Zero Waste Jam: Project manager & business partner in Switzerland

Zero Waste Jam - 15 We’re looking for an entrepreneurial key person for the Zero Waste Jam team: a person who’s passionate about food and sustainability – and jam.

Your task will be to establish Zero Waste Jam in Switzerland.

[Update July 2: An update on the innovate4climate stipend in Switzerland :) We haven't found our dream project manager & business partner in Switzerland yet. (Well... we actually kind of have... but it didn't work out this time around...) So the pitching this time around will not happen... BUT! We're very keen on establishing a team in Switzerland, and our quest for interesting potential team members continues until a future round of innovative4climate. So, do let us know if you're interested in joining us in Switzerland. Our pitch has just been postponed :D]

If you’re looking for a regular paid job with fixed hours you can stop reading now. There’s neither regularity nor pay, nor fixed hours coming with this position. And while we’re at it, this whole thing could flop before you’ve said “Let’s change the world!”.

Well, now that we’ve established the basics – and you’re still reading – things are getting interesting!

This is a great opportunity for you to create your own job, or even become a co-owner of Zero Waste Jam in the future. As goes for all of the team – we get paid when we sell jam. It’s not going to make us rich (at least not at first), but as the start-up grows there’s a chance to generate income, hence you can create your own paid work. It doesn’t matter if you’re a student or have years of working experience. What matters is that we have chemistry, that we’re productive together, and that we enjoy each other’s company.

Are you the person we’re looking for?

  • You’re a driven project manager and leader, who knows how to get things done.
  • You have experience to start something from scratch and make it fly.
  • You know what social entrepreneurship is – and perhaps you even define yourself as such.
  • You’re passionate about high quality food and want to share your knowledge and experience with other people.
  • You like to work independently in a strong team, and you’d love to have a key role in an adventurous, dynamic start-up.
  • You live in Switzerland, preferably in or close to Zürich so that you can work in The HUB.
  • You’re comfortable working in German as well as in English.

Moreover, you need to…

Our agenda for 2013 is to reach proof of concept in Austria and to establish an anchor of business in Switzerland. Next year Germany’s on our list. Our vision for the future is to spread our business model to other countries, organize workshops, a vivid blog, zero waste cookbooks, etc.

About Zero Waste Jam Zero Waste Jam is deliciously fruity jam produced and sold by Zero Waste Jam franchisees. Our jam is made from fruits that would otherwise be thrown away. We gather the fruits through donations, from abandoned and surplus sources, as well as from gardens and forests. Everything according the motto: Use what you have! With Zero Waste Jam we’re fighting food waste, and food illiteracy. We create working opportunities and zero waste awareness. Because we only have one planet. Read more here,

Let us know if you’re interested in joining our team a.s.a.p. We’ll interview interested candidates during the last week of June (preferably on Skype).

Send us your CV with references, and a few sentences that describe why you think Zero Waste Jam is so interesting, what you could contribute to the team and in the process of establishing Zero Waste Jam in Switzerland.

For further questions and applications: Evelina Lundqvist, initiator Zero Waste Jam and CEO The Good Tribe +43 650 51 00 419 (AUT), evelina [a]

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Zero Waste Jam is part of The Good Tribe. The Good Tribe is a social venture that offers innovative tools to raise awareness and create passion for a zero waste society.

Photos: Rupert Pessl, The Good Tribe