Delivery Manager 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:
 
We're looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly motivated problem-solver who lives and breathes transportation and logistics. No detail is too big or too small to be overlooked. The Delivery Manager will be responsible for safely and effectively managing our fleet of Delivery Drivers, 3PL providers, budget, IT, and other resources in a customer-focused and cost-efficient manner to meet business requirements and support profitable growth. This is a unique opportunity for a talented individual to get in on the ground floor of one of the most exciting startups in the sustainable food movement.

Responsibilities:

Team Management: 
      • Manage a team of Fleet Delivery Drivers
      • Develop and performance manage direct reports with an emphasis on productivity, efficiency, and customer service
 
Transportation Logistics  Management:
      • Schedule all daily routes to ensure timely pickup and deliveries of all products
      • Coordinate with warehouse to ensure proper storage and distribution of product
      • Prepare and manage all required shipping documentation
      • Coordinate daily linehaul shipments, which include in-house OTR drivers and 3PL
      • Develop and maintain all 3PL relationships
      • Effectively negotiate best freight rates and service
      • Ensure product is shipped at correct/optimum temperature
      • Track shipments and update Operations team as necessary
      • Ensure all shipment documentation is completed and filed properly
      • Research and resolve any late or missing loads
      • Create solutions for any-and-all transportation issues
      • Communicate effectively with all satellite locations and respond quickly to their needs
 
Fleet Management: 
      • Responsible for fleet/equipment management including maintenance repair and record-keeping 
      • Conduct safety audits of all equipment and vehicles while staying up to date with safety regulations
      • Enforce company policies in regards to shipping legislation
      • Oversees cost control by monitoring and reporting on all transportation cost and KPI performance
      • Reconcile any freight payment issues with accounting
      • Actively seek ways to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs, and meet budget
 

Skills and Qualifications:

      • 2+ years of experience in a delivery role
      • 3+ years of experience managing drivers
      • Preferred previous experience in produce transportation
      • Understands all parts of a logistics business – operations and cold chain
 

About You:

      • You have experience working with a dynamic fast-paced team
      • You have excellent written and oral communication skills
      • You’re highly organized with strong attention to detail
      • You’re able to problem-solve and think on your feet 
      • You excel at independent, unsupervised work
      • You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all
 

Details of Position:

      • Full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Delivery
      • Position based out of City of Industry, CA
      • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
      • Evening, weekend, and holiday work required occasionally
      • Competitive benefits package including healthcare, 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.