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Procurement Excellence Analyst

Home Chef

Home Chef

IT, Operations
van buren, ar, usa
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Procurement Excellence Analyst

Location 433 W Van Buren Street
Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Employment Type
Regular - Full Time
Scheduled Days Off
6-Saturday, 7-Sunday

This Is Who We Are

Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available online at homechef.com and in retail at more than 2,100 Kroger grocery stores, Home Chef is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to cook simple, delicious meals, no matter how busy they are.

Home Chef is thrilled to introduce our new brand, Tempo! Tempo features a rotating selection of ready-to-heat meals delivered directly to your door. These meals are better-for-you versions of familiar favorites, designed to save you time and reduce stress while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our Tempo menu includes options that are protein-packed, fiber-rich, calorie and carb conscious, keto-friendly, and dietitian-approved.

Similar to our recipes, we recognize that variety is the spice of life, and therefore, our employees also bring their uniqueness and color to our fantastic team. We’re eager to work with humble team players and pragmatic next-level thinkers to innovate on Home Chef’s offerings.


The Procurement Excellence Analyst is a key member of the Food Supply Chain team, assisting in the team’s tactical and strategic direction. The role’s primary responsibilities are focused on the management and creation of ordering tools, analysis of weekly ordering performance, and development of initiatives to drive improvement in procurement KPIs.

The analyst must be comfortable with being in high demand and handling numerous tasks or initiatives simultaneously. She/he must be able to lead projects with minimal supervision while also playing a support role when needed. We rely on the analyst to be analytical and detail-oriented, yet have a sense of vision and possibilities for this role.


Analyze Food Supply Chain Metrics and Develop Initiatives to Drive Improvement

  • Enable data-driven decision making by reporting on core KPIs and performing ad-hoc analyses
  • Examples of past projects include: analyzing produce market trends to inform expected pricing for culinary team; publishing weekly Food Supply Chain performance KPIs

Develop Tools and Dashboards to Facilitate Supply Chain Processes

  • Find innovative ways to make data actionable for our buying and supply chain teams - build processes to better collect, store, and visualize data in a meaningful and impactful way
  • Examples of past projects include: developing a scorecard to track supplier OTIF; creating a tool to track weekly pricing variance

Manage and Improve Current Ordering Tools and Processes

  • Partner with our buying teams and supply chain team to develop, manage, and continually improve tools
  • Understand challenges with current tools and processes and drive forward improvement
  • Examples of past projects include: reducing number of PO pricing discrepancies; managing weekly creation of ordering tool


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: energetic and able to lead change, create vision, and inspire people to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solver: Identify issues quickly and bring recommended solutions backed by logic to the discussion
  • Interpersonal savvy: Develop rapport across the organization in order to build consensus for implementing new processes and tools
  • Results oriented: Deal with ambiguity and make timely decisions to get to impact quickly
  • Attention to detail: Organizational skills and ability to manage details of complex systems and operational processes
  • Embody the Home Chef core values of customer first, pursuing excellence, taking ownership, and building a best-in-class team
  • 1-2 years work experience in supply chain, engineering, operations, management consulting, or data analysis role; top-ranked candidates strongly preferred
  • Technical ability: experience using data analysis programs (e.g. Excel and Google Business Apps) are a must, experience using SQL, Python, and/or JavaScript highly desired
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment. Travel to our production facilities in Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore and Los Angeles may be required as part of this position (up to ~10%)

More About Us

Perks and benefits:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date
  • Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) Employer match
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses
  • Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, holidays and sick time
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • State-of-the-art office in the historic Old Post Office building in downtown Chicago, close to multiple Metra and CTA options, and amenities such as a food court, onsite gym, and communal rooftop space
  • Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
  • Casual dress in a fun, friendly, and collaborative work environment

Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

How We Work Together

We are humble team players.
We are warm and gracious with team members and customers. We seek feedback to improve ourselves - and respectfully listen to and accept input.

We are pragmatic next-level thinkers.
We come up with novel and unique ideas. We explore new strategies to avoid being constrained by conventional thinking.

We take ownership.
We approach ambiguous problems, prepared to dive in, get curious, and learn more. We are results-driven, always challenging ourselves to exceed goals.

Be at Home at Home Chef

We all show up authentically at Home Chef. Our team includes individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. You can trust that you’ll be able to bring your whole self to an inclusive and enjoyable workplace.

We welcome people of all races, colors, religions, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

Home Chef is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Home Chef will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at hr@homechef.com.

Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.

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