Head of Operations

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland


We’re looking for analytical and highly driven operation professional to take up the role of Head of Operations on a full-time basis.

This position is intended for operation experts with at least 4+ years of full-time senior level operational experience in the fields of e-commerce and retail, preferably from food industry.

This position is based in Helsinki, Finland (Kamppi, Lapinlahdenkatu 16) and it requires fluent Finnish and English language skills. Fluent Finnish skill is required in this position.

About Ambronite

Ambronite's mission is to transform humans and our planet from surviving to thriving, through a sustainable plant-based lifestyle. We are helping urban professionals to live their life to the fullest by creating delicious, plant-based foods designed for a modern lifestyle.

Ambronite has customers in over 30 countries and has been covered by e.g. TIME Magazine, Wired, Wallpaper and Business Insider. We are venture backed by investors such as Jawed Karim (YouTube co-founder) and Lifeline Ventures. http://ambronite.com/


We continue to grow both in e-commerce and retail channels around Europe. Our main focus in Complete Meal Shake product, and on top of that we will introduce new product lines.

The position includes the whole material flow from procurement, warehousing, product management, back-office sales to inbound and outbound logistics.

The mission of the position: Make stock management a centre of excellence within the business, implementing purchasing, manufacturing and logistics processes that allow the business to scale to 5x of our current volumes. This means: zero stock outs, improvement in cash conversions, clear stock reporting data & improvement in vendor relations.

The key part of the work is coordination and negotiations with our partners, vendors and logistics center, and negotiating agreements with them.

Position reports directly to the CEO and works closely with CFO as well as all of our supply chain and backend partners.


Outcome 1: Implement cost cut initiative (without sacrificing the high-quality ingredients we have). Decrease per unit purchasing and manufacturing costs 20% during 2019 (ingredients sourcing, packaging and logistics)

Outcome 2: Build solid forecasts to predict manufacturing needs and place purchase orders on-time to achieve zero stock-outs at all times

Outcome 3: Design, document and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to all key processes: forecasting manufacturing needs, inventory reporting & integration to financial reporting and ingredient purchasing -- completed within the first 3 months after starting in the position

In nutshell, this position includes:


Experience required:

Competencies: Analytical, Intelligence, High attention to detail, Curious Problem Solver, Proactive/Self-directed, Solid People and Communication Skills, Accountability, Integrity/honesty, Organization and Planning, Work Ethic, Teacher and Teachable, Follow-through on commitments, Constantly Raise the Bar


What do you get?

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Application process - does this sound like you?:

For more information regarding the position and application process, you may contact Mikko Ikola (050 411 7282, mikko (at) ambronite.com)

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