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Chief Operating Officer

We are seeking an experienced and passionate COO to be the next member of our Leadership Team.

Posted on:
March 20, 2019
Closing date: 
April 30, 2019

The company

The Yield is an Australian agricultural technology company whose vision is to feed the world without wrecking the planet. It plans to do this by providing scalable digital technology that is designed with and for growers, reducing uncertainty created by weather to optimise and de-risk production in the AgriFood supply chain. The Yield’s investors include Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder. Microsoft is a key partner.

The opportunity

To drive and support development and growth of the organisation, The Yield seeks to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will help create and scale operational business systems to support The Yield’s global growth strategy.

Reporting to The Yield’s Managing Director (MD) Ros Harvey, the COO will be a change agent, responsible for designing, deploying, scaling, and managing core capabilities, processes and operations that enable the company to achieve its growth potential and ambitions.

The person

A commercially driven change agent who is innovative and thrives on creating scalable systems in a fast-growing business, he or she will possess broad leadership capability and skills but critically have had prior accountability and oversight for operational functions such as Sales and Operations Planning (SO&P) or Order to Fulfilment (OTF). Ideal experience includes:

• Minimum of 5 years’ senior operational management experience

• Demonstrated transformational leadership experience

• Demonstratable stakeholder management skills working with broad ranging senior leaders, investors and partners

• International business development experience

• Relevant tertiary qualifications in commerce, technology or science

To express your interested in the opportunity, please send your resume with a cover letter to: melb@spencerstuart.com

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