Jobs

1.

Talent & Venture Development Manager (m/f/d)

Job Description

As a Talent & Venture Development Manager at Atlantic Food Labs, you will be an integer part of the AFL core team. You will help to identify and recruit the best candidates for our entire AFL family as well as recruit entrepreneurs which consequently launch and accelerate the best food & health start-ups in the European ecosystem for Atlantic Food Labs. You will gain deep insights into our diverse portfolio of early stage and growth companies and strategically manage the exciting and single most important resource for us, our people. The ideal candidate has a hands-on mentality and brings HR experience from working in a high-growth environment, ideally in the start-up sector.

As a Talent & Venture Development Manager you can expect on a daily basis to:

  • Strategically identify, steer, recruit, and manage the hiring process for potential candidates via all kinds of channels.
  • Find stellar entrepreneurs with which Atlantic Food Labs will launch its next batch of startups and – to make it a team – support them with their first hires.
  • Discover superior senior hires (Head-of-level and beyond) for our grown-up portfolio companies.
  • Identify, organize, and manage recruitment fairs as well as employer branding events to increase the visibility of Atlantic Food Labs.
  • Build up lasting relationships with universities and academic chairs to foster our pipeline of incoming applicants.
  • Grow our people by driving the creation and deployment of training and education curriculums in cooperation with our operations department.
  • Work independently and own the job.

Requirements

Desired skills and experiences:

  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant HR role, preferably in a fast-paced, high growth start-up environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, ideally in Human Resources Management, Psychology or Business.
  • Proven expertise in talent acquisition and employer branding.
  • Ability to organize & prioritize your work and to work independently.
  • Ability to inspire others and the understanding of the HR function as a strategic critical lever to the success of our business.
  • An absolute ‘can do + entrepreneurial’ attitude: willingness to walk the extra-mile and dig deep enough in order to attract stellar entrepreneurs.
  • A true hands-on approach whilst demonstrating the ability to think and act strategically, staying level-headed.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills with excellent spoken and written English as well as German. Additional languages are a plus.
  • Passion about food, health, and nutrition as well as start-ups.

Why you should join us:

  • You will be a vital part of a growing team in a fast-paced environment surrounded by a talented, supportive, and international group of people with a great and super modern office in the heart of Berlin Mitte, close to Hackescher Markt.
  • Work with a highly impressive group of founders from our portfolio and become an integer part of the network effects.
  • Play an active part in building the entrepreneurial food, health, and sustainability ecosystem in Berlin and Europe.
  • Learn a great deal about investing in startups, building companies, and innovation.
  • You will be able to build your own brand and network in the European startup ecosystem.
  • Potential to build and manage your own team at a later stage.

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2.

Co-Founder – Brand / Product – Sustainable Food Brand (m/f/d)

Carbon Farmed is a portfolio company of Atlantic Food Labs with the mission to scale up Carbon Farming as the future of sustainable agriculture and food production. We are looking for a co-founder with outstanding marketing & branding skills and experience in food / FMCG to help us achieve our vision.

Carbon Farming? Carbon Farming is a form of agriculture that can reverse this trend by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it in soils. Carbon Farming has the potential to capture and store between 4 and 11 Gigatonnes of CO2 globally each year. This makes it one of the most powerful methods we can employ to combat climate change and minimise global warming.

 

Whom we are looking for:

Our mission at Carbon Farmed is to accelerate the uptake of carbon farming and maximise the amount of CO2 captured as quickly as possible, because time is critical. This is what drives us, and we are looking for a Co-Founder (m/f/x) who shares this drive, and who wants to take ownership of the B2C consumer side of the business. In this role, you will develop our brand, engage with our community and work with food producers, retailers and supply chain stakeholders

Your focus areas (to be further defined jointly):

  • Brand development and positioning strategy for a new food brand focusing on CO2 reduction
  • Product and brand development in cooperation with retailers, discounters and food producers
  • Setting up and maintaining a strong network with partners
  • Concept, development, implementation and maintenance of marketing strategy
  • Building and growing a community around our brand
  • Build up relevant sales channels and the complete marketing strategy from scratch, i.e. by launching a first e-commerce presence, reaching out to potential sales cooperation partners etc.
  • Find, negotiate and close suppliers and logistics partners

