WHY NURTURE LIFE?

At Nurture Life, we truly value fostering a team that cares—cares about their work, cares about their team members and cares about our mission to help families nurture their children through wholesome food. With a commitment to continuously improve and collaborate in everything we do, we offer an environment that challenges, excites and allows you to develop your passion for food & tech. We welcome you to apply and join this ever-evolving space!

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OUR CULTURE

Vibrant and hard working, our team creates an atmosphere that keeps you engaged and excited by your work.
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EDUCATION

We believe in growing our team by continuously offering new opportunities to learn and expand their role.
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INNOVATION

Our products and services are constantly evolving—and every team member has the opportunity to shape where we head next.

Join the team

Culinary Production

  • Production Cook
    Bedford Park, IL
    Bedford Park, IL
    Culinary - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children.

    We are looking for a talented, driven production cook who loves to work on a team and is passionate about creating the very best meals for kids. We are a dynamic startup run by a leadership team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do. If you’re looking for an exciting and friendly environment that will value you and your contributions, please apply to join our team.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Your days will consist of…

    • Being a team player alongside great people by preparing and cooking fresh, healthy and developmentally friendly foods for babies, toddlers and kids.
    • Reviewing daily work lists and bringing up any questions to your supervisor before starting the tasks.
    • Following standard operating procedures while using recipes to produce meals to ensure consistency and quality across all menu items.
    • Preparing and cooking quality ingredients that represent our passion to deliver a great product to our customers.
    • Ensuring that all products are prepared correctly per product quality standard, recipe guidelines, and compliance with GMPs, USDA and all food safety and quality standards.
    • Immediately communicating recipe discrepancies such as order/over statement of yields, bake loss, process loss or bom to a supervisor.
    • Processing equipment set up and change over.
    • Striving to accomplish the goals of the manufacturing plan based on SQF requirements, consistent with established manufacturing, quality and safety standards.
    • Working in a clean and organized way and cleaning as you go, ensuring GMPs, USDA and sanitation standards are met.
    • Working safely at all times, asking for assistance when needed and notifying management of any problems or concerns.
    • Assisting as needed in all other areas of production operations such as plating, sealing, fulfillment, receiving and sanitation.

    We’d love for you to…

    • 1-2 years experience as a prep cook/food production cook, producing recipes for hundreds of portions at a time.
    • Ability to multitask and handle shifting priorities throughout your work shift.
    • Ability to communicate, read and understand English as we read and write recipes and conduct meetings in English.
    • Have basic computer skills.
    • Have basic math skills including weights and measures.

    Work environment and physical demands…

    • Work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving machines and forklifts in production facility.
    • Protective clothing or gear such as goggles, gloves and slip resistant shoes and other PPE may be required.
    • Work will be performed in a cold environment (34-42 degrees) for extended periods of time, must be able to work in a cold environment with required appropriate clothing.
    • Tools and equipment such as knives, hand tools, utensils, burners, ovens and standard commercial kitchen equipment will be used.
    • Work requires some physical strain such as long continuous periods of standing and walking in production facility.
    • Must be able to push, carry, lift and/or pull 25-50lbs.
    • Other physical demands may include climbing, crouching and/or reaching.

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits program
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager
    Bedford Park, IL
    Bedford Park, IL
    Culinary Production - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares fresh, wholesome, organic, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    We are looking for a food safety and quality management manager who is passionate about ensuring that all of the meals we create are produced with the highest food safety standards. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry lead by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do. If you’re looking for an exciting and challenging environment with strong career growth opportunities, please apply to join our team.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Your days will consist of…

    • Designing, documenting and implementing a food safety and quality management program, from the arrival of raw ingredients into our facility through final packaging and shipping to customers
    • Creating, implementing and managing a comprehensive sanitation program for our facility and culinary team
    • Creating a culture of safe food manufacturing practices and procedures to ensure all products we produce are safe to consume
    • Being responsible for continuous management, monitoring and improvement of our food safety and quality practices
    • Organizing all HACCP logs, monitoring and sign off on all HACCP logs during production and writing of new HACCP plans as needed
    • Program validation and verification
    • Conducting regular and surprise inspections of our facility and equipment to ensure food safety standards are continually adhered to
    • Identifying preventative controls
    • Anticipating potential issues and establishing practices to prevent issues and mitigate risks
    • Taking the lead in identifying root causes in the event of a quality issue and taking the necessary actions to resolve the issue and prevent the potential for recurrence
    • Rapidly and effectively addressing any safety and compliance issues if they arise
    • Developing monitoring and reporting to continually assess food safety metrics and risks
    • Managing relationships with third party and government auditors, FDA and USDA

