Operations Manager

We are looking for an Operations Manager with the right skillset to lead the operative business of the company. You are responsible for building up and improving our internal company structure. You will be in charge of the quality and efficiency of our processes and take the right measures to improve them. Join us and give our company a perfect foundation for growth.

About apheris AI

We believe in a world where innovation and breakthroughs in R&D are driven by collaboration among companies. At apheris AI, our mission is to empower large enterprises to build and orchestrate data ecosystems that enable such collaboration. Our product allows companies to collectively analyze data, while preserving the privacy and intellectual property of it. We leverage the latest advancements in the fields of federated machine learning, cryptography, data privacy technologies and computational chemistry and help the largest companies in the world push R&D into production. Our company is well funded and backed by some of the globally best Venture Capital Funds and Angel Investors. Our incredibly talented and interdisciplinary team is composed of world-leading experts in their fields as well as entrepreneurs and engineers that have been trained at top-tier companies and universities.  We strongly contribute to Open Source; we learn fast, grow rapidly and we have absolute conviction that the next large tech company is currently being built in the heart of Berlin.

Right now, we are building out a handful of R&D data ecosystems with large enterprise customers – our focus industries are pharma & healthcare, chemical R&D and manufacturing. We productize our general-purpose tech core for private data sharing and we heavily ramp up our business development to win the next data ecosystems with leading industry players. The use cases we address are primarily related to R&D acceleration empowered by machine learning applications – the data ecosystems are the foundation for a breakthrough in those use cases.

If all of this sounds like a company you want to be part of, we are delighted to learn more about you.

About this position

As an Operations Manager at apheris AI, you will be in charge of designing and implementing business operations including strategies, processes and procedures. This includes  establishing policies that promote company culture and vision, leading our team and ensuring the best performance possible. You will oversee and manage daily operations of the company and the work of cross-functional executives. You will work closely with the founding team and assist in fundraising activities and participate in expansion activities. You set goals for performance and growth and evaluate them by analysing and interpreting data and metrics.

What you bring to the table

  • Background in Business Administration, Legal, Finance, Economics or related fields.

  • Several years of professional experience in a top-tier consulting firm, law firm, Investment Banking, high growth Start-up or similar.

  • You have a passion for working on operations topics and combining them with strategic and business-related evaluations.

  • A broad understanding of various business functions such as HR, finance, legal, marketing and a good feeling for numbers, financial planning etc.

  • Outstanding organizational abilities with a high level of attention to details.

  • Exceptional communication skills across disciplines, roles, functions, and levels.

  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.

  • You have an analytical way of thinking and pragmatic problem-solving skills.

  • You bring a high degree of commitment, sense of responsibility, resilience and flexibility.

  • You are fluent in German and English.

  • Proven track record of personal, academic and professional achievements and managerial skills.

The requirements above are a non-exhaustive list of skills which, from our experience, people successful in similar roles have. If this does not match 100% with you, but you think you fit to this role, we encourage you to apply anyway. We hire mainly based on your personality, potential and motivation to learn and grow, and together we can adapt the role in a way that is meant to fit you!

What we offer you

  • We offer you a cool and engaged team with incredibly intelligent and motivated colleagues that are domain experts in various fields. They will support you in getting up-to-speed with our tech stack!

  • We care about diversity and equality and live an open company culture with clear communication and encourage active participation in all areas.

  • Exciting growth phase: we are backed by some of the best investors in the world and are growing rapidly.

  • We believe that your contribution goes beyond your CV, for us it is important that you connect well with the apheris team.

  • Our team has the right mix of getting-things-done and getting-things-right mentality with a good amount of fun added to it.

  • We deeply care about your development and well-being, so naturally we offer you lots of room for your professional and personal development.

  • We have made it our mission to not only let you shape this position but support your growth.

  • We have a very nice office in the heart of Berlin. Part of our team sits in the Cologne area. We support home office from anywhere. Whatever suits you, we are sure to find the right arrangement.

  • We offer industry-competitive compensation.

Key facts

  • Contract Type: full-time

  • Location: preferably Berlin, partly remote is possible​

  • Education Level: This role requires a very diverse skillset – any proven track record of outstanding academic and professional achievement is of interest.

Please submit your CV to and we will reach out to you and set up a first call to get to know you.

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