Operations Director at AKUA 215 views0 applications

U.S. based – our company operates remotely! 

The Role

AKUA’s Operation’s Director will be responsible for managing our operations & supply chain as our company is ramping up for significant growth this year. (Are you ready to crush it with us?) The ideal person for this job will demonstrate strong leadership skills and a passion for our mission as they work with our executive team to ensure that our company’s operations & logistics are keeping up with our sales goals – across ecommerce, wholesale, and retail. This is a growth opportunity, perfect for someone looking to work for a high-impact food company and move up into an Executive position within 12-18 months. 

Including:

  • Manage supply chain including production planning, procurement, & fulfillment  

  • Work with Product team to source the best possible ingredients while balancing cost-effective margins

  • Manage vendors including co-packers, packaging & raw material suppliers, & 3PLs

  • Create systems and processes to successfully track operational metrics & KPIs

  • Manage forecast and demand planning with CFO

  • Implement quality assurance practices on all delivered goods

  • Work with CEO to ensure our company operations meet all sales targets 

  • Support sales team as needed including with invoicing, inventory tracking, & more

What’s required

  • 3-5+ years of experience in operations management with food/CPG experience (plant-based is a plus!)

  • Excitement, optimism, and scrappiness required to build and scale a mission-oriented consumer goods company

  • Can-do attitude with the ability to handle stressful situations (without getting stressed – we’re just trying to save the world with Kelp Burgers after all!) 

  • Strong analytical & organizational skills as well as communication skills

  • Loves planning. Loves packaging. Loves details. Loves Asana, Airtable and/or spreadsheets.

  • Knowledge of logistics & supply chain management, & inventory management systems 

  • Solid understanding of food-related laws including FDA

  • Loves the ocean & wants to make a difference for the history of our species & the future of our planet. 

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary/options offered 

  • Unlimited Kelp-based products

Submit CV & Cover letter with the subject line “Operations Director Candidate” to cbm@akua.co 

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AKUA is a mission-driven food company working to replace the most unsustainable form of food agriculture (factory farming) with the most sustainable form of food agriculture (ocean farming). We have been recognized by Time Magazine, Fast Company, and Travel & Leisure as pioneers in the sustainable food industry for our work to create a new market of meat-alt products made from ocean-farmed kelp. Our vision is to create a platform of clean-label, meat-alternative products including Kelp Burgers, Kelp Nuggets, Kelp Sausages, Kelp Crab Cakes, Kelp Balls, and more that are sold online, in retail, and through food service and restaurants around the world. 
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