At Bardee, our ambition is to reshape the global food system. To do this, we breed billions of insects 🐛 to transform food waste 🥗 into insect protein for animal feed 🐶 and fertiliser 🌲 in our world-leading vertical farming system ~ learn more about what we do here.
In 2022, we aim to divert 20,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill, and 10x our production volumes of insect protein and fertiliser going into sustainable animal feed and fertiliser products.
We’re seeking a strategic and operationally excellent leader to help us achieve this🕵🏽♀️
In your first nine months at Bardee, you will:
In your first nine months you’ll help shape Bardee’s growth path and your success will define what’s critical to tackle next.
We’re doing something truly special at Bardee. You’ll be joining a formidable team of insect-obsessed, solutions-focused, big picture thinkers who thrive on constantly innovating.
In two years we’ve evolved from breeding flies in a stinky bucket, with popsicle sticks in the backyard – yes, this happened 😂, to pitching tents on a university campus, to commissioning our 2,500 sqm automated facility. Now we’re preparing to open new and even larger facilities across Australia.
Without giving too much away, our science team achieves world-first results and has smashed our moonshot goals for 2021… by September 🤯
You’ll be doing work that matters to you, Bardee and the world. The success of our General Manager will directly impact our ability to scale, cohesion of our teams working onsite and the logistics of our product operations.
Everyone at Bardee owns a slice of the company, and your vesting schedule and share options are always accessible and transparent.
We’re building a sustainable future we’ll be proud to hand on to future generations. Every tonne of Bardee’s insect protein offsets 50 tonnes of CO2e emissions.
We’re a startup that gets stuff done. And when we decide to do something, we do it well. We love to move quickly to delight our customers.
We set ambitious goals and we’re infinitely resourceful to achieve them. Sometimes that looks like chopping tuna heads into insect food in a uni car park.
What we’re looking for in our General Manager:
We’re currently scaling our food waste processing capacity, and are on-track to reach this by the end of March, at the latest. Multiple teams need to work together, succinctly to make this happen and you’ll be the centre point of driving this. We have extremely capable team leaders, and you’ll be working directly with them to make this happen.
You’ll own the operations of commissioning this build and bringing it to full functioning capacity, whilst working closely with both founders and other team members. This includes building out the onsite teams, logistical operations of the build, solidifying the site inputs (food waste, supplies, etc.) and product distribution before launch.
This means implementing lean manufacturing where: (a) food waste will never be in short supply, (b) product distribution processes will be developed so that product is delivered in a timely manner, (c) our teams have everything onsite to do what they need to achieve our goals.
If you think you’re a fit for this foundational role at Bardee we can’t wait to hear from you.
Applications will close as soon as we find the right person, and we’ll be evaluating applications as they come in.
We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is critical to Bardee’s success. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. Come as you are.
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