Operations Assistant

South San Francisco /
Operations /
Full-time
Nobell Foods is creating cheese and other dairy products from plant-derived dairy proteins for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price. Nobell is made up of a team of passionate scientists, explorers, and storytellers on a mission to radically change the way we make food, so it’s better for you, the animals and the planet.  We are backed by Bill Gates’ climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Robert Downey Jr. If you believe in our mission and  are excited about our work, we would love to hear from you!

Your Role:
As an operations assistant you will provide direct support to the Operations Lead of the
company. Each day you will be multi-tasking and handling various requests while
working closely with different internal and external stakeholders. You should enjoy
providing help and support to others, have a passion for process optimization, have an
eye for detecting inefficiencies and possess creative problem solving skills all while
working in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

    • Free up at least 25% of the Operations Lead’s time by providing direct support with projects and tasks
    • Assess tasks and problem-solve to a positive outcome while meeting deadlines
    • Identify inefficiencies and propose process improvements
    • Handle routine and complex tasks with professionalism and efficiency while using discretion and maintaining confidentiality
    • Assist with office, lab, and greenhouse expansion and relocation projects
    • Improve overall work efficiency of the Greenhouse team by providing support with projects and tasks
    • Attend greenhouse trips to Woodland, CA (1-2 times per month, on average)
    • Demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm to help whenever needed with both large and small tasks
    • Provide cross-functional support to other departments as required
    • Work productively with minimal supervision

Required experience and skills

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 1 year of related work experience in a position of service (assistant/associate, administrative, intern, technician, customer service, etc.) or in a hands-on Operations role
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, critical thinking and persuasiveness skills
    • Organized, detail oriented, reliable, self-motivated, strong willed, resourceful, a quick learner, has excellent time management skills, works well under pressure
    • Proficient computer skills, fast typing and organized note taking skills
    • Passionate about our mission of creating animal-free products
Note: This description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.
Responsibilities, tasks, and duties might differ from those outlined and include any
responsibilities that help with the smooth functioning of the Operations Team.

Desired start date: Immediate

Nobell Foods offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401K and commuter benefits.

Nobell Foods is committed both to the health of our employees and to promoting a safe and collaborative workplace. Where permitted under federal and state law, all offers of employment will be conditioned upon new hires providing proof of vaccination, unless the individual qualifies for an accommodation.