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Ready to shake things up? Trade your labour for compensation. And a mission. And frontier science. And time with beautiful, driven colleagues. And company benefits. And yummy cheese.

At Formo, we’re leveraging the cutting-edge powers of biotech and food science to revolutionise the food system. Join us on this wild ride and create a better future with us.

At formo you’ll have the opportunity to…

Join a diverse team of superstar scientist & business activists from over 21 different countries who are ready to launch irresistibly delicious dairy products.

Change the status quo! We’re using disruptive tech to transform the industry and power the sustainable food revolution.

Become part of our purpose-driven team and experience what meaningful work with true impact actually feels like.

Take your productivity to the next level. Our labs and offices in Berlin and Frankfurt are cutting edge and designed to spark your inspiration.

We had some ideas about how we might work together:

  • Job description

    Wir, Formo, suchen einen dynamischen und motivierten Key Account Manager (m/w/d), der uns dabei unterstützt, die Lebensmittelbranche zu revolutionieren. Du wirst eine entscheidende Rolle dabei spielen, unser Geschäft voranzubringen, indem du neue Verkaufschancen identifizierst und nutzt, sowie unsere tierfreien Käseprodukte auf dem Markt einführst. Wenn Du eine starke Erfahrung im Aufbau und in der Pflege von Beziehungen zu wichtigen Kund*innen hast und effektive Verkaufsstrategien umsetzen kannst, melde dich bei uns.

    Responsibilities: 

    • Du bist der/die Hauptansprechpartner*in für unsere Schlüsselkund*innen und sorgst für eine erstklassige Kundenbetreuung

    • Du erkennst und nutzt das Verkaufspotenzial deiner Kund*innen, und sorgst dafür, dass sie wachsen

    • Du stellst sicher, dass deine Kund*innen ihre Zielvorgaben in Bezug auf Volumen und Umsatz erreichen

    • Du bist verantwortlich für die Verhandlung und Umsetzung von Platzierungen, Aktionen und individuellen Aktivierungsmaßnahmen

    • Du planst den Jahresumsatz, Gewinn und das Budget für deine Accounts und verhandelst die Konditionen im vorgegebenen Rahmen

    • Du treibst die KPIs des Departments voran und konzentrierst dich dabei auf kommerzielle Exzellenz, Marktanteil, Konversionsrate und Profitabilität

    • Du erweiterst die Vertriebspipeline, indem du neue Geschäftsmöglichkeiten identifizierst und verfolgst

    • Du pflegst eine genaue Kundendatenbank durch effektives CRM-Management

    • Du planst und führst Verkaufs Initiativen sowohl in physischen Verkaufsstellen als auch in Online-Kanälen durch

    • Du arbeitest mit funktionsübergreifenden Teams zusammen, um die Markenpräsenz, Produktbekanntheit und Kundengewinnung zu steigern

    • Zu Deinen Aufgaben gehört es auch, Messen zu organisieren und daran teilzunehmen

    Job requirements

    • Nachgewiesene Berufserfahrung im deutschen Einzelhandel, zum Beispiel als Einkäufer*in / Category Manager*in, oder auf der Industrieseite als Key Account Manager*in / Vertriebsagent*in für FMCG-Produkte

    • Du kennst die deutsche Einzelhandelslandschaft, ihre Strukturen und Prozesse und weißt, wie der Einzelhandel funktioniert

    • Du hast einen starken kundenorientierten Ansatz und legst großen Wert auf exzellenten Service und Kundenzufriedenheit

    • Du liebst es, Deals abzuschließen und hast Spaß an der Pflege langfristiger Kundenbeziehungen

    • Erfolgsbilanz in der Führung von Verkaufs- und Serviceteams

    • Innovatives Denken und die Fähigkeit, In-Store- und Marktaktivierungen über Online- und Offline-Kanäle voranzutreiben

    • Nachgewiesener Erfolg bei Umsatzsteigerungen durch verschiedene Strategien und die Einführung neuer Produkte

    • Bereitschaft und Verfügbarkeit für Geschäftsreisen

    • Fließend in Deutsch (Muttersprachler*in oder C2) und Englisch (C2)

    Disclaimer

    Formo ist ein Arbeitgeber, der Chancengleichheit bietet. Wir feiern Vielfalt und sind bestrebt, ein diverses und inklusives Umfeld für alle Mitarbeitenden zu schaffen. Wir diskriminieren nicht aufgrund von Rasse, genetischen Informationen, Hautfarbe, körperlicher oder geistiger Behinderung, Religion, Familienstand, Alter, nationaler Herkunft, Abstammung, medizinischem Zustand, Schwangerschaft, Geschlecht, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität oder -ausdruck.

