ third-party certifications
Personal Leadership Skills
Ability to bring and integrate a process oriented approach and skills into an entrepreneurial, high growth culture; confident decision maker and risk taker, with quality and bottom line always top of mind
You will also comfortably delegate authority to key supervisors in each phase of production.
Analytical: you're able to translate numbers into action leading to greater efficiency and achieving objectives
Team-oriented: you have a record of leading cross-functional teams and cultivating collaborative partnerships, from the senior leadership team to warehouse and production staff
Strategic: you can recognize and resolve situations that are ambiguous or challenging by identifying and evaluating alternatives, solving complex problems and providing contingency plans
Customer-focused! You are all about the customer and strive to deliver an amazing product
Start-up company mentality - when we say “All hands on deck” that’s just what we mean
The Director of Operations will receive market compensation, including salary, an annual bonus opportunity and potential for participation in an equity incentive based on performance.
If you are energetic, kind, well-organized, and excited to help make some of the best Plant Meats on the planet, please send your resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you want to work with us!