Title: {Lead} Hardware-Startup Operations Manager
Department: Operations Team
Hiring Manager: CEO
Job Location: Team Vienna


FOR is a platform organization and the Team in Vienna develops cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize the legal cannabis industry. Our goal is to reinvent and automate the workflow of harvesting cannabis plants. Not only that… We are committed to reinvest profits in strengthening and reforming our democracy. 

At FOR, we bring together first-rate individuals and curate the context for them to be. Using our collective strengths and instincts, we inventnot just innovate.  We swarm to bring respectful solutions, pursue excellence in everything we do, and have eyes for things others just don’t see. We insist that the world must adapt to us. Doing the ‘right’ is not enough; Do the BRAVE thing.



FOR is looking for an experienced Hardware-Startup Operations Manager to build and lead our Operations function. You will develop, manage and organize the company’s operations model. This is one of the key roles at FOR, where you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on FOR’s business.



  • Overall organization of FOR’s operational model. Ensuring that the different areas of the FOR team work together both creatively and efficiently
  • You will play a significant and hands-on role in developing the following functions: Project Management, Sales, IP, Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Continual controlling and optimization of all functions alongside the team leads
  • Upholding the company values, and ensuring the highest possible standards across all functions
  • Building an outstanding Operations team to strengthen the Operations function at FOR and to later on facilitate our global expansion plans with focus on US and South America
  • You build strong partnerships with functional leaders to develop business, sales and operational strategy to align on company objectives. You are an enabler of growth for the organization
  • Close collaboration with the CEO and business owner

Minimum qualifications

  • Academic degree in business management, supply chain management or other related field
  • 3 years of experience in management of startups or SMEs
  • 5 years of leadership experience
  • General understanding of business model development, marketing, sales, project management, market entry and network building
  • Strategic thinker and analytical mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, set goals, and deliver results
  • Demonstrated success in innovating solutions to increase productivity and profitability
  • English at a professional level

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business management, supply chain management or other related field
  • 5 years of experience in management of startups or SMEs preferably in the field of hardware development
  • 7 years of leadership experience, ideally in international settings
  • Specialized knowledge in areas such as: business model development, marketing, sales, hardware development processes, supply chain, logistics, project management, market entry and network building
  • Experience in international expansion

What We Offer

  • An office in the center of Vienna (weXelerate building)
  • The opportunity to pioneer smart machines in the booming cannabis sector  
  • The opportunity to join us in shaping our exciting growth phase
  • Autonomy to enable you to thrive
  • Flat hierarchy run by best ideas
  • 30 days of vacation plus an extra day off on your birthday


Diversity & Inclusion at FOR

At FOR, we value diversity and openness. Talent is welcome no matter their ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation. We foster sharing ideas and viewpoints. We believe that diversity and openness make us stronger and more complete.


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