Production Planning Analyst

| Chicago

About us:

Farmer’s Fridge started with an idea in Chicago: make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. Our handcrafted meals are delivered daily to over 250 smart fridges and can be conveniently purchased with a credit card or using our app. This is only possible because of our team of people: techies, logistical geniuses, folks who lovingly curate the food among many others.

Our people are friendly and are gifted with grit and passion. That’s exemplified in our work environment where things are always shifting. Forget open-door policies; we have an open layout where you can hear and see everything that’s going on.

And just like our open layout, we value an open mind, dedication to work, and a collaborative spirit. We hire based on those characteristics, our business’ needs, and your qualifications. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind — in the hiring process or in the workplace.

Check out our BuiltIn Chicago page to see what it’s like to work here: https://www.builtinchicago.org/company/farmers-fridge

About this job:

As the Production Planning Analyst you are the backbone of the company’s production schedule and metrics. In this critical role you will tell our warehouse team what ingredients to requisition, inform our processing team how much of each ingredient to wash/chop/cook/etc, and ensure our assembly team knows how many of each of our products to produce. You will capture key production metrics and surface trends to the management team. We are looking for an efficiency expert to help us analyze, cultivate, and improve our production planning, model and process.

In a typical week, you will...

  • Generate the reports required by all floor teams (production, inventory, warehouse) to execute their daily responsibilities
  • Identify opportunities to optimize requisition and production plans taking into account the intricacies and complexities of each recipe and daily production capacity
  • Analyze ingredient usage and yields and surface trends to help the team achieve production volume goals and cost targets
  • Develop and maintain the weekly production scorecard to assess the effectiveness of production as well as the accuracy of the production planning model
  • Successfully balance multiple competing priorities within a rapid growth environment to create a schedule for production that maximizes production efficiencies

Necessary knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, sciences, or business
  • Ability to synthesize complex data into actionable goals
  • Strong analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and challenges
  • Passion for food and the Farmer’s Fridge mission to improve people’s lives through 24/7 access to fresh food;
  • The ability to operate in ambiguous situations and be flexible as the organization changes and grows - we are in a new place every quarter!

Personal characteristics:

  • Efficiency minded. You are analytical and passionate about process improvement
  • Detail Oriented. You understand that every ounce of an ingredient matters and you make sure your reports are 100% accurate
  • Openly collaborative. Big egos need not apply!
  • Flexible and Available. Willing to work odd hours when needed - we are a 24-7 operation and developing/managing aspects of our system may sometimes mean working outside the typical 9-5.
  • Analytical. You will need to figure things out like Sherlock Holmes. The solution might not be obvious.
  • Positivity. There are a ton of challenges to building something new, so we need people who embrace challenges and failure as opportunities to grow and improve

Benefits:

  • Traditional Benefits. Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Daily Fridge Credits or access to free Farmer’s Fridge meals.
  • Monthly cell phone credit
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Clarity Breaks. We encourage you to step away from your routine to reflect on your work strategy and top priorities
  • Volunteer Opportunities. We love to engage with our community and participate in events that are aligned with our mission
  • Sports Leagues. Fueling teamwork and collaboration with a healthy dose of fun competition
  • Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events

Farmer’s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

View our disclosures related to External Agencies and Applicants below: https://www.farmersfridge.com/careerdisclosures

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Location

Located in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, we’re at the epicenter of the startup community. Find coffee shops, breweries, and inspiration all around.

An Insider's view of Farmer's Fridge

What are some social events your company does?

Working at a start-up can be a roller coaster, so we do our best to balance work & play. We have regular get-togethers including happy hours, mixers, and impromptu outings to celebrate the wins at the many restaurants & breweries in the area. We also throw a mean party, are 2018 kickball league champions and have yoga classes in the office monthly.

Eden

Revenue & Sustainability Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Given the fast-paced environment at the Fridge, things change so quickly around here. Each day comes with new projects and priorities - and no two days look the same. From meetings and calls to strategizing with the team, and travel, in the two years I've been here, it's safe to say that each day is different.

Syed Shah

Head of Expansion

What makes someone successful on your team?

In a space dominated by big food players, we are building something truly innovative, and the response from the community reaffirms that we're on our way to helping people live healthier, happier lives. Challenges are met with optimism and passion instead of deep sighs and frustration, and the team really bands together to achieve shared goals.

Caroline

Director of Operations Systems

What is your vision for the company?

Farmer's Fridge aims to make fresh, healthy food as accessible as a candy bar. We are on a mission to improve public health through better access to delicious, nutritious food.

Luke

Founder & CEO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I love coming to a place where my coworkers are supportive of my trials as a working Mom. Where time is made for quiet, uninterrupted work with weekly clarity breaks. Where we are fully supported in our projects. I get to bring all of myself to work, the Mom, the food lover, and the runner—and feel like each part is appreciated and celebrated!

Sarah

Customer Development Manager

What are Farmer's Fridge Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Fridge Benefits Overview

Let’s talk perks. Because keeping you healthy and happy is what we’re all about.

We offer:
Traditional Benefits -- Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, LTD

10 paid holidays

Generous PTO policy (Did somebody say vacay?!)

Daily Fridge Credits (Yep—Lunch is on us! Free snacks, too!)

Monthly cell phone credit

Spontaneous company events and community service activities (kickball, yoga, and yes—even the occasional bonsai tree taming tutorial can be expected!)

Opportunity to work with a phenomenal team of individuals that are constantly pushing the market boundaries to offer delicious, nutritious food at the utmost convenience.

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
We love to engage with our community and participate in events that are aligned with our mission
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Regular team celebrations for company milestones and other special events.
Free Daily Meals
Daily Fridge credits!
Stocked Kitchen
We have snacks and drinks available.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our sports leagues fuel teamwork and collaboration with a healthy dose of fun competition.

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