Job description

Who we are

In Ovo is a spin-off from Leiden University. Our multidisciplinary team shares one common goal: make a worldwide positive impact on the lives of billions of chickens, farmers and the climate through innovations and technology.

In Ovo is known for its technological breakthroughs that are about to change the poultry industry forever. The most well-known being Ella, our high-speed solution to prevent the global annual killing of billions of roosters, and which ultimately has a huge, positive effect on poultry GHG emissions. We are growing rapidly, and upcoming expansions will accelerate that growth.

What will you do?

As a member of with the marketing team, you’ll identify the relevant stakeholders per country and devise a plan to promote the importance of Ella. As campaigner, you build relationships with governmental organizations, retailers, and NGOs and you create awareness about our Ella technology. You’re capable of mobilizing these groups to stop the culling of day-old male chicks. You can inspire people, ensuring a seat at relevant meeting tables, and play a role in the decision-making process. This way, you contribute to the choice where our Ella solution becomes the preferred solution.

In addition, you are present (possibly as a speaker) at events related to food, sustainability, and animal welfare, where you represent In Ovo and Ella. You know how to translate the complex aspects around Ella to the stakeholders, such as ethics, animal welfare, and sustainability. The easier our products find their way to the hatcheries, the more impact we will generate on animal welfare and sustainability on a global scale.

Job requirements

Who are we looking for?

A determined, communicative, and enthusiastic campaigner, who sees it as a great challenge in getting the world on board with our sustainable and animal-friendly solutions. You are best described as someone who:

  • believes it is important to make impact by solving very relevant and urgent animal welfare problems;
  • has a strong personality, is persuasive and convincing in order to bring about change;
  • can quickly understand the essence of new topics and set up a solid campaign strategy with precision and bravura;
  • can inspire and enthuse a broadly composed target group (legislators, poultry sector, retailers, NGOs);
  • has a demonstrable talent for working as a campaigner; is a team player who can present convincingly, but who can also listen;
  • is prepared to plan flexibly and to travel if necessary;
  • is a self-starter who enjoys working in a role with a lot of freedom and dynamics;
  • wants to understand the subject matter and is keen to learn new skills;

You have an HBO/WO background in communication/journalism and preferably speak German, Italian, and/or Spanish in addition to Dutch and English.
You have the following character traits & competencies:

Empathetic, innovation orientated, honest, refreshing, a go-getter, vision, a collaborative mindset, good at planning and organizing, results orientated, outgoing, strong at building networks and risk aware.

What do we offer?

Working as a campaigner at In Ovo means working at a fast-growing organization with ambition. You’ll work with us on interesting and complex issues, themes, and brainteasers. In Ovo is big enough for an interesting and challenging range of tasks, but compact enough to be able to provide input and make a difference. Our culture is informal, and communication the lines of communication are short.

In addition, we offer:

  • The opportunity to make a huge impact on animal welfare and sustainability with exciting innovations;
  • A dynamic, scale-up organisation that offers a lot of freedom and personal responsibility;
  • A great team of passionate colleagues with diverse backgrounds all working towards one goal;
  • A one-year contract, with the intention to extend.


Please respond with your resume and a cover letter. If you want more information, please contact Annemarie Burgers, HR Manager via +31 6 18537180 or

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.