Head of Food Innovation & Category Management at Good Eggs | Powderkeg

Location: Oakland - Maritime

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Assortment

About Good Eggs

Good Eggs delivers absurdly fresh groceries, easy weeknight meal kits, pantry staples, and alcohol straight to your door. We are pioneering a better way for people to feed their family, without settling. We believe good food is the most powerful force for change: For our families, our farmers, our employees, and our environment.

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Food Innovation is a key executive team leader responsible for creating, curating and stocking the Good Eggs marketplace with the West’s best peak-quality, high-integrity groceries and complete meal solutions. This role will successfully lead multiple talented teams, including category management, purchasing and replenishment, food experience partnerships and culinary innovation.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for food innovation and is a grocery thought leader who can scale exceptional food & innovation across the West Coast, while improving customer-centric growth year over year.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create a pioneering long term strategic food vision that lifts our producers, delights our customers, differentiates us from our competitors and supports our mission
  • Lead category management, purchasing, food innovation and pricing across all categories
  • Champion site merchandising that pulls in customers and highlights and positions our diversified food offerings
  • Recruit, retain, coach and inspire a diverse, highly engaged team, while being a strong cultural steward
  • Be a value creator and drive positive change, raise the bar on value thinking resulting in increased sales and financial results
  • Champion high-integrity food, as well as the Producers who make it
  • Drive customer centric growth via our food assortment and food partnerships
  • Be a strong cross departmental collaborator, resulting in fast implementation of food innovation initiatives


  • 10+ years of experience and deep understanding of the grocery industry, including buying, category management, growing profitable sales, margin, pricing, and merchandising
  • Proven impact as a food innovator, who will be our food champion and beacon for the company
  • Strong team leader who has led multi-dimensional teams in new food spaces. Can share the vision, get strong alignment and celebrate the sales and profitability wins
  • Full P&L accountability and proven financial results leadership
  • Experience implementing private label initiatives is a strong plus
  • Results driven, empathetic leader

Why work for Good Eggs?

• Work for a purpose-driven company

• An incredible work environment with passionate, diverse, and accomplished team members

• Benefits include employer-assisted health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401k, flexible spending accounts (FSA), 20% off groceries, flexible vacation + 10 holidays, generous parental leave, & the opportunity for an unpaid sabbatical after 2 years.

• Meaningful equity is provided to all employees.

• The opportunity to work for a pioneering company in a trillion dollar market that is quickly shifting online

• Guidance from an all-star board including Bill Gurley (Benchmark Capital, #2 on the Midas List), Paul Hudson (Glade Brook Capital), Chuck Templeton (Managing Director of S2G Ventures and founder of Open Table), and Vishal Vasishth (Obvious Ventures).

Good Eggs provides equal employment opportunities for team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military status or disability in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. We hire and promote individuals based on their qualifications for the position to be filled. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Head of Food Innovation & Category Management
  • Company
    Good Eggs
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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