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Associate Director, Facilities and Maintenance

Green Chef

Green Chef

Aurora, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Associate Director, MRE
Job Snapshot
Factor_ a brand of HelloFresh is seeking an Associate Director, MRE. As the Associate Director – MRE, you will oversee the maintenance and reliability of numerous buildings across your assigned business vertical. You will take a hands-on approach to leadership, effectively engaging, motivating, and coaching team members. Partnering with the M&RE senior leadership team, you will define, develop and deliver the maintenance roadmap and set the standard for operational efficiency within your business vertical.

You will…
● Oversee MRE-related processes including maintenance of automation and manufacturing equipment, electrical, refrigeration, PIT equipment (forklifts), building, grounds, and overall upkeep of numerous buildings
● Motivate, engage, coach, and inspire a team of managers and technicians, creating a positive team dynamic that encourages all employees to provide feedback and drive change from within
● Provide project management and support as assigned for key strategic and building level projects
● Manage outside vendors and facilitate planned and unplanned repairs
● Ensure that maintenance regulations are followed
● Identify problems and brainstorm improvement strategies for the fulfillment centers
● Drive cross-departmental engagement and collaboration on new projects and retrofits

You are…
● Customer Centric: You are passionate about delivering on commitments to your customers
● Bold: you have vision, passion and grit; you're not afraid to take calculated risks and constantly challenge the status quo
● Agile: you roll with the punches and don’t get overwhelmed easily, you adapt quickly to change and know how to deliver results in a fast-paced, autonomous environment
● Decisive: You realize when making a decision is as important as the time it takes to make that decision
● Problem-solver: you understand there is not a one-size-fits-all approach when problem-solving; you think outside the box and enjoy enjoy deep diving issues to find a solution
● Programmatic: you’re able to identify the system component that is causing the error, as well as the options available for resolving it and completing the task efficiently
● Strategic: you see the bigger picture, as well as each moving part which allows you to recognize and resolve situations that are ambiguous or challenging for others

You have…
● 8+ years managing maintenance/operations and reliability within the Food/Beverage/Perishables/Distribution industry or equivalent experience
● Bachelor's Degree preferred; high school diploma or GED required
● Effective leader and communicator for employees, direct reports, cross-functional teams, and executives
● High level of integrity and ethics with excellent follow-up and follow-through
● Interest in engaging directly with all levels of staff
● Well-versed in recent OSHA regulations and compliance
● Able to read and interpret blueprints, manuals, and schematics
● Exposure to refrigeration systems
● Knowledgeable in GMP/LEAN and strong continuous improvement and project management skills
● Comfortable working in cold environments with some areas of facility at 40F
● Excitement for working in a start-up environment with a high level of ambiguity and change
● Flexibility to work weekends, holidays and/or nights and travel approximately 50% of the time

You’ll get…
● Competitive salary & 401K company match that vests immediately upon participation
● Paid parental leave (16 weeks)
● Generous PTO policy
● Day one benefit coverage for health/dental/vision ($0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans)
● 75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh, as well as other product initiatives
● Snacks, coffee & catered meals
● Company sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups
● Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company