Category Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Home Chef is looking for a Category Manager of Protein to lead the end-to-end management of the category from strategy to execution in order to meet Home Chef’s financial and operational goals.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain category strategy
  • Own the identification, evaluation, and choice of suppliers for category
  • Coordinate, negotiate, and manage RFP strategy with both new and current suppliers
  • Ensure RFPs are executed smoothly at the local level without supply interruption
  • Work closely with culinary team to identify new ingredient needs and test new suppliers to ensure product meets high standards
  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance and Food Safety teams to ensure all suppliers/products meet Home Chef requirements
  • Work with Procurement Operations, Warehouse and site teams to improve supply chain performance
  • Conduct supply market analysis and collect supplier intelligence to drive sourcing improvement
  • Attend industry conferences to identify new trends, suppliers and/or ingredients
  • Generate, prioritize and implement new product ideas

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of procurement and sourcing experience (category-related preferred)
  • Proven history of managing others
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written
  • Strong data and numerical orientation
  • Strong project management
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and stakeholders
  • Data-driven mindset and comfort with analysis

Perks/Benefits:
-Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first 
 order!
-Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
-Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
-Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
-401k program
-Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
-Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees
-Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge
-Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
-Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
-Casual dress
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Technology we use

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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