COO & Co-Founder (m/f/x) @ Pet Food Startup
Germany, Berlin, BerlinFounder & Entrepreneurs in Residence
ABOUT THE VENTURE
We are a VC-backed pet tech startup based in Berlin, that offers pet owners a science-based and data-driven solution to support their pets' long-term health. We are developing a new generation of healthy pet food based on the latest scientific progress. Be one of the first to join our pack at this early stage of growth! We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder (m/f/x) in Berlin to build and further expand our product and operations.
Pets spend their entire lives helping us get through ours. They don’t deserve food that we won’t eat ourselves. Join us and help build a better life for our furry companions.
As Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, you will own the end-to-end supply chain for our entire food product line, starting with fresh food. You will define the vision and strategy for our product, and operations, from procurement to production and fulfillment - and are responsible for setting the base for our growth ambitions. You will build out and lead our operations team focused on procurement, supply chain, and finance.
Build an efficient procurement-to-production operations model that optimizes towards fulfillment with a strong focus on quality.
You will define and own our end-to-end supply chain (procurement, packaging, delivery, service) and establish strong yield management across the same.
You will be leading the company’s fundraising efforts along with the rest of the founding team.
Create and shape the company vision and strategy with and as part of the founding team.
The opportunity to build your own business with VC backing and a strong operational, execution-driven support network
Work with executives that built and scaled up some of Germany’s fastest-growing VC backed tech companies
Develop a product that could potentially directly impact the lives of millions of animals, and indirectly their human parents, for the better.
Opportunity to disrupt an aging, conventional industry that is losing touch with the reason for its existence.
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
Strong track record in a senior operations role within a fast-growing B2C/D2C/eCommerce startup or scaleup, with a prior focus on procurement.
Experience in fundraising, developing and optimizing business operations, and setting operational goals and prioritizations for the company.
Excellent communication skills, confidence, and the ability to build strong relationships across internal (Product, Growth) and external stakeholders (Investors, Partners)
Analytical and solution-oriented mindset and the ability to think outside the box
Ability to be as operational as possible with a hands-on attitude while navigating uncertainty and being able to think strategically when needed (entrepreneurial mindset)
Ideally, you are a pet owner, with a burning passion for improving the lives of pets/animals