Kitchen & Warehouse Operations - Night Shift Manager

London /
Kitchen & Warehouse Operations /
Full Time
Eating plants is the most impactful way to reduce your environmental footprint, so our mission is to inspire the planet to eat more plants, combining exciting flavours and delightful convenience. We’ve already served over a million meals to homes all over the UK, subscribing for an easier way to enjoy healthy plant-based living. Our plans for 2020 and beyond are as exciting as they are delicious - with big growth plans involving both new products and new distribution.

Founded in 2016 by food-lovers JP and Alexallplants is an award-winning startup on a mission to accelerate the advent of a sustainable planet by building Earth’s most forward-thinking food company. Though our team of +100 usually cook, operate and create out of our HQ in Blackhorse Road, London, currently only our Production team is housed there while our office team work remotely. We are one of only a handful of VC-backed B-Corps dedicated to leveraging venture-building growth principles in order to help solve the climate crisis.

We are proudly a London Living Wage employer!
We are proudly a B-corp, considering planet and people alongside profit.

*No recruiters please

Eating plants is the most impactful way to reduce your environmental footprint, so our mission is to inspire the planet to eat more plants, combining exciting flavours and delightful convenience. We’ve already served over a million meals to homes all over the UK, subscribing for an easier way to enjoy healthy plant-based living. Our plans for 2020 and beyond are as exciting as they are delicious - with big growth plans involving both new products and new distribution.

Founded in 2016 by food-lovers JP and Alexallplants is an award-winning startup on a mission to accelerate the advent of a sustainable planet by building Earth’s most forward-thinking food company. Though our team of +100 usually cook, operate and create out of our HQ in Blackhorse Road, London, currently only our Production team is housed there while our office team work remotely. We are one of only a handful of VC-backed B-Corps dedicated to leveraging venture-building growth principles in order to help solve the climate crisis.

We are proudly a London Living Wage employer!
We are proudly a B-corp, considering planet and people alongside profit.

*No recruiters please

The Role:

Our Production team is responsible for the delicious dishes delivered to our customers from the moment we receive fresh produce through to the packaging and storage of our finished allplants meals & add-ons.

Our Shift Managers oversee a team consisting of Kitchen Porters, Platers, Production Chefs and Warehouse Assistants and are responsible for guaranteeing a process-driven, productive and safe work environment where a culture of respect, cooperation and growth can flourish within their respective shift and across the whole of our production team.

In this role, you will help set up and take responsibility for the running of our new Night Shift. You will be the first point of contact for all needs within the shift while reporting directly to our Head of Operations and coordinating with your peer Shift Managers on weekly production plans and any business and cultural needs.

This position will demand a high level of initiative and independence as you will be at the forefront of an entirely new team working in a new shift pattern. However, with the help of your peer Shift Managers and the Head of Production, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best and plenty of chances to grow within the business. We believe in supporting our team by helping them achieve more and adapting to their growth.

The salary for this role is based on our internal framework and is £30,000 to £35,000 depending on experience.

Working with us, you will:

● take responsibility for the Production Kitchen team on our new night-shift
Oversee all prep, cooking, plating, blast-freezing and packaging of our meals to ensure your team is making each dish to our exacting taste and quality standards
● be accountable towards the other shifts in our production team and hold them accountable to you by practising a culture of cooperation through comprehensive and relevant handover/feedback sessions
● be energetic and enthusiastic with a real passion for great food, experienced in people and quality management and enjoy building and maintaining a flowing and competent operation
● run a tight production operation to deliver and scale up nightly production yields; hit target costings and apply sharp attention to process, detail and quality.
● have clear expectations of what you want from each team member (from KP to Team Leaders),
● understand how to get the best out of your people, and bring experience at hiring, coaching, and nurturing staff to develop a team that you are proud and confident to lead.
● collaborate with our ops and technical teams to continuously map and refine production processes to improve all stages of production and identify new needs.
● lead by example, sleeves-up and prepping or cooking wherever necessary, with a masterful understanding of every cut-size, cook-time, sauce thickness and plating finish - always ensuring consistent quality products, while looking out for & guiding your team.

