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Chief Operating Officer

Our Reference: J9463

Job Terms: Permanent

Location: Mexico


Job Category: Agribusiness and Farming

Chief Operating Officer Central America Their product has been very well received in the market earning a spot on the menus of numerous Michelin star restaurants and is available across the US. The company currently maintains >3,000 tons of biomass at the farm and plans to grow to >10,000 tons within 5 years. They are looking to partner with an experienced open-ocean aquaculture veteran who comes experienced in driving growth, lean management efficiencies who is able to be the CEO’s support structure and face of the senior management team. Function • Manage the nursery, hatchery, farm, feed, and maintenance departments • Have full P&L responsibility, budget management and operational expenditures of each department. • Create a scalable blueprint that ensure consistency and continuous improvement • Create and align the organization to a comprehensive production plan and bio-plan • Manage separate teams effectively, train and internal development. • Assist the CEOs in organizational commitments • Participate in expansion activities. Experience -Operations • Ideally 10+ years of managing open-ocean aquaculture operations in fish • Must have managed different areas of the aquaculture value chain including hatchery, nursery and farm operations • Managed operations circa 10,000 tons of production - Planning and Reporting • Has created a bio-plan and production plan that is utilized across a company • Senior and board level reporting exposure - Technology - up to date wit the latest relevant aquaculture technology • Experience managing operations that utilize the latest aquaculture technology advancements including but not limited to ERP systems, feed automation, sorting /sizing, fish health, etc. Education • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or scientific field relevant to aquaculture • MBA or Masters in Aquaculture is a plus • Must be completely fluent (spoken / written) in Spanish