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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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Eat the Change® is a new company created by Seth Goldman, Founder of Honest Tea, and Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn. It combines marketplace solutions with education and activism to empower consumers to make dietary choices aligned with their concerns around climate and health.
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