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


FORs Team in Vienna develops cutting edge equipment that will revolutionize the legal cannabis industry. Not only that, but we will re-invest profits to strengthen and reform our democracy. Our goal is to completely change the way cannabis plants are harvested by automating the entire harvesting workflow.

At FOR, you will have both the challenge and the opportunity to utilize your greatest strengths, and to rely on others to do the same. We believe this is our greatest asset. 

We bring together a passionate group of individuals and unite them under a common cause. We pursue excellence in all we do and have eyes for things others just don’t see. We use our instincts and knowledge to invent, not just to innovate. We insist that the world must adapt to us. Doing the ‘right’ thing doesn’t change anything. 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

  • Office in the center of Vienna (weXelerate building)
  • Be a part of the cannabis harvesting (r)evolution and help us shape the world of tomorrow
  • Join us in shaping our exciting growth phase
  • Build & Lead a dedicated Operations Team 
  • Autonomy to allow you to succeed
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • 30 days of vacation plus an extra day off on your birthday


Diversity & Inclusion at FOR

At FOR we value and foster diversity and open expression. We welcome every talent no matter their ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation. We believe that diversity only makes us stronger and better by sharing our experiences, viewpoints or ideas. We aim to build an inclusive culture where every talent can contribute and thrive.


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