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have at least 7+ years of experience in food safety and quality management
    • Be HACCP certified and have 5+ years of experience in a HACCP certified facility
    • Have an FSPCA or PCQI certification for human food
    • Be internal auditing certified
    • Have experience with GFSI program implementation
    • Have experience in a USDA certified food manufacturing environment
    • Have expertise in microbiological sampling and testing methods
    • Understand food manufacturing in relation to sanitation, personal hygiene, food defense, traceability, recall ability, training, allergen control, labeling, microbiological testing, receiving, storage and manufacturing
    • Have thorough knowledge of food safety and quality management systems, food ingredient law, food processing and controls, Good Manufacturing Practices and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
    • Continually educate yourself on food safety practices and standards, regulations, etc.
    • Degree in food science, food safety, quality management or related discipline is preferred

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Seven paid company holidays and ten vacation days per year
    • A company stocked kitchen for your snack needs
    • Team involvement in recipe testing
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  • Inventory Control Team Member
    Bedford Park, IL
    Bedford Park, IL
    Production - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

     

    We are looking for a talented and driven inventory control team member who is detailed-oriented and works well with record keeping. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry led by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do.

     

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

     

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Responsible for managing the product development and commercialization lifecycle including market and customer research, ideation, recipe creation, taste acceptance, ingredient sourcing, formulation, commercialization, launch and manufacturing with production team, continuous improvement of processes and meeting regulatory and food safety requirements.

     

    POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Assists purchasing team with clerical tasks such as data entry and record keeping
    2. Maintain accurate inventory records
    3. Run and maintain physical cycle and spot counts on various stock items
    4. Regularly communicate with departments including procurement, production, and receiving
    5. Distributes updates on scheduling and procurement
    6. Helps maintain inventory of materials and parts needed to complete production
    7. Examine documents, materials and products, and monitor work processes in order to assess quality, accuracy, and conformation to standards and specifications 
    8. Record production data, including volume produced, consumption of raw materials, and quality control measures 

     

    KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

    • 1-2 years of relevant experience in inventory management, preferably in a food manufacturing or operations 
    • High School Degree/GED required
    • Proficient in basic computer software 
    • Ability to be successful in fast moving startup environments 
    • Commitment to company mission, core values and beliefs 

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Work environment involves moderate to high noise (warehouse setting) and working in refrigerated coolers and freezers 
    • Work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving machines and forklifts in production facilities  Protective clothing or gear such as goggles, gloves and slip resistant shoes and other PPE may be required

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Ability to work with computer equipment and inventory management programs 
    • Work requires some physical strain such as long continuous periods of standing and walking in production facility
    • Must be able to push, carry, lift and/or pull 70lbs and greater
    • Other physical demands include climbing, crouching and/or reaching

     

    WE PROUDLY OFFER

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401(k) savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Seven paid company holidays and paid time off 
    • Generous paid parental leave
    • A company stocked breakroom for your snack needs
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Marketing

  • Retention Manager
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Marketing - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    We are looking for a talented and driven retention manager who loves to work on a team and is passionate about being a part of a company creating the very best meals for kids. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry led by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Your days will consist of…

    • Create and execute programs to improve customer experience and retention through all customer touchpoints including product acceptance, e-mail marketing, marketing and subscription sites, unboxing, referral and loyalty programs, kid incentive programs, customer experience
    • Create and drive programs to reactivate paused and suspended customers and activate dormant customers
    • Develop and execute programs to better understand customer satisfaction at all points in the customer lifecycle
    • Measure and analyze customer feedback and activity data to identify retention opportunities and make recommendations for new or improved retention programs
    • Own key retention metrics and trending and inform stakeholders of program performance and progress
    • Work cross-functionally with marketing, customer experience, product development and production teams to continuously improve our customers’ experience with both digital and physical products

    We’d love for you to have…

    • 3+ years of retention marketing, database marketing, e-commerce or related experience
    • Proven track record of analyzing customer lifecycle behaviors and data
    • Understanding of multiple retention channels and supporting technologies
    • Comfortable communicating reporting, insights and data-driven optimization strategies
    • Cross-functional collaboration skills with the ability to build strong relationships
    • Flexibility to accept and adapt to change and shifting priorities as well as a commitment to seek continuous improvement
    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Paid company holidays and vacation days
    • Generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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  • Content Coordinator Internship
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Marketing - Part Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares fresh, wholesome, organic, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    We are looking for a talented and driven content coordinator intern who thrives in a collaborative team environment and is passionate about being a part of a company that creates the very best meals for kids. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry led by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do.

