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Chief of staff (junior)

  • CDD
  • Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis)

Job description


Neoplants is a biotech start-up founded by Lionel (Ex Google) and Patrick (PhD Genetic Editing, ENS), working on the first generation of bio-engineered plants to fight air pollution. We're starting with indoor air pollution, which is up to 5 times higher than outdoors, and is caused by a specific type of pollutant called VOCs. We create plants capable of effectively remediate these compounds in your home (up to 30 times more effective than traditional plants). Our longer-term ambition is to leverage our technologies for other large-scale applications, such as CO2 capture and storage. We are backed by top tier Silicon Valley and European investors and we are currently based in Paris, France.

Job Description

Looking for an meaningful first entrepreneurial experience in an innovative start-up?

Our new opening position might be the perfect fit for you!

As chief of staff at Neoplants, you will get to work directly with the CEO on a daily basis to best support the implementation of the company's strategy.

It is a dynamic and multifaceted role that combines strategic leadership with solution oriented drive & hands-on execution. You will assist the CEO facilitating decision-making processes and supporting key workstreams & initiatives such as Operations, Product Management, Fundraising or Marketing.

You will be the key facilitator between the CEO strategic challenges and the team’s day to day operations across the organization. Your ability to support innovation, execution and efficiency within Neoplants will be instrumental in achieving our long-term vision.

Main missions (but not limited to):

Collaborate with the founding team on strategic planning and execution.

Assist in managing day-to-day operations and special projects (market intelligence, business development, strategy, organization)

Ensure our products are being produced efficiently, meeting quality standards, and are in alignment with our overall business objectives and timelines. and serve as an expert on any subject related to Neoplants’ business.

Work directly with the CEO and lead external partners relationships on product roadmap and iterations, ensuring our ability to meet our customers’ expectations and to keep bringing radical innovations to market.

Centralize information and act as liaison between staff, team leaders and founders, regarding company performance and project updates, planning, strategic objectives and their follow-up.

Support in reviewing, designing, and executing improvements to organizational structure; find knowledge and skills gaps and help address them

Improve current processes and optimize organizational procedures for efficiency and productivity

Contribute to building and nurturing a strong company culture.

This role offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the founding team and gain hands-on experience in all facets of bringing Neoplants to the next level.

If you are eager to immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial world and contribute to the growth of an innovative company, we would love to hear from you!

Why join us?

Contribute to global innovation by collaborating with world-class experts in their field, learn from the founders, and get regular updates on everything happening in the company through monthly company-wide meetings.

Join an innovative startup where you can make an impact and at all levels in the company

Participate in recurring company events , such as our annual kick-off, offsite seminar, after-work, celebrations every month and various team activities

Get to work in our brand new Neolab , ‘The Seed’: A unique 1,200m2 space on two floors featuring a state-of-the-art wetlab, full-scale performance testing rooms among other high-end equipment, as well as open offices and great team spaces!

Enjoy great benefits:

Competitive salary

Transportation (Navigo card or bike pass): 100% reimbursed.

Swile (lunch vouchers): 10 per day worked - 55% paid by the company

Health: Alan Blue (private insurance, 70% paid by Neoplants, applicable to your family) and access to (wellness and mental health support platform)

Healthy snacks and fruit in the office

Your own Mac Book pro

Personalized little attentions and a seniority gift from year one

Preferred Experience


Master's degree in Engineering, or equivalent, with 1+ years of experience

You thrive in a fast-paced environment, juggling a very wide range of subjects

Strong analytical skills to assess complex situations or data and formulate effective strategies or solutions.

Extreme organization skills, rigor and attention to details

Entrepreneurial and builder mindset with a strong bias to action and ability to work autonomously with little supervision

Project-reporting skills with focus on interdepartmental communications

Team spirit, good interpersonal and communication skills

Fluency in English

Nice to have:

Former experience with a physical product launch

Affinity for consumer products

Former entrepreneurial experience

Recruitment Process

Step 1 - 30' Introduction call & culture fit interview

Step 2 - Technical interview focusing on Role-Related Knowledge

Step 3 - Technical interview focusing on General Cognitive Ability (case study)

Step 4 - Interviews focusing on Leadership and Karma

Step 5 - Meet the team & visit the Seed

Additional Information

·  Contract Type: Full-Time
·  Start Date: 01 July 2024
·  Location: Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine
·  Education Level: Master's Degree
·  Experience: > 1 year
·  Occasional remote authorized

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