Food Operations Manager
Job Purpose and Summary:
We’re looking for a dynamic problem solver to join our team at KitchenTown! The Operations Manager is a key role that interacts with many people on a daily basis to manage our food manufacturing facility. This person is the link between our makers and our space, helping them navigate how to best use KitchenTown to help grow their business. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about food, loves working with people, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
Work with food startups and entrepreneurs to provide guidance on facility and equipment use, regulatory licensing, and other needs
Help KitchenTown makers make the best use of our facilities and programs to grow and scale their operations
Day-to-day management of commercial kitchen and warehouse
Schedule and coordinate the use of multiple workstations and equipment
Ensure that established operating procedures are being followed
Think strategically about how to make continuous improvements
onKitchenTown’s operational systems as our business evolves
Work across teams and departments to maximize efficiency and provide the best experience for our makers
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in relevant field
5+ years of food manufacturing, kitchen operations, or related experience
2+ years of people management experience
Knowledge and understanding of food safety & sanitation, production, equipment maintenance and warehousing (
Ability to work with people from all different backgrounds and experiences
Good written and oral communication skills
Service oriented, ability to adopt a client-first mentality (we love our makers!)
Ability to be flexible and accommodating while upholding food safety standards and operating procedures
Creative problem solver and team player
Ability to stay cool under pressure
Ability to sit, stand, walk, and lift 25 lbs
KitchenTown is a food startup incubator and innovation center that plays a critical role in the development, commercialization, and launch of
Growing a food company is not like growing any other kind of company. The food space is filled with variables—from refrigerated distribution needs to seasonal ingredients to packaging ideas that no machine can do (yet)—and being in service of those emerging companies means we have to listen deeply, stay adaptable, and hit the ground running when our founders do.
We bring structure and support to help our founders harness and direct their energy towards improving our food system. We provide infrastructure and expert guidance, and the right tools at the right times. We tap a network of industry resources to help guide the next generation of entrepreneurs.
We help food startups ideate, create, and grow their company in the smartest way possible. The world is changing quickly, and we’re here to help feed it.
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