Vacancy: COO (Chief Operational & Manufacturing Officer)

Here you are – the indispensable chief responsible for the actual production of Margaret’s cheese. You’re not only an experienced executive leader, you also really like to build things. Because you’ll be doing a lot of it: some huge stable building plans are awaiting your sharp intellect and carpenter’s eye.

Later this year, you will hit the ground running to help us aquire our factory first on a tolling (say, rental) basis, but eventually you’ll be building our own. Possibly in partnership with fellow cow-free cheese conjurers. You’re good with people and ideally have experience in the biotech scale-up scene.


For the imminent expansion & commercialization of our rapidly growing stainless steel cow enterprise, Those Vegan Cowboys are now hiring 3 razor sharp individuals to take animal-free cheese to the next level. The three of you will be at the forefront, building an entirely new part of our company. And doing that, you will make dairy history.

In all 3 roles;
We are looking for experienced individuals who feel our mission and will harness it as a drive to propel Those Vegan Cowboys forward. Each role is a wild opportunity to be part of something bigger than your job description, as we are building the next step in dairy that will radically make things better for our environment, future generation’s food availability, for farmers and of course for farm animals.

They’re not necessarily full-time jobs (probably part-time to start with) and there is room to discuss your starting date. If you live anywhere near the Dutch/Belgian border, we can work things out: our ranch in Ghent hopes to see you often, but it’s fine if you work partly remote. And we’ll regularly meet for coffee at a 2nd Dutch ranch conveniently located close to the border.

You may find our job descriptions on the short side and we have our reasons for that: we think everyone benefits if we shape your role together. The job descriptions aren’t fixed – roles can be combined to suit the people involved. In the end, we hope to have 3 great new chiefs on board, happy in their independent role as fitting in a start-up/scale-up environment, all part of the same management team working alongside CTO ‘Sheriff’ Will and CEO ‘The Indian’ Hille.

Like all cowboys, you will earn a fitting salary and gain proud ownership of a share in the company through our personnel participation program. Shared with your colleagues, you will own 20% to be exact.

You will also get your own cowboy nickname and we’re not afraid to use it.

If you feel excitement over these roles or know the perfect individual, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at so we can get talkin’.

A note to well-meaning agencies or intermediaries: please do not bother, we prefer the old fashioned personal approach. We will only proceed with direct messages from candidates themselves.

Vacancy online since 2024-04-02 by Those Vegan Cowboys
Technologiepark 82
9052 Gent – Zwijnaarde

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