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Vice President, Manufacturing Operations

At Arkea, we are passionate about reducing on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to jumpstart the global challenge of addressing climate change. Our mission drives us, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions enabling a rapid, cost-effective path to meaningfully reducing global GHG emissions. 

Using cutting edge biotechnology, we are creating a rapidly deployable and profitable pathway to mitigate on-farm production of methane, a potent GHG. Representing approximately 5% annual global GHG generation, the methane emitted by ruminants is the first of Arkea’s target markets. 

Our internal team and partners are creating cutting edge science which modifies the rumen microbiome, eliminating the organisms responsible for methane production. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

We are a rapidly growing team in a venture capital environment with a belief that we have the team, tools, and the vision that we can grow a valuable business while making a meaningful impact on the planet. We are seeking a senior leader that shares our passion and is excited about finding profitable solutions to large problems.  We look forward to introducing the Arkea Corp solutions which makes everything possible.

Job Description: VP, Manufacturing Operations 

The office of the Vice President, Manufacturing Operations will be responsible for leading the integration of the complex, multifunctional operations that enable the execution of our GHG reduction technology strategy. This will involve a cross-functional coordination of the timelines and critical path of various regulatory, technical, manufacturing, and commercial execution phases of the business. Specifically, this role will ensure there is a consistent single point of truth with respect to the timelines and risks associated Arkea’s go-to market products and strategy.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates the activities of project(s) with responsibility for results in terms of timelines, cost objectives and process implementation. Ensures alignment of core functional areas and develops go-to market critical paths.

  • Ensure compliance with all GMP rules, product documentation, specifications, SOPs, and FDA requirements as required.

  • Ensure that organization structure, resources, facilities, and capital equipment are available to meet long-term production forecasts.

  • Provide leadership and strategy in the hiring, development, engagement, and performance of the organization.

  • Responsible for creating/maintaining an environment where employees take individual responsibility for their success and alignment with our leadership anchors

  • Communicate the company vision and develop site culture through leading from the front with words and actions.

  • Supports process development, improvement and troubleshooting activities within the Manufacturing organization

  • Responsible for budget development and compliance within his/her department and resource planning to meet project objectives

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a minimum 10+ years of Operations and/or Technical Operations,

  • 5+ years’ experience leading people leaders at Director, Sr. Manager, and Manager levels.

  • Experience in resource planning with direct and relevant experience integrating technical operations teams focused on the product development and tech transfer into manufacturing operations,

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high-growth, fast-paced global setting,

  • Strong people leadership, a global mindset and strategic thinking are essential while ensuring execution on organizational objectives. Comfortable with dealing with ambiguity,

  • Requires highly effective influencing, verbal and written communications skills, and demonstrated negotiating skills.

  • The demonstrated ability to work effectively across organizational lines required,

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior experience in life science /biomanufacturing/ and/or synthetic biology.



Arkea Team

When you join Arkea you will be part of a growing organization focused on meeting big challenges with cutting edge technology. We have a passion of creating solutions that can create a meaningful impact in reducing global GHG emissions.

We are a small team engaged in diverse activities across three sites in the US and have an expectation that we will rapidly move into global markets. Given this reality we expect that this position can be up to 75% remote from centralized office functions and will require up to 20% travel associated with senior leadership and customer/vendor management functions.

Arkea is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where all perspectives are valued, and teams are empowered you to push the boundaries of what’s possible. If you’ve ever wondered where you could find a fulfilling role with the opportunity to build value and make a global impact there’s no better time to find out.

Arkea Corporation is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives because of these diverse attributes.

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