Production Supervisor (1st Shift) at Imperfect Foods
Los Angeles, 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:

As the Production Supervisor (1st Shift) for our operation in Los Angeles, Ca, you are responsible for overseeing and assisting in the day to day operations. You will supervise, mentor, and develop a team of associates who ultimately ensure that our customers have a great experience when they open their boxes. This is an exciting time to join the team because you will play a huge part in shaping this operation and building a blueprint for future launches in new cities. You will be reporting to our Director of Production and assisting him in ensuring a successful assembly and delivery of produce boxes from our warehouse in City of Industry, CA.


Ensure adequate staffing by scheduling, training, and mentoring the local team to ensure they are meeting performance metrics and operating efficiently

Take control of all aspects of production of boxes: setting up the line, packing, and cleaning up at the end of each shift

Coordinate with the Production Manager to notify customers of potential shorts or substitutions and maintain a constant loop for customer feedback

Supervise decisions around the pack line flow and all supporting ops functions as well as bottom lining food safety and warehouse safety 

Oversee and own the process of shutting down the line and cleaning up the warehouse. Use the checklist of warehouse closing responsibilities and manage the warehouse employees during closing and daily cleaning process

Keep a constant eye out for opportunities to improve the operational flow, key metrics, employee happiness, food safety and warehouse safety at Imperfect and relay those to the Ops Leadership Team

Own key KPI’s around order accuracy, quality issues, and underweight items

Help to coach and develop pack team, giving adequate feedback

Skills and Qualifications:

1-2 years experience in a supervisor role

Experience in the fresh produce/food industry

Working knowledge of optimization techniques and process flow improvements

Experience supervising a nimble, fast-growing team

Computer skills, particularly Excel

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Energetic and excited about Imperfect

Highly organized and strong attention to detail

Ability to multi-task

Excels at independent, unsupervised work

Details of the Position:

Full-time exempt position reporting to the Regional Director of Operations in San Francisco

Based out of our local operation in City of Industry , CA

Open availability Monday-Sunday

Physical Requirements:

Frequent standing

Comfortable working in a refrigerated environment 

Able to walk, bend, squat, climb, reach, and kneel

Able to lift/push/pull up to 75 pounds

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

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.