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Director of Operations

Eat the Change

Looking to join a fast-growing, mission-driven start-up in the world of plant-based and sustainable foods? Eat the Change® – a new company created by Seth Goldman, Founder of Honest Tea, and Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn – is looking for a Director of Operations who is ready to play an integral role bringing this delicious and transformative brand to market.

As a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Operations will report directly to the CEO and bring Eat the Change® products to life by overseeing all operations, including: purchasing, manufacturing warehousing, inventory, forecasting , and distribution.

The ideal candidate is a high-performing multi-tasker: passionate,  experienced in all aspects of food production and operations, and eager to play a hands-on role in the rapid growth of the brand and company.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leading all production planning and logistics, including: forecasting, purchasing, supplier management, warehousing, inventory, manufacturing, and distribution
  • Coordinating product development and commercialization – working in partnership with our culinary team to convert kitchen recipes to scaled production
  • Supporting continuous improvement efforts in production with an emphasis on accuracy, productivity, and safety
  • Managing and improving gross margins – driving a continual process toward margin optimization, particularly with respect to cost of goods and freight
  • Managing, qualifying, and expanding co-manufacturing and supplier partners
  • Managing and improving quality control initiatives
  • Defining, tracking, and ensuring compliance with industry-leading health and safety standards 
  • Managing and expanding the operations team
  • Obtaining and maintaining all certifications, including organic and kosher
  • Serving as a member of the senior management team – participating in all meetings and deliberations with respect to organizational strategy

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience leading all aspects of operations within a food company: supply chain, manufacturing, warehousing, inventory, and distribution
  • 8+ years of experience in operations, with 3+ years of leadership experience preferred
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and eager to take ownership and drive results; experience in start-up environments preferred
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, planning, and logistical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; passionate about leading a team, collaborating across functions, and facilitating supplier and manufacturing relationships
  • Intelligent, proactive, trustworthy,  and hard-working
  • Passionate about our mission to empower consumers to choose (and enjoy!) foods that align with their concerns around climate change and health

 

Details of the Position

  • Full-time exempt position reporting directly to the CEO
  • Competitive benefits package and compensation commensurate with experience
  • Ability to travel domestically required
  • Regular work with computers and mobile devices

 

Eat the Change® is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

Interested? Please send a resume and cover letter to info@eatthechange.com with the Subject Line Operations



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