Regional Director of Central Operations at Imperfect Foods
world wide

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!

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 expanding quickly, and we’re seeking a Regional Director of Central Operations to be a strategic partner to our VP of Central Operations and supply chain leadership team. The Regional Director of Central Operations will be responsible for supporting the build-out of the Central Operations department and developing a roadmap for the warehousing, transportation, and safety functions. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building and scaling effective operations, and experience in implementing best practices and driving KPI improvements in distribution at a regional level. If you're passionate about fighting food waste and building iconic and disruptive brands, we'd love to talk!

Responsibilities:

Develop a strategic business plan for the Central Operations team that will integrate all aspects of warehouse and transportation 

Partner with the VP of Central Operations to translate strategies and financial plans into short-term, medium-term, and long-term capacity plans and headcount needs across fulfillment centers and line-hauls 

Evaluate available technologies and production processes that can be practically implemented to maximize production efficiency, accuracy, and productivity 

Evaluate available technologies to maximize driver productivity, routing efficiency, and reduce miles driven 

Support continuous improvement efforts in the production environment, maximizing accuracy, productivity, and safety throughout 

Partner with local and Executive leadership to meet and/or exceed regional KPI and P&L objectives 

Own key transformation projects in operations, including the implementation of a WMS, materials handling systems, workforce management systems, asset protection, etc 

Define, track, and ensure compliance with industry-leading health and safety standards across site sanitation, safe working conditions, and accident reduction 

Evaluate regional facility capacity in warehousing and transportation while maximizing the existing footprint and recommending expansion opportunities where needed 

Partner with the Continuous Improvement team to identify and implement Lean Six Sigma projects

Skills and Qualifications:

You have effectively influenced colleagues across operations, technology, merchandising, and HR to implement key initiatives 

You have 8+ years of experience in Operations, with 3+ years of leadership experience in food and online grocery preferred 

You’ve mastered continuous improvement and innovation techniques including but not limited to, six sigma and supply chain optimization

About You:

You’re data-driven. You use facts and analysis to inform decision making 

You’re a great communicator. You’re able to position and communicate complex ideas simply and practically, to any audience 

You’re highly collaborative and willing to compromise. No task is too small 

You’re passionate about improving the sustainability and social responsibility of our operations 

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 remotely to the VP of Central Operations 

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! 

Domestic travel to new and existing facilities required between 50% - 75%

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 

Domestic travel to new and existing facilities required between 50% - 75%

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.