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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
    Chicago, IL
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    Chicago, 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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  • Sanitation Technician
    Chicago, IL
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    Chicago, 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 our 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 sanitation technician who loves to work on a team and is passionate about being a part of a company 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…

    • Working in a clean and organized way ensuring you clean as you go including floors, walls, equipment, doors and coolers
    • Being a team player alongside great people preparing fresh, healthy and developmentally friendly meals for babies, tots and kids
    • Reviewing your daily project lists and asking any questions that you may have before executing the project
    • Pitching in and helping out during slower times in different areas such as packaging / purchasing and receiving
    • Organizing and helping to keep our production facility spotless at all times with every item in its place
    • Ensuring that all products are put in their place day-after-day creating consistency so that everyone knows where cooking utensils, equipment and cleaning supplies are located
    • Working safely at all times and always asking for assistance when needed
    • Following instructions and taking initiative to help keep the facility as clean and sanitary as possible

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have a great, can-do attitude everyday and provide support for our team in any way possible
    • Possess an amazing ability to multitask and handle various tasks at a time
    • Be entrepreneurial and share your ideas no matter how out there you may think they’ll sound
    • Take safety very seriously and possess a Chicago Food Handlers Card or ServSafe Certification
    • Have the ability to stand for long periods of time, push or pull 50# & carry 25#

    You’re amazing if…

    • A ServSafe Certification is part of your accolades
    • You have experience in a high volume hotel or catering environment
    • You have experience in a HACCP 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
    • Great production facility environment with plenty of camaraderie
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Food Safety and Quality Management

  • Manager of Food Safety and Quality Management
    Chicago, IL
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    Chicago, 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 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 hydration and snack needs
    • Team involvement in recipe testing
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Marketing

  • 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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  • Social Media 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 registered 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 creative, driven social media manager interested in working on a progressive marketing team. This position will report to the director of marketing and is responsible for developing, implementing and executing marketing strategies on all social platforms. The ideal candidate is passionate about being 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

    Your days will consist of…

    • Creating and executing Nurture Life’s social media strategy and monthly plans, including methods for acquisition, engagement, content building, influencer and other outreach initiatives
    • Researching audience preferences and discovering current trends
    • Storytelling and further developing Nurture Life’s brand through our social media platforms via engaging text, image and/or video relevant content that is onbrand, thoughtful and educational
    • Building and managing Nurture Life’s social media profiles, presence and online communities
    • Creating and driving an active, participating community of social media followers
    • Brainstorming, planning, managing and if applicable, executing content-related photography shoots to create compelling imagery, gifs and videos for our social media profiles and blog
    • Researching, sourcing and managing staging material and talent for photoshoots
    • Identifying goals and KPIs, tracking social media analytics, reporting results and providing recommendations on how to improve

    We’d love for you to…

    • Be detail oriented, organized, ambitious and a team player
    • Excel in communicating and creative thinking, with an ability to use data to inform all decisions
    • Have experience in social media advertising and how its use can drive greater success, engagement and conversions on social media
    • Understand how social media impacts search traffic and have knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics
    • Be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).
    • Have strong working experience with WordPress, Hootsuite and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter)
    • Have 2-3 years of marketing, social media and content creation experience
    • Have a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or communications

    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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  • Email 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 email 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…

    • Planning, creating and managing email marketing campaigns end-to-end focused on conversion, lead generation, customer retention and content distribution
    • Managing and optimizing our abandoned cart campaigns, including segmenting campaigns by demographics, interest and visitor behavior
    • Managing and improving our onboarding communications for new customers to drive greater retention
    • Creating and managing our win-back campaigns
    • Managing the creative, content and workflow processes for all email communications
    • Managing the Nurture Life database (prospecting, active and inactive customers)
    • Creating a lead generation funnel and corresponding campaigns focused on engaging prospects with content
    • Developing advanced analytics and reporting measuring performance across all of our CRM initiatives
    • Working towards creating a 1:1 customer journey via segmentation, triggered sends and timely messaging
    • Conducting research, vetting and onboarding process for moving to a new ESP

    We’d love for you to…

    • Hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field
    • 3+ years managing the email channel
    • 3+ years experience in customer relationship management
    • A track record of successfully converting leads into customers
    • Experience leveraging customer segmentation to provide an optimal user experience
    • Experience onboarding a new ESP
    • Have strong experience in Microsoft Excel, Google Analytics, conducting campaign analysis and conducting A/B testing
    • 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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  • Graphic Designer
    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 registered 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 creative graphic designer who will be ready to develop their existing skills by working directly with our Creative Director on a range of ambitious and innovative projects. This individual will be responsible for helping to execute the creative direction of campaigns. An understanding of typography, layout and illustrations across all media will be needed to help the team produce the best work possible. The ideal candidate is passionate about being part of a company that creates the very best meals for kids. Nurture Life is a rapidly growing startup in the food tech 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…

    • Designing and producing attractive and effective digital assets and collateral including graphics for social media, digital and display ads, websites, videos, infographics, meal labels, etc.
    • Developing print-ready materials like meal labels, customer collateral, box inserts and event materials as needed
    • Offering input on creative and sharing ideas
    • Supporting the team throughout the execution of campaigns and projects
    • Assisting in photo shoots, editing and cropping of the images obtained
    • Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback

    We’d love for you to…

    • Have a wide range of design and creative capabilities as well as the ability to meet deadlines in high pressure environments
    • Be an expert in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, etc.)
    • Have experience using G Suite (i.e. Gmail, Drive and Docs)
    • Be detail oriented, organized, ambitious and a team player
    • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Have strong visual storytelling aesthetic and the ability to clearly and concisely articulate your creative vision
    • See projects through—from inception to production
    • Maintain design standards
    • Have the willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve
    • Have some creative industry experience (a plus)
    • Have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (a must)

    How to apply…

    Send a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to how your experience and skill-set meet the qualifications for this role, attach a resume and include a link to your online portfolio of work. No exceptions.

    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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