COO (Chief Operating Officer) – Agricultural BiotechLocation: Boulder/Lafayette, CO
Our client is an agricultural biotech company with the mission to improve high-value crops. Their goal is to become the trusted leader in agricultural technology, for the production of hemp, cannabis, and coffee plants/seeds through their state-of-the-art nurseries, breeding programs and contemporary seed testing and production. Our client has raised $22.5M of venture funding, has already recruited many senior leaders in agricultural biotech, and is rapidly growing.
They seek a highly motivated and seasoned professional with a history of managing agricultural/horticultural operations. As a key member of the senior management team, the COO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The COO is ultimately responsible for delivering their plants/seeds to their client’s customers on time, consistently, and with high quality. Our client is in growth mode, with facilities in CO, CA, and WI, 130+ employees, and has very aggressive growth plans. The COO will be a crucial owner of this growth process, ensuring that the company can deliver on its vision and revenue targets.
Chief Operating Officer Duties and ResponsibilitiesRun the organization that delivers plants/seeds to their customers on time, consistently, with high qualityRecruit, train, promote, and retain an increasingly large organization to deliver on company goals and revenue targetsImplement and maintain culture throughout the organization to ensure consistent quality and aligned purposeWork collaboratively with other senior leadership to ensure goals are met through sound implementation of operations systems, infrastructure, policies, processes, and staffResponsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goalsHigh-level understanding of all business functions such as IT, HR, Finance, Regulatory and Legal, Marketing, Nursery and Breeding operationsOwn expansion of facilities in CA and other states
Chief Operating Officer Requirements and QualificationsBSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus20+ years leadership experience· 10+ leadership at executive level, either VP or C-suite· Experience leading/managing Ph.D.’s and seasoned agriculture professionals · Agriculture and biotech industry background (recent) requiredManagement of 100+ headcount division/companyManagement of $500M + division/companyExperience in directing IT, Accounting, HR, Operations (greenhouses, TC labs, and production facilities), Marketing, and Sales
Qualified candidates are invited to send their resume with LinkedIn profile to: [email protected]