Too Good To Go

VP Operations Europe

Join Too Good To Go as they are looking for a VP Operations Europe

More than one third of the food produced in the world is wasted. And that has a huge impact on the health of our planet, 10% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from food waste!

At Too Good To Go, we have an ambitious goal: To inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste together. We are the world's #1 app for fighting food waste. We work with thousands of restaurants and food retailers to make their surplus food available to local consumers. The magic of Too Good To Go has been expanding rapidly across Europe and now also the US, with over 131 million meals saved across 17 countries to date.

We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but did we mention the issue is huge? 

We always want to raise the bar and that’s where you come in:

Your mission

Too Good To Go is a successful scale-up with a very solid business model. But the problem we are addressing is huge and the faster we grow, the more impact we have. In this role, you will be key to enabling scaling at speed whilst continuously striving for excellence. We believe that speed is achieved by scaling with structure whilst at the same time nurturing the local entrepreneurial spirit in our countries. Reporting to the COO, the role will hold regional responsibility and be a part of the COO management team.

The role can be based at any of our European offices.

The role

  • As VP Operations Europe, you will be leading, supporting and challenging some of the larger countries in scaling Too Good To Go. You will hold the full P&L responsibility for your area.
  • You will be the face and voice of Too Good To Go in larger, cross country key account meetings and support the Country Manager in large local accounts.
  • You will steer the countries in the right direction and keep the focus on ambitious growth goals, while developing the local leadership.
  • You will lead an ambitious team of country managers from diverse backgrounds and help them get to the next level.
  • You will be a vital member of the COO management team. This team holds responsibility for countries that have passed the initial expansion phase.
  • You will be a crucial sparring partner to the COO, and take a key role in raising the bar in Too Good To Go.
  • Beyond scaling our business, you will be a visionary about our mission. Dreaming of a world with no food waste, you will carry on a strategic positioning to truly influence food waste and the overall ecosystem.

Requirements 

  • Substantial experience in a senior management position, preferably in a high-growth company and with experience in a regional role or similar. Ideally, you have also worked in consulting or a larger corp.
  • You have  solid sales/business development experience.
  • Experience acquiring and working with Key Accounts/Corporate partners.
  • Strong negotiation skills with which you can support your country managers.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.
  • Leadership experience: you know how to recruit the best people and develop your existing team. Your way of leading is coaching but you take the conflicts when needed.
  • You’re not just dreaming of a world without food waste, but you know how to get there by relying on data, facts and setting ambitious KPIs.
  • Technology is in your DNA. Experience in Scale-ups is a plus. So is a strong digital background, with a proven record of creating and executing product launches.
  • You can prioritize tasks efficiently in order to meet competing deadlines and have a high-energy, honesty, efficiency and result-oriented working style.
  • A true passion for sustainability and fighting food waste is a MUST - you are driven by the urgency of change and action for the planet.
  • A network in the food industry is a strong plus.

Our values

  • We fight together: Food waste is a big beast to fight. We can do it if we fight together as Waste Warriors with no ego. We believe in a #oneteam.
  • We raise the bar: We always push for more. We work smart, smash barriers and elevate one another.
  • We keep it simple: Our ambitions are bold but our solutions are simple.
  • We build a legacy: We’re proud of the change we’re driving. 
  • We care: We always look out for each other. Caring is also about the way we do business. We do the right thing. 

What we have to offer 

  • A rare opportunity to work in a social impact company (and certified B Corporation!) where you get to wake up every day knowing you’re achieving positive change.
  • The experience of being part of an international company with 1350+ enthusiastic and highly talented teammates across 17 countries (and growing) – always ready to share knowledge and support!
  • Strong personal as well as professional development in an intense and high-growth scale-up environment.
  • An open company culture where you have the independence and room to unleash your creativity.
  • A strong team culture where successes are celebrated together.

How to apply

  • We take recruitment very seriously, so please carefully read everything we have written above. Please also check our website and international media in order to get a good overview of Too Good To Go.
  • Submit your CV and Cover letter in English.
  • Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. No CV or Cover Letter will be accepted by email or LinkedIn direct messaging.

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A Movement for Everyone
We want to inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste together. With that mission, it’s only natural that we want to build a diverse and inclusive team of highly capable individuals who are passionate about doing things in a better way. We strongly believe we all excel and are more creative when we’re allowed to be ourselves, and we’re committed to a culture where all of us belong.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.