Chief Product and Growth Officer at Imperfect Foods
San Francisco, CA, US
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!
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
About the Role:
Imperfect is seeking a Chief Product and Growth Officer to direct and determine Imperfect’s digital product vision and strategy. The candidate will own product execution for a large part of the business as well as influence product strategy, process, and culture to position Imperfect as the “first and favorite” grocery shop for our customers. We are looking for a passionate product leader who can take on difficult, ambiguous projects with excitement and curiosity. If you’re as passionate about eliminating food waste as you are about digital products and customer acquisition, we want to hear from you!


    • Set the Digital Product vision and strategy across Operations, Merchandising, Growth and Customer Experience
    • Position Imperfect Foods as the “first and favorite” grocery shop for the majority of our customers by building a high-performance digital product organization 
    • Own, plan and execute Imperfect’s growth strategy to ensure the company acquires the right customers at the right CAC
    • Own the digital customer experience from the discovery of Imperfect Foods, to subscribing and receiving their first order, to being a loyal customer for years and referring their friends and family
    • Develop and execute a plan for a first-class digital experience that highlights our unique value propositions and product selections
    • Generate and lead new business opportunities to enhance revenue
    • Provide guidance on high-level business decisions as part of Imperfect’s Executive Team

Skills and Qualifications

    • You have a proven track record of growing and scaling teams to/through successful exit
    • You have a high level of analytical problem solving, project management, and collaboration skills
    • You have 7+ years of experience in product and/or marketing
    • You have 3+ years of experience in quantitative or analytical executive level roles
    • You have experience in e-commerce and/or B2C subscription business
    • Experience in food and online grocery preferred

About You:

    • You’re customer-obsessed. You have strong views on what makes customers happy and how their needs translate into product and business strategy
    • You’re a people person. You’re approachable and eager to share your wealth of knowledge. You know how to scale teams and help people succeed
    • You’re analytical. You dig deep into the numbers and are motivated by the results of trackable data
    • You’re both strategic and execution-oriented. You’re comfortable wearing both hats
    • You’re comfortable presenting and translating your strategy and outcomes to a multitude of company stakeholders
    • 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 directly to the CEO
    • 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 may be necessary
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • 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.