The Ubees Colony

Meet the Ubees Team

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At UBEES we pride ourselves on our diversity - in competence, origin & culture.

 

UBEES is a colony - multicultural with 6 different nationalities, multiskilled with a unique set of skills: Beekeepers, agronomists, financial experts, marketers, engineers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs... We are proud of our solid profiles that make up the colony.

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The Ubees Team

Migratory Beekeeper

Location: CA (Fresno) and SD (Redfield)

Start date : As soon as possible! 

Developer Full-Stack

Location: Paris (XVe)

Start date : As soon as possible! 

Sales Specialist

Location: CA (Fresno, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Modesto)

Start date : As soon as possible! 

Managing Director

Location: Del Rey, California, USA

Start date : As soon as possible!


Position description: Lead in the company's operations and strategy. Responsible for transverse project management starting with tech product conception all the way to delivery alongside with operations. Other responsibilities include strategic, admin and financial reporting to board of directors and C-level executives. Coordinate with Sales and R&D departments to ensure successful roll out of group strategy and priorities. 


Requirements: Master’s degree in Management, Finance, Entrepreneurship, or
related field of study. Two (2) years related experience as a Founder/Director. Experience is required and must include the following: Managing operations and implementing $10 million + investment intensive projects in the agricultural and industrial sector; Handling corporate and investor reporting; Working in commercial beekeeping industry including extensive bee knowledge with pollination service; Leading companies/projects from ignition to scale up; Working in multicultural environments, including Europe, Central/Latin America and the U.S.; Leading technical/IoT projects involving hardware, firmware, software and data from design thinking to scale up; and Funding through debt, subsidies or equity (venture capital, private equity, loans, and subsidies). *50% remote work

Account Manager

Location: Paris, France

Start date : As soon as possible! 

Responsibilities

  • Key Account in Food

    • Be the main Ubees’ point of contact to our key account for our ‘Bees For Coffee’ project

    • Identify new business opportunities with existing stakeholders and in new prospects

    • Create a development strategy and executing on the same to address new business opportunities

    • Build relationships within account

    • Actively contribute to achieving the sustainability ambition of our key account.

  • Ability to understand/ learn, represent, and sell in the full suite of tech, sustainable programs & consulting services that are offered

  • Cultivate business relationships through networking, industry events and internal reports and/or marketing initiatives 

  • Refine sales processes to ensure continual improvement of services and aid the creation of new services

  • Define a compelling proposition and vision for each collaboration opportunity

  • Liaise with internal Ubees stakeholders to lead the quotation design, manage negotiation with account, follow up on PO until full payment

  • Maintain awareness of competitive activities, positioning, and pricing

  • Business development to trigger new business opportunity with CPG/FMCG in France, Switzerland, and Western Europe.

 

Skills & Experience

  • Successful track record of sales (3-5 years) within a professional services/ consulting firm engaged on agriculture, sustainability and/or circular economy with CPG, Food clients

  • Proven successful track record in successfully engaging with Manager/Director/Sr Director level decision makers and business heads

  • Strong familiarity with digital business transformation and its implication for sustainability & agriculture

  • Demonstrated ability to take a consultative approach to engage with executives

  • Ability to listen, discern business issues driving the “Ask”, frame pertinent questions to shape and conceptualize likely solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be self-driven and drive business opportunities towards an outcome

  • Good writing and presentation skills including extensive experience in creating pitch books, responses to RFIs and RFPs

  • Must be able to navigate a large organization and have the power of persuasion through content and confidence

  • Demonstrated ability to work across internal organizational functions to cast, pitch and sell deals with relevant subject matter expertise and practice leads

 

Others

  • Reporting to VP Sales & Marketing

  • Location preference – Paris (FR)

  • Regular travel (Mostly, but not exclusive to France and Switzerland)

  • Start as soon as possible.

  • Fluent English is a must, Spanish is highly appreciated.

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Victoria

Operation Specialist (CA)

Victoria has worked in logistics for 5 years, so she is new to the agriculture industry. However, her love for nature, environmental conservation, and bees drew her to UBEES.  She is excited to be part of a company that cares about our global community and the future of our planet.

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Anne-Sophie

Graphic Designer & Marketing Specialist

Anne-Sophie is a graphic & UX/UI designer with a background in marketing. 

