Vice President Operations (m/f/x) - EMEA + Asia

Permanent employee, Full-time · Singapore

About the job
We are looking for a VP Operations to join Kalera’s EMEA & Asia Leadership team, who will be based in Singapore. Leading the bioscience, engineering, and technical operations team, you will be responsible for optimizing the end-to-end operations of our highly automated Indoor Farms in Singapore and Kuwait and take ownership for their P&Ls. This is a hands-on role where you will be driven by high-quality and safety standards.
In short, you are here to ensure that our farms produce the freshest, tastiest, and cleanest greens in the world!
Please note that this role requires a high ​amount of international travel. 
What you'll do
  • Take ownership of the farms’ P&L and report to the Managing Director EMEA & Asia  
  • Manage end-to-end operations of the farms, work cross-functionally to solve problems, and implement changes to optimize production
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members
  • Utilize analytical tools to study and track key metrics to improve operational effectiveness 
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and monitoring of the technical operations staff
  • Ensure that the facility and all personnel operate safely at all times and promote an environment where safety is a priority
  • Comply with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agencies, and company directives as related to operations, food safety, and employee safety
  • Work closely with the global Head of R&D and Sales teams to refine products and expand our product portfolio
  • Plan and coordinate the maintenance of equipment
  • Develop operation performance and productivity goals based on the annual business plan and continuously strive to improve performance
  • Participate actively in community and employee engagement by promoting an inclusive and fun environment
What you'll need
  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Operations or Business Management
  • 7+ years of experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, and/or process improvement roles including people management in the food industry or another process industry (beverages, oil&gas, chemicals, pharma, etc.) 
  • Hands-on experience in operations and maintenance, especially in troubleshooting and optimization of plant operations and equipment is a must
  • Curiosity for plant science and a passion for good food
  • Excellent and adaptive leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people across different geographies
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Very professional verbal and written communication skills in English, other languages are a plus 
What we offer
  • A young, but fast-growing team, where your work still makes a dent
  • A team that relies on your experience and wants to successfully develop the company together with you
  • Working with an international team of experts who will support you from day one
  • A high-end work environment with best in class tools
  • Flat hierarchies and great team events
  • Flexible working hours, a competitive salary, and truly entrepreneurial incentives, healthy salads, herbs, and more...!
Interested?
Apply now! 
About us
Kalera GmbH (fka ​&ever) is a subsidiary of Kalera ​PLC, an international indoor vertical farming company with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Kalera is a science and technology-driven company dedicated to growing the very best possible produce; it is smart horticulture at its best. As the technology leaders in urban vertical farming, Kalera focuses on clean, safe, healthy, tasty greens and on the efficiencies of growing locally in controlled environments.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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