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Associate Director, Operations

HelloFresh
United States, Georgia, Newnan
June 23, 2022

At Hello Fresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 17 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The Hello Fresh Group now includes our core brand, Hello Fresh, as well as: Green Chef, Every Plate, Chef's Plate, Factor, and Youfoodz.

As the Associate Director, you will be a partner to the site Director & SVP to manage & build the fulfillment operations. Your time will be spent between running the daily operations, as well as driving improvement measures, and operational strategy. If you're looking to make an impact, lead from the front-lines and drive change from within, this is it!

THIS IS AN OVERNIGHT POSITION

You will...

  • Identify problems in the fulfillment operations and drive continuous improvement strategies for the distribution center
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to develop an operations improvement road map in collaboration with SVP & other site directors
  • Ensure adherence to OSHA, GMP, SQF, food safety and facility compliance while meeting operational goals and continuously improving production.
  • Drive Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery, while growing and expanding capabilities that meet warehouse mandatory requirements
  • Lead and supervise a team of managers, their supervisors and hourly associates
  • Share and exchange operational best practices with the (associate) directors of our other sites
  • Develop and deliver operational procedures for all of fulfillment and supporting processes
  • Drive strategic planning and forecasting ensuring operational alignment
  • Reward and recognize performance and execute on progressive discipline, as needed
  • Mentor, train and develop teammates for career progression and learning
  • Create a positive team dynamic that encourages all employees in the fulfillment center to: provide feedback and drive change within the facility, adapt to the ever-changing business and stay focused on the customer experience
  • Drive a customer-focused environment committed to delivering the highest quality product to our customers

You are/have....

  • Bold: you're adventurous, outgoing and optimistic; you're confident making decisions and taking calculated risks
    Entrepreneurial Spirit: you have the vision, passion, and imagination; you are not afraid to ask 'what if' and constantly challenge the status quo
  • Versatile: you roll with the punches and don't get overwhelmed easily; you enjoy grinding away at issues and have a knack for delivering results in hyper-growth, constantly changing environments
  • Analytical: data is your friend; you're able to translate numbers into action and pave the way for efficiency
  • Team-oriented: you have a track record of leading cross-functional teams and cultivating collaborative partnerships at all levels and departments of an organization
  • Strategic: you recognize and resolve situations that are ambiguous or challenging and use logic to identify alternatives, evaluate, and present approaches to solving complex problems while thinking in terms of contingency plans
  • Customer-focused: slightly obsessive-compulsive when it comes to customer experience and strive to deliver a product that is second to none
  • Comprehensive background in Fulfillment, Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing
  • Inventory control management with a background in building/improving warehouse management or inventory tracking systems (WMS implementation a plus).
  • Motivated, developed and managed 150-200+ employees - our culture is a critical part of our success, and you need to help drive it
  • Excitement for working in a fast-paced environment with a high level of ambiguity and change
  • Interest in spending most of your time on the shop floor and working directly with all levels of staff
  • Continuous improvement and project management skills
  • High level of integrity and ethics with excellent follow-through
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English strongly preferred

At a minimum, you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree required - Master's preferred
  • 8+ years of experience managing operations or production within the Food/Beverage/Perishables
  • Familiarity with FSMA, HACCP, SQF
  • Deep knowledge of Lean manufacturing
  • Flexibility to work weekends and/or night shifts

You'll get...

  • Competitive Salary & 401K company match that vests immediately upon participation
  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy
  • $0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans effective first day of employment
  • 75% discount on your subscription to Hello Fresh (as well as other product initiatives)
  • Snacks, coffee & catered meals
  • Company sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups
  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company

About Hello Fresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers' homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At Hello Fresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company's commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

To learn more about what it's like working inside Hello Fresh, follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn

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