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  • Job description

    We are looking for a detail oriented and hands-on Food Quality Technologist (f/m/x) to join our operations team at Formo. In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the highest standards of quality across our entire supply chain, ultimately contributing to the successful commercial launch of our innovative animal-free products.

    Responsibilities

    • Supports regulatory market compliance throughout the supply chain to deliver successful product launches

    • Coordinates and delivers supplier approval programs for their region

    • Works cross-functionally with Formo Food Science, Product Development, Procurement and Co-Manufacturing teams on finished product launches and improvement projects

    • Completes complaint investigation and resolution with a consumer-centric and data-driven approach

    • Ensure the correct maintenance of food safety standards, including product temperature, positive release, and traceability processes

    • Supports the ongoing maintenance of crisis management processes and systems

    • Collaborate with the product team to define finished product specifications and technical requirements

    • Supports the development of food safety and quality procedures and training that will support the eventual IFS Broker Certification of Formo

    Job requirements

    • Proven experience within Food Manufacturing/Assembly/Distribution/Retail

    • Supplier onboarding and Management experience

    • Knowledge of government regulations (wider Europe ideal but not mandatory)

    • Working knowledge of food safety systems (HACCP)

    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with good project management

    • Analytical and customer-oriented mindset with outstanding communication skills

    • Energy, enthusiasm, commitment and a can-do flexible attitude

    • Embraces change, challenge and working in an autonomous way

    • Fluent in German (C1+) and English (C2)

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based on race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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  • Job description

    Join our team as a Lab & Cleaning Assistant (f/m/x) – Part-Time, where you’ll play a pivotal role in maintaining the cleanliness of glassware, restocking lab supplies, and managing incoming packages. If you like the idea of making things and your colleagues shine, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Formo’s mission of revolutionising food through fermentation products.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage glassware and plasticware cleaning using various methods such as handwashing, ultrasonic baths, dishwashers, autoclaves, and drying cabinets

    • Monitor lab waste disposal and ensure timely gathering, as well as restocking supplies as needed

    • Accept incoming packages and manage deliveries, including listening for doorbells

    Job requirements

    • Physical health and strength to perform daily tasks such as washing and sorting

    • Previous experience in cleaning roles, ideally in larger restaurants, hotels, or hospitals

    • Capable of working well with others and communicating clearly

    • Skilled in teamwork and basic communication to ensure smooth collaboration and understanding among team members

    • Fluent in English, verbally and written

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based on race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Apply now

  • Job description

    We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Customer Support Agent (f/m/x) to join our operations team and be responsible for delivering a high level of courteous and efficient customer service in response to customer inquiries across multiple contact channels.

    Are you resilient and adaptable and have a natural passion for making people happy? Search no more! Our customer retention will depend on you! 🤝

    • You will be the first point of contact for our customers and focus on supply chain/operations
    • You will provide general support and build engaging relationships on every customer call or interaction

    • You will investigate and resolve customer complaints and feedback

    • You will work towards the Customer Care team KPIs and targets set by the management team

    • You will be responsible for reporting and documenting any kinds of issues to the responsible departments to drive continuous improvement

    • You will support internal projects towards customer support optimisation

    Job requirements

    • Proven experience in customer support or a related field, with a track record of building and maintaining sustainable customer relationships
    • Confidence and proficiency in using various communication channels to interact with customers
    • A strong customer service mindset, dedicated to delivering outstanding experiences and exceeding expectations
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey positivity and empathy in all interactions
    • Reliability, friendliness, and strong active listening skills are essential qualities
    • Self-organization and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Fluency in both German and English is required; proficiency in additional languages is a definite advantage

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

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  • Job description

    Join our team as a Public Affairs & Communications Manager (f/m/x) within our External Affairs division, where you’ll play a crucial role in shaping external perceptions, influencing policy outcomes, and building essential relationships in the food industry’s revolution through fermentation products. If you’re driven by sustainability, innovation, and seeking to make a tangible impact in a dynamic environment, this is your opportunity to be part of reshaping the future of food.

    Responsibilities 

    Public Affairs/Government Relations

    • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments, strategies responses, and engage with policymakers to shape favorable regulatory environments.
    • Advocate for favourable policies and regulations supporting fermentation products, while building and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships.
    • Identify opportunities to advocate for policies supporting the development and commercialization of fermentation products.

