Operations Manager

  • Operations
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Operations Manager

Job description

Source.ag is accelerating the global transition to sustainable agriculture with A.I. powered greenhouses. Our team of experienced engineers and plant scientists has partnered with the world’s leading growers to build the sector’s most advanced artificial intelligence. Our algorithms simulate plant behavior to define and execute optimal cultivation strategies, taking into account millions of data points on climate, biology, and resources. By enabling growers to operate more hectares more efficiently through our pioneering tech, Source.ag is making greenhouse agriculture more accessible, profitable and globally scalable.

Together, we’re on a mission to produce more fresh fruits and vegetables for more people - using fewer resources.

What you will do

As Operations Manager you will work closely with our Operations Lead and COO to build the best-in-class greenhouse operations. To achieve our mission we need more than algorithms alone. This means we will need to create solutions that help our customers to scale operational components like labor management, facility management, procurement and much more.

As a first step, we’re gradually taking ownership of a greenhouse operation at one of our partners, with the goal of running a 2 hectares greenhouse ourselves by the end of this year. You’ll have full responsibility for creating the playbooks to run this greenhouse operation and eventually taking full control of the greenhouse operation.

This is a great opportunity for someone with an operational consulting / process management / continuous improvement background who wants to leverage their experience to design great processes and later on take operational and managerial responsibility of an actual production greenhouse.

Additional responsibilities are

  • Develop operations playbooks/standard operating procedures on how to run a successful and scalable greenhouse operation

  • Operationally run our pilot greenhouse from start to finish, applying and continuously refining our own operations playbooks

  • Work closely together with our product teams to integrate our software and algorithms into the greenhouse

  • Provide input to product teams on key pain points and collaborate to build tech-driven solutions to further scale greenhouse operations

  • Contribute to our global expansion by making our operational processes easily scalable and repeatable

Job requirements

  • You have min. 4 years of working experience, with experience related to physical operations

  • You have a background as an (operational) consultant, (assistant) operations manager, continuous improvement manager or process manager

  • You have proven affinity with using data and tech to standardize and scale strongly operational environments, for example by showing experience with BI or process management tooling

  • You have experience with writing operating protocols

  • You are professionally fluent in both Dutch and English

  • You are allowed to work in The Netherlands (EU citizen or valid work permit)

And who likes to

  • Take operational responsibility for people and processes, and is also not afraid to get their own hands dirty

  • Learn and master new technologies, techniques, and skills

  • Explore the unknown and challenge the status quo

  • Think on your own and is not afraid to speak up

  • Have a positive impact on the environment and society

  • Work with a diverse group of fun and driven people

Our approach

We strongly believe that a diversity of perspectives are essential to successfully tackling challenges (no matter how small or big). That’s why we want and need people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures to help us with the complex global challenge we’re trying to solve.

We value eagerness to learn over meeting all requirements. So even if you don’t feel like you meet 100% of the criteria, we’d still encourage you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application.

Ensuring a smooth candidate experience is very important to us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to consist of 3 stages (intro call, hiring manager interview, assignment and panel) which we strive to organize as fast as we can, but please do let us know if you need more flexibility.