Hiring Founder’s Associate - People & Operations | Pina Earth

Founder’S Associate - People & Operations

Pina Earth

Date listed

4 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Please Note: This is an in-person role in Munich, Germany. Please only apply, if you are fluent in German and able to work on-site (German/EU work permit). Thanks!

🌳 Pina Earth is a climate-tech startup based in Munich, Germany. Our mission is to leverage technology to make our forests climate-resilient.

Established in 2021, Pina Earth is funded by leading investors such as Y Combinator, XAnge, and Lea-Sophie Cramer and has grown to 15 teammates. The founders met at CDTM in Munich.

🌳 What we do

Pina enables forest owners to access carbon markets the easy way. We build software that automatically assesses forests through aerial data and simulates its future development to allow us to quantify carbon stock changes over time. Forest owners can store additional carbon in their forests by adopting sustainable forest management practices. Each additional ton of carbon stored generates a "carbon credit". By investing in forest carbon projects, companies contribute to climate protection. Through the sale of carbon credits, forest owners benefit from a recurring income that is reinvested to create diverse, climate-resilient forests.

Read more about forest carbon markets and Pina’s role in innovating them in this TechCrunch article or this video bei ZEIT Online.

😲 About the opportunity

As a Founder's Associate you think and act like a founder yourself. As one of the first full-time team members, we’re setting the foundation for success of Pina together. You work directly with Pina’s founders - in particular our CEO Gesa.

The role gives you a comprehensive insight into diverse areas of our startup - from HR to Operations, Business Development/Sales and Fundraising. One of your first key areas of responsibility will be people and operations, allowing you to shape central processes, be the glue in our core team, and set up our organization for scaling. As our startup grows, your responsibilties can evolve to include other areas and/or shift in focus to build on your strengths. Here’s your chance to be part of a visionary journey and shape the future of European forests together.

✅ Your responsibilities

  • You think and act like a founder: You will get responsibility from day one for a variety of operational and strategic initiatives. You act as an in-house consultant and work directly with the founders to uncover needs and bottlenecks. All projects will have a critical impact on our company and directly relate to our mission of creating climate-resilient forest.
  • Enable team growth: This includes establishing the Pina brand to attract talent, defining staffing needs with the founders, and managing the candidate lifecyle from first interview to onboarding. Throughout this, you reflect our mission and get people excited to join Pina.
  • Own our operations: You are in charge of our operations (finance, legal, HR, office) and make our office a place people love to work at. You continuously strive to improve the efficiency and quality of our operations by e.g. implementing new tools or automating tasks.
  • Establish our company culture: You plan unforgettable team events to keep the fantastic team spirit at Pina, own strategic initiatives to increase employee engagement and diversity, and run retrospectives to get feedback on how we can continuously improve.

💪 What you need to succeed

  • You love a fast-paced environment with many projects and can prioritise tasks yourself
  • You are a quick learner, pragmatic and creative on how to solve problems
  • You are a great communicator, optimistic and team-oriented
  • You are fluent in both, German and English
  • You have a valid working permit in Germany (or the EU)
  • You would like to work onsite in our office in the 💚 of Munich, Germany (@Stachus)

🕺🏿 Why us

  • Combat one of THE problems of our time - climate change - together and see your impact first hand.
  • Work hand in hand with the founders of Pina - a team of experienced and passionate entrepreneurs.
  • Become one of the key full-time employees in an early-stage climatetech startup.

💚 Benefits of being a part of Pina Earth

  • As one of the earliest hires, you have a central impact on our startup and many development opportunities
  • With our stock option program, you become a shareholder of Pina Earth
  • Grow with an annual personal development budget of €1,000
  • Join our team events: dinners, parties, bouldering sessions, you name it!
  • Work at our office in the heart of Munich (@Stachus)
  • and finally: the best coffee of course ☕️

🌈 Equal opportunity

Pina is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are open to all groups of people without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, or any other legally protected.

More about diversity @Pina

💌 Reach out

Do you see yourself in working hand-in-hand with our CEO in driving Pina’s growth in terms of people, processes and product/market fit? Drop us some lines along with your CV, reference letter(s) of your previous employers and desired start date.

P.S.: You're wondering why there isn't a list of skill requirements in the job description? We believe that it is more important that you are excited about the described job role and want to learn more, than simply fulfilling a list of high-level requirements. We want to hear your story!

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