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Spoiler Alert Receives 2018 ​Supply & Demand Chain Executive​ Green Supply Chain Award

Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner Spoiler Alert, and published on December 10, 2018. Go to Spoiler Alert's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Today, Spoiler Alert announced that it has received a Green Supply Chain Award for 2018 from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

"We're thrilled to close out the year with this recognition from Supply & Demand Chain Executive," states Spoiler Alert CEO Ricky Ashenfelter. "Improving the management of distressed and unsold inventory is a critical step to preventing food waste and improving a business's bottom-line. We believe that sustainability and supply chain efficiency should drive profitability, and this acknowledgment is a testament to that."

The 11th annual Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.

The past year saw exciting advancements with Spoiler Alert's mission to address inefficiencies in food supply chains. In April, the company announced ongoing results of its partnership with HelloFresh; in May, CEO Ricky Ashenfelter participated in a food waste roundtable with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; and in October, we shared that Maersk, the global logistics leader, invested in the company as part of a strategic round of financing.

"This year's award recipients place a critical emphasis on green initiatives within their companies and supply chains," says John R. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Entries provide examples of innovative approaches and impressive metrics of sustainability programs. We congratulate this year's honorees for their commitment to sustainability and recognize their tremendous achievements," Yuva adds. "Our honorees serve as role models for supply chains globally to expand their reach and impact of green leadership."

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Spoiler Alert Employee Spotlight: Jessica Janiuk

Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner Spoiler Alert. Go to Spoiler Alert's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Employee Spotlight: Jessica Janiuk

Start Date: I joined Spoiler Alert at the beginning of March 2017 and was recently promoted to Senior Software Engineer and Product Team Lead.

Hometown: I grew up in Delafield, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb with about 8,600 residents, but I've been based in Greater Boston for two and a half years.

Education: In 2006, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a bachelor's in Communication and a minor in Web Development.

Role description: I wear a number of hats on the Product & Engineering team. At a high-level, I'm responsible for delivering on the product roadmap and product iterations, which entails writing code and building out platform infrastructure. I also mentor team members, and as a certified SCRUM Master/Developer, I help keep the team focused and on-schedule. Outside of my day-to-day, I'm active in the Greater Boston development community, an organizer of GDG Cambridge, and a master of pun delivery.

Why do like working at SA?: I like that we're a mission-driven company focused on solving food waste (and associated problems like climate change), and the team truly feels like a family.

Favorite "distressed inventory" recipe: Easy - making banana bread from aging bananas.

Fun fact! I have fenced for 18 years and recently had a custom sword forged that is inspired by Wonder Woman.

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How Spoiler Alert is "Reducing Food Waste with Tech"

The video above (originally created by Mashable) provides a quick introduction to our partner company Spoiler Alert. Here's how Spoiler Alert's Chief Product Officer Emily Malina explains what they do:

"We provide real-time communication to help large food businesses connect with nonprofit partners. Food that might otherwise have ended up in a dumpster can quickly be diverted to an organization that can do something great with it."

Interested in joining a team with such a great mission?

If yes, then click here to see all available opportunities at Spoiler Alert, and don't forget to press 'Follow' to receive custom job matches, event invitations and more!

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Spoiler Alert Employee Spotlight: Ari Hopkinson

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Below is an article originally written by the Spoiler Alert Team, who is a PowerToFly Partner. Go to Spoiler Alert's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Employee Spotlight: Ari Hopkinson

Start Date: I started working at Spoiler Alert in October 2017.

Hometown: I'm originally from Portland, Oregon, but I've been living in Massachusetts for eight years.

Education: I graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Role description: I focus on all things customer-facing, including data analysis, onboarding and support, coordinating monthly/quarterly business reviews, and working with the tech team to ensure optimum platform functionality. I also serve as the team's social chair, scheduling company outings and volunteer days with community partners.

Why do like working at SA?: I love working on a mission that's important to me, surrounded by intelligent, motivated, fun people.

Favorite "distressed inventory" recipe: Pickle it! Anything and everything.

Fun fact!: Too many to list! I have completed the "Expert" level of Minesweeper in 111 seconds; I lived in a yurt for a year while working in North Carolina; and I ride a push scooter to work/the train everyday, which is over 750 miles per year! 🛴🛴🛴