Chief Operating Officer
Posted on 2/9/2024
Solugen

51-200 employees

Manufactures carbon-negative molecules using plant-based feedstocks
Company Overview
Solugen stands out as a leader in sustainable chemistry, operating the world's first carbon negative molecule factory, the Bioforge, which utilizes evolved enzymes and plant-based feedstocks to create essential materials without emissions or waste. The Bioforge, powered by renewable wind energy, is a unique manufacturing plant in Houston permitted to operate without wastewater discharge or air emissions, demonstrating Solugen's commitment to environmental responsibility. The company's ability to achieve high selectivity, yields, and throughput while using biobased feedstocks allows for profitable and carbon negative molecular manufacturing, setting a new standard in the industry.
Biotechnology
Energy
Food & Agriculture
B2B

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding

$642.3M

Founded

2016

Headquarters

Houston, Texas

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

9%

2 year growth

77%
Locations
Houston, TX, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Requirements
  • Prior experience at a small-to-medium sized, fast growing manufacturing company
  • P&L ownership experience
  • Executive coaching and leadership development training
  • Engineering background with operational outcomes in a manufacturing environment
  • 10+ years of experience leading highly complex operations organizations
  • 2+ years leading at the VP level or above
  • Track record of managing manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and logistics operations
  • 7+ years of people management
  • Experience building dynamic, diverse teams
  • Passion for developing a continuous improvement and Lean/Factory Physics mindset
Responsibilities
  • Ownership and accountability for Grand Challenge 1 (order-to cash)
  • Grow the revenue streams, wallet share, and improve product quality and external customer partnerships
  • Full strategic support for long term product development
  • Continuous improvement of internal operational excellence (Manufacturing, Operations, Safety, and Procurement)
Desired Qualifications
  • Fortune 500 or chemical manufacturing experience
  • Passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change
  • Ability to self-manage and set your own priorities and schedule
  • Emphasize safety above all else
  • Respect for others
  • Creative problem solving
  • Willingness to learn and research new engineering/science concepts