February 2


Vacancy: Community Director

VACATURE: Community Director for 36-40 h/pw in Amsterdam

Kitchen Republic provides opportunities for impactful entrepreneurs in food and beverage. As a collective of Dutch food start-ups, scale-ups and wholesale producers, we stand for a new definition of successful entrepreneurship. Because in our eyes, success is not just about volume, being a market leader and unbridled growth. In our terms, it is also about sustainable and meaningful entrepreneurship. The KR Community is the ultimate food community!

We offer opportunities for our Members in two ways;

Spaces: By providing inspiring work and production spaces in Amsterdam-West, where meeting, collaborating and supporting each other is key.
Community: By building the best Dutch network of producers, where we give entrepreneurs easy access to the professional industry, feed them with interesting knowledge and help each other out.

Job Description
The Netherlands has more than 10,000 food startups! Kitchen Republic is always looking for the gems from this big pond. Already 150+ creative, innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs have joined our Community and with your help this group will continue to grow. You will be responsible for the growth of our community in a general sense. You do this by:
- Managing the quality of our existing activities and our external relationships within them.
- Expanding our offer to stay relevant for our members. You will set up collaborations with external parties.
- Managing interaction within the community.
- Staying in touch with our members through various communication platforms and our website.
- Scouting promising food companies and connecting them to KR (sales).

Your profile
You have experience within the food industry and are familiar with all its trends and developments. You work pleasantly together with the rest of the team but take the lead within your own objectives. You can empathize with the needs of our members and at the same time keep an eye on the interests of the company/brand. Your enthusiasm and energy alone will help you reach your monthly targets, but should you encounter tough problems, you will not give up easily and keep looking for solutions. You actively think about our strategy and get to work converting it into action. 

- You are fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.
- You have at least 3 years of experience in the food industry.
- You love networking; and have already built a nice network in food service and retail.
- You can speak in front of large groups. 

A plus if
- You have experience working in both large and small organizations.
- You have experience in entrepreneurial programs (accelerators, incubators).

What we offer
- A contract of 36-40 hours, with good fringe benefits.
- 28 vacation days per year
- Start in April or May 2023
- An enthusiastic and enterprising team and, of course, lots of great food.

Send your CV and motivation to veldhuizen@kitchenrepublic.nl. You can apply until Sunday, March 05 . We hope to talk to you soon over a cold brew, kombucha or just a cup of really good coffee! 


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