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Operations & Inventory Manager

Wildtype San Francisco, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental
Job Description

Operations & Inventory Manager

Wildtype is on a mission to create the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on the planet, starting with sushi-grade salmon. We’re pioneering cellular agriculture to protect wild species and our oceans, and to reverse trends of global food insecurity. Wildtype will provide consumers with a new option for real seafood that provides the same nutritional benefits as the most pristine wild-caught fish, without common contaminants such as mercury, microplastics, antibiotics, or pesticides.

We were founded in 2016 by Aryé Elfenbein (Chief Scientist), a cardiologist and molecular biologist, and Justin Kolbeck (CEO), a former US diplomat who served in Pakistan and Afghanistan, in an effort to solve one of the world’s biggest problems: how to feed a growing population without stripping the earth of its natural resources and biodiversity. Investors include Spark Capital, Charles River Ventures, Root Ventures, Alexis Ohanian and Kyle Vogt, among others.

Come join us in transforming our food system for good!


Your work at Wildtype

  • Establish a system for all company ordering/procurement, inventory, and vendor management

  • Negotiate contract pricing

  • Ensure that lab supply stocks and cold-storage systems are available to support all current and planned work across the company

  • Actively monitor inventory and work with suppliers to avoid stockouts

  • Manage preventative maintenance and repair schedule of all equipment and building system

  • Initially spend 2-3 days a week supporting general lab responsibilities (e.g., sterilization)

  • Promote a strong safety culture


How you’ll interface with other teams

  • Partner with scientific teams across the company to project reagents, consumables, and other usage across the company

  • Work closely with our business operations team to negotiate our contract purchasing and repairs and maintenance budget forecasting

  • Work with our teams to maintain equipment and keep accurate records


What we’d like you to teach us

  • How to implement a real-time, organized inventory system to support a rapidly growing startup

  • Apply your experience in writing and applying standard operating procedures for technical or scientific equipment

  • Best practices for proactively procuring supplies from vendors while avoiding stockouts

  • A great can-do attitude and an insatiable appetite for learning new things


What we’ll teach you

  • The unique context of our laboratory operations in support of cutting edge cell-cultivated seafood production

  • How to grow from a lab manager to a seasoned operations leader

  • General lab support techniques


Impact plan

  • Within 1 month you will assume full responsibilities for lab management from our existing lab manager. You will have also been trained to support general lab duties across our four scientific teams.

  • Within 3 months you will have made significant upgrades to our lab management practices including a real time inventory monitoring system that can help predict when we might face potential shortages. You will also have formed strong relationships with our key vendors who you will partner with to work around national and worldwide supply shortages.

  • Within 6 months you’ll be ready to operate independently, driving projects forward with minimal supervision. From this point on, you’ll work closely with our Head of Product and CEO to plan and execute purchases for the entire company, while maintaining a well managed inventory across teams. You will also be assisting in the budget forecasting process for 2022. You can expect to periodically report progress on your projects to our entire team and will be assuming an increasing level of responsibility.

  • Within 12 months you’ll be working closely with our Head of Product to design and execute a company-wide best-in-class supply chain management system to ensure inputs for our manufacturing process are procured on time and at the best possible price. The savings you procure for the company will easily pay for your salary! You will also lead an audit of inventory management solutions that can increase efficiency.




Wildtype is committed to building a diverse workplace spanning multiple dimensions including race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, and veteran status.

Company Description
We're on a mission to create the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on the planet.


Why Work Here?
Come join a fun team that is redefining delicious seafood!

We're on a mission to create the cleanest, most sustainable seafood on the planet.

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