What you’ll need: 

We’re open-minded and believe smart driven people can learn fast. You’ll be a great fit here if you [are/have]:

Must-haves:

    • Experience as an operational manager, running a busy production environment 
    • Passion for great food, slick operations and consistently brilliant flavours
    • A sense of pride in achieving the highest levels of cleanliness and upholding health & safety
    • A constant desire to improve quality, culture and procedures
    • A tendency for clear and proactive communication aimed at enhancing the team by listening, offering direction and speaking up when something is wrong, needs fixing or is jeopardising production or quality.
    • NVQ level 1, 2 & 3, HACCP Level 2 & Food Safety Certifications.
    • A personal focus not only on running an efficient team but also in promoting and improving cross-team cooperation.

Nice to haves:

    • Previous experience in a similar cook-freeze; cook-chill and/or food production environment
    • Previous experience in a BRC accredited environment would be beneficial for any candidates to this position
*please note! 
The qualifications and experiences above are a guide and we’d still love to hear from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated. 

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.


our offer.
- Be part of a business with an impact and purpose (we’re also a certified B-Corp!), using commerciality to better serve people & planet
- 32 days holiday (we do not include bank holidays for inclusivity and flexibility), flexible working arrangements, pension plan and stock options from day one
- Healthy lunches, breakfast and snacks every day, and lots of allplants tastings(!) from our exceptional in-house cheffing team
- Collaborative, purpose-built office in Blackhorse Road, on the Victoria line
A dog-friendly office with cute pooches
- Quarterly socials (we love a good party!) and weekly staff-led activities (football club, netball league and PT sessions in the park)
- Listed as Escape The City’s and Rocket List's top companies to work for ✌️

faq.

Do I need to be vegan to work here?
No, you don’t! We’re an open-minded bunch and welcome all diets from plant curious to raw foodist, as long as you resonate with our mission to inspire people to eat more plants!

Where are you based? 
Our office, The Greenhouse, is based about 10-minute walk from Blackhorse Road station on the Victoria Line. 

However, at the moment our office based staff are working remotely.

What are your working hours?
This varies between teams (for instance our chefs work in shifts which cover from 6am to 10pm, and our new nightshift will be structured to run for 8 hours across the evening) but our standard office hours are 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday. We embrace flexible working and adopt a ‘core hours’ model which is implemented differently from team-to-team.

How can I contact if I have more questions?
Please reach out on careers@allplants.com if you have any other questions.


a fair chance
Every role in the allplants team is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the superpowers and potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, well, you.

More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It’s this philosophy that drove us to contribute to a better world through our allplants purpose and mission, and we open our doors to those who share these motivations.

*please note! 
The qualifications and experiences above are a guide and we’d still love to hear from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated. 

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.


our offer.
- Be part of a business with an impact and purpose (we’re also a certified B-Corp!), using commerciality to better serve people & planet
- 32 days holiday (we do not include bank holidays for inclusivity and flexibility), flexible working arrangements, pension plan and stock options from day one
- Healthy lunches, breakfast and snacks every day, and lots of allplants tastings(!) from our exceptional in-house cheffing team
- Collaborative, purpose-built office in Blackhorse Road, on the Victoria line
- A dog-friendly office with cute pooches
- Quarterly socials (we love a good party!) and weekly staff-led activities (football club, netball league and PT sessions in the park)
- Listed as Escape The City’s and Rocket List's top companies to work for ✌️

faq.

Do I need to be vegan to work here?
No, you don’t! We’re an open-minded bunch and welcome all diets from plant curious to raw foodist, as long as you resonate with our mission to inspire people to eat more plants!

Where are you based? 
Our office, The Greenhouse, is based about 10-minute walk from Blackhorse Road station on the Victoria Line. 

However, at the moment our office based staff are working remotely.

What are your working hours?
This varies between teams (for instance our chefs work in shifts which cover from 6am to 10pm, and our new nightshift will be structured to run for 8 hours across the evening) but our standard office hours are 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday. We embrace flexible working and adopt a ‘core hours’ model which is implemented differently from team-to-team.

How can I contact if I have more questions?
Please reach out on careers@allplants.com if you have any other questions.


a fair chance
Every role in the allplants team is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the superpowers and potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, well, you.

More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It’s this philosophy that drove us to contribute to a better world through our allplants purpose and mission, and we open our doors to those who share these motivations.