National Director, Route Optimization and Analysis at Imperfect Produce
United States of America
Imperfect is a produce delivery startup on a mission to reduce food waste and to make fresh produce more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source produce directly from farms, which would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of produce from going to waste.
Imperfect is more than just a produce box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and misshapen potato, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
The National Director, Route Optimization and Analysis will identify key routing opportunities and develop, implement and manage initiatives/plans to drive the success of routing efficiency for customers and operating divisions.
This role has responsibility for creating analytics, translating business questions to actionable insights, supporting ongoing analytical needs, designing new analytical platforms and partnering with cross-functional teams to support strategic direction of the company’s downstream delivery network. The Director will develop and set in order, cost-benefit analyses and make recommendations to senior leadership on business priorities. Extensive travel is required

About the Role

    • Identifies key opportunities to leverage logistical efficiencies in the broader distribution footprint defining the metrics and then the implementation of routing analytics and data maintenance by working with regional/divisional routing and transportation management teams
    • Develops forward-thinking, routing initiatives to boost efficiency/effectiveness within the distribution network, implementing and managing project work through utilization of our customer delivery systems with a focus on routing optimization and territory planning.
    • Defining, developing, and managing policies and procedures, process flows and tools to boost the effectiveness of operations within customer delivery transportation resulting in greater efficiencies across all regions and divisions.
    • Streamlines the reporting and analysis of routing and customer delivery data through core competencies and tools/methods to identify opportunities, create forecast models and measure metrics across target areas working.
    • Interfaces across diverse, cross-functional teams to establish and boost alignment and synergy, gaining buy-in from stakeholders and leading the implementation of initiatives within the routing and transportation function across the organization.
    • Develop and present presentations outlining proposed strategy initiatives across Imperfect, up to and including the executive level.
    • Responsible for managing the implementation of all routing processes and providing expertise and training in utilizing route optimization software. Develops implementation and post-implementation performance standards, evaluating route efficiencies and fleet maintenance impacts on-going Develops solutions that leverage the Company's volumes, systems and partnerships while providing consistently high levels of customer service in a cost-effective manner.
    • Identifies and prioritizes logistics needs and communicates recommendations to upper management in order to achieve efficient product distribution.
    • Provides data and recommendations on product tracking, route analysis, rerouting, costing and usage alternatives.

About You

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, project management or similar experience required; Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Analytics, Finance, Engineering or related field is preferred
    • Minimum 7 years of progressive experience in routing or transportation management experience, with a focus on implementation and strategy development; project management experience preferred; experience working within a distribution environment highly valued
    • Deep analytical and problem solving skills required
    • Excellent communication skills with both technical and business people, able to speak at a level appropriate for the audience
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment

Details of the Position

    • Full-time exempt position reporting to the Head of Operations out of San Francisco
    • Position is open across the nation but will require extensive travel
    • Salary and stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, 401k, and a free weekly Imperfect box!
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
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.