Operations Associate

At MeliBio, we are reimagining one of the World’s most revered natural superfoods: honey. Honey has been a part of the human diet since ancient times and is an integral part of many cultures, spanning as far back as the Egyptians and the ancient Maya.

Through our science-driven approach, MeliBio provides a solution for honey that does not rely on the honeybee, so that we can have the same delicious and nutritious product as the one that bees make for thousands of years to come, only without the negative impacts of factory farmed commercial honeybees. By overcoming the use of honeybees in the supply chain, we help support bee and pollinator diversity, thereby helping to create a healthier planet Earth.

MeliBio is seeking a passionate and solution-driven Operations Associate to work with all teams to assist in executing operations tasks across the value chain. This person will be an integral part of our Team to assist in keeping all operations running smoothly. The Operations Associate enjoys diversity in their work, goes the extra mile to help customers, vendors, partners, teammates, and candidates to get things done and has demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small and dynamic team dedicated to developing a new approach to food, and to contribute to the growing need for realizing the end of using animals in the production of food for humans. We invite you to join us in creating this Earth for future generations, an Earth that is both better for humans, and better for bees!

This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Oakland, CA, and will report to our Senior Operations, Finance, and Impact Manager.

What You Will Own and How You Will Make A Difference

  • Support our operational infrastructure across the value chain;
  • Manage our Procure to Pay process to ensure efficient ordering and on-time payments;
  • Assist with supply chain, co-packers, and logistics;
  • Support inventory management across all locations;
  • Manage ordering of lab supplies and oversee contracts and maintenance of lab equipment;
  • Organize and manage the operations of external events;
  • Send, track, and communicate the status of deliveries, partnering with the office assistant.
  • Communicate with various parties around order status;
  • Assist the People team with recruitment, onboarding, training, events, and other team initiatives;
  • Assist with sales orders;
  • Build relationships within the company and with external parties, such as with vendors, suppliers or co-manufacturers;
  • Support the creation and enforcement of company policies;
  • Assist with other operations and administration related tasks as needed;
  • Tackle new related projects arising from a fast-paced startup environment.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of professional work experience, including 1+ years in a relevant operational support role
  • Has superior communication and organizational skills
  • Has strong attention to detail and knows how to be scrappy to get things done
  • Is results-oriented and an incredible executor
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and drive toward deadlines
  • Is a great Team player who cares deeply about our collective success
  • Comfortable with evolving responsibilities and flexibility to adapt within a developing company

The Details

Oakland, California

About the Company


Plant-based honey made without bees.

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