Shift Food Operations Manager

Seven Sisters, London (Greater)
Up to £35,000pa + benefits
12 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

allplants is a VC-backed start-up on a mission to become Earth’s most forward-thinking food company. We believe food is the bridge between people and planet, so we put social impact first, while feeding the world health, happiness, and love through delicious, plant-based food. Since launching in Jan'17 we’ve bagged awards, serving >200,000s meals through our 5-star, online shop and subscription service.


Today we deliver delicious ready-to-eat meals to your door. They’re flash frozen, chef-prepared and totally plant-based - taking the compromise out of healthy convenience. From a creamy Cashew Mac to a rich and spicy Jerk Jackfruit, each dish we deliver is 100% cool for vegans and packed full of plant powered goodness . And that’s just the beginning.


In the next 12 months, our online offering will grow as we introduce new recipes, serving formats and eating occasions for our community of food, sustainability and wellness heroes. We aim to do for plant-powered food, what BrewDog have for craft beer: developing multi-channel expertise through owned and earned touch-points, while achieving what Red Bull have for niche sports within plant-based living: making it aspirational and celebrated through media, campaigns and events.


Our plans for 2019 and beyond are bold, delicious and daring - and our founders and investors are an experienced team of serially successful tech entrepreneurs, creative brand builders and flavourful food operators, all driven to truly transform food and have some fun while we’re at it.


Working with us, you will be responsible for:  


  • People:


    • First and foremost you will be a people manager. Today you will be managing a team of 15+, expect this to triple within a year and continue to rapidly scale over the coming years.


      Leading on creating an awesome culture through daily stand up sessions, weekly leads huddles, running 1:1 performance review, coaching and developing every member of staff to unlock their full potential.




    • You will lead quality driven target led growth across production.


      Continuous improvement, mapping and refining production processes, improving prep, cook, freezing and plating stages and identifying new equipment and space requirements along with process needs - all with a view to helping our chefs make our food delightful and delicious every time.


      Driving delivery of our targeted operational goals WoW to deliver upon our continuously improving food contribution margin and RoR%.


      Creation of a production environment capable of enabling and never hindering our 3 week dish launch timeline - seamlessly delivering a dish from concept  through rapid innovation and experimentation to live. Achieving this through a combination of rapid scaling of team and systems.


Your skills and experience.

You’ll be a great fit here if:


  • You are self aware, highly personable to work with and have high emotional intelligence.


    You are a resilient self-starter with a real passion for the beauty and elegance of great tasting healthy food.


    You personally envision a plant-powered future for our planet, and understand the opportunity we have to inspire billions with delicious creativity made available for everyone.


    Are an experienced operator, holding an in depth knowledge and understanding of the need for quality management, and enjoy building and maintaining slick operational systems, constantly interpreting, recording and acting upon KPI’s. .


    You bring logic and creativity to always finding ways through the next brick wall.


    You know how to work to and smash incredibly tight deadlines and apply a sharp attention to process, detail and quality.


    You are energetic and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude at all times, and understand the importance of creating a great culture through deliberate design.


    You are an effective communicator, and work well within a team, you know how to handle difficult situations and character types to get the very best out of everyone.


    You bring humility and a sense of humour to even the toughest of moments.


our offer.


  • Do something that matters, that our world needs, and work with people excitedly dedicated on that same mission of a lifetime.


    Career development plan & training at Europe’s fastest growing plant-powered food startup.


    Free healthy lunches, breakfast and snacks, and team fun events


    You’ll be part of a business with purpose, using commercial growth to serve people & planet.


    Join an energetic, passionate and supportive team, who care about every dish and each other


    Get in early at a VC-backed startup, while growing alongside an allstar team


    Competitive salary package including share options scheme and pension


    Regular social gatherings and an intimate, collaborative environment


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