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Job Title: Head of Operations


Company: MiAlgae Ltd

Location:  Edinburgh, Scotland

Salary: Negotiable with potential of share options

Employment type: Full-time


About MiAlgae

MiAlgae is a start-up microalgae production company which utilizes circular economy (and nutrient recycling) in order to reduce manufacturing costs. The microalgal products generated are aimed at the agricultural feed industry. We are a green company and aim to contribute strongly towards the sustainability of the livestock feed industry. We are particularly interested in the aquaculture feed industry and the production of omega-3 oil supplements for their feeds. MiAlgae is currently in the process of scaling-up production. The successful candidate will operate in a complex working environment with multiple stakeholders, competing priorities and limited resources.


Job Description:

MiAlgae is looking to hire a self-starting Head of Operations to cement a strong organisational foundation for rapid expansion.  The Head of Operations will be responsible for the operational aspects of the company. This role will contribute towards the strategy development of the company and will be a member of the management team. The successful candidate will have a track record in operational roles and at least a base understanding of biotechnology or related fermentation systems.  The Head of Operations will be responsible both for a growing team as well as for our various clients and other stakeholders, the candidate will be a good communicator and motivator in a high-pressure environment. The role requires a driven, individual who is able to pre-empt issues and not only spot but solve problems before they occur.


Basic qualifications:

  • Business experience in operations

  • Basic understanding of biotechnology

  • Understanding of application of performance and quality metrics to drive organisational excellence.

  • Business acumen and ability to drive decisions.

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.


Preferred qualifications and qualities:

  • Start-up experience.

  • Experience managing early stage investors.

  • Understanding of business processes and change management practices.

  • Experience developing and implementing the systems required to scale a company.

  • Desire to work in a start-up environment.

  • Can do, positive attitude.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong problem-solving ability.

  • Strong desire to benefit the environment.

  • Understanding of circular economy and the associated challenges.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate business strategy with others in the executive team

  • Design policies that align with overall strategy

  • Implement efficient processes and standards

  • Coordinate customer service operations and find ways to ensure customer retention

  • Ensure compliance with local and international laws (e.g. data protection)

  • Oversee the implementation of technology solutions throughout the organisation

  • Manage contracts and relations with customers, vendors, partners and other stakeholders

  • Evaluate risk and lead quality assurance efforts

  • Mentor and motivate teams to achieve productivity and engagement

  • Report on operational performance and suggest improvements

  • Responsible for ensuring clear lines of communication within the company

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MiAlgae Ltd is registered in Scotland No. SC544670