Product Manager- Merchandising


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Imperfect Foods

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About Imperfect
Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the RoleAs the Product Manager, Merchandising at Imperfect Foods, you will be responsible for the roadmap and strategy for our merchandiser tools and technologies. Online grocery shopping, coupled with imperfect produce that comes in non-standard sizes, brings unique challenges like a frequently changing catalog and the ability to make it clear to customers what they are getting. This role will work closely with our Category Managers, Buyers, and Site Merchandisers to innovate on everything from forecasting and planning to catalog management and website promotions. We are looking for someone passionate about sustainable food systems and who enjoys innovating on critical business processes.


  • Create and deliver a results-oriented Merchandising Technology strategy grounded in customer insights and that crafts long-term customer value.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with your stakeholders, establishing alignment and clear prioritization.
  • Partner with your Engineering Manager to lead and empower a team of engineers that deliver value quickly.
  • Define features and functionality based on feedback and research, and provide clear requirements for your team.
  • Identify the multifaceted implications for each product feature and problem-solve across the entire organization. Anticipate problems before they impact teams.
  • Connect your work to the broader outcomes of the business through detailed modeling and analysis.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of delivering winning features from inception through launch and impacting the metrics of a business in an obvious and measurable way.
  • Ability to influence and inspire your team by storytelling the problems to tackle and presenting a vision for what you want to achieve.
  • Establishing baselines, setting SMART goals, and measuring success is second nature to you.
  • Technical proficiency across the whole stack -- you can keep up with engineering discussions, even though you also know what you don’t know.
  • Ability to speak fluently with different departmental cultures, such as Merchandising, Operations and Finance.
  • Previous experience working on merchandising technology, internal tools, or other business systems.
  • We’re remote first, so strong written and verbal communication skills are a must have.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience working in merchandising or the grocery industry.
  • Prior experience with vendor management systems (Salesforce).
  • Prior experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (NetSuite).
  • Prior experience building internal tools.
  • Prior experience building third party integrations.

About You:

  • Cool as a cucumber - you prefer thinking over reacting.
  • Hyper-organized - in your thoughts and how you communicate.
  • Execution-oriented - you like ideas, but you like execution even better.
  • Customer focused and data-informed.
  • Curious, hardworking, and positive.
  • Personally aligned with our mission to eliminate food waste.

Position Details:

  • Position reports to Group Product Manager, Merchandising and Operations
  • Remote-first, majority of our team is in the Bay Area but you don’t have to be
  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401k, and free groceries! 

Physical Requirements:

  • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
  • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
  • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
  • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
  • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
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