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About this role

Location: (ON, AB, BC)

Schedule: Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM

We are looking for an Associate Category Manager, Grocery, who will help us build out our vendor network & continuously improve our end-to-end sourcing process. Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, Grocery, you will contribute to & execute our strategic roadmap, manage vendor relationships, support negotiations, launch new ingredients, & streamline internal procurement processes. As part of the Procurement team, you will play a key role in improving our costs, ingredient quality, supply chain reliability, & product innovation - helping us deliver the best possible value to our customers.

What you will do

  • Support development & execution of our sourcing strategy for the category, driving improvements & supply chain performance in:
    • Cost: consistently optimize our cost base
    • Quality: identify & reduce quality errors
    • Reliability: ensure supply availability & proactively mitigate risk in the supply chain
    • Customer offering: drive product innovation & create a unique competitive advantage
  • Leverage large internal datasets & industry benchmarks to report on team progress against objectives, identify & prioritize new opportunities, & drive continuous improvement
  • Support vendor negotiation & selection process
  • Lead projects that drive innovative & sustainable packaging solutions
  • Manage new & existing vendor relationships, providing feedback on performance & collaborating on key initiatives
  • Work cross-functionally within the organization to prioritize & develop new products that deliver improved value for our customers
  • All other duties, as assigned

At a minimum you have

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, supply chain, or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of related experience in a hands-on, high-performance environment (ideal backgrounds include sourcing, supply chain, operations, or consulting)
  • Analytical & data skills: able to dig through data independently & draw helpful insights/conclusions. Strong Excel skills are a must! 
  • Structured approach & communication style: ability to clearly & persuasively communicate with a large variety of stakeholders
  • A love for solving complex, ambiguous problems in a fast-paced environment with constant change & limited direction
  • Bonus: Strategic sourcing experience, ideally across different steps of the sourcing process; comfortable managing negotiations with vendors

Lets cut to the cheese, this is why you'll love it here

  • Box Discount - Amazing discounts on 1 box per week! 75% discount on weekly HelloFresh & Chefs Plate meal kits AND 50% off weekly Factor meal box
  • Health & Wellness - Health & Dental benefits from day 1, a Health Spending Account, & unlimited access to the Headspace app to meet your self-care needs.
  • Vacation & PTO - Time off is also an important part of self-care! We offer generous vacation & PTO to help you create a good work-life balance. 
  • Family Benefits - A parental leave top-up program for expectant parents
  • WFH Allowance - A one time fund to help you set up or improve your home office 
  • Growth & Development - We support your career progression, provide development opportunities, & invest in your continued learning through our organization wide L&D fund
  • Work Hard & Have Fun - From team socials to HQ Wellness Wednesdays, youll have plenty of opportunity to experience the fun!
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives - With impactful ERGs like HelloChange & Women Empowerment, we are committed to our diversity, equity & inclusion efforts
  • Food Puns - this one is kind of a big dill if you havent already noticed. We even have some punny meeting room names!

Flexible Hybrid Approach

At HelloFresh, we know that flexible work arrangements are essential in enabling you to do your best work, while balancing your personal & life needs. Offering remote work flexibility, along with the opportunity to interact & collaborate in the office are all a part of creating a great employee experience. 

To meet these needs, we are pleased to provide Flexible Hybrid work. Flexible Hybrid is a people-first approach that is based on choice, trust, personalization, & empowers teams to choose when & how often they work from the office & work from home, in addition to team days & company days. This means a minimum of 1 day in office per week (or 4 days per month), with most teams in office between 2-3 days a week.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The health & safety of all staff members at HelloFresh is our top priority. As such, we are committed to taking every reasonable precaution to protect the health & well-being of our employees against the risks of COVID-19. 

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is proven to be a safe & effective tool in protecting our health & our communities. In support of this, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requiring all staff members to be fully vaccinated in order to access the office or to attend a HelloFresh sanctioned event located outside of the office. 

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