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 Role: 
Imperfect Foods is looking for a Grocery Category Manager. The qualified Category Manager will handle all aspects of assigned categories including leading and developing an inventory buyer. Candidates must have an elevated passion for food and lead with a heart.


    • Owns their category assortments by following trends, developing and maintaining product strategies and developing the vision of the assigned category
    • Engineer a finely curated assortment of products that keep shopping satisfying and fun.
    • Effectively and creatively negotiate with suppliers to acquire the best cogs and pricing for our customers.
    • Working collaboratively with other departments such as digital merchandising, marketing and operations.
    • Leading with inclusion and open communication to develop a focused team of Inventory Buyers.
    • Maintain or exceed margin and sales targets.

Skills and Qualifications:

    • 5 years of proven track record in grocery category management or food procurement
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Strong food supply chain management

About You:

    • Willing to explore food experiences beyond the norm.
    • Imaginative and purpose-driven with the ability to execute ideas.
    • Open and approachable.
    • A strong leader that can lead through ambiguity.
    • Flexible and organized
    • Self-directed and able to prioritize.1-3 years of leading a team and developing young professionals.
    • You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

    • Full-time/non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Category Management and Merchandising
    • This is 100% remote
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

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.