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Careers

Why Work for Nurture Life

Nurture Life is a dynamic food e-commerce startup headquartered in Chicago. We are run by a leadership team with decades of experience in the tech and food & 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.

The Benefits

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    Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits

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    401(k) Savings Plan

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    Paid Holidays

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    Vacation Days

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    Parental Leave

Open Positions

Culinary Production

  • Production Cook
    Bedford Park, IL
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    Bedford Park, IL
    Culinary 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.

    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 preparing fresh, healthy and developmentally friendly foods for babies, toddlers and kids
    • Reviewing your daily prep lists and bringing up any questions before starting your tasks
    • Following specific recipes to produce an end product that is consistent with our quality and consistency standards
    • Working with quality ingredients that represent our passion to deliver a great product to our customers
    • Ensuring that all products are handled correctly, prepped correctly per recipe, organized and labeled correctly
    • Pitching in and helping out in other areas such as packaging and shipping or hot production should your production lists be completed in full
    • Working in a clean and organized way and cleaning as you go
    • Working safely at all times and always asking for assistance when needed

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have great, multi-year experience as a production cook producing recipes for hundreds of portions at a time
    • Possess an amazing ability to multitask and handle various prep tasks at a time
    • Take safety very seriously so you’ll need a Chicago Food Handlers Card or ServSafe Certification
    • Be proficient in English as we read and write recipes and conduct meetings in English
    • Have basic computer skills
    • Have the ability to stand for long periods of time, push or pull 50# and carry 25#

    You’re amazing if…

    • You have worked in a large commissary kitchen and have helped run day-to-day operations
    • A ServSafe Certification is part of your accolades
    • You have experience in a HAACP certified facility

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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  • Office Coordinator
    Bedford Park, IL
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    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.

    In March 2019 we are opening a new production facility in Bedford Park, IL and are looking for a driven, organized office coordinator who can help our team manage the administrative aspects of operating our facility. The facility will include production, fulfillment, shipping and logistics, procurement and receiving, food safety and human resources. This role will assist in a variety of different areas as well as help to be a liaison between our business headquarters in the River North area of Chicago. 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…

    • Greeting visitors and vendors, directing them to the appropriate person or place
    • Answering incoming telephone calls and directing them as required
    • Assisting our River North based shipping and logistics manager in printing, collating and batching pick lists and shipping labels for the fulfillment team
    • Assisting our River North based marketing production manager in printing meal labels for the production team
    • Assisting our food safety and quality manager with documentation and other needs in preparing for upcoming food safety audits, inspections and certifications as well as providing ongoing support as needed
    • Receiving invoices, scanning electronically and sending to appropriate department
    • Assisting the production team with recipe scaling and printing using our culinary software.
    • Serving as a liaison between our business team in River North and our production and fulfillment team in Bedford Park
    • Maintain KPI per plant manager’s direction
    • Managing all office, printing and common area supplies, including organizing, stocking, restocking, fulfilling requests and rationing when it comes to things like snacks and beverages!
    • Supporting our plant and operations manager and team as needed

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have 2+ years experience as an office or production facility assistant or coordinator
    • Be extremely organized and detail-oriented with strong project management and multi-tasking skills
    • Prefer and thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the company both in person and virtually
    • Have experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401K savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Seven paid company holidays and paid time off
    • A company stocked kitchen for your hydration and snack needs
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  • Food Production Supervisor
    Bedford Park, IL
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    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 driven and passionate production supervisor to join our team creating the very best meals for children. 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…

    • Production and team supervision
      • Supervises the production cook and prep team
      • Working alongside great people preparing fresh, healthy & developmentally friendly food for kids
      • Scratch cooking of bulk, large volume recipes with great attention to detail
      • Supervising the production team through hands on training across all areas of production and follow through on assigned duties to team members
      • Conducting daily meetings with production teams to layout daily expectations and goals
      • Checking all products to ensure they meet our high standards
      • Reviewing specific recipes during scale up with production leads to ensure all quality and consistency standards are being met
      • Actively working with sourcing and procurement, production, plating and fulfillment team members  to ensure ingredients and prepared meals are properly stored and rotated
      • Constructively and expeditiously confronting and resolving employee conflicts in a fair and well balanced manner  
      • Working with the procurement team to ensure products are always procured and available as needed for production cycles
      • Actively communicating with the second shift production supervisor and warehouse and fulfillment supervisor all relevant statuses of production before handoff
    • Food safety and quality assurance
      • Working with food safety, quality assurance and other production leadership to identify and implement food safety and quality improvements where needed as we scale
      • Always taking a hands on approach and helping to problem solve on the spot ensuring that food safety, quality and consistency are paramount
      • Overseeing production leads & production team members to ensure lot tracking is recorded for each and every recipe
      • Tracking times and temperatures during the cooking process to ensure compliance with our HACCP plans – confirming that all cook & chill temp logs are being completed for every item that is produced and logs are shared with the FSQA team
    • Administrative
      • Weekly downloading and loading of production reports into production software for scaled recipes
      • Printing of inventory tracking sheets after production export has been downloaded and the recipes scaled
      • Daily updating of operations dashboard to track production progress against daily production cycle goals
      • Ensuring that all yields to recipes are recorded and any adjustments to recipes are noted to be changed
      • Developing production schedules along with the Second Shift Production team based on menu complexity and total meal needs during production cycles
      • Writing weekly labor schedules for both production leads and line staff adhering to budgets and forecasted production volumes
      • Working closely with our Research & Development team to review future menu items and discuss roll out efforts and standards
      • Helping to assist the inventory process that happens weekly ensuring all counts are accurate and precise
      • Conducting weekly production leadership meetings to review past production cycles and discuss areas of improvement, opportunity and growth
    • Providing a great environment for people to learn and work in
    • Leading by example, walking the walk, talking the talk and being a great person to work with

