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Director, Operations Engineering

Company: Freshly
Location: Savage
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Freshly is a fast-growing, food-tech startup and the largest fresh-prepared-meal delivery service in the country. It's our mission to make eating healthy easy (for all kinds of people with all kinds of different needs) by delivering fresh, nutritious, fully cooked meals directly to customers. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. This is your chance at being a part of history and future success.

This is a Remote Position with about 60-70% travel. Can reside anywhere within the United States.


  • Deliver construction projects that meet both time and financial guidelines through involved hands-on management.

  • Lead the development and administration of annual and 3-year capital plans

  • Design manufacturing processes that incorporate emerging equipment technology in developing broad capability, flexibility, and increased capacity of Freshly's core competency.

  • Integrate continuous improvement, capital planning, and design.

  • Administer capital budgets that are fully spent and executed with precision and efficiency at the plant level.

  • Drive the application/utilization of engineering software tools (CAPX management, project management, machine performance data collection systems, MEP, etc.)

  • Develop a performance-based culture, both team and individual, to assure continuous improvement and alignment with enterprise vision, mission and objectives.

  • Incorporate industry best practices in food safety/sanitary design and employee safety in both facility and equipment design plans and specifications.

  • Develop an environmental infrastructure strategy for all Freshly facilities that meets regulatory compliance standards and which is based on industry best practices.

About You:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Engineering or related field required.

  • Minimum 10-20 years of experience in food manufacturing environment leading process design.

  • Minimum 8-10 years (or 1-3 specific projects) of experience leading build-to-suit facilities construction projects (direct responsibility for GC interface) and/or major food plant expansion projects in excess of $10M.

  • Formal Project Management Training or certification (PMI, or other).

  • Freshly, Inc. offers and exciting environment, one based on innovation, open communication from top to bottom, and deep energy and commitment to a business that is on a steep growth trajectory. For individuals seeking an opportunity to be a part of a world-class team, to grow professionally, and to make a difference within their area of responsibility, Freshly, Inc. offers the perfect setting.

  • Effective communicator both internally across multiple functions and vertically from Board to production floor, and externally with contractors, equipment manufacturers, etc.

  • Strong industry connections with food industry suppliers, contractors, etc.

  • Key leadership competencies in addition to high ethical standards, strong values, integrity, drive to deliver results, pride in personal and team performance, decision quality, building effective teams, and action orientation are fundamental imperatives.

Keywords: Freshly, Baltimore , Director, Operations Engineering, Other , Savage, Maryland

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