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Operations manager

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!


Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland


Permanent Hybrid

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 functional 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

In the role of Operations Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the entire production process, beginning with the management of bioprocesses and culminating in the delivery of samples to our clients. Your duties will include calculating costs, allocating time efficiently as well as financial resources. Working collaboratively with our team and various external partners, your pivotal role ensures the seamless operation of our processes and furthers our goal of creating dairy-free products that delight consumers around the globe.

What you need to succeed

  • 3+ yrs. of experience in industrial/production operations or similar

  • Proven experience in supply-chain management

  • Previous experience in food-tech, biotech or engineering is a plus

  • Exceptional attention to detail, planning skills, and comfort with regulatory compliance, ensuring accuracy and adherence to standards.

  • Capacity to work with stakeholders from different backgrounds

  • French and Italian are an asset

  • 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.

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