 

She gained invaluable experience in brand management and project development while working closely with design agencies. 

 

Due to her previous career path, understanding the clients' needs & how to capture an audience through impactful visuals is truly what she loves to do.

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Jawaher

Software engineer

Passionate about IT since high school, Jawaher is a Software Engineer at UBEES.
She is happy to start her career by providing beekeepers all the tools needed to make pollination much easier.
Jawaher loves both web & mobile development, so she works on different Ubees apps using the most popular tech tools.

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Clement

Arnaud

CTO

Tech enthusiast, working in the digital industry for 15 years. Hundreds of projects delivered on various technologies & business sectors.
Passionate about  entrepreneurship, computer sciences & learning.
Interested in sports (soccer) & arts.

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Jean-Charles

Chairman

Jean-Charles, or "JC,"  is an entrepreneur, based in NYC, pursuing his passion to save the bees.

JC has been the Chairman and majority shareholder of Diadeis and now serves as a Board Member at sgsco.

Jean-Charles is also an Impact Investor with a focus on renewable energy, natural food and Agtech, waste management and social justice.

VP Sales & Marketing

Clement is driven by the purpose to build a ‘Business For Good’ to save the bees and contribute to sustain the global food chain. He was previously working in the Vision Care industry as a Global Sr Director for EssilorLuxottica. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur who founded several companies in Europe & Asia.

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CEO

Arnaud, our CEO, is an entrepreneur who combines extensive international experience in the technology industry with vast knowledge of beekeeping in Europe.

He co-founded Apiterra & several companies in the tech industry: Boreal Communications (1993) and Carlipa (2002).

Arnaud intends to expand his crusade to save the bees from his base in New York.

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Vivian

Marcus

Accountant

South Dakota
Operation Manager

Vivian is our New York based dynamic accountant. She joined UBEES in 2021.  

Dynamic and efficient, Vivian is a very valuable asset helping with the administrative and accounting management of UBEES’ operations. Thanks to her, our operators do what they know how to do best: take care of the bees!

Marcus is the most curious beekeeper.  With decades in the bee sciences and beekeeping industry, he is always eager to test our tech innovations. Experience in large scale queen production, colony and operations management coupled with considerable research experience focused on queen quality, hive health and the effect of agrichemicals, his passion for honey bee husbandry is a valued asset within UBEES. 

 

Marcus serves as Manager leading our team and operation in SD.

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Ben

LATAM Operation Manager

Ben has dual training as an operations engineer and in business.

 

Dedicating time with the field team during pollination and in the orchards, together with his deep understanding of logistics issues make him essential to the design of our monitoring & management tools. Ben’s knowledge and efforts allow us to optimize our operations and manage our hives with the greatest precision.

 

Ben manages our projects in LATAM.

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Nic

Account Manager

Nic works with growers around the Central Valley to generate new business and maintain relationships with existing accounts. He also focuses on introducing new technology in order to sustain pollination at an industrial scale. 

 

He comes from an agricultural background & he is passionate about sustainable agriculture and being a good steward of the land. 

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Florian

Data & Sensors Lead

Florian has a PhD in applied data science from Imperial College of London and is working on the data coming from our sensors. He is designing the algorithms that monitor the beehives' health and behaviors.

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David

CA Operation Manager

He is a true bee lover.

David has been working with bees since he could walk.

He earned his strongest beekeeping knowledge in HawaïÏ and gained great experience in queen breeding and operation management.  David’s depth of honey bee husbandry knowledge and acumen are a valued asset within UBEES.

 

David serves as Manager leading the California team & operation.

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Lea

R&D Specialist

Lea is responsible for deploying Ubees' technology in California, as well as promoting cover crop installations so the honeybees can have the best forage possible.

 

Lea's previous work includes native habitat restoration in the Central Valley. She has always been intrigued by honeybees, especially after taking classes in entomology and apiculture. Her goal is to promote honeybee conservation with the use of tech and enhancing pollinator habitat. 

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Max

COO

Maximilian is an entrepreneur dedicated to bees and technology.

Before joining Ubees, he started two companies: Le Miel Sauvage, which imports honey, and La Cool Co, which designs and builds IoT devices.

 

Max is a partner at UBEES, in charge of operations and technology.

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