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Senior Project Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain Continuous Improvement (f/m/x)

Green Chef

Green Chef

Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

The job

As Senior Project Manager, you'll be responsible for managing our ingredient quality enhancement and waste reduction initiatives internationally. In close collaboration with the international Food Safety & Quality, strategic procurement, production and inventory teams you will be responsible to support all quality improvement and waste reduction initiatives in our international fulfillment centers, our upstream supply chain, or with our suppliers.

Above all, we are looking for people who will make HelloFresh better. We believe there are many different ways of developing skills and we love diverse experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we would really like to learn more about you.

What you'll do

  • KPI based management of quality improvement and waste reduction projects and initiatives in an international supply chain (in 7+ markets, 15+ DCs)
  • Lead process reviews at our distributions centers and our suppliers and hold accountable for meeting HelloFresh specifications and waste targets (e.g., Value Stream Mapping, Process Mapping, Lean Manufacturing)
  • Design, iterate and rollout process, system and tool improvements that will achieve KPI targets. Use benchmarking and best practice exchange where available to maximize existing market and business knowledge.
  • Problem solving - Identify, prioritize, structure, and solve an array of other complex business problems, using analytics and business judgment
  • Create a task-force approach and spirit within the procurement community to provide execution support to our international category managers
  • Benchmarking, best practice exchange and standardization of sourcing & supply chain processes to optimize handling, ensure products meet quality standards and food surplus is minimized.
  • Manage continuous improvement of methods, systems and tools that will help our operations teams to manage capacity on an ongoing basis as well as deliver higher process efficiency

What you'll bring

  • An exceptional academic record with degree from top-tier college or University (Engineering or Business degrees preferred)
  • Extensive experience (5-6 years) within procurement, supply chain management and/or continuous improvement in operations or in a top-tier consulting company complemented by international multi-project management in a fast-paced environment gained in consumer driven industries
  • Solid competency in data analysis, lean methods, problem solving techniques, root cause analysis, and structuring of complex improvement projects
  • Six sigma green belt or similar qualification is a plus
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Exemplary and demonstrable stakeholder management experience across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Superior analytical skills and operational modeling capabilities connected to strategic thinking
  • People management experience, leading and developing a team of 1-2 people
  • Progressive supply chain leadership mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to enforce metrics that drive efficiency, measure performance and reduce costs, combined with a good sense of hands on mentality
  • Interest to frequently travel abroad to our sites (up to 70%)
  • Fluent business English knowledge, German and other languages are considered a plus

What we offer

  • Comprehensive relocation assistance to move to Berlin plus visa application support (if applicable)
  • A significant discount on your weekly HelloFresh box
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources plus access to the HelloFresh Academy
  • Mental health support, including Headspace subscription and access to qualified therapists through Spill
  • Budget for home office supplies
  • Monthly transportation budget through Rydes app
  • Working parents support
  • Additional perks include: Annual German language budget, discounts for John Reed gyms & Urban Sports Club, regular company events, fresh fruit & free drinks in the office, in-house yoga classes, weekly discount on the Convini vending machine in the office
  • Hybrid working model (option to work from home for up to 50% if preferred)
  • Sabbatical leave option after 18 months of being with HelloFresh
  • HelloFresh Pension Scheme that is subsidized with 20% on top
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 90+ different nationalities
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase