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Head of Operations



Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Recycleye and drive the future of sustainable recycling with our innovative AI technology


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London United Kingdom

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Organisation summary:
Recycleye is a visionary company revolutionizing the recycling industry with cutting-edge AI and automated sorting technology. Founded in 2019, our mission is to make waste sorting profitable and sustainable, thereby turning the world's waste into valuable resources. At Recycleye, we're proud to play a pivotal role in increasing the recycling rate of plastic waste, with our technology already making an impact across Europe and the US. We value empowerment, inclusivity, and perseverance, and we're looking for passionate individuals to join our rapidly growing team.

  • Be part of a mission-driven team helping to solve one of the world's most pressing environmental challenges.
  • Enjoy exceptional benefits, upskilling opportunities, and unlimited holiday time.
  • Work in an inclusive culture with a commitment to professional growth and team collaboration.

Role Summary:

  • Oversee project management, production, supply chain, and testing facility operations.
  • Drive efficiency and optimize processes for the deployment of our AI-driven solutions.
  • Implement improvements, set performance objectives, and foster a culture of excellence.
  • Ensure alignment of operations with broader company goals in collaboration with cross-functional teams.

Role Requirements:

  • Senior-level experience in operations, manufacturing, and project management, preferably in the industrial sector.
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of developing high-performing teams.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and strategic initiative abilities.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and quality control.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations in a production environment.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Bonus points for experience in the recycling/waste management industry, mechanical engineering background, or Six Sigma certification.


  • Competitive salary with regular reviews and company equity.
  • Rapid growth opportunities in an expanding company.
  • An inclusive team environment with monthly socials.
  • Training and personal development opportunities.
  • Immediate healthcare coverage through Vitality.

A little bit about us

At Recycleye, we're changing recycling. We've developed ground-breaking AI that works with automated sorting tech like robots and optical sorters to make waste sorting more profitable. Because the truth is, if you can't afford to sort it, you can't recycle it, so we're changing that! We were founded in 2019, and have been growing rapidly ever since, with installations of our technology at leading waste management companies across Europe and the US.

We partner with our clients to help them produce higher quality outputs, transforming the economics of waste sorting and recycling – it's all about our vision to turn the world’s waste into resource. And our work has never been needed more. According to the OECD, only 9% of plastic waste has ever been recycled, so we’re proud that our work helps to make the recycling of waste materials more attractive.

Be part of it – come and join us!

Why choose to work at Recycleye? Our team works together to grow and succeed, driven by our shared values of empowerment, inclusivity, and perseverance. We offer great benefits (which we think punch above our weight), built-in upskilling and unlimited holiday.

We know that our mission will be achieved by having the most passionate, driven, talented, and all-around best people on our team. So come and shape the future and help turn trash into treasure!

The opportunity

We are excited for a Head of Operations to join our growing team to optimize and propel our production and project management processes forward. This person will have oversight of our project management, production, supply chain management, and our testing facility, so will need to be multifaceted and results oriented – they will play a crucial role in driving efficiency for the implementation of our innovative technology.

Responsibilities Overview

• Responsible for all key delivery functions:

  • Manufacturing/Production/Field installations: Support the production team to optimize production assembly processes, ensuring quality, adherence to safety and regulatory standards, and cost effectiveness.
  • Project Management: Support our team of project managers in planning, executing and monitoring delivery of projects on time and within budget.
  • Logistics: Manage and optimise outbound logistics processes, ensuring timely and efficient delivery of systems to clients. Addressing customs regulations and requirements to facilitate smooth international shipments.
  • Supply Chain: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including the Purchasing and Accounts Administrator, to forecast demand, minimize supply risks and optimize inventory management.
  • Test Centre Management: oversee the operations of the test centre, coordinate with internal team to prioritize and schedule testing activities allocating resources effectively to meet deadline and customer expectations.

• Identify bottlenecks in workflows and implement process improvements to drive operational excellence with a mindset focused on scale and efficiency.

• Set clear performance objectives and provide regular feedback and coaching to team members to support their professional growth and development.

• Manage the operations team and foster culture of collaboration, accountability and continuous improvement.

• Closely collaborate with R&D, sales, marketing and other teams across the business to ensure coordinated and aligned operations with wider company objectives.

• Build an in-depth understanding of the waste management industry.

• Report to leadership team, summarizing operational performance, trends, and actionable insights that will inform decision-making.


  • Senior-level of relevant experience in operations management, manufacturing and project management (preferably in industrial sector)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high performing cross functional teams to deliver quality results on time and within budget
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Experience in implementing lean manufacturing principles, continuous improvement initiatives and quality control procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to influence and drive strategic initiatives
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations in a production environment
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software
  • You live and breathe operations.

It’s a bonus if you have…

  • 10+ years of directly relevant experience
  • Experience working in the recycling or waste management industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar qualifications or experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or a related field
  • Six Sigma or similar certification

Even if you don’t tick every box listed above but are motivated by our work and believe you can make a difference on our team, we’d really love to hear from you – so please do apply and drop us a note about what you bring!

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if your background enables you to bring a different perspective to our team.


  • An excellent salary that’s both equitable and reviewed regularly
  • Shares in the company – each and every Recycleyte is invested in our vision, and we want to give you the opportunity to do so as well, both in your day-to-day as well as in your long-term investment
  • Progression: we are growing rapidly and excited for you to make an impact as we do so
  • Unlimited holiday
  • A welcoming and inclusive team environment with monthly company-wide socials
  • Plenty of opportunities for training and personal development
  • Healthcare coverage – Vitality is available from your very first day!

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