Chief Operating Officer (COO)



DIRECT REPORTS: Head of Operations Manager and Production Manager.

LOCATION: National (Cz/Sk based in Prague)

Schedule: Full Time

Purposes of this job (or Department Overview)

We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer or COO to oversee our organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of business.

The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you.

The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.


  • Synchronized volumes of Demand & Supply, bearing in mind the “total cost to serve”
  • Creates and owns the Operations Business Plan
  • End responsible for the Sales & Operations Planning Process in the organization to ensure proper forecasting and inventory management including order cycle of commodities, production planning, etc.
  • Deep understanding and monitoring of all costs occurring in the operational area and implementation of cost saving initiatives
  • Effective and efficient management of local commodities providers, including the responsibility of defining and adjusting related to adapt them to the constant changes of business requirements
  • Develop, implement and central storage of all Purchasing policies, outsource guidelines and procedures (bid proposals, qualify of vendors, requirements documentation,)
  • Ensure that all above mentioned tasks are carried out by well-trained people within the Finance & Operations department. Coaching of the entire country team

Experience needed:

  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office or relevant role
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Experience in fundraising will be a plus
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Aptitude for decision-making and problem-solving situations
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

Language requirements

Fluent in Czech and English. Both written and spoken.

About our company:

In 2014, the Founder and CEO, Jakub Krejcik developed the first version of Mana in his kitchen after recognizing the need for a simpler, more efficient food source. Today, our mission is to offer a tasty meal of a high quality to people not only in their busy moments. Nobody has to skip meals anymore with MANA™. And at the same time, we do our best to produce our products without harming our planet. We believe our planet is our home, and that the way we treat it now will have an impact on what we get from it in the future. As a company, we aim to change the status-quo of food production and quality – from how food is grown, harvested, processed and consumed to how its packaging is recycled. To create a better world, we have to start with ourselves, which is why MANA™ is dedicated to following these values from the concept phase the customer’s doorstep. We are a nature-friendly company that cares. For a better life.


Become a member of the team working on one of the most exciting product innovations. Help build a functional company and brand with a greater purpose

We operate in Prague, Czech Republic, from an attractive and creative office. But our playground is the entire world!

Competitive salary

Consistent and tailor-made employee training program

Own fitness, yoga and physio in our office

Unlimited Mana

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