    We’d love for you to have…

    • HACCP & PCQI Certifications
    • Experience with USDA, FDA, SQF, GFSI, OSHA & GMP
    • Have 5+ years experience in great food manufacturing facilities or high volume kitchens as a production supervisor
    • Take safety very seriously and have an Illinois Food Handlers Card and/or Food Safety Certification
    • Leadership experience in a managerial or supervisor role with multiple levels of reporting
    • Prior knowledge or experience managing production within a food processing facility
    • Have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment handling multiple tasks
    • Be self-motivated and work well without close supervision
    • Possess excellent coaching, training, communication and planning skills
    • Have leadership capability to organize and effectively run a staff of 15 plus team members
    • Flexible availability, including weekends and holidays
    • An entrepreneurial spirit and share your ideas no matter how out there you may think they’ll sound
    • Have a simple mathematical ability to cost recipes & put together basic profit & loss calculations
    • Hold the ability to stand for long periods of time, push or pull 50 lbs & carry 25 lbs
    • Have experience with computer systems

    You’re amazing if…

    • You have experience is fresh RTE products producing a wide variety of SKUs during a production cycle
    • You have knowledge of MAP packaging techniques and best practices
    • You’re mechanically inclined and have the ability to troubleshoot production equipment

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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Customer Experience

  • Customer Experience Associate
    Chicago, IL
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    Chicago, IL
    Customer Experience - 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 customer experience associate who is passionate about providing customers a phenomenal experience and is looking for an opportunity to work nights and weekends. 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…

    • Providing outstanding customer service by accurately answering customer inquiries in a concise, thoughtful and professional manner
    • Responding to telephone calls and emails in a timely manner
    • Ensuring we are always working towards the best answers and solutions for our customers
    • Being thoughtful and proactive in order to anticipate and solve problems
    • Working with online systems to understand, manage and track questions and responses
    • Using excel and customer support platform Help Scout for issue tracking and reporting
    • Working with marketing, finance and production to ensure customer exceptions are clearly documented, communicated and followed-through on
    • Paying close attention to details, critical thinking and seeking advice from fellow teammates when needed
    • Assisting with projects and tasks for other departments during free time

    We’d love for you to…

    • Possess the ability to work in a high pressure and fast-paced environment
    • Have the ability to multitask and manage multiple work streams
    • Be extremely organized and detail-oriented
    • Have experience in a customer engagement related role or as a customer service representative
    • Have experience using the customer support platform Help Scout or similar system
    • Have strong project management or project related skills
    • Have a degree in communications, business or operations

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401(k) savings plan
    • Commuter benefits
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks

    Hours include…

    • This position is available for a full-time schedule.
    • Shift:  Monday – Friday, 11am-7pm. Some nights and weekends will be required with adequate notice
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Marketing

  • Marketing Coordinator
    Chicago, IL
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    Chicago, IL
    Marketing - Full Time

    Marketing Coordinator

    Location: Chicago, IL

    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 entry-level marketing coordinator 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. The marketing coordinator will report directly to the director of marketing, working closely with the content marketing manager and the social media manager. This position will be responsible for supporting the content marketing department. 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…

    • Executing content marketing initiatives across all digital channels to drive traffic, engagement, conversions and retention
    • Copy editing and assisting with writing engaging, educational and concise content for our customers and prospective customers
    • Assisting with managing our editorial calendar, monitoring performance and channel distribution (blog, email, social, etc.)
    • Working with our content marketing manager and social media manager to ideate, design and produce digital and multimedia (audio/video/photo/interactive/graphic) content for inclusion on social media, web presences, blogs, emails, etc., including pre-production, production and post-production work. This may include collaborating with designers on blending copy with designs
    • Updating and/or reviewing website changes, ensuring all assets are accurate and verifying that linking and messaging are up-to-date
    • Monitoring social media channels, thoughtfully responding to inquiries and comments, engaging with our online community and communicating audience sentiments and feedback to appropriate internal teams
    • Brainstorming, planning, managing and if applicable, executing content-related photography shoots to create compelling imagery, gifs and videos for our digital asset library
    • Researching, sourcing and managing staging materials and talent for photoshoots
    • Assigning projects to photographers, keeping track of deadlines and manage, organizing and communicating to the marketing team when new assets arrive
    • Reviewing, editing, organizing and managing all of our digital marketing assets
    • Managing freelance copywriters, as needed

