Chief of Staff

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Kirkland, WA, United States

Posted on: 2023-12-06

Category: agritech

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About the company:

At Aigen our mission is to accelerate regenerative agriculture at a planetary scale—with a pesticide-free, solar powered robotics platform.

At Aigen, our mission is to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture—with a pesticide-free, solar powered robotics platform.

52% of agricultural land is degraded by current management practices, and 60-75% of original soil carbon has been lost in lands used for agriculture (according to the IPCC). Join us to make a real world impact at the confluence of cutting edge robotic technology, agriculture, AI, and climate! With $19M raised to date, we are backed by a suite of investors including, and Bessemer Ventures.

Th Role:
As the Chief of Staff, your role is fundamental to the smooth running of our strategic vision and priorities. The person in this role will be the key enabler of the decision-making process, a bridge between ideas and action. Your job is to capture the essence of cross-functional needs - from hardware, software, to marketing - and turn them into actionable strategies through coordinating objectives and key results.

You will manage the CEO and senior team's agenda ensuring that their time is spent on what truly moves the needle.

Aigen celebrates diversity in all its forms, and is an equal opportunity employer

Coverage: CNBC | NEA | Geekwire | AgFunder

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership Support: Act as a trusted advisor to the CEO, providing insights and recommendations on key decisions. Manage the CEO’s priorities to optimize their focus on strategic initiatives.
  • Communication and Coordination: Serve as a communication conduit between the CEO and other departments. Ensure clear and efficient information flow to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Project Management: Oversee and drive key projects and initiatives. Ensure projects align with strategic objectives and are delivered on time.
  • Team Oversight: Collaborate with department heads to monitor progress, address challenges, and ensure cohesive team efforts.
  • Meeting and Agenda Management: Prepare and manage agendas for senior leadership meetings. Follow up on action items to ensure accountability and progress.
  • Analysis and Reporting: Conduct analyses on various aspects of the business. Provide the CEO with detailed reports to inform strategy and decision-making.
  • Problem Solving: Identify organizational bottlenecks and challenges. Propose and implement solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Qualifications

  • Proven experience in a strategic role, preferably in a technology or startup environment.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Adaptable and proactive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Indicators of Good Fit

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment 
  • Track record of innovative thinking and a willingness to explore unconventional approaches to problem-solving
  • Previous success launching hardware + software products
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate through ambiguous and complex requirements and evolving challenges
  • Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Management, or a related field.
  • Masters degree or higher is preferred.
  • Benefits

  • Stock options
  • Flexible (WFH) Mondays
  • Unlimited paid time off (15 days minimum)
  • Healthcare - 100% coverage for employee
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k)
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