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Head of Operations

Holy Grail

Holy Grail

Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023
Holy Grail developed a direct air carbon capture technology that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and permanently stores it as a solid above the ground. We are looking for proactive candidates ready to take ownership and are passionate about creating a sustainable solution to removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.
To support our growth, we’re seeking an experienced Head of Operations to lead the deployment of our first CO2 capture facility and oversee daily operations, including people management, hiring and retention.
This role will be located full-time in Mountain View, CA.
• Demonstrable experience as COO or relevant role
• Experience in manufacturing
• Proven experience in strategic planning
• Experience with hiring and retention
• Exceptional organizational and leadership skills
• Outstanding interpersonal, decision-making and problem solving skills
• Ability to adapt and remain calm and focused in stressful situations
• Willingness to perform tasks at any level, without an ego
• Work closely with the CEO to develop and drive the company vision, operational strategy and hiring needs
• Lead our first CO2 capture facility deployment, optimization and day-to-day running
• Drive the hiring and retention plan for the company
• Supervise all daily operations of the company, including manufacturing, HR, legal and finance, with a primary focus on deploying our pilot facility and developing and executing plans for future, larger scale deployments
• Grow and improve efficiency of existing company operations
• Manage relationships with all stakeholders and partners required for efficient day-to-day operations
• Establish policies that promote a safe operational culture and vision
• Adhere to company, local, state and federal business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary
Nice to have:
• Experience with hardware manufacturing
• Experience with deploying pilot scale operations
• Experience with scaling a company
What we offer:
You will join a team that is passionate about having an impact on climate change. We care about the optimal way to solve a problem and nurture a culture of creativity and collaboration. We care about quick iterations, minimizing assumptions, and we use emojis to label our chemicals. We work on interesting technical problems and provide support and resources to tackle them.
Impact: your contribution will directly impact our technical milestones and you will have full ownership of your projects. We don’t micromanage
No politics: we give you the resources to test all your wildest ideas in hours or days, not months. If there is a chance that something will advance our progress we will test it quickly to find the best solution as soon as possible
Ownership: not only you will own your projects you will also own part of the company
Autonomy: we welcome your independent perspective and embrace thought diversity and creative freedom
Flexibility: we encourage you to set and manage your time to achieve our shared goals and we offer a less rigid environment and company structure compared to academia and larger companies
Fun: we want to be happy at work because it’s more productive, so we cultivate an informal environment that is focused on the end goal, but celebrate all our wins along the way
• Stock options
• Paid time off
• Paid sick leave
• Health & dental insurance
• 401K