Your ideal profile:

  • 5+ years experience in brand management, consumer brands and marketing, ideally with focus on food / FMCG; previous experience as a founder is a strong plus
  • Experience working in the German “Handelslandschaft” (Lebensmitteleinzelhandel)
  • Deep understanding of the German consumer psyche
  • Native or fluent German, fluent English
  • You are a self-starter, result-focused, data-driven and have a hands-on mentality
  • Enthusiasm for startups/entrepreneurship as well as sustainability, agriculture and food
  • Strong communication and influencing skills – clear, concise, and persuasive in style
  • You have a bias for action and are able to operate in a highly ambiguous environment; you are independent and get energy from building things from scratch

What we offer:

  • Co-Founder (m/f/x) role in an already incorporated and funded startup
  • Opportunity to lead and build up the company from its early stages onwards
  • High degree of responsibility, creative freedom and exciting challenges
  • Competitive equity or VSOP participation
  • A mission driven and humane company culture
  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin (near Rosenthaler Platz)

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3.

Internship – Sustainable Food Brand (m/f/d)

Carbon Farmed is a portfolio company of Atlantic Food Labs with the mission to scale up Carbon Farming as the future of sustainable agriculture and food production. As an Intern at Carbon Farmed, you will be an integer part of our core team. We are looking for stellar young professional with a strong background in e.g. business, branding, marketing and agriculture to help us shape the company and execute on our vision.

Carbon Farming? Carbon Farming is a form of agriculture that can reverse this trend by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it in soils. Carbon Farming has the potential to capture and store between 4 and 11 Gigatonnes of CO2 globally each year. This makes it one of the most powerful methods we can employ to combat climate change and minimise global warming.

What you’ll do (depending on your background, to be further defined jointly):

  • Customer and business development with farmers, retailers, discounters and food producers
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Conception, implementation and maintenance of own branding and marketing strategies
  • Co-creating new food products together with retailers, discounters and food producers
  • Building and growing a community around our brand

Your ideal background:

  • An outstanding academic track record (completed Bachelor/ enrolled in Master) in either Business Administration, Economics, Food Science, Marketing or Agriculture
  • Practical experience in startups, food/FMCG, agriculture, consulting or finance/VC
  • Analytical, facts-driven and pragmatic approach with ability to work independently
  • Interest in and excitement for the topics of sustainability, climate change and food
  • Native or fluent German, fluent English

What we offer:

  • A mission driven and humane company culture
  • An internship program with a steep learning curve and a high degree of creative freedom as well as the opportunity to shape the company from the start
  • A modern office in the heart of Berlin (near Rosenthaler Platz)
  • Great networking opportunities within all of Atlantic Food Labs‘ portfolio companies
  • The opportunity to join the company (or any other of our portfolio companies) after your internship

4.

Food Product Developer @ Legendairy Foods

Legendairy Foods is Europe’s first cellular agriculture startup focusing on the production of clean dairy products. We are developing real dairy proteins without the animals through a process of fermentation. Our technology requires less resources and causes less greenhouse emissions compared to the traditional ways of producing dairy. Join us in our mission to produce ethical and sustainable food for the future of our planet.

The position:

We look for a passionate Food Technologist with a scientific and hands on experience in developing and taking food products from the concept to laboratory to market. Ideally with knowledge or experience in cheese product development. You will be responsible for the new recipes and processes for our innovative animal-free cheese products. You will have the chance to get to know the startup world and to work in a professional international team.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will start by designing product attributes vs consumer expectations as well as available technical solutions within each project.
  • You will develop animal-free cheese formulations and processes to deliver on consumer expectations, within project food safety, costs and timing requirements.
  • You will plan, design and execute experiments at laboratory and pilot plant scale.
  • You will gather and analyse data, document and report results as well as make recommendations.
  • You will conduct analytical tests, quality control and sensory evaluations.
  • You will participate in consumer test design, organize sample production and ensure product quality follow up.
  • You will be responsible to identify the intellectual property generated through the product development process.

