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General Manager (Marketplace) - Relish Works At 1871 Chicago


Chicago, Illinois

Salary Range

$100K - 150K USD per year

Job Description

Relish Works, Inc. is seeking a General Manager to stand-up and run a new e-commerce marketplace for food products.

Who We Are:

We are Relish Works, an innovation hub focused on challenging the status quo and pioneering the next evolution of the food industry. While backed with the support of an established player in the food industry, Relish Works operates as an independent start-up focused on user-centered solutions. Our efforts explore improvements to the established company s core business as well as solving for unmet customer needs, re-deploying assets and infrastructure, and developing new businesses.

We are looking for hard workers, people of diverse talents willing to leave their ego at the door, learn from others and roll up their sleeves to do whatever job is necessary. We believe that open communication, trust, and flexibility are important. We have a lot of exciting work to do, but we are also striving to create an environment that does not ignore the importance of family, friends, personal passions and wellbeing.

Work You ll Do:

We are looking to incubate and advance a concept we have developed around a food e-commerce marketplace and are seeking a General Manager to run this effort. As the General Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of planning, running, and developing this concept into a functioning marketplace and separate division. This will include hiring, training, and developing a team that includes product owners, developers, operations specialists, and third-party contractors. You will be responsible for planning the program, managing the project budget, building and testing the concept, providing input to the strategic direction of the program as it evolves, engaging with executive leadership, and all other aspects of running a division or entity. The project is intended to be run in a lean, agile startup manner.

-Bachelor s degree or foreign equivalent degree, Master s degree preferred
-5+ years of experience in related job field, leading and managing teams
Core skills to include:
-Leadership experience in e-commerce or marketplace
-Food or CPG industry experience preferred
-Experience managing teams in ambiguous and start-up like environments
-Ability to frame problems, identify key questions and issues, conduct analysis to understand or answer questions
-Project management experience with proven ability to deliver results on time -within financial parameters
-Experience interacting at an executive level
-Travel may be required; compensation commensurate with experience

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