Head of European operations

In today's fast-paced, take-make-waste world, so many people want to adopt a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, but find it nearly impossible to do so. At Sunrise, we believe that's ridiculous. A healthy and sustainable lifestyle should be the easiest and most desirable option for anyone on this planet. To make this happen, we're building a personal AI concierge that lives in a circular platform. It's designed to explore and automate household essentials, meals, and moments in a conversational, circular, and fully sustainable way, turning hours of tedious household management into seconds of effortless flow.

As we spearhead this revolution, we need a highly experienced and motivated Head of Operations to join our dynamic team and lead the growth and expansion of Sunrise in Europe. As the head of operations, you will play a pivotal role in establishing and scaling our high-profile startup in various European markets. Your primary focus will be on driving the successful execution of our operational strategies, ensuring seamless implementation and growth across different regions.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy Development

Collaborate with the executive team to develop and refine the operational strategy for Sunrise in Europe. This includes identifying key markets, defining target customer segments, and formulating plans for market penetration and expansion.

Market Expansion

Lead the market entry and expansion efforts, establishing Sunrise's presence in new European markets. Conduct market research, assess local regulations and cultural nuances, and devise strategies to tailor our offerings to meet the specific needs of each market.

Team Leadership

Build and manage a high-performing operations team across multiple European locations. Provide clear direction, set performance goals, and foster a collaborative and innovative work environment. Mentor and develop team members to maximize their potential.

Stakeholder Engagement

Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including government authorities, partners, vendors, and local communities. Collaborate with external parties to establish strategic partnerships and drive brand awareness.

Operational Excellence

Drive operational efficiency and excellence across all aspects of Sunrise's operations. Continuously evaluate and optimize processes, ensuring seamless execution of our circular platform and sustainable practices.

Performance Monitoring

Implement metrics and reporting systems to track the progress and success of operational initiatives. Analyze data and generate insights to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.

Cross-functional Collaboration

Collaborate closely with other functional teams, including product development, marketing, and customer support, to align operational strategies and ensure a seamless end-to-end customer experience.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, operations management, or a related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role, driving operations in a high-growth startup environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of the European market landscape, with a strong track record of successful market expansion.
  • Deep understanding of food and sustainability principles and passion for driving positive environmental impact.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with a proven ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capacity to make data-driven decisions.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment with a high level of ambiguity.
  • Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in other European languages is a plus.

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to build a fundamental consumer startup from the ground up, leading the European division.
  • Having a free role and full responsibility for the development of a high-profile consumer business in a highly experimental and creative environment.
  • A high-impact role that directly contributes to company decisions and direction.
  • Equity as part of the founding team

Join us in shaping the future of sustainable living and be a part of an innovative startup that is revolutionizing the way people live their daily lives.

Apply now to help us build and grow Sunrise in Europe!