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Operations Manager
Published and refreshed on Fri, Jan 10

We are looking for an Operations Manager to support SideChef’s growth. Our people come from all over the world - 13 countries and counting. We have different interests, speak different languages, and bring a multitude of skills and knowledge - that’s what makes SideChef an amazing place to work. And while a productive, exciting, and harmonious cross-cultural work experience sounds great in theory, the reality is it takes a lot of hard work, relationship building, and thought to make it work! We are looking for someone who wants to dig in, solve problems, and see their solutions implemented immediately.

What you’ll do

  • Create and oversee all people program initiatives including Culture Initiatives and Learning & Development
  • Use data insights from our Company Pulse Survey to identify, recommend, and implement company policies, programs, and processes to enact changes that preserve our culture while helping us evolve to support business and employee growth
  • Identify, escalate, and navigate employee relations and communication issues with an empathetic, objective, solution-oriented approach
  • Partner with department heads and managers on opportunities to improve the employee experience and overall efficiency across the company
  • Ensure our physical office space is organized to reflect our culture while creating a productive and comfortable workspace for our employees
  • Work with hiring managers and HR throughout the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process
  • Analyze problems and deliver solutions where precedent may not exist
  • Manage planning and execution of employee engagement programs such as monthly town halls, bi-annual company offsites, and holiday celebrations
  • Own the design and execution of bi-annual performance reviews
  • Write, deliver, and facilitate internal communications to help with change management and consistent messaging across the organization
  • Build new employee engagement pilot programs and leverage learnings to constantly iterate and improve
  • Be a trusted resource to employees and managers by handling questions related to policies and processes; handle sensitive employee information with discretion
  • Manage the Culture budget and ensure all spending on programs and events is tracked and accounted for


  • You have successfully developed new and/or improved people operations programs in one of more of the following areas: recruiting, diversity and inclusion, performance management, learning and development, employee engagement, retention, culture initiatives, compensation, benefits, and/or HR compliance
  • You have a natural social curiosity that leads you to effectively read others and you use a combination of both your intuition and data to guide you in your priorities
  • You are comfortable handling confidential and sensitive information with the ability to exercise discretion and show good judgment
  • You have exceptional communication skills and are able to communicate effectively and build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • You see pain points as an opportunity to innovate and get better, and proactively identify opportunities to enhance the employee experience 
  • You are open & approachable, allowing you to make personal connections and explore employee needs all while efficiently navigating resources, systems, and relevant data to resolve inquiries quickly
  • You are genuinely curious and motivated to roll up your sleeves and learn, at their core, how businesses operate
  • You are a master at multitasking and pride yourself in balancing speed and accuracy


  • Proficiency in Mandarin
  • Experience managing people
Fulltime Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2020-07-10

SideChef is an all-in-one home cooking platform that provides over 12,000 free interactive smart recipes with dynamic recipe guidance featuring hands-free voice commands, step-by-step photos, how-to videos, and built-in timers. Most recently, SideChef offers in-app meal planning, grocery delivery, and smart kitchen connectivity. Founded by CEO Kevin Yu in 2014, the company pioneers the next generation in cooking practices, integrating the latest technology trends with a focus on personalization, inspiration, and connectivity at every step of the meal-making process.

SideChef is available for free on iOS and Android devices. The SideChef app has won numerous awards and recognition in the food and tech industries—including the Entrepreneur 360 list; ‘Best Recipe Software’ for Android by CNET; and Google Play Editor’s Pick for ‘Best Apps of 2017,’ to name a select few. The app has inspired the creation of over 2.5 million meals/cooking sessions in home kitchens around the world. For more information, visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


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