Chief of Staff at Potion (S21)
AI for product formulation
Potion HQ (SF)
Full-time
3+ years
About Potion

Potion helps R&D teams formulate products like cosmetics and paints. Our AI-powered platform replaces the current lab-based approach that is iterative, slow, and expensive. In Pharma, deep learning frameworks are being used to design molecules. Potion is using these proven methods to design formulas (global patent pending). We leverage historical R&D data to build these models, but plan to create our own lab to generate proprietary data.

About the role

Potion is an early stage start-up on a mission to build the future of formulation ๐Ÿงช

We build software to help ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ R&D teams formulate products like cosmetics ๐Ÿ’„and paints ๐ŸŽจ. Today, companies go through years of trial and error in the lab to develop such goodsโ€”with Potion, they can now automate this process.

Learn more about Potion here

If you know someone who may be interested, we'll give you $25K in cash or Potion equity if they end up joining us!

๐ŸŽ’ย Role Details

Compensation: $120K-$160K / 0.2%-1.00%

Location: San Francisco, CA

Experience: 3+ Years

๐Ÿ‘€ย What We're Seeking

The Chief of Staff is a critical role and unique opportunity for someone who is interested in shaping the trajectory of a promising early-stage startup. You will be a force-multiplier for and thought partner to the founding team, having significant impact on the business from both a strategic and operational perspective.

You will report to the CEO and collaborate across all functional areas of our business. As the company scales, you will have the opportunity to transition into a significant leadership role or leverage our resources and network to start your own company / find your next endeavor.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ปย What You'll Be Doing

  • Developing strategic initiatives, building business and operational best-practices, and improving execution

  • Analyzing opportunities, conducting research, developing go-forward plans, and translating recommendations into results

  • Guiding the company towards scalable growth

  • While we have our own ideas, your scope will include whatever you may see fit to push forward the speed and success of our organization

๐ŸŽจย Your Existing Skills

  • You are a pleasure to be around / work with and have high levels of self-awareness and empathy combined with a strong work ethic

  • You are a curious person with a strong desire to grow. You are passionate about solving complex problems in a rapidly changing environment and have an interest in keeping up with emerging technologies

  • You are highly self-directed and resourceful, with the ability and desire to foster a culture of collaboration and partnership across the company

  • You are comfortable and enjoy working in a high growth, constantly changing environment

  • You are distinct in identifying problems, better-defining them, and executing to solve them

  • You have a strong ability to research, analyze, and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information

  • You are willing to engage in both big picture thinking and day-to-day execution

  • You are an exceptional writer and communicator, a strategic thinker, an independent leader who works effectively with limited direction

๐ŸŽ“ Your Existing Experience

  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent practical experience

  • 3+ years at a top consultancy, investment bank, tech company, or early-stage startup

๐Ÿ˜ Bonus Points

  • You have experience or interest in chemistry, artificial intelligence, enterprise SaaS, or an end market in which we operate (e.g., beauty)

  • You have experience interfacing and collaborating with B2B clients and have a desire to continue doing so

  • You have opinions on company culture!

Potion is an equal opportunity employer and we deeply value the power of diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Technology

Users interact with our deep learning models through our web app. Currently, we offer models that predict attributes of a given input formulation (e.g. chemical stability, pH, texture, etc.) and generative models that provide full de novo formulations given a set of product requirements. Our web app is not only a portal to our models, but also allows our customers to manage and track all their R&D data in one place.

We are built on AWS and our stack includes Web App: React, Node, GraphQL, Postgres AI / ML: Python (Tensorflow / Keras for model building), Docker, BentoML, Kubernetes

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