- 657 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
Ground Up PDX is a small-batch nut butter company that employs women overcoming adversity to provide them with job skills and training to get back on their feet. We produce peanut-free, honey-sweetened nut butters in flavors such as Cinnamon Snickerdoodle and Coconut Cardamom. Our products are sold in New Seasons, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer, and other PNW retailers.
We’re looking for an Operations Associate to join our team! This role is perfect for someone who loves Excel, has a knack for organization and a supreme attention to detail, and who is excited about the idea of working at a company surrounded by womxn on a mission.
Ground Up is at a pivotal stage in our growth journey. We’re a fast-growing social enterprise that is entering new markets, forming new distributor relationships, and growing the team—and we’re looking for an Operations Associate to support our Director of Operations in taking us to that next level. As Operations Associate, you will be involved in the day-to-day operations at Ground Up HQ. This is a unique opportunity to get experience at a fast-growing food start-up; you’ll gain hands-on experience in every area of the business from production to fulfillment to strategic planning. This role is a combination of hands-on work and computer work. The ideal candidate should love to keep things organized, thrive on efficiency, and be eager to learn. The Operations Associate will report directly to our Director of Operations, and will be trained in all operations-related activities of our business.
This is a full-time, salaried (exempt) role based in Portland, Oregon. You’ll be working alongside a passionate team of womxn in our SE Portland office / warehouse space!
FORECASTING + PLANNING
Work with the Director of Operations and Production Manager on inventory planning and forecasting to ensure we are appropriately stocked to meet sales orders
Order raw materials; manage contracts and pricing
Communicate with our suppliers and maintain supplier relationships
Manage and forecast inventory of raw ingredients based on production plan
Communicate with our warehouse team to ensure pallets of raw materials are received, brought down and put away for each production day
Find suppliers for new ingredients and assist with seasonal flavor sourcing and planning
Manage accounts receivable, following up with accounts that are delinquent in their payments
Manage distributor relationships and pricing discrepancies
Work on pricing models for new wholesale accounts
Maintain accurate COGS
Manage production supplies, spices and raw materials inventory in the warehouse
Help to maintain warehouse space organization and cleanliness
Provide forklift support as needed
Assist our Production Manager and kitchen crew as needed, jumping in on production days when additional support is needed
Assist with order fulfillment, including prepping pallets and packing orders
Help to manage our corporate gifting orders during the busy holiday season
AD HOC PROJECTS
Other product / ad hoc projects that arise
Benefits + Pay: Salaried (exempt), $40-42k DOE
Paid Holidays + Sick Time
Health Care Reimbursement + PTO available after 90 days
Commitment: Full-time, 40-45 hours per week
Ideal Start Date: August 30, 2021
At Ground Up, we maintain an open hiring policy and aim to create and cultivate a community that is diverse across race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, identity, experience, and perspective— where every employee feels supported to apply their whole self to our collective mission.
We are looking for someone who:
Has a bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, or a related field
Has a supreme attention to detail
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Is a problem solver
Is well-versed in Excel / Google Sheets
Has a positive attitude and is eager to learn
Is passionate about social justice, empowering women and creating a more equitable food system
Can lift 25 lbs and work on their feet for 6-8 hours per day (if needed)
Application deadline: July 30, 2021
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.