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Fulfillment Manager – Remote

Purple Carrot

This is a Full-time position in Remote - US posted November 21, 2020.

Location: Remote – US

DESCRIPTION

Purple Carrot is on a mission to cultivate the plant based revolution, one meal at a time. We’re looking for an experienced and driven Fulfillment and Operations Manager to join our team and help continue to grow our production capacity. This role will oversee the weekly production of boxes out of three third-party partner facilities in New Jersey, Las Vegas, and Chicago by supporting the on-site Purple Carrot staff and helping to mitigate against any last-minute inventory, shipping, or production issues.

In addition to overseeing a remote team of 3-5 people, this position has four main areas of responsibility: on-time weekly production, quality control & continuous improvement, partner liaison, and new product testing and implementation. Each area is crucial to the success of our weekly production and ability to grow with our partners by adding new products and improving efficiency. A successful person in this role will be excited to understand our weekly processes and learn how to improve them through in-person and hands-on work, while also being comfortable implementing new processes, new products and participating in projects on the strategic growth of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for on-time and accurate production of weekly boxes, by supporting on-site team with processes for inventory management
  • Manage and support remote team of 3-5 employees through shared tools, clear and constant communication, regular visits, and team meetings, promoting a positive team dynamic to encourage honest feedback and support new ideas
  • Work directly with on-site specialists and partner teams to maintain lean, organized storage of all Purple Carrot materials
  • Work actively with your team and cross functionally to identify and reconcile inventory discrepancies weekly
  • Collaborate with internal managers in Purchasing and Finance on weekly and monthly inventory reporting and reconciliations in QB and ERP
  • Support new product (testing and implementation) launches with partners from ideation to first ship and beyond
  • Communicate upcoming volume projections and ensure capacity at each facility, especially during busy seasons, holidays and product launches
  • Responsible for achieving weekly & monthly quality KPI’s by location, and work with manager Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities to improve customer quality and help with partner efficiency
  • Support shipping partner relationship by communication weekly volumes, upcoming changes, and error rates

REQUIREMENTS

Experience:

  • Five years+ experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Two to three years people management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent operations experience
  • Working knowledge of SQF/GMP food safe environments a plus
  • Experience using ERP systems (Fishbowl and QB a plus), experience in ERP implementation preferred
  • Knowledge of LEAN/Six Sigma
  • Remote experience a plus
  • Conversational Spanish preferred

Traits:

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Focus on the details to find the root of an issues
  • Hands-on attitude – willing to dig in to implement new solutions, troubleshoot a problem or support a team member
  • Leader, team player and relationship builder – connect and communicate with a variety of people and personalities remotely
  • Process focused and driven – constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and quality

Location:

NYC metro or Boston metro areas preferred

BENEFITS

About Purple Carrot

We’re on a mission to spread the plant-based revolution, and we need your expertise!

Purple Carrot started with just a seed of an idea in 2014: encourage people to Eat More Plants™ for their health and the health of the planet. Today, we are leading the charge for people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle in their homes and on-the-go. Purple Carrot’s irresistible, globally-inspired recipes, fresh ingredients, and meals are available in the U.S. and Japan.

We’re a team of dedicated and passionate people who are motivated to change the world for the better and have fun doing it. Does this sound like something you’re up for?

Benefits

We love our staff, and show it with benefits (professional development, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance), matching retirement plan, unlimited paid time off, credit toward free Purple Carrot boxes, and the opportunity to work in collaboration with co-workers who are passionate about food.

We greatly thank all applicants, however only those under serious consideration will be contacted.