About Craft Coffee
Craft Coffee is fundamentally rethinking the way people buy coffee beans. Every year Americans spend $13B buying mostly stale old coffee beans at grocery stores. Craft Coffee uses internet distribution and a subscription model to bring our customers better coffee, delivered conveniently on their schedule, while they continue paying grocery store prices. It's a better way to buy coffee. We're profitable and cashflow positive. Want to learn how to run a real company? Apply today.
I'm Mike, the founder of Craft Coffee. This isn't a standard job, so I'm not writing a standard job post. Over the past 5 months, I took over our operations and significantly improved everything we do operationally. We've used technology to smartly automate systems, and decreased the number of people required to run our operations from 5 to 1. In this job, you'll be the one person running the tasks that have not been automated. Everything you do will be something that I did before you, and you'll be working with me directly. So there won't be any room for cutting corners or faking it.
We're a small distributed team. It's typical that you'll often be in the office with just a couple people from our fulfillment team, with other team members working remotely and communicating through our team chat system. When fulfillments are happening, we typically have music playing to keep things moving. If you don't work well in this type of environment, this won't be the right place for you.
The core part of this job will fill most of a standard work week with tasks required to keep our business running smoothly. That's the baseline. You can choose to gain as much from this role as you choose, but it will require you taking the initiative to do that. Here are some things you could learn in this role if you choose to: how to use technology to automate complex systems (one of the most valuable skills you can build in our opinion), extremely advanced use of Google Sheets (used like a web application, rather than a traditional spreadsheet), how to efficiently manage an operational business (by automating everything that can possibly be automated), how to run a profitable business, how to buy green coffee from coffee importers, how to run a coffee roasting operation.
Ultimately, long-term success in this role would probably look like you taking the initiative to eliminate your own job, and in doing so, building skills that justify you moving up to a more senior level. Raises would likely come from you taking the lead on identifying and executing on initiatives that concretely save the business money.
Who Should Apply?
This role is about running a profitable operational business. You should be very interested in working in that kind of environment, including managing labor and very competently working with computer systems.
Why Craft Coffee?