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Dutch Founders Fund
Dutch Founders Fund

Operations Manager (m/f/d)



Cologne, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
About Us

METYCLE - where innovation meets sustainability.

We are building the B2B online platform to accelerate the global circular flow of secondary metals. By connecting buyers and sellers of scrap metal globally, we are enabling efficient trade of secondary metals and are driving the seamless flow of recycling material, essential for reducing CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared to primary metal production.

Join us at the early stage in bringing the $610 billion scrap metal trading industry into the 21st century and in shaping the future of metal recycling and green energy solutions.

Who are we looking for?

We are currently seeking a motivated operations manager to join us in our mission to transform the global secondary metals industry. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the marketplace for both buyers and sellers.

Your mission

    • Ensure smooth buying and selling activities (export/import) of scrap metal on METYCLE.
    • Collaborate closely with METYCLE's trading team to ensure smooth operations, including orders, contracts, and documents.
      • Organize bulk and container shipments, as well as rail, truck, and air transport, in close cooperation with logistics partners.
      • Draft and review sales and purchase contracts, amendments, and prepare packing lists for deliveries.
      • Draft Bill of Lading (B/L) instructions for suppliers and/or logistics partners.
      • When necessary, arrange for independent supervision of loading and discharging operations. Additionally, provide instructions on weighing, sampling, and moisture determination operations.
      • Prepare and communicate commercial offers for a variety of products, including payment terms and delivery terms, in collaboration with METYCLE trading team.
      • Work closely with METYCLE traders to assist in commercial negotiations.
    • Optimize existing operations processes and design future ones.
    • Working alongside our management team, you have the responsibility of developing operations processes and roadmap. Additionally, your role involves influencing the long-term strategic direction.
    • Establish and cultivate new operational partnerships.
    • Collaborate closely with our Product and Engineering teams to enhance processes and user journeys on the marketplace
Your profile

  • Preferably, having initial B2B transaction experience with exposure to export/import activities.
  • Fast learner, problem-solver, and detail-oriented with a hands-on mentality.
  • Results-driven mentality and focus on achieving our operational key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Entrepreneurial mentality and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Eager to work outside of your comfort zone.
  • Team player who enjoys working in a startup-minded and intercultural team environment.
  • Fluent in English and at least one local language
  • Willingness to travel

Why join us?

  • You will be part of a supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • You will be able to take ownership and grow within an early-stage operations and trading team shaping the future of the recycling industry
  • You will be given the opportunity to challenge the status quo and work on a new venture with a great impact on the industry.
  • You will join an environment with flat hierarchies and a steep learning curve with exciting growth opportunities.


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We look forward to receiving your application. Irene Prinz is happy to answer any questions you may have: +49 152 34 62 72 85.