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have a desire to get hands-on work experience and be consistently challenged
    • Be detail oriented, organized, deadline driven, ambitious and a team player alongside great people
    • Have strong writing and editing skills with a mind for process management and organization
    • Have 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 some Creative Cloud experience, preferred
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field, preferred

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401(k) savings plan
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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  • Digital Marketing Manager
    Chicago, IL
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    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 digital marketing 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…

    • Leading the tactical and operational execution of our digital marketing portfolio, focusing primarily on the paid social and paid search channels to drive customer acquisition
    • Working closely with our Director of Growth to create and execute unique digital marketing strategies
    • Collaborating with our content team to develop a content strategy focused on establishing topical authority and driving brand awareness
    • Conducting marketing research vetting, testing and analyzing new digital advertising channels
    • Focusing on new audience development across social and traditional platforms focusing on effectively reaching and converting new prospects
    • Owning testing initiatives across our digital marketing portfolio
    • Managing creative processes for all forms of digital advertising and landing pages (social, display, text, video, etc.)
    • Strategizing how to cohesively bring together the right mix of awareness, engagement and conversion oriented digital campaigns to most effectively meet customer acquisition goals
    • Efficiently managing the digital marketing budget and meeting customer acquisition goals

    We’d love for you to…

    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field
    • 2+ years managing digital marketing channels for B2C businesses
    • 2+ years experience working with Google Adwords & Facebook Ads Manager
    • A track record of successfully optimizing paid search and paid social campaigns over time
    • Have strong experience in Microsoft Excel, Google Analytics, conducting campaign analysis and conducting A/B testing
    • Have experience managing customer acquisition focused marketing budgets
    • Demonstrate strong writing and ad copy creation skills
    • Be a data driven marketing professional, SQL or data analysis experience is a plus

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k savings plan
    • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
    • Great environment with plenty of camaraderie
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Human Resources

  • Human Resources Generalist
    Bedford Park, IL
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    Bedford Park, IL
    Human Resources - 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 an outstanding human resources professional to join our team! Nurture Life takes great pride in investing in its people, our greatest asset and one of the three core values we stand for. This is a newly created position and will be part of establishing our new production facility in Bedford Park. Under the direction of the human resources manager, the human resources generalist will manage the daily HR activities of our production facility including: talent acquisition, benefits administration, employee relations, performance management and training and development. 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…

    • Supporting hiring managers by leading the recruitment process for non-exempt positions; including posting open positions internally and externally, screening applications, coordinating interviews, collecting interviewer feedback and conducting reference checks
    • Acting as liaison for temporary staffing agencies to ensure the adequate staffing levels
    • Facilitating new hire onboarding programs, including gathering all required documentation
    • Supporting administration and communication of benefit plans (medical, dental, vision, 401k, commuter, PTO, etc.) and assist with annual open enrollment process
    • Partnering with managers and subject matter experts to design and implement new hire training programs and materials
    • Leading team member safety programs, documenting work related injury incidents and maintaining OSHA records
    • Managing payroll timekeeping records, time and attendance records and completing team member status change paperwork
    • Partnering with the human resources manager to assist with employee relations; including intake of team member grievances and conducting objective investigations into violations of company policy
    • Maintaining an “open door” policy for all team members
    • Assisting in building and maintaining the Nurture Life culture – open and collaborative, team-oriented, emphasizing quality, teamwork, continuous improvement, high engagement and fun
    • Managing the team member engagement calendar and coordinating events, lunches and birthday celebrations
    • Leading performance management programs, including performance review cycle tracking, individual development plans and succession planning
    • Supporting communication and implementation of new HR initiatives and policies
    • Completing additional tasks as needed; as this is a new facility, additional administrative duties will be needed to assist with other departments including production operations, fulfillment and quality assurance

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have 2+ years experience in human resources, experience supporting food manufacturing operations is highly preferred
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business or related field
    • Have a PHR/SPHR certification, preferred
    • Have proven knowledge of human resources laws and regulations
    • Have HRIS experience, ADP Resource and ADP ezLaborManager experience a plus
    • Be extremely organized and detail-oriented
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, start-up experience a plus
    • Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the company
    • Have experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus

    We are proud to offer…

    • Medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401K savings plan
    • Vacation days and paid parental leave
    • Seven paid company holidays per year
    • A company stocked kitchen for your hydration and snack needs
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