Chief Operating Officer

Hello and pleasure to meet you!

We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, indulgence!

LOCATION

Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland

EMPLOYMENY TYPE

Permanent

About Cultivated Biosciences

​Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for. To do this we are developing creamy fat ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have a fantastic team, investors and advisors by our side, such as Arturo Elizondo and Lukas Böni, and are now eager to make better ingredients than any factory farm could together with you! 
Recently, Paul from TechCrunch also wrote about what we’re doing at Cultivated, you can find more here

Your mission

As Chief Operating Officer you will be responsible for hiring & leading the business operations team, managing our budget & financials, and delivering projects to our clients. You will work alongside the founders Tomas & Dimitri as well as shape the startups strategy in your area of expertise. As one of our first senior hires, your role will be pivotal in exponentially scaling the startup's mission of making dairy-free indulgence a reality for consumers worldwide.

What you need to succeed

  • 5+ yrs. of experience in executive leadership positions in FMCG, ingredient or biotech 

  • 3+ yrs. working in or in close collaborations with startups

  • Practical proven experience in setting-up robust business processes 

  • Experience in fundraising seed or later funding rounds

  • A proactive, entrepreneurial attitude

  • Willingness to learn new things quickly 

 

Feel free to apply if you don't check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you.

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Workplace with lake view!

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • 25 days of vacation

  • A competitive salary package including stock options

  • An inclusive and diverse culture, that also enjoys to spend time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.