Co-Founder & COO (m/f/x) @ Vertical Farming Venture (stealth)

Founder & Entrepreneurs in Residence
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Description

ABOUT THE COMPANY

We are a VC-backed stealth start-up with the vision to create a carbon-neutral food production system that will change the way we produce and consume food. Using data-driven technology and highly efficient land usage we are able to manufacture environmentally friendly products that cut the lengthy supply chain, hence, reduce the CO2 emissions.

Together with Atlantic Food Labs and its food-tech advisory board, we are looking for a passionate and mission-driven entrepreneur to join us as a Co-Founder & COO of one of the most booming industries. The company is based in Berlin.


YOUR ROLE

As a COO & Co-founder, you will build an early-stage company from the ground up. You will design, implement, execute flawless and scalable yet decentralized end-to-end operations that can expand internationally quickly. The position will require developing playbooks on how to open a new location from 0 to 100 and ensure the company’s growth. You’ll take a major part in shaping the company, executing its vision, and driving its growth based on key performance indicators. You define what success looks like.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Together with your Co-Founder validate our business case and develop and execute our go-to-market strategy

  • Set up and own the company operations from the first day and make them scalable and replicable by creating frameworks, processes, and playbooks

  • Manage the whole supply chain including mushroom production, vendors and suppliers management, customer fulfillment, and overseeing the logistics

  • Support with expansions activities such as fundraising, partner and customer acquisition

  • Support with founding the company, hiring, building, and leading the team

  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics

  • Be responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow, and business goals and objectives


WHY JOIN

  • The chance to reshape the food system for a better world and create something meaningful

  • The opportunity of building your own company backed by VC with a strong network

  • A lot of responsibility, ownership, challenges, and the option to grow yourself

  • Be part of the Atlantic Food Labs family and develop a network in Berlin’s startup ecosystem

  • Talented and friendly people that are motivated to create a positive impact

  • An entrepreneurial atmosphere

  • Free office space in our amazing office in Berlin in Mitte (incl. rooftop terrace) and tons of delicious snacks and drinks

Requirements

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Proven experience (5+ years) in high-performance companies in the fields of operations and growth with outstanding organizational and leadership skills. Previous experience as a co-founder is highly desirable

  • Visionary and strategic thinker, yet with a hands-on approach who gets things done and goes the extra mile

  • Highly analytical and data-driven, with records initiating and building business processes, strategic initiatives, operations metrics and constantly learning and improving based on facts and figures

  • You are ambitious with an exceptional entrepreneurial mindset, strong project management skills, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities. You are adaptable and flexible

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You are able to express yourself concisely, clearly, with confidence, and grace

  • You are a team player, who knows how to collaborate and influence others.

  • Your ex-colleagues would describe you as determined, trustworthy, pragmatic, and progressive

  • Languages: professional in English, fluency in German is a huge plus

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