Production Manager

  • Spero Foods
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Jun 07, 2020
Full time Entry Level General Management Management Manufacturing

Job Description

DESCRIPTION

People want plant-based dairy. But, today, plant-based dairy is prohibitively expensive due to the use of nuts as the primary ingredient.

I created Spero Foods because I wanted everyone to have access to clean dairy alternatives that actually taste good.

At Spero, we make dairy from seeds.

Why seeds? Almonds/cashews (nuts), which comprise the majority of the dairy alternatives industry today, will never create cost comparable products with dairy because they are too expensive and they're hard to scale. They take too much time, space, water, and human labor. Seeds are 7-8x less expensive and grow 50-70x faster than nuts.

By using truly scalable ingredients and cutting-edge, patented technology, Spero is the first company making plant-based dairy cheaper than traditional dairy products, taking dairy alternatives mainstream.

Just this past year, Spero has been:

- IAB 2020 Most Disruptive Food & Beverage Brands
- TED Women Food Trends
- Forbes Under 30 Most Innovative
- Winter Fancy Food Show Standout Startup
- RXBar Founders, YCombinator backed

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Staff Management
Food production of products according to proprietary specifications
Packaging
Storage
Safety / QA

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
College Degree

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
0.5+ years of operations experience
0-1+ years managing a team

BONUS:
You've worked in operations
You're obsessed with quality & organization
You understand food production & food science

WHO YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO:
Takes pride in your work
Is results-oriented and an incredible executor
Is adaptable. Detail-oriented. Is scrappy. Has grit.
Is obsessed with quality & innovation
Wants to learn and grow

JOB PERKS:

Free coffee, tea, snacks
Autonomy, growth, impact
Opportunity to make a positive impact on the world-- the environment, people’s health, animals’ lives

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Occupations

Business Unit Management,   Food Preparation-Cooking,   Facilities Management-Maintenance,   Operations-Plant Management