STRATEGY & OPERATIONS MANAGER - CROP MARKETING/RISK MANAGEMENT
Chicago, IL, or San Carlos, CA
What do you get when you cross the best of Silicon Valley innovation with the agriculture economy? Farmer's Business Network, Inc.!
We are proudly Farmers First. Created by farmers, for farmers, Farmers Business Network (FBN) is an independent and unbiased farmer-to-farmer network of thousands of American farms. By enabling thousands of farmers to work together, anonymously and securely to democratize information, the FBN network is helping farmers level the playing field and put power back in farmers' hands.
Farmers Business Network counts top VCs including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, and Acre Venture Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek among its investors. We are a dynamic, and innovative company in AgTech that offers competitive compensation and benefits.
Transparent, valuable information and unique, flexible ways of doing business are at the core of everything we do at FBN. We're in the business of crop marketing to help farmers navigate some of the most complicated and emotional decisions they make throughout the year. Our team works to give farmers unique, personal insights and flexible tools that allow them to make decisions optimized for their business.
As the Strategy & Operations Manager for Crop Marketing & Risk Management, you will lead our growing operations team in developing critical business processes and systems that allow us to serve our farmers efficiently and faithfully. You'll ensure that the business operates effectively day-to-day while also looking toward the future, bringing solutions to the table that outfit the company to sustainably move forward in a high-growth environment. You'll work with leaders of different areas of the organization to ensure that systems and processes serve all stakeholders and bring about the success of the whole team. You will bring an operations perspective to the business strategy and strategically lead the maturing operations organization.
The ideal candidate for this role is a problem solver at heart and loves to equip teammates with the skills to find creative solutions. You know how to balance executing effectively in the present while preparing the company for the future. While you love to discuss and make long-term strategic decisions, you feel just at home on the frontlines digging into the depths of a spreadsheet. When it comes to systems and processes, you have an eye for design, for both the highest and the most granular levels. You relish the challenges of a growing business, and you know how to use your experience, instinct, and education to develop a sound vision and lead your team toward its realization. You understand how to scale up business operations in a high-growth environment.
Lead a growing cross-functional Strategy & Operations team in executing processes and projects.
Work with leaders and key organizational stakeholders to define short-term and long-term business operational strategy.
Develop and execute a strategic roadmap to scale operations for growing business.
Continually evaluate and improve operational performance of business.
Own key management metric reporting and analytics.
Drive increasing maturity of business systems and processes.
Support new go-to-market strategies and other growth initiatives.
Actively solve business-critical problems to keep various teams operating at full power.
A passion for helping both farmers and team members be successful.
7+ years experience in business operations and/or strategic leadership roles.
Experience developing a maturing operations organization within a growing business.
Solid analytical and critical thinking skills.
Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced, agile, accountable environment.
Highly independent, goal-oriented, and creative.
Bachelors or advanced degree in agriculture, ag business, business, or other related field from a top tier institution.
Preferred - Strong Google Suite experience, particularly Google Sheets.
Preferred - significant domain knowledge regarding production agriculture, grain trading, or a related field.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation and title for this position will be adjusted to suit your experience and qualifications. We also offer an attractive benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance.
Farmer's Business Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and participates in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration's E-Verify program.
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