At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 18 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The HelloFresh Group now includes our core brand, HelloFresh, as well as: GreenChef, EveryPlate, Chef's Plate, Factor, and Youfoodz.

 

 

We’re hiring a VP of Operational Strategy. This is an opportunity to work hands-on solving real business challenges while making a big impact on a fast-growing organization, the food supply chain, and how people eat.

You will...

  • Partner directly with our Senior Management Team including the Head of Fulfillment to develop, organize, and implement operational strategy 
  • Manage workflows across functions to drive progress towards operational and business goals
  • Lead the labor planning and forecasting function for all lines of business
  • Spearhead continuous improvement projects through high level strategy
  • Own collection and management of critical inputs for setting of core KPIs
  • Facilitate operational organizational management and development
  • Support exploration of new business opportunities
  • Embrace and guide others through change and continuous improvement, aligning the team to both short- and long-term priorities. This includes allocating resources and mobilizing people to achieve targets with consistently monitoring progress and measuring success
  • Shepherd the budgeting process through cross-functional engagement
  • Travel 75% of the time to multiple locations within the network
  • Orchestrate quarterly management reviews
  • Identify valuable production and leadership methodologies, present areas of opportunity to the leadership team, and drive the establishment of new initiatives and best practices
  • Help lead the way in achieving operational excellence across the organization.

 

You are...

  • Results-oriented - You love creating tangible outcomes
  • Gritty - When you encounter obstacles you find solutions, not excuses
  • Analytical: data is your friend; you're able to translate numbers into action and pave the way for efficiency
  • Intellectually curious – You love to understand why things are the way they are, how things work, and challenge the status quo
  • A team player – You favor team victories over individual success
  • A structured problem solver – You possess strong organizational skills and consistently demonstrate a methodical approach to all your work
  • Agile – You thrive in fast-paced and dynamic environments and are comfortable working autonomously
  • A critical thinker – You use logic to identify opportunities, evaluate alternatives, and synthesize and present critical information to solve complex problems

At a minimum, you have...

  • Bachelor's degree required (Engineering and Business degrees preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience management consulting firm, with a leading manufacturing company, or in a hands-on analytical environment
  • Exceptional project and people management skills
  • Superior analytical skills and operational modeling capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability and hunger to deliver impact
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth environment
  • Willingness to travel up to 75% of the time

About HelloFresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers’ homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

We want to adapt our processes and create a safe space that welcomes everyone so please let us know how we can accommodate our process. In case you have any accessibility requirements you can share that with us in the application form.

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