We are looking for a Senior Operations + Supply Chain Manager (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 Senior Operations + Supply Chain Manager (f/m/d) to work out kinks, run and spearhead operations into the future, as well as be a part of the C-team to build unique new supply chains and drive overall business strategy for a more regenerative and just food system.
*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
We are seeking a highly organized, innovation-driven, and finance-focused operations manager 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.
Operational Excellence: Take the reins on our ops team. Set up clear guidelines, streamline processes, and choose tools that'll help our ops team shine. And always be on the lookout for ways to boost our efficiency
Optimization: Dive into our operations, identify areas we can tighten up, and introduce smarter workflows. Collaborate closely with the CEO and execs to bring our strategic plans to life
Sourcing and Securing Raw Materials: Explore the world's unique materials, with a spotlight on seaweed varieties. Team up with our product crew to bring innovative, sustainable ingredients into our mix
Supply Chain Management: Revamp our supply chain from ordering to delivery. Introduce fresh methods to stay on top of our stock and anticipate our buying needs
Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Keep a pulse on market shifts, potential supply issues, and any rule changes that might affect us. We'll rely on you to help us navigate the waters.
Financial Management: Take charge of our finances. Oversee our budgets, projections, and ensure we're on solid financial footing
Stakeholder Engagement & Price Negotiations: Shape our pricing strategies, lead the dance in supplier negotiations, and foster strong relationships with our key partners
Team Leadership: Build a culture that values open communication, empowerment, and top-notch performance. Mentor and inspire the leaders in our midst
Sustainability Focus: Ensure we're always walking the talk when it comes to sustainability. Stay committed to eco-friendly practices, especially as we work towards our B-Corp certification
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE GREAT AT THIS JOB
3-5 years of professional experience in a high-growth environment
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Agriculture, or related fields
Proven experience in a Operations / supply chain role or similar senior leadership position, preferably in the food tech or seaweed industry
Find joy and motivation in the diversity of the role
Strong financial acumen with experience in budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis
Excellent forecasting and project management skills, proficient in leveraging technology to drive operational efficiency
Familiarity with agricultural processes and sustainability principles
Hardworking: personally own the delivery of complex workstreams and engage in hands-on tasks
Fluent in English, proficiency in German is a plus
Ability to inspire and lead cross-functional teams
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 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.