    Corporate Communications

    • Develop and execute corporate communication strategies, ensuring consistent messaging across all channels and securing relevant public speaking opportunities.
    • Craft and position Op-eds, CEO interviews, and other communication materials to enhance the company’s reputation and credibility.
    • Enhance the company’s visibility by effectively communicating achievements, milestones, and industry insights.

    Public Relations

    • Lead strategic public relations initiatives, securing media placements and managing press inquiries to generate positive media coverage.
    • Support talent acquisition, investor relations, and partnership development efforts through effective PR campaigns.
    • Work with journalists and opinion shapers to create buzz around fermentation technologies and the company’s initiatives.

    Job requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Communications, Business, or related fields.
    • 3-5 years of experience in public affairs, government relations, or corporate communications, preferably in agri-food or biotech.
    • Proven track record of influencing policy outcomes and shaping regulatory environments.
    • Strong network of contacts within EU policymakers, German government officials, and relevant stakeholders.
    • Experience in media relations and developing strategic communication plans aligned with organizational goals.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment with a passion for sustainability and innovation in the food industry.
    • Fluent in German and English (both verbally and written)

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

    Apply now

  • Job description

    Join our team as a Working Student (m/f/x) in Finance, where meticulous attention to detail and a passion for structure are valued traits. In this dynamic role, you’ll be instrumental in driving our financial operations forward, contributing directly to the evolution of our financial organization and processes. If you’re eager to gain hands-on experience in finance while making a tangible impact on our organization’s growth, we’d love to hear from you!

    What you will be doing

    • You will be in charge of Spendesk, our expense management tool, ensuring accurate processing of all incoming invoices

    • You will directly communicate with our vendors and colleagues to address any invoice-related queries

    • You will assist in the preparation of monthly closings

    • You will be involved in the monthly reporting process, where you will analyze actuals versus planned figures, assist in generating reports for cost center owners, and help identifying trends, variances, and areas for improvement

    • You will support with the external reporting to our investors

    • You will participate in automation and optimization processes, like the implementation of our ERP System

    Job requirements

    • You are enrolled at a university, ideally with a focus in Finance, Accounting, Controlling, Business Administration, Economics or similar

    • You have first practical experience in the field of Finance

    • You are available for at least 6 months

    • You are proficient in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets

    • You are willing to learn and develop financial skills

    • You are analytical, organised and you have an independent way of working

    • You have excellent communication skills and are fluent in both English and German

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

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  • Job description

    Dein Herz schlägt für Zahlen und du hast Lust auf eine spannende Herausforderung in einem der innovativsten Food Tech Start Ups in Berlin? Dann werde Teil unseres wachsenden Finance Teams und hab die Möglichkeit, als unsere zentrale Ansprechperson, die Verantwortung über unser Financial Accounting zu übernehmen. Du prüfst, erfasst und kontrollierst nicht nur alle laufenden Geschäftsvorfälle, sondern koordinierst auch die Freigabe von Rechnungen, erstellst Monatsabschlüsse und behältst stets den Überblick über unsere bestehenden Prozesse. Eine deiner ersten Aufgaben wird es sein, das Finance-Modul von SAP B1 zu implementieren und die Migration von Datev umzusetzen.

    Deine Aufgaben

    • Du prüfst und buchst selbständig alle Geschäftsvorfälle

    • Du wirkst aktiv bei der Implementierung von SAP B1 mit

    • Du trägst Verantwortung für Kreditoren- und Sachkontenbuchhaltung und baust die Debitorenbuchhaltung mit auf

    • Du erstellst eigenverantwortlich die Monatsabschlüsse und in Zusammenarbeit mit unserem Steuerbüro den Jahresabschluss

    • Du unterstützt Richtlinien und Kontrollen, um stets sicherzustellen, dass die Buchhaltung den internen und gesetzlichen Vorschriften entspricht

    • Du verbesserst und automatisiert unsere Prozesse kontinuierlich und gestaltest sie dadurch produktiver und effektiver

    Job requirements

    Dein Profil

    • Hochschulabschluss oder IHK-Ausbildung im Bereich Rechnungswesen, Steuern, Finanzen, Business o.Ä.

    • Mehrjährige Erfahrung in der Buchhaltung, idealerweise im produzierenden Gewerbe

    • Sehr gute HGB-Kenntnisse (Steuerrecht ist ein Plus)

    • Sicherer Umgang in einem Buchhaltungssystem

    • Fortgeschrittene Kenntnisse in Microsoft Excel und/oder Google Sheets

    • Analytisches Denken mit Problemlösungsfähigkeiten

    • Hands-on-Mentalität und gute Kommunikationsfähigkeiten

    • Fließend in Deutsch und Englisch

    Wenn du mehr über unsere Benefits und unseren Interview-Prozess erfahren möchtest, siehe dir gerne die FAQ-Section auf unserer Karriereseite an! 

