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VP of New Markets

COMPANY

 

Imperfect Produce

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San Francisco, CA, US

Description

About Imperfect
 
Imperfect is on a mission to reduce food waste and to make healthy food more affordable, accessible, and convenient. We source food directly from farms and producers, which would often otherwise go to waste and deliver it to customers' doors for an average of 30% less than grocery store prices. Since our start in 2015, our customers have saved millions of pounds of food from going to waste.
 
Imperfect is more than just a grocery box! In everything we do, we bring an appetite, lead with heart, embrace imperfection, and work to grow the movement. We aim to cultivate sustainable environments everywhere we go–whether in the office, warehouse, or field. By working at Imperfect, you’re helping build a more sustainable and effective food system. You’re helping fight food waste. You’re ensuring farmers are rewarded for their full harvest. You’re improving access to healthy food in food deserts. With each curvy cucumber and scarred almond, you’re helping shape our world for the better.
 
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
 
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!

Responsibilities

    • Work with CEO and VP of Operations to create attainable new market launch timelines and roadmaps
    • Communicate timelines and roadmaps to various department heads and external partners to get feedback and buy-in
    • Oversee the successful launch of a new city every 4 months
    • Research the strategic landscape of prospective new markets
    • Create and present cost benefit analyses of various launch scenarios
    • Establish scalable and sustainable co-packing and delivery partnerships in prospective new markets that can support the company's rapid growth
    • Responsible for hiring and training GMS and other new team members in the new markets that company will launch in
    • Support General Managers in new packing facilities to personally ensure that the company hits its quality targets during its first 1-2 months in a new market
    • Represent company in key meetings and negotiations with key external partners and vendors, leveraging the company-wide purchasing power for the best possible rates
    • Work with Chief Marketing Officer to develop a go-to-market plan for each new city launch
    • Coordinate with the Chief Supply Officer to ensure proper supply chain and logistics are in place for each new market innovation
    • Support the Chief Innovation Officer and VP of Operations in prototyping, testing, and rolling out new initiatives, such as a pack-to-light system and regional shipping
    • Manage deployment of innovations to new markets

Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in management economics, business administration, or a related field, plus 2 years of experience
    • Required experience must include: 2 years of experience with real estate lease negotiations; 2 years of experience with equipment purchasing for facilities; and 2 years of experience with researching new markets for expansion as well as growth
    • Also requires travel to various, unanticipated vendor locations throughout the U.S. for 50% of the time
40 hours/week, $150,000 per year.  Must also have authority to work permanently in the U.S. Applicants who are interested in this position may apply https://www.jobpostingtoday.com/ Ref #16623
 
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
 
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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