Vital Proteins

Vital Proteins

Chief of Staff

Full-time
Chicago, IL
Jun 16, 2022
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Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness, and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is composed of intelligent and innovative individuals who have grit, a passion, and perseverance to achieve goals, who work collaboratively and with speed to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right attitude, who continually ask questions, who challenge the status quo, who drive change, and who develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.

The Role:

The Chief of Staff blends operational, strategic, and creative skillsets to support the CEO and President. This individual maintains a pulse on the organization, surfaces critical information in a timely manner, helps the Executive Team make and execute key decisions, and streamlines the CEO’s strategy. They work cross-functionally to find and solve problems, bringing together multiple stakeholders to help drive decisions and ensure interorganizational alignment by communicating objectives between departments. The day-to-day responsibilities are dynamic and will vary greatly based on the candidate & the business needs at the time. This role is located in Vital Protein’s Fulton Market office in Chicago, IL.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Act as advisor and “right-hand” to the CEO on all aspects of corporate strategy.
  • Identify problems and handle them autonomously on the appropriate level before reporting to the CEO to operate as a “buffer”.
  • Ensure proper time management for the CEO to be effective and efficient while ensuring CEO’s accountability:

Manage the flow of communication both to and from the CEO, monitoring numerous platforms to ensure critical information is prioritized.

  • Prepare updates, business reviews, and action plans with executive leaders and oversee their implementation.
  • Drive business planning process and partner with the Executive Team to shape strategic priorities.
  • Delegating work on CEO’s behalf as well as attending meetings when they cannot, representing the CEO’s voice faithfully and accurately.
  • Manage and track achievement of company goals; identify potentially disruptive opportunities and challenges on the horizon; leverage data to analyze success.
  • Build strong relationships with business leaders to influence decision-making across the organization.
  • Identify efficiency opportunities and drive associated initiatives to improve performance and success of the organization.
  • Set and drive regular cadence of communications to various stakeholders including internal team members and external audiences.
  • Work with the CEO, Executive Team, VPs, Human Resources, and Culture Advisory Board to execute on key areas of culture investment and organizational change.

Who you are:

  • MBA or comparable education required.
  • 5+ years of work experience in a business or executive management role / advisor to CEO.
  • 10-12 years of work experience in in a high growth, rapidly changing environment with proven track record of success.
  • Strong program and / or project management skills to drive multiple initiatives in an environment with limited supervision.
  • Experience navigating complex / matrixed business organizations and negotiating optimal solutions across cross-functional teams.
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and organizational skills as well as adaptability, flexibility, cross-cultural awareness and resourcefulness with a willingness to roll up your sleeves.
  • Analytic (data analysis skills), strategic, and creative thinker with entrepreneurial drive.
  • Clear and effective communicator via keyboard and in-person.
  • High integrity, trusted advisor with high EQ and low ego.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint as well as Google Suite including Gmail, google sheets / documents.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English.

Travel:

International and domestic travel required as needed

At Vital Proteins, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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