    Disclaimer

    Formo ist ein Arbeitgeber, der die Chancengleichheit fördert. Wir schätzen die Vielfalt und setzen uns dafür ein, ein vielfältiges und integratives Umfeld für alle Mitarbeitenden zu schaffen. Wir diskriminieren nicht aufgrund von Rasse, genetischer Information, Hautfarbe, körperlicher oder geistiger Behinderung, Religion, Familienstand, Alter, nationaler Herkunft, Abstammung, Gesundheitszustand, Schwangerschaft, Geschlecht, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität oder -ausdruck.

    Apply now

  • Job description

    We are looking for a detail oriented and hands-on Senior Food Quality Manager (f/m/x) to join our operations team at Formo. In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the highest standards of quality across our entire supply chain and driving our holistic food safety & quality strategy, ultimately contributing to the successful commercial launch of our innovative animal-free products.

    Responsibilities

    • Implement & manage a holistic food safety & quality assurance strategy across main supply chain actors

    • Ensure full regulatory market compliance to deliver a successful product launch

    • Coordinate and deliver extensive audits, ensuring strong compliance with all partners

    • Enforce high supply chain traceability to enable visibility from source to consumer

    • Ensure a correct maintenance of the required ingredient/product temperature

    • Own and develop best in class crisis management processes and systems

    • Collaborate with product team to define specifications and technical requirements

    • Lead the creation of food safety and quality procedures (SOPs) and training programs

    • Promote and maintain a Health & Safety culture, internally & externally

    Job requirements

    • Proven experience within Food Manufacturing/Assembly/Distribution/Retail 

    • Internal and External Audit experience, ideally implementing a GFSI certificate

    • Knowledge of government regulations (wider Europe ideal but not mandatory)

    • In depth knowledge of food safety systems (HACCP)

    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with good project management

    • Analytical and customer-oriented mindset with outstanding communication skills

    • Energy, enthusiasm, commitment and a can-do flexible attitude

    • Embraces change, challenge and working in an autonomous way

    • Fluent in German (C1+) and English (C2)

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based on race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Apply now

  • Job description

    Didn’t find a job that matches your skills? No problem! We encourage you to apply here if you are passionate about Formo’s animal-free cheese revolution but have not yet been able to find the perfect open position. 💥

    You can send us your CV and a cover letter including a statement of why you would be a valuable addition to our team.Applications of all kinds are welcome: Full time, Internships and Working students for both of our office first locations — Berlin and Frankfurt 🏙

    Job requirements

    We encourage you to apply if you are passionate about Formo’s animal-free cheese revolution and want to be part our exciting journey ahead! Please send us your CV and a cover letter including a statement of why you would be a valuable addition to our team.Applications of all kinds are welcome: Full time, Internships and Working students for both of our office first locations — Berlin and Frankfurt 🏙

    To find out more about our benefits and interview process, please check out the FAQ section on our Career Page! 💥

    Disclaimer

    Formo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Apply now

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FAQs

What are the benefits of working at Formo?

Next to regular delicious cheese tastings, we do offer a variety of other different benefits such as:


• A mobility budget that will help you get around
• Discounted access to Urban Sports Club or Wellpass or Jobrad membership
• ESOP options, so you can own a stake in the company’s success
• A laptop of your choice, to make sure you’re fully equipped
• Corporate benefits to help you save on everyday expenses
• Weekly team lunches to connect with your colleagues
• Regular team events and company offsites

What does the interview process look like?

We know that time is valuable, so we aim to keep the process as efficient as possible while still ensuring we only bring in the best of the best.
Typically, our interview process involves a mix of phone and in-person interviews, depending on the role and location. We’ll start with a first chat to get to know you and make sure there’s a potential fit from both sides. If things look good, in the next steps you’ll have further interviews with our Hiring Managers and colleagues. This is the part where we get into more details, such as your skills, experience, and team fit.

Overall, we strive to make the interview process as transparent and fair as possible. We understand that interviews can be nerve-wracking, which is why we strive to create a comfortable environment that allows you to showcase your full potential and capabilities without any added stress or pressure. Our goal is to help you shine and show us what you’re made of!

And if it wasn’t the right moment for you to join us, there’s always a next time. Let’s stay in touch!