We're hiring a Chief Financial Officer to take Bardee from a single facility to a major, multi-mega-facility company servicing the entire country (and the world!).
At Bardee, our ambition is to reshape the global food system. To do this, we breed billions of insects 🐛 to transform food waste 🥗 into insect protein for animal feed 🐶 and fertiliser 🌲 in our world-leading vertical farming system ~ learn more about what we do here.
In 2023, we aim to ramp up our production 30x and build our first mega-facility, to divert 300 tonnes of food waste from landfill per day, and scale our supply of insect protein and fertiliser going into sustainable animal feed and fertiliser products.
Bardee is now looking for a Chief Financial Officer to establish and lead our financial function and financial strategy as we unlock this new level of speed and growth.
Outcome 1: Establish strong financial systems for operations and reporting which will take us to the next level as we scale. We’re currently a team of 25 in a 10-tonne/day facility, with financial reporting managed through external accountants and our leadership team. As we scale our business to a 300-tonne/day facility, our customer operations, external spend, capital deployed, and team size will grow fast. This means our accounting, payments, and financial reporting need to be prepped for scale, highly controlled, and work like clockwork. Our hands-on CFO will:
Outcome 2: Set a strategy for how we raise and deploy capital and manage our funds, positioning Bardee for growth and effective cash management. We’re a venture-backed start-up in the manufacturing space. We want our CFO to bring strong perspectives and lead our strategy on everything from how we bring in capital (equity, debt, securitization), how we make money (customer payment terms and pricing), how we spend money (spend control and governance), and ultimately how we manage our cashflow (incl. working capital, supplier payments, tax and incentives). As part of this outcome, our CFO will:
To succeed in this role, you’ll:
In just 3 years since it started, Bardee has grown from a tent-sized experiment to Australia’s biggest producer of Black Soldier Fly Larvae-based protein and fertiliser products, commanding a facility able to process 10 tonnes of food waste daily and with plans for more. We now work with and supply some of Australia’s largest waste, logistics, pet food and grocery businesses and have no signs of slowing down.
This is the perfect opportunity for a senior-level financial executive to build a finance function with maximum autonomy as we take Bardee from a single facility to a major, multi-mega-facility company servicing the entire country.