ZERO IMPACT - COO / Operations Manager

ZERO IMPACT - COO / Operations Manager


  • Lead the charge in a venture backed, accelerator backed, tech startup 
  • Lead operations collecting coffee waste and distributing clean energy products and services.
  • Create your legacy - shape a high growth startup with massive autonomy


Zero Impact is a tech startup recycling waste coffee grounds into sustainable briquettes. A mind-blowing 225,000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds are thrown out every year in Australia with a CO2 footprint. Zero Impact is building a world without waste, by facilitating the collection and recycling of this amazing resource into advanced biofuels and other exciting products. We’ve partnered big players in the industry, received venture backing and in the Energy Lab, Melbourne Accelerator Programme (MAP) communities.


  • Setup and lead operations trialling, scaling and growing the production and distribution of coffee waste and subsequent products.
  • Build and leverage relationships to shift thousands of tonnes of product with a view to track and optimise the process using big data and technology (AI, blockchain etc).
  • Be open minded to what cool stuff could be done, wear many hats and evolve with the company.


  • You are a force of nature and have founded a startup or work at a startup, you’re tough, gritty and ready for anything.
  • Relentlessly resourceful and hungry to make the world a better place. You are maniacally determined to stop coffee waste and lead the clean energy revolution! 
  • Creative thinker, determined, can-do attitude, relentless energy and calm. We’ll share the same values but have complementary skill sets and experience for maximum effect!
  • Startup experience taking lead roles in a startup as early team or founder
  • Passion for smart manufacturing, technology and production.
  • Graduate degree in related field or equivalent experience.


  • Lead the clean energy revolution in Australia
  • Join a venture backed, accelerator backed startup as part of MAP
  • Generous equity, salary when we raise
  • Coffee and other perks you'd expect at a startup

Work with us! Contact Max Middleweek Founder & Director for more info contact