Our offer:

  • A high-growth food biotech startup environment with an exponential learning curve.
  • The opportunity to design and work with novel ingredients and disruptive technologies.
  • The freedom to shape, inspire and lead.
  • A lean Start-up innovation culture environment.
  • An interdisciplinary team of highly ambitious colleagues.
  • A unique chance to find purpose in what you do on a daily basis.

Your profile:

  • Passionate about food, health, nutrition and sustainability.
  • Master’s Degree in Food Science or closely related field.
  • A great plus if you are knowledgeable, have experience or have a PhD in colloid chemistry, dairy or vegetable proteins, vegetable fats, cheese science, cheese product development and/or you are eager to fill in these topics.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally.
  • Proficient in computer skills.
  • Drive in an entrepreneurial setting, eager to collaborate across functions and backgrounds.
  • Fluent in English, German a plus

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5.

COO & Co-Founder @ Airfarm (m/f/d)

Job description

Airfarm is on a mission to reshape the food value chain and build Europe’s largest agribusiness services network! It was born in the fields, build by innovators and grows by farm success. We offer a platform for Farmers, agriculture consultants, journalists and bloggers to better interact with each other. Farmers can consume news, collaborate and build trusted relationships with other farmers and their business partners. Eventually, we will add other value added services such as: purchase pooling and financing.

We are a passionate and experienced founding team with previous startup experience and roots at SAP and Goldman Sachs. Airfarm is backed by one of Europe’s leading early stage Venture Capital firms for Food/AgTech. We have recently launched our product and are now building the core team to help grow Airfarm into Europe’s leading agribusiness services network!

As Chief Operating Officer (COO) you will join the founding team and immediately take over responsibility for building Airfarm. You can expect to interact with all stakeholders of Airfarm on a regular basis. You will secure our daily operations, setup and manage new strategic projects, align finances and product roadmap, work on strategic goals and play a central role in making Airfarm successful. You will be responsible for building a team of highly motivated, diverse and ambitious colleagues and further develop our culture. This is a unique opportunity to take the “leap of faith” and dive into hands-on entrepreneurship!

Job requirements

  • At least a Master’s degree in business, economics, agriculture, agribusiness, industrial engineering or equivalent experience
  • Previous strategy consulting experience at a top tier firm is highly preferred, ideally with exposure to the agribusiness sector
  • Previous startup or scale-up experience is a strong plus
  • Previous team building/leading/management experience in a fast-paced environment is a strong plus
  • Ability to quickly evaluate ideas, business models and go-to-market strategies and translate theory into practice
  • Strong analytical capabilities and experience in data evaluation
  • Fluent in German and English

Personality:

  • An absolute “can-do entrepreneurial attitude”, you get things done and are not afraid to execute and get your hands dirty
  • Creative problem solver, simplifying processes and taking over ownership and accountability
  • Exceptional communication skills – effectively and succinctly to all stakeholders of Airfarm
  • Genuine interest in agribusiness, the food value chain, technology and startups

What we offer:

  • An experienced and highly motivated founding team with flat hierarchies
  • Steep learning curve since you will be part of the initial core team and have exposure to all facets of our business taking on responsibility from day 1
  • Great opportunity to broaden your network in the European startup scene through our founders and our investors
  • We offer a competitive salary package including options in Airfarm and a modern office in the heart of Berlin

Apply here

6.

Entrepreneur in Residence @ Airfarm (m/f/d)

Job description

Airfarm is on a mission to reshape the food value chain and build Europe’s largest agribusiness services network! It was born in the fields, built by innovators and grows by farm success. We offer a platform for Farmers, agriculture consultants, journalists and bloggers to better interact with each other. Farmers can consume news, collaborate and build trusted relationships with other farmers and their business partners. Eventually, we will add other value added services such as: purchase pooling and financing.

We are a passionate and experienced founding team with previous startup experience and roots at SAP and Goldman Sachs. Airfarm is backed by one of Europe’s leading early stage Venture Capital firms for Food/AgTech. We have recently launched our product and are now building the core team to help grow Airfarm into Europe’s leading agribusiness services network!

