Private Label Specialist- Forager (Grocery)


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Imperfect Foods

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About Imperfect
Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
About the Role:
The Private Label Specialist (forager) is responsible for developing and curating delightful product assortments, especially for our regional customer needs (Branded and Private Label). Deliver delicious products at the right time to be the “first and favorite” grocery shop for the majority of our customers.


  • Curate regional product assortments to meet our customer’s needs
  • Source and develop private label product in collaboration with Category Managers
  • Manage the development cycle to the finished product specs and packaging
  • Work with Category Management to ensure targeted launch dates
  • Work to convert productive national brand goods to Private label options
  • Keep current and ahead of probable food trends

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working in food procurement or fast-moving product line
  • Experience with retailers and direct suppliers preferred
  • Experience with a fast-growing company or start-up
  • Ability to analyze sales trends, pricing, and margins
  • Proficient with excel or Google sheets
  • Substantial experience working with ERP, WMS, and Inventory systems

About You:

  • You have excellent time management and outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Strongly favors facts and analysis to inform decision-making
  • You are detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • You strongly favor facts and analysis to inform decision-making
  • You are passionate about improving the sustainability and social responsibility of our business
  • You have a start-up mentality, making the most of what you have available to you through creative and innovative solutions.
  • You get things done, driving short-term results while planning for long-term solutions.
  • You are equally comfortable and love negotiating with suppliers
  • You have a positive, team-oriented mentality and highly collaborative. We are better together!
  • You are passionate about food and our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all.

Details of Position:

  • Full-time, exempt position reporting to the Head of Private Label and Product Development
  • The position will be remote, but we preferred candidates to be close to one of our packing centers  (i.e., Severn, MD; Northlake, IL; San Antonio, TX)
  • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!
  • Domestic travel may be required 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
  • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
  • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
  • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
  • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
  • Occasional facilitation of customer experience, grocery packing, or delivery teams, as necessary. May need to lift up to 50 lbs.

Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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