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Operations Lead

Handle end to end operations and hardware maintenance, on and off the field to ensure uninterrupted service to customers who recycle. Potential to grow within the company to head all business operations.

Company background

We are Chakra Suthra (means circular solutions in sanskrit), a technology startup focusing on Circular Economy. We bring innovative solutions to drive homes and businesses to Zero waste. Founded by a bunch of creative thinkers, scientists and businessmen; we are passionate about impactful change and looking to transform the way we Sri Lankans recycle.

Company’s first product 'Trash2Cash', was the first of its kind in Sri Lanka and was launched in collaboration with Keells Supermarkets. It is a tech based recycling platform for collection of beverage containers (plastic bottles, cans, cartons) whilst incentivizing the consumer. The operation will now be expanded to Greater Colombo and later to other parts of Sri Lanka and the region.

The Cracker Role

Operations related

  • Coordinate logistics operation between collection points and recyclers

  • Be the main point of contact to our recycling partners and supermarket partners

  • Train field staff collecting recyclables

  • Manage personnel at machines during promotions/activations

  • Resolve customer complaints


Platform related (Hardware and software)

  • Maintain smooth operation of the Chakra Suthra platform (machines and software)

  • New machine setup, software upgrades and maintenance

  • Resolve machine breakdowns/issues with help from the technical teams


Finance and Analytics

  • Financial reconciliation of inventory

  • Using data generated from platform analytics to improve performance, efficiency and profitability

Requirements/ skills/ qualifications

  • Passion to create impact to society/ environment

  • Basic understanding of the recycling industry

  • Ability to think creatively to overcome problems

  • Work independently with minimum supervision

  • 2 years operations management experience preferred

  • Operations and logistics related qualification

  • Basic understanding of hardware and software

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Independent mode of transport a must

Period and nature of contract

  • 3 months probation

  • Full time

  • Thereafter fixed term contract


  • In line with your experience but not exceeding 150 K/month

  • Fuel allowance

Start date

Immediate availability


75% Field based, 25% Work From Home (WFH)

Application process

Send in a cool CV and 1 min selfie video by 14th June 2023 on why you are a fit for the role to:

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