VP of Operations - Solve the World's Dumbest Problem at Copia
$95k - $11k • 1.00% - 3.50%
Problem: Every day in America, we waste 3X more food than there are mouths to feed. Hunger is not a scarcity problem; it's a logistics problem.
Copia’s Solution: For the first time ever, we can effectively donate prepared and highly perishable food to those who need it when they need it most. Copia is a for-profit company that has built technology allowing food donors (e.g., Compass Group, corporate cafeterias, universities, hospitals, grocers, caterers etc.) to easily request pickups of their excess food, have it matched, and safely delivered to non-profits in need.
Copia's platform enables businesses to seamlessly request pickups of their excess food and have it instantly matched and delivered to nonprofits in need. Our unique technology provides data and analytics with actionable insights to dramatically reduce future over-production and over-purchasing.
We provide businesses with the easiest and most effective way to donate their excess food, save money by lowering disposal and overproduction costs, receive tax significant tax savings on donated food, and reduce environmental footprint by keeping food out of landfills. We also provide businesses with photos, recipient testimonials, and PR to engage with their customers and employees - saving food, saving money, saving the environment, and of course, feeding the hungry - everybody wins!
Responsibilities • Help design organizational structure to enable the company to grow to $20M in revenue • Establish quarterly business metrics and help lead the team to achieve company goals • Assess current supply chain for getting food from customers to the community and implement new processes/tools to improve efficiency and allow for rapid scaling • Analyze and manage key business development opportunities for top-line growth and distribution scale • Manage all operational elements of the company -- specifically finance, accounting, legal, and HR. Develop financial models, forecasts, and budgets. • Assist CEO with fundraising rounds, pitch decks, and materials • Work with CEO and Head of Sales to develop sales & business development strategy
Requirements • Experience working in startups leading a broad set of company operations, or at a large company leading an organization • Experience growing a business and managing P&L • Experience selling to or consulting for large enterprise clients (preferably in software and/or food & beverage industries) • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development • Analytical and execution oriented • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills • Displays company values
Attributes: • Natural leader – You pride yourself on your ability to lead and motivate a team and have leadership experience • Self-starter – You have a bias towards action and are able to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing work environment • Entrepreneurial – You crave responsibility and want to shape the vision and direction of the company • Relationship-builder – You can influence and motivate people at all levels across a variety of job functions • Problem solver – You can independently translate high-level goals into actionable plans
You have hustle. You have drive. You get things done. You're a machine (with a heart!) when it comes to executing on a vision and strategy. You’re resilient and resourceful; committed to long-term success as well as short-term wins. You’re pragmatic in your execution. You have experience in roles performing operations, finance, and managing revenue and P&L. If you also have a background in running/managing product or sales teams you would be the unicorn of our dreams!
The Big Picture: Copia is a company that will fundamentally change the world. We need senior leadership flexible enough to pivot when necessary, grounded enough to get through the growing pains, and empathetic enough to value the company’s cause. You realize you’re fundamentally influencing and molding the direction of a company that proves to the world that you can both do good and do well. You're at your core, someone that gets shit done and is fired up and inspired by our mission and its ability to become a big, profitable business!
The Skills: You’re friends with Excel. Financial models excite you, and you could likely do them in your sleep. You're a solution-based problem solver, thinking of ideal, targeted outcomes and then working backward. You will be in an influential position within and beyond the company and are comfortable with that level of responsibility and leadership. You can ideally speak and present well in public settings. You’re not afraid to fail -- while you do not actively and blindly seek failure, you know how to efficiently and effectively apply these learnings. You can fundamentally support the team in getting the right things done quickly to execute on our product and sales strategies and to help develop and scale the business.
The Deets: You're already based in or are cool with moving to and working in San Francisco. You can start yesterday (or really soon)! You are excited to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing startup and are willing to take the risk-reward payoff that comes with that in the long run.
As part of our team, you’ll enjoy: • The hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business • A unique opportunity to solve some of the industry’s (and world's) most exciting and pressing problems • Comprehensive health coverage, commuter benefits, competitive salary, and meaningful equity • Unlimited vacation and flexible working hours • Modern, uplifting work environment in an ideal location • Working with an extraordinary team of smart, creative, fun and highly motivated people • Weekly team lunches and bi-monthly team outings • And much more…