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OVERVIEW

Kingdom Supercultures is looking for an Operations Associate to manage and run operations across our fast-growing organization, including recruiting, facility planning and operations, customer operations, and culture initiatives. We envision this role as a launching pad for career growth: you will build an execution toolkit, organizational skills, business judgement and analysis skills, and knowledge of business concepts, technological tools, and our scientific and laboratory processes. You will advance work that matters, develop your skills, and build relationships with a great team of scientists, business people, and entrepreneurs.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a full-time, in-person role at our state-of-the-art headquarters and lab in Brooklyn, NY. You will be an early member of a fast-growing startup and build the core business and operational processes that enable all aspects of our business today and help us scale. In this role, your key responsibilities will include:

Operations Management

  • Set up, run, and automate a wide range of business processes for core operational tasks, such as customer interactions, manufacturing and order fulfillment, HR, and facilities
  • Own and execute high priority projects, such as adding specialized manufacturing capabilities, that will directly drive business value and the next stage of our growth
  • Plan for and execute upgrades to our headquarters and lab space, including designing and implementing automation technologies and improving the performance of our core operations
  • Identify requirements for our new facility and manage that project, including budgeting, designing key components (working with subject matter experts), and tracking progress

Recruiting Outreach and Operations

  • Work closely with founders and senior scientific/business teams to overhaul our recruiting strategy and processes
  • Create and implement a highly-efficient recruiting process
  • Develop proactive candidate sourcing strategies
  • Organize and deliver a top-notch candidate experience from application to offer

Culture Initiatives

  • Develop and run special initiatives that support a great team culture and ways of working, such as how we make decisions, contribute to shared priorities, and share information
  • Design and implement team member benefit programs and training
  • Assist on one-off projects or special events as needed

KEY QUALITIES

Core competencies

  • Well-honed organization skills and ability to track information and deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to use data to support decisions
  • Quick execution and simultaneous management of multiple tasks
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication

Working style

  • You take ownership of your work and proactively look to improve it
  • You work well with others and are energized by a fast-paced environment
  • You have a strong work ethic, value getting the details right, and strive to achieve your goals
  • You are excited to learn and grow

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Practical experience, including:

  • 2+ years experience in consulting, financial analysis, project management; or startup-related work experience
  • Working on a fast-paced team where you contributed meaningfully to end outputs
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Other qualifications and interests (preferred but not required):

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in food & ag tech or biology/sciences
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in startups
  • Strong performance during your Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree 
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Kingdom Supercultures is transforming natural microbial cultures into a new class of technology for consumer product manufacturers.  We’re building a state-of-the-art platform to aggregate, characterize, and assemble natural microbes into new combinations (“Supercultures”), which are used by our customers to make plant-based cheeses with authentic dairy tastes, lower-alcohol wines with full flavor, personal care products with natural functional ingredients, and much more. Along the way, we’re developing a new field of microbial community design, driven by a diverse team of world-class scientists. 

We’re in active R&D projects with some of the largest manufacturers in the food, beverage, and personal care industries.  Our natural cultures are replacing artificial ingredients, improving sustainability and nutrition, and unlocking entirely new value propositions. 

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