Responsibilities

  • Work on-site at our St. Louis, MO co-manufacturing facility to oversee and support our daily production requirements
  • Act as a liaison between Little Spoon HQ and facility management and the production team 
  • Work hands on with the production staff in the kitchen and on the line, observing, assisting, motivating, and implementing solutions to increase throughput, improve efficiency and reduce waste
  • Monitor daily production performance and results, owning production-related KPIs (e.g. yields, labor cost, attainment, CFR, product testing, equipment testing and capacity)
  • Assist with receiving and the inventory management records of raw materials performing ad hoc cycle counts as required 
  • Develop and implement systems to improve facility operations 
  • Work with the Product Team to identify process improvement opportunities via product evaluation reports, customer feedback, customer complaints and detailed observation
  • Assist with product development projects, from material vetting and trial runs from testing through to full-scale production
  • Participate in the testing, installation, and commission of new culinary equipment 

Desired Skills And Experience

Our ideal candidate will check most of these boxes:

  • 5+ years experience in food production, product development and/or quality assurance for manufacturing
  • Culinology Degree, Food Science Degree, Culinary Degree or equivalent background and experience
  • Passion for and ability to stay current with food industry trends, especially related to product development, functional ingredients, equipment technology and regulatory requirements
  • Applied experience with ensuring quality, safety and good manufacturing processes (GMPs) are followed
  • Ability to think creatively and come up with solutions to ever-changing business needs and competing priorities
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, able to execute daily tasks quickly and error-free
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Comfortable working independently and communicating regularly with remote team members
  • Process-driven, willing to learn and have a “get-things-done” attitude
  • Tech savvy with strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Experience working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
At Little Spoon, we celebrate the unique background and point of view that each person brings to our team. We hire for potential, not just past experience, and strive to support the career development of each and every person on our team. 
We are fully committed to building a safe and inclusive workplace – a place where our team can think differently, challenge the status quo and have a little fun in the process. We have zero tolerance for harassment or discrimination. We do not discriminate and will not make any hiring decisions on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
If you have a disability and require accommodation during our interview process, please let us know how we can help make the interview process fair to your needs.
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