Internship - Operations

Collectiv Food is London’s fastest growing food supplier, sourcing quality meat, seafood, and plant-based products directly from producers and delivering to professional kitchens. We are a team of foodservice professionals and innovators on a mission to deliver the world’s first automated, sustainable, and customer-centric food supply service.

With our unique delivery model, automation through tech, and by going direct to the source, we can offer market-beating prices and a reliable service, all underpinned by a commitment to sustainability. Finalist of TfL's innovation challenge "London Freight Lab", our cleaner, safer, and more efficient model minimises the use of heavy and large goods vehicles, reducing both carbon emissions and operational costs. 

Collectiv Food works with hundreds of professional kitchens across London, both established and expanding successful brands; we have also launched our own D2C brand, Farmshop, supporting producers who were impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. Founded in 2018, we are based in West London and supported by industry experts and leading venture investors, such as Partech, Frontline and Mustard Seed.

Role summary

Working closely with the VP Supply Chain, your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Supporting the VP Supply Chain in developing existing day to day operations

  • Executing next steps of the future operating model development and integration

Typical tasks

  • Site searches and visits in London for new drop zones for our PODs

  • Liaising with site owners/developers in developing new dropzones

  • Project planning and ownership of new location go live

  • Working with our warehouse operations partner, DHL, and our last mile partners, at the direction of the Operations Development manager, to develop best practice for our POD operations

  • Working with Operations manager in planning customer allocation by city region


  • You are numerate and competent in using spreadsheets as well as a range of IT tools

  • You have good written and oral communication skills

  • You are very well organised and meticulous in keeping track of tasks, progress and reporting

  • You are able to and enjoy working under pressure

  • You must enjoy task oriented work

Requirements and experience

  • You have some previous experience in or studied operations

  • You have been exposed to the food, restaurant or hospitality industry

  • You are not scared of chasing people and going the extra mile when needed

We offer

  • Paid internship

  • Great exposure to a fast-growing start-up in the food sector

  • The opportunity to make a big impact in a short space of time

  • Direct access to and time working with the business leaders - commercial, supply chain and technology

  • Committed team members with broad experience who share a common passion to build a world class business and of course, good food

  • The ability to work from home when required

  • Great office space in central London with a comfortable working environment

  • Numerous opportunities to partake in product samplings

  • Discounts with some of our key customers (restaurants)

About us

Collectiv Food is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse bunch of people who are committed to maintaining a welcoming culture of inclusion and equality. We encourage applications from anyone that meets the requirements for the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

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