Merchandising Associate at Imperfect Foods
San Francisco, CA, US

About Imperfect

Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.

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:

Imperfect Foods is seeking a Merchandising Associate to monitor, update and optimize Imperfect's inventory of “beyond produce” items.   Primary responsibilities include ensuring the weekly catalogue is set, as well as development and maintenance of processes and business rules.


Monitor inventory levels for assigned products across the network

Maximize product in-stock levels while minimizing inventory investment

Develop processes and business rule sets to ensure the flow of goods is as smooth as possible

Help the buyers write the PO’s when appropriate

Help buyer execute logistic plans for PO’s

Collaborate internally with all teams, especially sourcing/procurement and operations associates to ensure adequate supply, effective cost management, but minimum possible inventory investments

Conduct analysis of product performance

Liaise with marketing/products team to incorporate customer feedback, buying patterns, and trends

Skills and Qualifications:

Proven experience as inventory management or similar position

Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods

Working knowledge of inventory management processes, methodologies, and software

Ability to accurately track inventory and create reports

About You:

You have an analytical mind with strong math skills

You have excellent organization and planning skills

You have outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

You have impeccable attention to detail

You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

Full-time exempt position reporting to the Category Manager

Position based out of our San Francisco Headquarters in the Bayview district

Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience

Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time

Occasional movement around the office and warehouse will be necessary

Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens

Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones 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.