Imperfect Foods, Inc.

Job Info
  1. Job Title: VP of Supply
  2. Location: San Francisco, CA
  3. Number: 9893
  4. Post Date: 9/27/2017
Job description

Imperfect Foods is searching for a visionary to take the supply department of our high-growth, 200-person company to the next level. We are revolutionizing the food industry and turning food waste on its head, one "ugly" carrot at a time. We need an individual who is genuinely inspired by our mission to help Imperfect grow into a world-class organization. As VP of Supply you must be excited to own the challenge of meeting supply needs and growing the supplier base to help fuel our national expansion. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years experience purchasing produce for national wholesalers or retail chains. If you're passionate about fighting food waste and making a meaningful impact on the produce industry, we'd love to talk!


  • Strengthen relationships with current farms on the west coast while building out midwest supply chain and laying the groundwork for the east coast
  • Develop and strengthen vendor/ farm relations both remotely and face to face
  • Represent Imperfect at produce shows and while visiting key suppliers
  • Manage product costs, inventory turnover, and margins
  • Improve process and productivity standards to ensure efficiency and accuracy
  • Establish specification requirements including price and margins
  • Certify quality standards and determine shelf life prior to produce arriving at warehouse
  • Set KPI’s for logistics and supply and ensure compliance
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedures and build out structure to ensure efficiency
  • Manage the Supply team’s budget including travel, promotions, and personnel costs
  • Negotiate contracts and program costs
  • Build out and lead team of regional managers as the company scales
  • Manage leadership and staff development for all Supply team employees

Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years of produce purchasing and/or procurement experience
  • Agriculture or Business degree preferred, but not required
  • Candidates with farm direct experience strongly preferred
  • PACA knowledge and ERP development experience
  • Strong critical thinking, organization, and presentation skills
  • Relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Spanish speaker a big plus

About You

  • You’ve seen it all, from orange freezes to droughts and you understand how to react to uncontrollable natural disasters
  • While you come with a significant amount of experience, you’re also very adaptable and willing to learn something new
  • A networker in your field, you have plenty of strong grower contacts in both North and Central America
  • You are mission-driven and personally aligned with our commitment to reduce food waste

Details of Position

  • Reports to the Chief Supply Officer and Co-founder, Ron Clark, based out of San Francisco
  • Heavy domestic travel required
  • Full-time exempt position
  • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, and free produce!

Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining Imperfect Foods.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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