The Sourcery is hiring a

Head of Operations

Mountain View, United States

About Us:

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. Rich in tradition and ritual, tea also has the ability to transform our body, mind and spirit. Teforia will combine the knowledge of a tea master with the best in modern technology to transform the tradition of tea into a modern sensory experience.

Our stunningly-beautiful connected machine intuitively understands the best infusion method for each tea varietal, reading each tea package and automatically initiating the optimal brewing recipe. Teforia makes the delicate, complicated process of infusion a simple, enjoyable experience and produces a perfect cup of tea every time.

The Role:

As the Head of Operations at Teforia you will be instrumental in taking our product through launch and mass production. This role owns operations for both the hardware supply chain and the consumables supply chain. To do this you will utilize your business acumen and operational expertise to set up and optimize the supply chain. In addition, you will own all the processes and tools for managing the end to end supply chain including sourcing, vendor management, new product development, manufacturing, logistics, service and support.

This is a highly visible, pivotal role for Teforia’s immediate success and future growth, and collaborates regularly with the leadership team. 

You Will:

  • Ensure the supply of product to customers on time, at or above quality and at or below cost.
  • Manage vendors along the entire supply chain including contract manufacturer and third party logistics providers (3PLs).
  • Develop and implement supply chain strategy throughout the product lifecycle to manage execution, meet quality, minimize risk, and optimize cost.
  • Extract and analyze data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Build the process foundation for scaling the operation.
  • Work cross-functionally to bridge business and engineering.

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • 7+ years of operations experience with delivering consumer products.
  • Experience with order management, procurement, and inventory management.
  • Solid Excel skills, especially in conjunction with ERP data extraction and analysis.
  • Proficiency with ERP systems, including data input and transaction management.
  • A take-charge, can-do attitude.
  • High attention to detail.
  • The ability to understand end-to-end processes. 

Bonus Points:

  • 3PL management
  • Luxury or lifestyle product background
  • Food and beverage background
  • Startup experience

What We Can Offer You:

  • Market-competitive salary and fantastic benefits
  • Equity in a strongly-backed startup with huge potential
  • A collaborative team of driven and motivated individuals in a fast, exciting startup working environment
  • Tea! Lots of amazing tea!