Pivot Bio

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-28

Category: agritech

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Freeze Dry Operations Manager

About the company:

Pivot Bio is the leading nitrogen innovator providing farmers and the world with a better nitrogen for improved productivity and sustainability

About Pivot Bio:

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes or PBS News Hour.

Position:  Freeze Dry Operations Manager

Reports to:  Senior Director, Biomanufacturing

Location:  St. Louis, Missouri

We are looking for a dynamic operations leader to help establish a new production site which will be instrumental in changing the future of agriculture.  As a critical member of our Biomanufacturing team you will lead the St. Louis site operations team and create a positive and entrepreneurial culture. With a passion for quality, the environment, health, and safety (QEH&S), you will build a high performing team and operate a best-in-class biomanufacturing facility.


  • Site leadership in ensuring QEH&S as a top priority in all operations activities
  • Hiring, training, supervision, and retention of manufacturing staff
  • Developing process documentation such as SOPs, work instructions and training records
  • Ensuring all team members are properly trained for every activity
  • Developing and managing production schedules
  • Ensuring all equipment is properly maintained and establishing contracts needed with 3rd party engineering and maintenance services
  • Maintaining best in class facility hygiene and cleanliness
  • Establishing and leading a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence

Qualifications and Experience 

  • BS (Engineering, Sciences, or mathematics preferred) or other degree with relevant technical experience
  • 7+ years of experience in a production environment (food, pharmaceutical or chemical preferred) with a proven track record of success in a supervisory role
  • Experience working with biological products preferred
  • Experience working with freeze dried or powder products preferred
  • Must be willing to work night shifts and on weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and ability to perform extensive work on a computer
  • Some travel to equipment providers and other Pivot sites

*Must be authorized to work in the United States 

What we offer: 

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup
  • Stock options
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Annual Training & Development support
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team