Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer (m/f/x) @ VC-backed Food Start-Up (stealth)

Portfolio Company
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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Description

Fluent German skills are required for this position!

Atlantic Food Labs (AFL) is a venture capital investor and venture studio, based in Berlin with a focus on Food-, Agtech, and Sustainability. We’ve previously backed leading food tech startups such as Gorillas, Infarm, share, Meatable, Mushlabs, Legendairy, and Mitte. We are consistently identifying new opportunities to change the food landscape in Europe together with the most daring entrepreneurs.

In the next few weeks, AFL is launching a new D2C food venture, ready to change the food world of tomorrow by turning local superfoods into superior plant-based nutrition, Right before the first product launch, we are now looking for a Co-Founder & COO (m/f/x) to join the team in Munich.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES & CHALLENGES

As part of the founding team and as COO you will be having a significant impact, executing the actual and following launches, building our operational processes from scratch and recruiting as well as leading an Ops team of AAA players.

  • Lead our operations strategy, processes, and structure to achieve company strategic initiatives, goals, and targets -- including all parts of the end to end operation from procurement through production through pack out and delivery with food and employee safety at top of mind

  • Design and execute operational plans and processes to enable our growth across the German market and beyond, incl. supply chain

  • Build organizational capacity to enable rapid yet responsible growth; help design strategies to bring our operations to the next level, including automation, new partners, fulfillment strategy, and scaling the team

  • Rigorously measure operational metrics and KPIs and build a data-driven culture of high performance, accountability, quality, and food/workplace safety in operations

  • Design and help execute plans to launch new or improved products, initiatives, and distribution channels


WHY JOIN

  • The opportunity to build your own business with VC backing

  • Create the food world of tomorrow: turn plant-based alternatives into the new standard

  • Become part of the Atlantic Labs and Atlantic Food Labs network with over 150+ portfolio companies.

  • Our dedicated studio team will provide you with financial, operational, and strategic support

  • A high-growth, ambitious food startup environment with an exponential learning curve

  • Full ownership over exciting and challenging projects

  • A team of talented and motivated individuals looking to change the world

  • Free office space in our amazing office in Munich close to beautiful lakes and snow-covered mountains.

Requirements

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: You are not afraid to build a business from scratch and already gained experience in the startup environment

  • Growth mindset: You want to learn and improve every day to become the best version of yourself

  • Courage: New tasks are your motivation and you love to challenge yourself

  • Leadership: You catch people with your vision, boost their motivation to deliver high-performance while creating a friendly and warm work environment at the same time.

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships across all different stakeholder groups (e.g., Marketing, Commercial Regions, Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Packaging, Procurement)

  • You have gained 5 years of working experience in a fast-paced environment (e.g. consulting, investment banking, VC, startup, etc.)

  • You hold a bachelor degree in business administration or food technology

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in German and English

  • Plus: You are a passionate foodie

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