Northeast Senior Manager at Bio-Logical Capital 254 views0 applications

Northeast Senior Manager

Location: Burlington, VT

Type: Full Time, Exempt

Position Overview:

Bio-Logical Capital, LLC, is a land investment, development and conservation company. Our projects deliver lasting value and strong returns because we invest for the long-term and integrate diverse sustainable enterprises with ecological restoration and conservation. We take a whole-systems approach to regenerative land use businesses and design them with a foundation of fundamental ecological principles.

Through site visits, stakeholder interviews, ecosystem analysis and community outreach, we create specific plans that fit the people and purpose of each landscape that we work on and for.

Bio-Logical Capital is seeking a Northeast based Senior Manager to join our team. This position will lead the design and implementation of all new east coast project opportunities, as well as oversee all operational, financial and administrative components of our current east coast projects. Multitasking and flexibility will be critical in this position, as a typical day might include working outside on a farm project with a field based team, facilitating a project stakeholder meeting, meeting with a land owner or investor to tour a project site, or building a financial model to explore a new opportunity. As part of the Bio-Logical Capital executive team, the Northeast Senior Manager will also participate in and help drive company business strategy discussions and planning.

We are looking for a leader who has outstanding people, communication and leadership skills and who is as comfortable on a project site in work boots as in an office setting delivering an investment presentation. We seek a strategic thinker who has demonstrated experience in financial modeling, business analysis and business planning. We seek a teach who will inspire teams to excel and who is capable of growing, developing and overseeing diverse teams to execute complex regenerative land-use projects that include: conservation development, farming, ranching, food production and hospitality focused businesses. We seek a team member who has an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep passion for healthy communities and healthy food systems, and who shares our mission of shifting our culture’s perspectives and values on land use.

This position will preferably be based in Burlington, Vermont, although we are open to alternative locations based in the Northeast for the right candidate. The position will require frequent travel to our east coast projects, as well as travel to our Denver offices. This position will coordinate closely with and be supported by our entire team and will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Business Development: 

  • Work alongside the Chief of Staff on project development to ensure a steady pipeline of project opportunities
  • Participate in debt and equity fundraising efforts; participate in all related negotiations; recommend deal structures and terms that advance the goals of all stakeholders
  • Develop business plans and financial models to evaluate project economics and projects to ensure profitability for company and other stakeholders

Northeast Project Management: 

  • Develop project models and oversee execution
    • Provide oversight and leadership on daily project operations as needed. Balance office time with visits to farm, field and hospitality work sites
    • Drive the growth, strategic planning and implementation of new project business opportunities
    • Measure project success against project, company and investor goals
  • On relevant projects, support production operations by:
    • Working with project management to develop and market consistent high quality products that drive revenue and overall project profitability
    • Supporting the development and implementation of sound operations that have:
      • Strong food production and workplace safety protocols
      • Facilities and equipment that are well maintained and appropriate for the
        project operations
  • Lead project staff development and team-building strategies
    • Work with project leaders to develop strong professional interpersonal skills that foster a team-oriented work culture, rooted in effective communication and collaboration
    • Oversee project level development and implementation of staff education and enrichment content, performance evaluations, and other administrative tools and culture building processes
  • Oversee financial management and administrative processes of projects
    • Work with project leaders on annual budgeting process and cashflow management in a rapidly evolving and entrepreneurial environment
    • Interface with off-site accounting team, review financial statements, prepare cashflow
      forecasts and ensure accurate financial reporting
    • Work with project managers to review all financial reports and ensures that all variances in budget vs. actual costs are analyzed and corrective actions are quickly developed and implemented by project managers
    • Prepare reports, including financial summaries, for Bio-Logical Capital and our investment partners
    • Ensure that project managers are consistent and accurate in all daily and monthly sales reporting, account reconciliation, and cash handling protocols

Bio-Logical Capital Strategic Planning:

  • Participate in the evaluation of company business strategies, recommend actions to advance the company’s mission and objectives to promote revenue, profitability, impact, growth and efficiencies as an organization
  • Participate in recruiting, hiring and training Bio-Logical Capital staff and provide ongoing leadership and mentorship for our team
  • Represent Bio-Logical Capital at applicable conferences and gatherings related to the company’s current and prospective work

 

Candidate Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to candidates with education and experience in operating complex businesses with diverse teams. Additionally, we are looking for applicants who have:

  1. Senior management level experience in successful business planning and start-up companies
  2. Capacity to analyze financials and deal structures in a land investment context, including familiarity with pro forma and other economic modeling tools
  3. Knowledge of and experience working in sustainable agriculture
  4. Demonstrated experience of business analysis and planning
  5. Willingness to travel frequently
  6. Experience and interest in managing a diverse, growing team
  7. High level of emotional intelligence and empathy
  8. Strong communication skills – both written and spoken
  9. Ability to interact professionally with a broad range of clients and stakeholders
  10. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and systematic, accuracy-driven approach
  11. High level of comfort in various work situations – i.e. as comfortable touring a farm as making an investment presentation in a corporate office setting
  12. Proficiency with PCs and Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Excel, through knowledge of Mac operating systems preferred
  13. Valid drivers license and clean driving record

 

Salary & Applications: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, available start date, a portfolio of related work samples, and salary requirements to jobs@biologicalcapital.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly – no phone calls please. For more information on our company please visit www.biologicalcapital.com

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Bio-Logical Capital, LLC, is a land investment, development and conservation company. Our mission is to transform how land is valued, used, and protected.  We do this by working with investors and landowners to design, build, conserve and manage diverse land-based projects in urban and rural environments. Our projects leverage sustainable planning and stewardship practices to create regenerative agricultural businesses, walkable communities with appropriate scale, light imprint infrastructure and local food production. Our team believes that people are a part of their environment and that when we listen to, learn from, and deepen our relationship with nature we can create consistent value, long-term productivity, and healthier communities. We also believe that a long-term commitment to land and communities with an “enrich, hold, and share” model deepens people’s relationship with the land, supports vibrant communities, establishes a culture of stewardship, and significantly increases the value of land and the consistency of earnings and returns. 
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