June 11, 2019

Senior Director of Operations

The Honest Stand

Company Summary

The Honest Stand is a rapidly growing plant-based food company founded in Denver, Colorado that takes plants and turns them into convenient comfort foods. Our dairy-free Cheese Style Dips can currently be found across most of the US at over 1200+retail store locations!

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Operations role oversees the Supply Chain function at The Honest Stand. This includes direct oversight of Sourcing/Procurement, Quality, Production, Warehousing, Distribution and Customer Service functions. The Senior Director must be able to operate at both the very tactical and strategic levels, helping to resolve daily issues in each function as well as building the Operations plan for the coming 12-24 months. Food Safety and Employee Safety are key cornerstones of this position’s responsibilities and duties.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with the development and the execution of the Operations Department’s Financial Plan/ Company budget
Directly oversee the current manufacturing facility and future copackers
Collaborate with company Leadership Team members to identify key company development opportunities risks and opportunities
Identify department opportunities for efficiency and cost enhancement and lead action to realize improvements
Develop direct reports in Production, Logistics, Maintenance and Quality by overseeing the cultivation of the department’s personnel; including coaching, counseling, hiring and terminating team members
Oversee and direct the department SOP Process
Develop and manage the department’s KPIs
Set and manage tangible goals for each function to achieve as part of broader KPIs within the Operations department
Serve as Operations representative for New Product Development and Commercialization processes
Manage procurement

Organizational Structure
The Senior Director of Operations has a total of 4 salaried direct reports (Production Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Maintenance Director and Quality Assurance Manager) and serves as the back-up manager for the broader production teams.
The QA Manager will also report to the COO for additional distinction between Quality Assurance and ongoing Operations
The Senior Director of Operations will report directly to the COO/Founder

Qualification Summary
5+ years of Manufacturing Leadership experience, particularly in the Food Industry
Quality Assurance experience (GMP, SQF, PCQI etc.)
Project Management experience desired
Previous experience working for CPG company between $2-100MM
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong team building skills and ability to motivate others
Team-player mindset and willingness to collaborate
Willingness to take responsibility and act independently


The FLSA status of this position is Exempt. This position is salaried, includes PTO, full health insurance benefits and company equity.


Please send applications and inquiries to Alexandra Carone at alexandra@thehoneststand.com.