Product Manager at Imperfect Foods
San Francisco, CA, 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 PM team works cross-functionally to help achieve Imperfect’s vision of eliminating food waste and building a better food system. We are a relatively recent new team at Imperfect, and as such you will have the unique opportunity to own product execution for a large part of the business as well as influence product strategy, process, and culture. Your end users will be Merchandisers, Delivery Dispatchers, Customer Care experts, and Growers -- it’s a big job ahead and we are looking for a passionate product leader whose PMing skills have become second nature and can take on difficult, ambiguous projects with Product excitement and curiosity.


    • Research and planning: identify the wide-ranging implications for each product feature and problem-solve across the entire organization. Anticipate problems before they impact the team
    • Design: define features and functionality based on feedback and research. Work with designers to rapidly prototype ideas and qualify with engineers
    • Implement and test: thoughtfully narrow down to MVP's that create end user value and gain insights with the least amount of effort
    • Release: see through execution and launch
    • Measure: analyze the impact of your experiments, and be prepared to present recommendations for path forward

Skills and Qualifications:

    • 3+ years managing software products from inception through launch and iteration
    • Technical fluency across the whole stack -- you can keep up with engineering discussions, even though you also know what you don't know
    • Experience establishing baselines, setting SMART goals, and measuring success
    • Experience running effective meetings that end on time and produce actionable decisions
    • Bonus Points: Previous professional experience as a developer, designer, or QA; Experience working on consumer product with offline components; Experience working with real-world logistics

About You:

    • Cool as a cucumber: You prefer thinking over reacting
    • Hyper-organized: In your thoughts as well as your communication style
    • Doer: You like ideas, but you like execution better
    • User focused and data-informed
    • Curious, passionate and positive
    • Personally aligned with our mission to eliminate food waste

Details of the Position:

    • Full-time, exempt position reporting to the VP of Product
    • Based out of our warehouse-turned- office in San Francisco (Bayview)
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401k, and a weekly Imperfect box!

Physical Requirements:

    • Sedentary work; predominantly involves sitting most of the time
    • Standing desks and/or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Walking, climbing stairs, and standing are required only occasionally
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses and screens
    • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets also required
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.