What We Do.

Red Rabbit is a fast growing, mission-driven business that cooks and delivers healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to tens of thousands of kids at over 150 schools throughout NYC every day.

How We Do It

We are a young, energetic company changing the way children eat in school. Each day, we carefully craft dishes from scratch in our kitchen in Harlem and hand deliver them to kids who truly need it. And if we do say so ourselves, our food is pretty much the best food money can buy- in fact virtually every one of us eats Red Rabbit lunch every day!

While our people come from all parts of the world, with different backgrounds and experiences, the thing that brings all of us together is our passion for doing work that matters. It’s hard to articulate what it feels like to integrate passion with your career, but you’ll feel it when you walk in the door. We love what we do; we have high standards; and we seek out the most innovative and brightest people in their category to join our team.

The Position

The Sourcing & Purchasing Associate, is responsible for ensuring that our kitchen teams have all the ingredients needed to produce meals daily. Areas of execution include checking invoices daily for errors and entering them into our database, negotiating with vendors on price and quality, and resolving inventory issues/shorts/misses. Reporting to the Kitchen Manager, you will track daily usage and forecast future price increases based on the seasonality of the products we use. You will drive decisions around the vendors we choose to work with and the type of ingredients our kitchen cooks with. As the Inventory Associate, you are on the front lines of quality control - you will make sure that every food product that is received is inline with Red Rabbit’s mission.

Job Requirements

  • Accurately track and report inventory into database
  • Create and place accurate purchase orders
  • Monitor production sheets daily to proactively prevent inventory issues
  • Process daily POs and Invoices from 15-20 vendors
  • Track and receive credits from vendors daily
  • Ensure accuracy of vendor prices based on negotiated rates & manage integrity of inventory database
  • Resolve inventory issues in a timely manner, preventing interruptions to kitchen production
  • Negotiate prices and terms with vendors & farms
  • Analyze food costs trends and forecast seasonal fluctuations; reporting action items to KM and Leadership
  • Participate in the development of our cycle menu by forecasting the use of ingredients based on season and price
  • Actively establish and maintain partnerships with mission-aligned vendors by visiting farms, attending foods shows and proactively seeking out better quality options.
  • Source ingredients per Red Rabbit standards while maintaining budgeted food costs

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience, 1+ year of food purchasing/ inventory management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written, communication, and analytical skills
  • Proven track record of working effectively cross-functionally
  • Valid Driver’s License a must
  • Fluent in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Conversational Spanish Speaker a plus
  • Experience within a production setting a plus
  • Demonstrated passion for equal access to real foods

Salary & Benefits

  • We are Change Agents: What we do...matters.
  • Tuition Loan repayments: Because 77% of graduates have a loan debt, and we can all use some help.
  • Free Meals: Access to great tasting, made from scratch food.
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance: You want health insurance, we have great affordable options and Dental and Vision are 100% on us!
  • Professional development: Take a class on us and build upon your skillset.
  • B-Corp Membership: Become a part of the B-Corp community: people using business as a force for good.
  • Leadership Training: We want you to be a part of the whole team, so you will get training on key roles in Red Rabbit.
  • Salary: Competitive

About The Company

Red Rabbit is growing fast - together we are changing the way an entire generation approaches food, through our whimsical menus, sustainable business practices and a focus on doing work that matters. If this sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, you may be the perfect fit!

Pro tip: When applying to this job, note that we value creativity in thinking and real problem-solving skills. Tell us how you’ve added value to a team in the past and why you want to join Red Rabbit.

Red Rabbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, or sexual orientation.