As an Entrepreneur in Residence you will join the initial core team and immediately take over responsibility for building Airfarm. You will directly be working with our CEO and COO and enjoy a steep learning curve across strategic projects (e.g. Customer Success, Growth & Business Development, Operations, Finance). You can expect to interact with all stakeholders of Airfarm on a regular basis. This role offers great project variety and prepares you for taking over a leading position within in the organization. This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving startup as a young professional and build your own career in the startup ecosystem!

Job requirements

  • Outstanding university degree, Master’s preferred, in Business or Economics
  • First practical experience in a fast-paced environment (e.g. technology startup, consulting, venture capital, investment banking)
  • Previous experience in a “people oriented” role (e.g. Sales, Customer Success) is a strong plus
  • Ability to quickly evaluate ideas, business models and go-to-market strategies and translate theory into practice
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Sheets with an ability to break down and assess unstructured problems
  • Fluent in German and English

Personality:

  • An absolute “can-do entrepreneurial attitude”, you get things done and are not afraid to execute and get your hands dirty
  • Creative problem solver, simplifying processes and taking over ownership and accountability
  • Exceptional communication skills – effectively and succinctly to all stakeholders of Airfarm
  • Genuine interest in agribusiness, the food value chain, technology and startups

What we offer:

  • An experienced and highly motivated founding team with flat hierarchies
  • Steep learning curve since you will be part of the initial core team and have exposure to all facets of our business taking on responsibility from day 1
  • Great opportunity to broaden your network in the European startup scene through our founders and our investors
  • We offer a competitive salary package including options in Airfarm and a modern office in the heart of Berlin

Apply here

7.

Strategic Projects Intern @ Ahead Nutrition

Job description

At ahead, we develop evidence-based nutritional supplements & functional foods aiming to optimize human performance. Whether it’s about being fully focused in your studies or at work, recall your maximum performance in sports, optimally recover or finding balance and a restful sleep after a stressful day – we have founded ahead with the motivation to help ambitious go-getters and athletes tap into their full physical and mental potential.

We are looking to add a stellar young professional to our team to help us steer our growth:

  • You will be the first hire in our “strategic projects unit” and an essential part of our core team
  • You will drive strategic business development & growth efforts such as: negotiate partnerships, identify macro trends and derive product development implications, setup KPI tracking, support in future fundraising efforts, define and execute experiments, represent us at industry events
  • You will get to work directly with the founders and support them on operational and strategic tasks and play an integral role in the company’s success
  • You will learn what it takes to build and manage an early stage startup

Requirements

  • You have excellent results at a top university or business school currently pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business Administration or Economics
  • You have knowledge of and strong interest in nutrition, biohacking and competitive sports
  • You have gained first relevant work experience in business development or strategic project management in a start-up, venture capital, banking or consulting environment
  • You can juggle several tasks at once without losing oversight and work independently with a structured and pragmatic approach
  • You possess excellent Microsoft Office and G-Suite skills (especially Excel modeling and storytelling through Powerpoint)
  • Fluency in German and English is a must

What we have to offer:

  • A position that prepares you for your own entrepreneurial endeavors or management roles in startups
  • Possibility to join our team full-time after your internship
  • You will be directly reporting to our founders and have the possibility to own projects from day one, grow with the company and eventually build your own team
  • A high level of trust and autonomy combined with a feedback-seeking culture that fuels personal growth
  • A fun team with flat hierarchies, free innovative performance food products

 

Apply here

8.

Produktentwickler/in @ Ahead Nutrition

Job description

Bei ahead entwickeln wir evidenzbasierte Nahrungsergänzungsmittel und funktionelle Lebensmittel mit dem Ziel, die menschliche Leistungsfähigkeit zu optimieren. Ob es darum geht, sich im Studium oder bei der Arbeit voll und ganz auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren, seine Höchstleistungen im Sport abzurufen, sich optimal zu erholen oder das Gleichgewicht zu finden und nach einem stressigen Tag einen erholsamen Schlaf zu genießen. Wir haben die Motivation, ambitionierten Go-Gettern und Sportlern zu helfen, ihr körperliches und geistiges Potenzial voll auszuschöpfen.

