Who we are at Osmo:

Osmo is a digital olfaction company, on a mission to give computers a sense of smell to improve the health and wellbeing of human life. Why? Our sense of smell both enriches and saves lives, and has a deep and direct connection to our emotions and memory. Vision and hearing have been digitized, but not scent. It’s time we solve this. We’re bringing an unprecedented combination of software, data, hardware and capital to the historic challenge of giving computers a sense of smell.

We believe in the power of automation and carefully applied AI/ML to solve problems that are beyond what the unaided human mind can tackle on its own. In the first phase of our development, we are using our map of odor along with cutting-edge generative AI to create the next generation of aroma molecules (e.g., the ingredients in the fragrances we wear and the products we use). Beyond fragrance machine olfaction has application across many industries, including manufacturing, military, medicine, and more. Working for Osmo means solving problems using digital olfaction for these customers. We're a hybrid company with a laboratory and center-of-mass in New York, NY and offices in Somerville, MA.

Osmo is hiring a Director of Operations to join our growing team. This role will focus on improving operational efficiency, benchmarking company goals and progress, and implementing process & procedures to support Osmo’s growth.

What you will be doing:

  • Oversee all day-to-day operations at Osmo, including G+A, finance, HR, internal processes, and program management.
  • Increase operational efficiency in the company, increasing our velocity and the quality of our results.
  • Work directly with our CEO and management team to provide leadership and guidance on all people related issues and policies across the company.
  • Develop Osmonauts into leaders. Develop strategies and processes for employee development, engagement, and performance management.
  • Collaborate with the CEO to be a steward of company culture and continuously articulate and uphold Osmo’s values and norms.
  • Continuously evaluate internal processes at Osmo for compliance, efficiency, and success.

What we need to see:

  • 6+ years of experience in scaling organizations and developing people.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Discretion and know-how to handle privileged information in an appropriate manner for the role.
  • Experience directing colleagues toward a common mission without direct supervision.
  • A track record of creating inclusive cultures in multi-office, remote, fast growing, multi-disciplinary companies.
  • Incredible verbal communicator—able to rally people towards action and convey complexity with ease.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. You are comfortable navigating conflict in a fair and productive manner.
  • Authorization to work in the US and work on-site at least three days a week from our E 29th St, New York, NY location.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • You have successfully scaled tech startups, particularly biotech, hard tech, and R&D org.
  • You are passionate about scent, chemistry, machine learning, neuroscience, or any aspect of Osmo’s mission.
  • You are passionate about leadership, people development, and building positive high-performing cultures, and have results to prove you’ve done this.
  • Experience in modern HR, finance, learning, and knowledge management systems with an eye towards automation and continuous improvement.
  • You seek a “Goldilocks level of process” with your work, enough to provide structure but not too much to stifle innovation.
  • You are an advocate and a storyteller for your communities and the people you serve. You are excited and inspired to share Osmo’s mission with new employees.
  • Passionate about working in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment, and a desire to wear multiple hats.

What we offer:

  • Equity in Osmo
  • 401k match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • WFH Stipend
  • Flexible time off and working hours

Expected Salary: $170,000 - $190,000

If this role inspires you we’d encourage you to apply. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining an incredible team optimized for a diversity of thought, background, and approaches. All employment decisions and responsibilities are determined based on current ability and your ability to grow, without regard to race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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