Imperfect Foods, Inc.

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Director of Logistics
  2. Location: San Francisco, CA
  3. Number: 9917
  4. Post Date: 10/18/2017
Job description

We are searching for a leader to own the logistics operations of our high-growth, 200+ person company. Imperfect is 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 us grow into a world-class organization. As Director of Logistics you must be excited to own the development of transportation networks nationwide to help fuel our growth. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in the produce transportation industry. If you're passionate about fighting food waste and making a meaningful impact on the produce industry, we'd love to talk!


  • Support growth by developing inbound transportation networks and routes from seasonal growing regions to different pack centers across the U.S.

  • Collaborate with internal partners (including the Imperfect Purchasing team) and external partners to ensure appropriate and timely flow of produce into pack centers

  • Maintain a reliable cold chain for all inbound produce, ensuring proper temperature control from the moment it leaves the shipper’s dock until it gets to our docks

  • Build out Standard Operating Procedures and create tools to optimize transportation logistics

  • Communicate with shipping partners, both broker and asset based, to ensure forecasted volume and service levels are consistently met

  • Manage carrier performance issues and resolve problems as they arise

  • Meet Key Performance Indicators for timeliness, cold chain, and cost

  • Continuously improve process and productivity standards to ensure efficiency and accuracy

  • Maintain food safety documentation to ensure compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and various government regulations

  • Solid understanding of transportation and logistics principles, economics, and supply chain network behavior

  • Research and identify carrier market pricing for new business opportunities assessments

  • Manage and develop your staff and direct reports


  • 5+ years of produce transportation experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Demonstrated experience with LTL, FTL, and 3PL carriers

  • Experience managing refrigerated, short-shelf life products

  • Familiarity with produce production and farming Robust ERP systems experience required

  • Strong analytical, planning, negotiating, and organizational skills

  • Relationship building and interpersonal skills

About You

  • You display a sense of urgency and know the importance of time when it comes to fresh produce

  • Own it Mentality: You thrive on learning opportunities and new challenges. While knowing when to ask for help, you also move quickly to get it done.

  • Adaptable: Needs change quickly and you have a great attitude about it.

  • A networker in your field, you have plenty of strong contacts in the transportation industry from coast to coast.

  • 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

  • Moderate 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 Produce

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

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