Director of Operations at Little Spoon 1357 views19 applications

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a passionate operations guru to join our founding team and take on all aspects of operations for Little Spoon. You are detail-oriented but can effectively think and communicate at a high level. You are analytical and technically savvy. You have a proven ability to manage projects through their full lifecycle, from idea to implementation. You are a self-starter capable of working independently while wearing many hats. You have a passion for inspiring internal and external teams and helping people around you reach their potential. You are forward looking and naturally curious – constantly trying to find ways to hack life, organize the chaos and optimize the world around you. You have a knack for finding simple and creative solutions to complicated problems. You intuitively roll up your sleeves and get sh*t done while managing to have fun in the process. You love good food and are passionate about health and wellness. You love a good challenge. And you’re ready for your next one.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee and optimize all aspects of operations, including procurement, production, planning, logistics, fulfillment, product quality and food safety for both the retail and direct-to-consumer sides of our business
  • Strategically manage operations with a sharp eye on preparedness for future scale and next steps
  • Identify growth opportunities and improve profitability through cost reduction, cost avoidance and constant process improvement
  • Develop and execute overall operations and supply chain strategies while considering and analyzing the trajectory of our business
  • Take a hands-on approach to addressing real-time problems and opportunities
  • Work with the senior team to set annual plans, budgets and overall strategic direction of the business
  • Perform detailed financial analysis and modeling
  • Analyze trends and metrics and deliver actionable insights
  • Set up and manage all aspects of operations, supply chain, logistics and infrastructure for future products and line extensions
  • Lead negotiations and manage key relationships with our vendors, suppliers, co-packers, manufacturers and fulfillment partners
  • Act as the resident “process guru,” proactively supporting our sales, marketing and finance teams in the pursuit of shared goals and objectives
  • Work with team of outsourced developers to implement both customer-facing and back-end technology initiatives
  • Work hand-in-hand with the CEO to achieve aggressive growth targets, scale the business and raise subsequent rounds of funding

 

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Experience with a fresh food company
  • Experience with a direct-to-consumer business model and/or traditional CPG
  • Experience in e-commerce logistics, supply chain and transportation
  • Experience in an analytical role (IB, PE, consulting, start-ups)
  • Experience in a fast-based entrepreneurial environment
  • College and/or advanced degree, preferably in Business, Operations or Supply Chain Management

 

Additional Information

  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Passionate high-energy team with a fun, flexible culture
  • Lean, mean (okay, not really mean) scrappy entrepreneurial environment
  • All the baby food you can eat. Trust us, it makes a hell of a snack
  • Reports directly to the CEO
  • Competitive compensation and health benefits
  • Equity package

 

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At Little Spoon, we believe your baby’s food should never be older than your baby. We’re a rapidly growing startup set to revolutionize the baby food category and beyond. Our vision is to bring nutritious meals and snacks to babies and children everywhere through a convenient, direct-to-consumer subscription model and select retail stores nationally.

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