Business Development Analyst

Are you ready to pioneer the future of agriculture in oceanic environments? Join Alora as we use cutting-edge gene editing techniques to create salt-tolerant crop varieties that will grow in the ocean. We are seeking a Business Development Analyst with an eagerness to engage with international partners, assist the CEO with the rapid growth of the company, and identify opportunities to develop ALORA into a renowned global organisation.

Alora is the Ocean Agriculture company, we have designed a way to grow crops in oceanic saltwater. Creating farms floating on the ocean to create truly sustainable agriculture. This is an exciting and dynamic position focused on the future of how we grow our food. We encourage everyone to bring a unique perspective and all their experience to this skilled role.

Rice is currently the core crop for Alora’s technology, but increasing this to include model organisms such as Brachypodium distachyon or other important crops such as soybean will be a priority in addition to optimising all varieties for yield and additional abiotic stresses.

We are a startup, born in Yorkshire, shaped in San Francisco, cultivated in Ontario, and returning proudly to our roots in the UK. To all motivated questioners ready to be part of the team working to solve world hunger we look forward to meeting you!

Salary Range: £26,000-£34,000, dependent on experience and location.

Location:  Remote, based in either the UK or USA.

Key responsibilities:

  • Communicate and negotiate with current and potential commercial partners.
  • Analyse current business operations to encourage rapid growth.
  • Innovate upon our business model and commercial pipeline.
  • Prepare market and operational reports for investor and board communications.
  • Work closely with the CEO to ensure all aspects of the company are running smoothly, moving between specialities with ease.
  • Analyse and provide feedback on social media content.
  • Collaborate with other team members to develop the best products.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all communications and opportunities.
  • Analyse data with a critical eye, providing insights for ongoing project optimization.
  • Stay knowledgeable on the latest developments in molecular biology and crop science.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree, ideally with 2+ years of business development experience.
  • Proven experience in business development is a must.
  • Ideally, experience in agriculture, agri-tech, or seed companies.
  • Ideally, experience within a startup.
  • Strong ability to communicate, especially with public speaking and the ability to communicate a business story.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and an eagerness to find solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and/or Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Proficiency or familiarity with software-based project management.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proactive work attitude.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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