     

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

     

    INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

    The content coordinator intern will report directly to the content marketing manager, working closely with the social media manager and graphic designer. This position will be responsible for supporting the content marketing department for a full semester. This internship is for course credit and is unpaid. We would like an intern who can commit to 20 to 25 hours of work a week in our River North office.

     

    INTERNSHIP DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Assist with managing our editorial calendar—ideating blogs, scheduling to ensure content variety, reassessing publishing schedule as needed
    2. Write blog prompts—researching keywords, building a framework for the article, providing inspiration or necessary resources to writers
    3. Help ideate for blog photo needs and assess how we can use existing photos to achieve content needs
    4. Assist in reporting on blog performance by using Google Analytics to track pageviews, bounce rate, conversion rate, etc.
    5. Assist in working with key team members to ensure proper channel distribution (Ensuring the blog is being shared internally and to customers through email + social)
    6. Crop and resize photos for use on blog and any other requested channels
    7. Post blogs on WordPress and ensure all necessary elements are included within the content (tags, meta description, etc.)
    8. Assess past blogs, suggest future use, and implement changes as necessary—archive, get new photos, optimize with keywords, rework the content entirely, etc.
    9. Help keep photo assets organized and accessible by all team members.
    10. Assist in staging material organization and sourcing
    11. Update and/or review website changes, ensuring all assets are accurate and verifying that linking and messaging are up-to-date.
    12. Assist in any general content-related tasks. This could mean everything from holding up a reflector during a photoshoot, copyediting emails or looking for the perfect plate to feature our meals. The world of content is different every day!

     

    KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

    • Have a desire to get hands-on work experience and be consistently challenged
    • Be detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, deadline driven, ambitious and a team player alongside great people
    • Strong writing and editing skills with a mind for process management and organization
    • A strong interest in fostering community through work—building relationships beyond the task, cultivating an inclusive work environment and challenging Nurture Life with new ideas and approaches
    • Have strong experience in Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Dropbox
    • Have an eye for photo composition
    • Some Adobe Creative Cloud experience preferred
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field preferred

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Work environment involves limited risks or discomforts, which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving machines in production facilities

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Long periods of sitting and eye strain due to close proximity to computer. Light to moderate lifting, up to 25 pounds, to move material from time to time.

     

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Product Development

  • Product Development and Commercialization Manager
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    Product Development - Full Time

    Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

    We are looking for a talented and driven product development and commercialization manager who loves to work on a team and is passionate about being a part of a company creating the very best meals for kids. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the foodtech industry led by a team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do.

    We value…

    • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
    • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
    • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

    Position summary…

    • Responsible for managing the product development and commercialization lifecycle including market and customer research, ideation, recipe creation, taste acceptance, ingredient sourcing, formulation, commercialization, launch and manufacturing with production team, continuous improvement of processes and meeting regulatory and food safety requirements

    Your days will consist of…

    • Leading the R&D and marketing production teams, providing strategic direction, management and execution
    • Conducting and managing R&D to develop new products and enhance existing products, including market and customer research, product formulation, recipe testing, taste/product acceptance testing, cost management and manufacturing implementation
    • Working with procurement to define and implement a cost management program for all new and existing products
    • Working with marketing and customer experience to define and implement a taste evaluation and acceptance program for all products
    • Overseeing the production of product labels and label details and how all products are represented through the subscription site and other sales channels
    • Working with R&D and production to develop products that are viable and scalable for commercial production, leading the commercialization and launch of new products into production and working closely with production on the implementation and continuous improvement
    • Partnering with marketing, production, procurement and customer experience to ensure accuracy in promotion, production and overall quality and customer appeal of products
    • Supporting product photography and videography shoots

    We’d love for you to have…

    • 5-7 years of relevant experience in product development and management, commercialization, food science or research and development, food manufacturing or operations
    • 2+ years of experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably CPG
    • Degree in culinary arts preferred
    • Experience in ready-to-eat products highly preferred
    • Experience working collaboratively across marketing and production teams
    • Expertise in customer and market research, including analytics related to product viability and testing
    • Track record of bringing new consumer food products from concept to launch
    • Understanding of the principals, practices and application of menu engineering
    • Understanding activities in marketing, market research, finance, legal and regulatory, food safety, QA and manufacturing
    • Experience in project execution including managing budgets, third-party stakeholders and timelines
    • Highly analytical and able to make and influence decisions based on data
    • Ability to be successful in fast moving startup environments
    • Commitment to company mission, core values and beliefs

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401(k) savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Paid company holidays and paid time off
    • Generous paid parental leave
    • A company stocked breakroom for your hydration and snack needs
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THE BENEFITS & PERKS

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