Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Operations Associate



Perth, WA, Australia
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023
About Rumin8
Rumin8 is tackling one of the biggest contributors to climate change: methane emissions from livestock. The digestive process of beef and dairy cattle produces a full 3.7% of all greenhouse gas emissions, a huge contribution from a single source. With billions of people around the world relying on animal products as part of their daily diet, eliminating livestock methane production is a powerful lever in the quest toward mitigating climate change.
Rumin8’s technology is demonstrating reduction of emissions from cattle by up to 95%. Our technology replicates the anti-methanogenic compounds that occur naturally in plants and turns them into dietary supplements for livestock. By reducing methane production, we enable the animal to convert otherwise lost energy into increased productivity, a win for farmers and a win for our planet.
With recent backing by top climate tech investors including Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, and Harvest Road to commercialize our technology globally, we are on a mission to decarbonize hundreds of millions of cattle around the world for a secure and climate-optimal global food system. If you believe - like we do - that solving climate change is the greatest calling of our generation, let’s talk.
We're looking for an Operations Associate to join our ground-floor Operations team at Rumin8. As we gear up to kickstart a new era by moving into a production-ready landscape, your role will be pivotal. You'll be exposed to the nitty-gritty of our operations, giving you a chance to learn, grow, and eventually own significant parts of the operation.
Your focus will be on helping to build out initial production capabilities, a backbone for our international trial programs and supporting the operational aspects of our ongoing R&D efforts. You'll be part of a fast-paced environment with a quick feedback loop, ensuring that your learning curve is nothing short of exponential. Whether you're keen to dive into the intricacies of supply chain management or are passionate about optimizing manufacturing workflows, this role offers avenues for you to explore and specialize in your areas of interest.
Your insights and contributions will not just inform but will also shape our production and R&D capabilities, creating a robust foundation for our expansion. If you're ready to grow with us and be a part of something revolutionary, we want to hear from you.

In the short term, you will:

  • Assist with the coordination of demonstration plant launch
  • Work closely with operations team and external consultants to define pilot plant specification and budgeting
  • Contribute to data estimation, collection, and modeling of operational cost centers and specific projects as they arise
  • Assist with the logistics strategy underpinning Rumin8’s global trials program

In the long term, you will:

  • Be responsible for logistics within Rumin8, including ongoing international trials and special projects as they arise
  • Drive special projects including the construction of R&D facilities and partnerships within the broader R&D space
  • Contribute to the optimisation of production within Rumin8

You have:

  • Experience in managing complex projects with a number of stakeholders spanning technical consultants to internal decision makers
  • Ability to problem solve using quantitative and qualitative inputs
  • Fantastic written communication skill with an ability to synthesize ideas into simple components to enable quick decision making
  • An eye for detail and high standards for any and all projects you contribute to
  • Alignment and passion with our work to address climate change

You get:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • 4 weeks of annual leave plus 10 company holidays
  • Company sponsored learning and development opportunities
  • Equipment stipend to help you do your job
At Rumin8, we don't just accept differences, we celebrate them. We know that diverse teams are the strongest teams. We actively strive to eliminate all manners of discrimination and to enable all qualified humans to collaborate on the massive challenges we are undertaking. Addressing climate change is a challenge worthy of our greatest minds, in all varieties. We know that you will make a positive impact with your unique perspectives, background, and experiences. Our team is excited to build something awesome with you, so come as you are.