Business Operations Associate for Food Start-Up

Vive La Tarte

Oct 09, 2017 - Soma / South Beach


Vive la Tarte is a venture-backed bakery concept, featuring local produce-driven and handcrafted baked goods, in a modern and relaxed warehouse-style environment.

Vive la Tarte was founded in 2011 with the intention of providing guests with an extraordinary bakery experience. Every day our talented bakers craft beautiful croissants, sourdough breads, tarts and cakes for which we have become known.

About the job

We are looking for an individual with food industry operations experience (high-end dining / fast casual concept) to help increase our operational efficiency and support the growth of our business in new markets.

The business associate works directly with our COO in 4 specific areas:

1/ Customers: managing customer requests, sending out quotes and ensure communication with production staff, ensure all invoices are sent out and paid on time;

2/ Production scheduling: translate orders in production and delivery overviews, communicate with bakery staff and coordinate inventory management;

3/ Employees: manage staff scheduling, assist in on-boarding process for new hires, run payroll bi-weekly and partner with HR to update and maintain office policies as necessary;

4/ Office improvement: organize office operations and procedures, address employees’ queries regarding office management issues (e.g. stationery, hardware and travel arrangement).


  • Minimum of 3 years operations experience in a fast casual environment / reputable food company
  • Excellent organization and process improvement skills that improve efficiency / reduce effort
  • Advanced emotional intelligence and people skills
  • Pragmatic problem solver, solution-driven
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel & Word in particular)
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

What We Offer

A fast growing start-up environment with very talented co-workers, a great office culture topped with delicious artisan food and specialty coffee.

Competitive salary + benefits in line with experience

Lots of growth opportunities


1160 Howard St., San Francisco. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from Civic Center BART.

Please reply with a resume, looking forward to chat!

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