Als Produktentwickler/in bei Ahead Nutrition bist Du ein wichtiger Teil des Ahead-Kernteams. Du entwickelst innovative Performance Food Produkte und stimmst diese mit den gesetzlichen Anforderungen ab:

  • Entwicklung neuer Produktkonzepte für unsere Projekte sowohl konzeptionell als auch operativ
  • Korrekte Deklaration von Produkten (z.B. Etiketteninformationen)
  • Sicherstellung der Konformität von Produkten und Zutaten mit dem Lebensmittelrecht, z.B. Novel Food Regulation, LMIV, EFSA.
  • Strategische Unterstützung der Beziehungen zu den Lebensmittelkontrollbehörden, z.B. Biokontrolle, Lebensmittelbehörden, Gesundheitsbehörden, Produzenten und Auftragsfertigern.
  • Organisation von Lebensmittelanalysen (in Zusammenarbeit mit Labors)
  • Korrekte Deklarationen von Lebensmitteln für den internationalen Vertrieb
  • Festlegung interner und externer Qualitätsstandards
  • Prüfung von Herstellern und Überprüfung von Qualitätsstandards wie z.B. HACCP, IFS, ISO

Requirements

  • Du bist leidenschaftlich interessiert an den Themen Ernährung, Sport und Gesundheit
  • Du bringst analytische Fähigkeiten, Liebe zum Detail und kreative Problemlösungsfähigkeiten mit
  • Du behältst auch in stressigen Situationen einen klaren Kopf und hast kein Problem damit, an mehreren Projekten gleichzeitig zu arbeiten
  • Mindestens 1 Jahr Berufserfahrung im Bereich Produktentwicklung
  • Du hast einen Bachelor-Abschluss oder höher, idealerweise in Lebensmittelwissenschaften, Biotechnologie oder Lebensmittelchemie
  • Du sprichst fließend Deutsch und Englisch

Warum Ahead?

  • Du wirst ein wichtiger Teil eines wachsenden Teams in einem schnelllebigen Umfeld sein, umgeben von einer talentierten und unterstützenden Gruppe von Menschen mit viel Spaß und flachen Hierarchien
  • Du gestaltest das unternehmerische Ökosystem im Bereich “Performance Food” aktiv mit und entwickelst innovative Produkte die das Potenzial haben, vielen Menschen dabei zu helfen, ihre tägliche Performance zu optimieren
  • Potenzial zum Aufbau und zur Führung eines eigenen Teams zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt

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9.

Head of Growth & Performance Marketing @ Ahead Nutrition

Job description

At ahead, we develop evidence-based nutritional supplements & functional foods aiming to optimize human performance. Whether it’s about being fully focused in your studies or at work, recall your maximum performance in sports, optimally recover or finding balance and a restful sleep after a stressful day – we have founded ahead with the motivation to help ambitious go-getters and athletes tap into their full physical and mental potential.

We are looking to add a stellar professional to our management team to help us steer our growth:

  • You will be part of our core management team, working directly with our Co-Founder to define and execute the overall marketing/growth strategy
  • You will manage our marketing budget to drive sales efficiently with demonstrated ROI and continuously optimized CPL
  • You will own all our performance oriented growth channels as well as manage and build the team (SEA, Social, Display, Influencer, CRM etc.)
  • You will continuously track and monitor KPIs and draw relevant business implications
  • You will work closely with our Community Manager and Senior Creative in planning and adjusting all distributed content
  • You will design and conduct growth experiments to help us unlock our full potential

Requirements

  • You have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in a performance oriented and fast growing E-commerce company, previous startup experience is a strong plus
  • You have gained demonstrated expertise in Social Media Marketing, Email-Marketing, SEA + Display
  • You are highly numbers driven, analytical and detail oriented; An entrepreneurial attitude rounds off your profile
  • You are a strong communicator with high EQ and have previous experience in leading and building a team
  • You identify with our goals and mission – you are enthusiastic about sports, fitness, and technology, and are willing to go the extra mile to inspire people to lead a happy and healthy life
  • You are fluent in German and English

Apply here