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Business Operations Manager

Clara Foods

Clara Foods

Daly City, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

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. For more information, visit

The Role:

This highly cross-functional operational role addresses challenges, implements, and ensures the company’s top priority operational needs are functioning efficiently. With minimal guidance, you not only do not shy away from the gray space but in fact embrace the ambiguity and dive head first into addressing and implementing solutions for any business challenge.

You will identify problems, use compelling data, improve processes, and make solutions a reality. By mapping out each step of a plan, you will identify dependencies, key stakeholders, and critical paths to ensure the solution is properly deployed across the organization. You will implement and train project management methodology, templates, and software (i.e. Asana, Confluence, Smartsheets etc.) tools.

You will need to communicate the needs of business to varied audiences based on the detail of the “What” “Why” and “How” that is needed to drive clarity and results. You will be facilitating strategic discussions, identifying collaboration opportunities and driving partnerships between diverse stakeholders to decide on and implement solutions that will have the greatest impact for EVERY.

What you'll accomplish:

  • Identify issues, outline solutions, implement and execute to deliver a scalable solution with stakeholders.
  • Conduct team training, deploy seminars, and collaborate with key stakeholders to socialize, test, and refine solutions prior to implementation where solutions can be in the form of process, new project/work-stream, or software/IT solution.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication among different departments to enhance cross-functional teamwork and achieve shared goals.
  • Skillfully navigate complex, matrixed, or hierarchical environments, understanding diverse personalities and working styles to build consensus.
  • Establish a comprehensive understanding of how different business processes interact with each other and design solutions on new or updated processes to maximize business impact.
  • Design all solutions with a focus on reaching the goals of any project, problem, or deliverable.
  • Apply and deploy advanced project management knowledge to lead planning and execution, ensuring timely and budget-compliant completion.
  • Provide regular updates to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Analyze financial performance with basic modeling to develop business insights such as cost-saving opportunities or scenario planning.
  • Implement and support Objective and Key Results (OKRs) and goal-setting processes.
  • Create and generate reports and key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess operational performance and provide insights for decision-making.

What you bring (required)

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in business operations management, product management, management consulting, or relevant experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, engineering or a related field.
  • Deep knowledge of Project Management skills with tools, concepts, and software.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Clear communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective leadership and team management skills
  • Comprehensive analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Advanced excel skills

Nice-to-have (but not required)

  • MBA preferred
  • Experience or familiarity with biotech / lab sciences/manufacturing pharma
  • Knowledge of biotech industry regulations and quality standards is a plus
  • PMP, Lean Six Sigma, SQL

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: $116,000 - $164,000 + 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.

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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.