Director, Operations + Logistics (Fresh meals)

Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Mid Level

Sakara Life is a mission driven, fast-growing wellness brand helping people nourish themselves by providing ready-to-eat nutrition programs, functional products and unique content to clients nationwide. We embody a positive and uplifting work environment where we encourage a growth mindset. We are seeking smart, passionate, ambitious and hardworking team players that share our passion for health and well-being. You will be responsible for "turning thoughts into things” and helping manifest the future of Sakara. 


About this position: In this role, you will work tirelessly to make Sakara fresh meal delivery logistics and packaging supply-chain management best in class. You will lead all efforts around scaling these aspects of the business, while meticulously managing costs and optimizing for the client experience. You’ll challenge the status quo and be a voice for change on the operations team and do what it takes to get Sakara to the next stage of growth.


You’ll love this role if: You’re an experienced ops leader who is always looking for efficiencies. You hate wasted time, money and space. You’re comfortable in a cross-functional role and know how to speak the language of many different stakeholders. You’re analytical and strategic but you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty and work closely alongside your team to execute. You’re client-focused and are able to balance solving for client needs with managing operational complexity.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Spearhead the evolution of our meal delivery distribution strategy,  in order to create an 11-star client experience, increase revenue and retention rates, and lower our costs.
  • Build resilience and redundancy in our packaging supply chain by strengthening our vendor relationships and scaling our inventory management processes. You’ll also play a prominent role in establishing and executing on our sustainability goals as they relate to our fresh meal program. 
  • Collaborate with our product and tech teams to identify and build the systems needed to support our supply chain as we scale.
  • Work closely with our finance team as a significant budget owner. Set and be held accountable for cost targets while aggressively identifying and pursuing new ways to reduce costs and improve our product. 
  • Grow and develop your bicoastal lean and mean ops team, leading by example for both your direct reports and your colleagues. Be a culture carrier, contribute to team building and hold yourself and those around you to the highest standards.
  • Communicate logistics & supply chain initiatives and goals to the broader team. Have a strong presence at our production facilities and build relationships with team leads to understand the nuances of the operation and identify ‘the next big (or small) thing’ that needs our focus as we scale.  



  • 7+ years of related experience
  • Outstanding organizational and analytical skills. You have a keen eye for details but don’t get bogged down in them.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proven success in creating and implementing new processes across a wide-range of teams.
  • You remain calm under pressure and have an incredible work ethic. You’re methodical in your approach to problem-solving but you’re unafraid to act.
  • Experience leading and growing teams.


The pay band for this role is $120,000-$140,000.

This role is based in our Kitchen Production Facility in Long Island City, Queens and is hybrid.  You will be asked to be in the office 3 days per week.



Sakara Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their  race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.




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