Warehouse Supervisor at Imperfect Produce
Chicago, IL, US
About Imperfect
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!
About the role
The Entry Level Production Supervisor is a warehouse position with packing and food preparation duties in our refrigerated facility for a fresh produce delivery company.  As the Production Supervisor, you will be directly responsible for overseeing and assisting operations of our produce distribution warehouse in Northlake. You will manage, mentor, and develop a team of associates who ultimately ensure that our customers have a great experience when they open their produce boxes.


    • Help to coach and develop a team, giving adequate feedback through regular 1:1 sessions
    • Supervise the produce preparation team
    • Provide proper training to employees; provide constructive feedback, follow up to verify learning has occurred.
    • Support the hiring and promotion process for employees, including helping to giving input to evaluate employee performance
    • Ensure each shift is properly staffed from start to finish
    • Operation and maintenance of packaging line technology preferred

Skills and Qualifications

    • 2 years of food/produce service and supervisory experience (10-12 employees)
    • Experience working with produce in a food service environment (includes retail, restaurant, farm, etc.)
    • Experience working in a cold environment preferred
    • Computer literate (willingness and ability to learn: Dashboards, Google Documents, Spreadsheets, & Customer Relations Software)
    • Experience managing an assembly/packaging line is a plus

About You

    • Passionate about our mission to fight food waste
    • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently both alone and as part of a team
    • Ability to multi-task and see the big picture
    • Comfortable "making the call" on decisions big and small
    • You're a natural leader who is comfortable redirecting and giving feedback
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Creative problem solving skills

Details of Position

    • Full Time position reporting to the Director of Production in Northlake
    • A flexible schedule is required, as needed, work days may shift between Sunday - Friday.
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, and free produce!

Physical Requirements

    • Frequent standing
    • Able to work at cold temperatures in a refrigerated environment
    • Ability to walk, bend, squat, climb, reach, and kneel
    • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds
    • Work with computers and screens
    • Work with mobile devices and tablets
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.