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.

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Culinary Production

  • Food Production Supervisor
    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 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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  • 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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Marketing

  • Digital Marketing 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 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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  • 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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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
    • 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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