Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder (w/m/d) 100%

For our alternative protein startup we are looking for a

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder (w/m/d) 100%

with experience in building, leading and scaling a startup companies operations and supply chain.

Main responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the strategy definition, deployment, planning, budget of the manufacturing, supply chain and operations activities of an early-stage startup
  • Ensuring the alignment of the operations roadmap with the key goals
  • Assist the CEO in overseeing the Corporation’s overall performance and promoting competitive position within the industry
  • Assist the CEO in establishing an appropriate organizational structure for the growth phase
  • Providing hands-on day-to-day operational support whilst scaling up the team
  • Hiring and build up of a resilient and high performance operations and supply chain team Provide coaching, support and direction for continuous for future direct reports
  • Fostering the most efficient use of all resources and promoting a culture of high performance and trust
  • Plan, build and manage future production facility operations (EU & CH): in-house and outsourced to drive manufacturing excellence
  • Ensure that scalable processes, policies, procedures are in place to help build future growth.
  • Establish management of key indicators to control production process performance
  • Ensure Customer Success, Day-to-Day-Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics
  • Manage relationship with partners/vendors and evaluate performance vs commitments.
  • Participate in expansion activities (investments, raising finances, JV set-up)
  • Adhere to company and local business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary
  • Oversee any hr, legal and contractual requirement related to operations

Your profile

  • BSc or MSc in Business, Operations or Supply Chain Management
  • Management Position for 5+ years
  • Teamplayer
  • Start-up experiences (Fundraising experience)
  • Implementation and solution-oriented personality


  • Steepest learning curve of your career
  • Independent field of activity in which you can contribute and develop your comprehensive professional knowledge and expertise
  • Shaping the future of plant-based bakery products
  • Start-up share
  • High performance working atmosphere in a young and enthusiastic team
  • Flexible working time

Who we are

A team of 3 project initiators with experience in start-up, industry and research (ETH Zurich, ZHAW) working on new plant-based solutions in the food industry.

We’re looking forward to receiving your complete application documents by e-mail to Silvan Leibacher:

Projekt EggField, 8006 Zurich