We are looking for a Founder’s Associate (f/m/d) to work on the future of our venture, BettaF!sh. Our mission is to protect scarce resources, increase biodiversity, and make new plant life available to the food industry. As an award-winning alt seafood company, we create fish and seafood alternatives that have a positive impact on the world. Internally, we are a tech-enabled seaweed house, developing next-gen ingredients to enhance sensory properties, improve nutritional value, and reduce costs and resource input.
We want a Founder’s Associate (f/m/d) to work out kinks, run and manage operations into the future, as well as be a part of the C-team to drive overall business strategy.
*You don’t fit well if you …
dislike working in a fast-paced environment with a lot of uncertainty.
prefer not to work in an international environment where the company language is a mix of English and German.
enjoy working in strict hierarchies and following rigid processes.
prefer not to take ownership and prefer to have someone tell me exactly what to do.
The idea of growing from a small team to a much larger one within 24 months scares you.
We are seeking a highly organized generalist to drive growth, optimize operations, and foster a high-performance culture. In this role, you will support and work closely with our CEO, Deniz, and play a pivotal role in our scaling and success.
Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the CEO to define the company's long-term vision, goals, and strategic initiatives. Help in translating these high-level strategies into actionable plans for different teams within the startup.
Cross-Functional Coordination: Manage critical cross-departmental projects and initiatives, ensuring they are completed on time and with the appropriate level of detail/quality. Monitor project milestones, identify potential roadblocks, unlock and drive change, and work to mitigate risks.
Operational Efficiency: Identify opportunities to streamline processes and improve operational efficiency across the company.
Business Development: Provide critical insights, analysis, and recommendations to the CEO on business opportunities, risks, and emerging trends.
Data Analysis, Reporting and Research:
Collect and evaluate data to provide insights to the executive team. Help in making informed decisions by presenting relevant information in a clear and concise manner.
Conduct comprehensive research and analysis to identify market trends, competitive intelligence, and breakthrough innovations.
Craft and deliver compelling presentations, reports, and communications that inspire and influence stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally (Board of Directors Meetings, All-Hands meetings, performance meetings, meetings of industry associations, etc.)
Resource Allocation: Review departmental budgets on an ongoing basis, escalate issues as needed, and ensure that resources are allocated to projects and initiatives that align with the company's strategic priorities.
Team + Culture
You support in hiring, onboarding, and setting up processes. Recruit and retain key talent: Share the responsibility to get the best talent for key positions.
Nurture a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the executive team and throughout the organization.
Working with the CEO to invest in and build our internal culture
3-5 years of professional experience, preferably in strategy consulting
Strong academic background, with STEM Bachelor's degrees or completed MBA preferred
Previous experience in senior project positions and strategic roles with cross-functional exposure, ideally in the food industry
Knowledge of ingredients and understanding of the key industry environment is a plus
Fluent in both German and English
Strong organizational talent and leadership skills
Strategic and analytical thinking
Proficiency in Excel and Keynote
High agency and willingness to take initiative
Passionate about solving the climate crisis
Reliable, accurate, and independent
With high integrity, you quickly earn trust and inspire confidence at every level of the company
Excellent communication skills, including active listening and giving feedback
Lack of experience in one or more fields should not discourage you from applying.
Test the limits of the young seaweed industry with as many ideas as possible - we will be right behind you if you want to try new things!
Be part of an open, positive company with lots of room to grow and build your own team
Hybrid model: Flexible working arrangements with offices located in the center of Berlin and the option to work from home
Employee Stock Option Plan for all full-time employees: With our ESOP, you're not just an employee, you're an invested partner. Your dedication drives both your growth and ours.
Lots of delicious vegan food! Up to three lunches weekly onsite, regular food tastings
Subsidized gym membership and public transport subscription
Unlimited supply of sparkling water, snacks, coffee, and tea
Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with the CEO and leadership
your CV without your photo or name
your expected salary and your starting date
If you have any questions, please send us an email!
BettaF!sh encourages people from all backgrounds and under-represented groups to apply for this position. At BettaF!sh, we take pride in the diversity of our team. We do not make any decisions based on skin color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age, either during recruitment or employment. BettaF!sh is dedicated to providing a safe workplace and takes action against any kind of discrimination or harassment.
Imagine being able to benefit yourself and the environment by simply incorporating a new plant species into your diet. Introducing Good Impact Food, a plant-based option that doesn't require fresh water, soil, fertilizer, or pesticides to grow. This food not only supports our delicate ecosystem but also helps restore balance to our climate. It's a plant that naturally thrives in our oceans, offering fishing communities a sustainable and viable alternative to traditional fishing practices.
This is the driving idea behind our work. In 2019, our founders embarked on a mission to establish seaweed as a valuable commodity in the food industry. With a highly motivated team and an impressive track record, we invite you to join us in exploring the vast potential of the ocean.