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Head of Strategic Operations (Non-Technical)

Singapore, Central Singapore, SingaporeOperations

Job description

About DiviGas: (see Divigas.com)

Billions worth of hydrogen gas is made and lost every year at petrochemical plants due to equipment failure against tough gas streams. DiviGas has invented proprietary polymers to make a new hydrogen membrane, a nano-molecular filter, that allows for this wasted gas to be reused. Saving $ billions & avoiding millions of tons of CO2.

We are a small, new, well funded and rapidly growing technology company that sells entire plug-and-play systems designed to seamlessly and cost-effectively separate and recover hydrogen and other gases at petrochemical plants and refineries.


Exec Summary of role:

DiviGas, initially a Singaporean company, has closed a USD$5m seed round in 2021 and used it to build a new factory in Melbourne. This plant is about to serve our first product rollouts and we need someone to work along side the CEO, CTO and C-suite to continue to grow our company in just about every non-technical topic out of our new Singapore office.

This position was created to directly take on some of the responsibilities of the founders, within weeks, you will be expected to show initiative on your own projects and take on verticals of work without any oversight and direction. As one of DiviGas’ executives, you will be entrusted to help build a rapidly growing organization through multiple levels and layers of growth. 

In this role, you will cover numerous of stakeholders, from the founders, to partners (legal, accounting, finance, and others), to investors. You will be in involved or at least partially leading hiring, budget and finance management, internal business and cultural protocols, team management, legal and financial compliance, managing our space and investor reporting. Everything a founder may be asked for, thankfully you won't be alone in covering these tasks and you will be working with the founders and team through it all.

This position will be temporarily the first back in our new Singapore outfit, however this office will joined in 2023 by the CEO as well as multiple project managers, sales staff, admin staff and others, while the product team will continue to reside in Melbourne.

Job requirements


Required qualifications:

  • 2-7 years of experience as a founder or exec role in a hardware, hardware-related startup, Climate tech, energy, or similar field.
    OR

  • MBA graduate with relevant startup experience

  • Experience managing startups at multiple stages. Early and late

  • Must be a Singaporean PR or National/Citizen
Good to have (optional)
  • Engineering education - especially chemical or mechanical 

  • Multi Lingual, especially Chinese or Japanese

  • Experience in Oil and Gas, Energy or chemical industry

Start Date: Immediate

Job type: Full time

Remuneration: Salary, Equity, benefits - Tbd based on experience, six figures.


Who you are:

  • Curious & Self aware - No one is good at everything, and you aren’t either. But trying to always improve is a necessity in this highly complex role

  • A strategic thinker - You understand the priorities of the companies, what is a waste of time and what is mission critical, without being told

  • Technically versatile - You can handle making presentations, making excel spreadsheets and visuals from scratch, making copy (like this job description) and more. If you don’t know a tool (like Miro), you are always ready to learn it on the fly

  • Functionally versatile - You will Interview people, manage complex budgets, talk to clients (non-technically), perform administrative tasks, be involved in strategic planning. Everything from being critical to closing multi million million dollar deals to brooming the factory floor (likely with the CEO there doing the same thing). No task too high or too low. 

  • Deeply independent & Self Motivated - You create your own work, and you are accountable for yourself

  • Ambitious - You realize that as one of the first 10 employees of this company, you could become a leader in one of Asia-Pacific's most promising cleantech companies, and you could have a major impact on the world

  • Highly self organized - You naturally file, save, label note and otherwise work in a way anyone could follow your train of thought in your absence

  • Highly ethical and moral-driven - No cheating, ‘no-asshole’ policy, zero tolerance for racism, sexism

Functions and responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning with Cofounders

  • Regular (at least once per quarter) flying to Melbourne to visit rest of team

  • Hiring

  • Client interfacing (non-technical), client support materials strategy and execution

  • Building company protocols

  • Manage budget, financial modeling and accounting

  • Help write for, apply for, speak for & build relationships with PR partners

  • Help manage partners, logistics, facilities and more

  • Support board and investor relations

  • Support fundraising

  • And more!


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