Co-founder & COO

KitchioRemote (anywhere), 1 week per month in London preferred6d ago

*When applying to this opportunity, please state that you applied via the YSYS jobs board.

We’re hiring a COO!

Kitchio brings fresh, healthy food to low-income families through recipe boxes tailored to their needs, wants and schedules. Our price point is highly competitive with meal boxes currently on the market, and we aim to build an international food brand over the next few years. We are a startup freshly out of Year Here’s Social Innovation programme, building a diverse and inspiring founding team. 

Since Kitchio is so young, this role will be very flexible. You’ll wear many hats and be able to shape our culture as we grow. You will initially work on a freelance basis, with potential to become a cofounder if we work together well. 

Note: If you don’t have all the skills but are interested in the position, please get in touch! We’re looking for cultural fit and potential just as much as experience, so don’t disqualify yourself before applying. 

Kitchio celebrates diversity and is committed to building an inclusive business that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. This starts with our founding team, so we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities.

We aim to provide feedback on applications but don’t know how much interest we’ll get, so we apologise if this isn’t possible.

Role: Co-founder and COO (initially freelance while testing fit)

We’re looking for a proactive, problem-solving COO to establish essential partnerships across the supply chain to deliver Kitchio’s services. You’re a creative thinker who is passionate about improving food systems and is driven by social impact. In the long term, you will manage a national distribution and partnerships team to ensure as many families as possible have access to good nutrition. If you’re excited to design an equitable supply chain, please send a CV and cover letter to with the subject line ‘Application: COO’. 

Applications close 18th October 2020.

Responsibilities & duties 

Initially, you will establish a small supply chain to serve Kitchio boxes to residents of one London borough. You will design a distribution system and manage deliveries to ensure boxes reach customers as smoothly as possible.

In the long term, you will manage a team that works with partners to scale operations in the most sustainable way possible. Your team will build a national supply chain and distribution system that keeps health and the environment at its heart.

Qualifications & skills


  • Procurement, planning or sales in a food environment
  • Logistics and delivery systems
  • Project management


  • Sociable - you love creating and maintaining relationships
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Reliable 
  • Proactive - if you see a problem, you’ll jump in and use your initiative to fix it
  • Persuasive negotiator - you work hard to find the best outcome for all parties

Salary and hours

Salary: £20,800 pro rata, due to increase when Kitchio secures investment (estimated March-May 2021). 

Location: Remote, 1+ week per month in London preferred

Working hours: Estimated 20 hours per week, increasing to full time in January 2021. Flexible working hours.

Start date: November 2020

Probationary period: 3 months, ending in a review of the potential to be cofounders with a distribution of equity.

If you have questions about the application process, please email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

*When applying to this opportunity, please state that you applied via the YSYS jobs board.

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