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Business Operations Manager

Clara Foods

Clara Foods

Daly City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

About us

EVERY™ is a leading VC-backed food tech ingredient company and market leader using precision fermentation to create animal proteins without the animal for the global food and beverage industry. EVERY™ is a team of passionate change-makers who are reimagining the factory farm model with a kinder, more sustainable alternative. Leveraging precision fermentation to produce hyper-functional and one-to-one replacement proteins from microorganisms, EVERY™ is on a mission to decouple the world’s proteins from the animals that make them.

We are a passionate, determined (and fun!) team with a vital objective, and we're on the lookout for like-minded people to join our mission. Sound like you?

The Role:

This role is central to our operational strategy, focused on addressing and managing key challenges to enhance overall efficiency. The ideal candidate is comfortable in dynamic environments, adept at navigating complex situations, and skilled in developing and implementing effective solutions.

Responsibilities include identifying and resolving problems, refining processes, and converting solutions into actionable steps. The role requires careful planning, identifying key dependencies, stakeholders, and paths to ensure successful organizational implementation. Candidates should have robust experience in project management methodologies and tools (e.g., Asana, Confluence, Smartsheets), and be capable of training others in best practices to optimize operations. Strong communication skills are essential, with an ability to clearly articulate business needs to diverse audiences, fostering strategic discussions, and cultivating partnerships to achieve impactful outcomes.

What you'll accomplish

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Foster teamwork across departments, promoting communication and joint efforts to meet organizational objectives.
  • Continuous Improvement and Change Management: Identify and address issues, develop solutions, and implement them effectively. Conduct team training and collaborate with stakeholders to refine solutions before deployment.
  • Relationship and Stakeholder Management: Build consensus and collaborate effectively in complex environments.
  • Process and Systems Awareness: Understand the interdependencies of various processes and the implications of implementing new solutions.
  • Results Focus: Commitment to achieving project goals and deliverables.

Tactical Skills:

  • Project Management: Lead project planning and execution, ensuring timely and budget-aligned completion. Regularly update stakeholders on project status.
  • Financial Management: Analyze financial performance and identify cost-saving opportunities. Assist with scenario planning and template development.
  • Reporting and Analysis: Generate reports and key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate operational performance and inform decision-making.

Examples of Workstreams:

  • Scaling and training in Project Management principles.
  • Leading Sales and Operations Planning initiatives.
  • Managing projects requiring robust project management.
  • Supporting and executing goal-setting processes.

What you bring (required):

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, or a related field. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in business operations management, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or in 2-3 years in management consulting.
  • Effective leadership and team management skills.
  • Comprehensive analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of biotech industry regulations and quality standards is a plus.
  • Proficiency in project management tools, concepts, and software.
  • Clear communication and interpersonal skills.

Nice-to-have (but not required)

  • Technical knowledge of the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of biotech industry regulations and quality standards is a plus.
  • PMP, Lean Six Sigma, SQL

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Comprehensive benefits: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k matching, and stock options
  • Tasty perks: Weekly catered lunches
  • Customizable options: FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Work-life harmony: Flexible PTO and 10+ paid company holidays per year
  • Onsite conveniences: Free parking and unlimited gym access
  • Energizing refreshments: Unlimited sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee, and tea
  • Exciting socials: Themed happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Open communication: Monthly all-hands meetings and direct access to CEO and leadership
  • Ideal location: Close to Daly City BART and Caltrain stations

Pay Range: $120,000 - $152,000 + Stock Options

At EVERY™ pay ranges are subject to change and assigned to a job based on the location specific market median of similar jobs according to 3rd party salary benchmark surveys. Individual pay within that range can vary for several reasons including skills/capabilities, experience, and available budget.

Dedication to Diversity

EVERY is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. We want our workplace to enable productivity and meaningful work for individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles, allowing all employees to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves at work.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to accommodation as required by law. CDC defines fully vaccinated as: 2 weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfzier or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.