Heartland Plant Innovations, Inc. (HPI) seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial business leader to provide hands-on leadership for the next phase of the Company’s growth and development. HPI aims to be a world-class provider of genetic technology that solves problems for the crop improvement, agriculture and food industries. The position is available immediately.
HPI is a modern plant science company founded in 2009 by a group of public and private-sector partners including agricultural producers, public institutions, and prominent companies in the plant genetics and food science sectors. Located in the new Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, HPI has access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
HPI has laid the foundation for two core businesses: 1) Advanced Plant Breeding Services, currently serving customers in North America, Europe and South America, and 2) Sponsored Research, which aims to deliver novel genetic traits for commercialization by breeders in the private and public sectors. The successful candidate will lead a thorough evaluation of HPI’s current businesses and work with the Board to focus efforts on future opportunities that maximize the Company’s chances for investment, growth and profitability.
HPI applies advanced technologies for gene discovery, trait validation and crop improvement to deliver new products and production platforms that target high-value market opportunities. HPI works in a highly collaborative fashion with partners in industry and academia, focusing on food and crop genetics.
Reporting to the HPI Board of Directors, the President of HPI will be responsible for managing all research, operational, commercial, administrative and financial operations for the Company. The
President will direct and manage the day-to-day operations of HPI atHPI akjsadf;ajksd the Center and lead a team of HPI staff.
The President will lead HPI’s management and research team that is comprised of the following:
Specific responsibilities for the President of HPI will include the following:
The following are other important responsibilities for which the HPI Board will hold the President accountable:
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Experience
Candidates will be sought who are results-driven executives with excellent strategic thinking skills, relevant plant science industry experience, a strong team-oriented attitude, and a business builder’s perspective, thought process, and execution capability. The winning candidate will have a “roll-up-yoursleeves,” dynamic management style and strong interpersonal skills that are equally effective in a boardroom or laboratory and in on-farm visits with producers.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:
If interested, please send your CV as well as a short letter describing your motivation and a list of 2 to 3 references to:
Heartland Plant Innovations
1990 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506
Applications may be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.