GreenIron – Chief Project Officer (CPO)
In order to continue developing the company and establishing new sites, we are recruiting a Chief Project Officer (CPO) together with Novare Executive Search. This is an opportunity to be a vital part of GreenIron’s exciting growth journey focused on solving global metals and mining sector´s sustainability challenges.
GreenIron´s vision is to become the global metals and mining sectors´s most respected and innovative CO2-free company. By leading our industry´s transformation from a linear to a circular economy.
The company´s higher purpose is to act for a CO2-free circular value chain – from ore and metal by-products to metals – in the metals and mining industry. With our cutting-edge technology we are fully prepared to be at the forefront of the transition to circularity, in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. We strongly believe that there is a great need for our pioneering and patented technology if the mining and metals industry is to be able to reduce its climate footprint.
Our technology is best summed up: An energy-efficient production process for the sustainable recycling of iron-based residues, waste and other metal oxides to produce pure metals and steel. The technology also enables the processing of virgin raw materials, e.g., iron ore. The process is hydrogen-based and thus 100 percent carbon dioxide-free.
GreenIron’s value proposition is the cutting-edge technology, which is the optimal fossil-free solution to recapture valuable commodities from residues and waste, from the mining, steel and manufacturing industry.
We expect to be up and running by the end of 2023 with our first full-scale production site in Sweden. It´s thus the starting point for industrialising, commercialising and distributing our technology with the vision to create a better and more sustainable world for future generations.
The CPO role is a key position in GreenIron’s growth journey. You who will be responsible for the construction projects of our sites with reduction furnaces. It is critical that the first site will be a model facility that can be used as a benchmark for customers and for future facilities.
As CPO, you have a unique opportunity to contribute to an entrepreneurial and growing organisation, where your work has a direct impact on the company’s future development. In your role, you will ensure that GreenIron builds efficient sites as well as creating the right conditions for a sustainably profitable business. As part of the management team, you will be a driving force in how GreenIron’s operations are scaled up.
GreenIron is a small company with expected strong growth. As CPO, you will work in close collaboration with Operations, which operates the facilities, and Technology, which is responsible for the technical development and the IP strategy. The role is broad and covers a variety of issues such as what kind of buildings are required, how to ensure access to electricity and hydrogen and what an efficient layout should look like. You will be responsible for building multiple parallel facilities and managing parallel projects in different stages and time zones and the position will require relatively frequent travel.
The position is located at GreenIron’s office in central Stockholm. The CPO reports to CEO, Edward Murray, and is part of the management team.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Lead and coordinate and be responsible for the construction of GreenIron’s facilities
- Manage parallel projects in different phases from idea to implementation
- Responsible for coordinating internal and external resources
- Prioritize and oversee budgets and timelines. Ensure financial accountability and that project budgets and deadlines are met
- Establish operating procedures and guidelines for the projects
- Responsible for quality, safety and security of the projects
Background and experience
- Experience from senior project leader
- Background from manufacturing industry and a solid understanding of production. Experience from the metal industry and other process industries is a merit. Other industries of interest could be energy and technical consultants
- Solid experience in managing major projects, leading investment programs and developing robust technical production solutions. Preferably experience with new establishments
- Experience in managing staff and developing functions
- Academic degree, likely technical orientation
To succeed in the role, we believe that you have good ability to build an organisation where everyone feels ownership, participation and responsibility for the company’s development. You have excellent relationship-building capabilities and strong communication skills. GreenIron is a small and growing company and it will be important that your personality fits with the company culture. You are a true team-player and a modern and confident leader who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. It is vital that you are enthusiastic and passionate about the company and its unique process, as well as that you have a strong interest in contributing to a better environment.
We will interview on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application with your CV as soon as possible. For more information about the position or the process, please contact Anna Malmström, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jens Davidsson, email@example.com