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Chief Operating Officer

  • Full Time
  • Sheffield

Website RivelinRobotics Rivelin Robotics

NetShape® teaches robots to cut, grind, polish and inspect metal

About Rivelin
Rivelin’s mission is to bring advanced robotics to the mainstream. We exist to unlock the automation of jobs that are too hazardous, too strenuous or just too unpleasant to do by hand. It takes a human craftsman years to learn machining and metalworking, a skilled trade which is vital for manufacturing the things we use every day. As jobseekers’ priorities continue to move away from manual work, we hope to smooth the transition to simpler, safer and cleaner digital manufacturing through the power of software, mechatronics and AI.

We are looking for resourceful and collaborative optimists who don’t see roadblocks but instead see stepping stones to success. You will join a team of growth-minded individuals who embrace challenges and take ownership of their work. Help shape the company as an early employee and create the future of manufacturing with the best team on the planet!

What You’ll Do
As Rivelin Robotics’ Chief Operations Officer, you will be pivotal in steering the company through a significant period of expansion and operational advancement. This role is instrumental in overseeing our strategic relocation to a new, larger site, enhancing our manufacturing and assembly operations, and integrating a cutting-edge robot testing and customer experience centre. Your leadership will shape the future of our operational capabilities as we scale, ensuring we meet our ambitious goals. You can expect to:

  • Lead the strategic planning and execution of our site expansion, including machinery procurement and operational setup.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Product Officer to align manufacturing processes with our operational flow, capacity, and lead time objectives.
  • Drive company-wide recruitment and talent retention strategies, building a team capable of achieving our mission.
  • Play a key role in the sales process and investor relations, enhancing our market position and securing the resources needed for growth.
  • Foster a culture of excellence and innovation, ensuring Rivelin Robotics remains at the forefront of the industrial robotics sector.

Who You Are

  • You possess a strong background in operations management, ideally within the technology or manufacturing sectors.
  • You have a proven track record of leading operations through periods of significant growth or transformation.
  • Experience in facility expansion, machinery procurement, and the setup of manufacturing operations is crucial.
  • You demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and unite a team towards common goals.
  • Strong strategic planning and project management capabilities are essential, with a knack for executing complex projects efficiently.
  • Your experience includes working closely with product development teams to ensure operational capabilities match product innovation.
  • You are adept at navigating the sales and investor relations landscape, with a proven ability to secure and grow strategic partnerships.
  • A commitment to fostering a dynamic and inclusive workplace culture aligns with your professional ethos.

Why You’ll Love It Here

  • Location: Our Sheffield HQ is a vibrant hub for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring world-class rock climbing, mountain/road biking, trail running, and more, complemented by boutique coffee and award-winning craft beer—all within a city with a lower cost of living.
  • Impactful Work: At our startup, your contributions make an immediate, tangible difference, allowing you to see the direct impact of your work.
  • Dynamic Environment: We’re agile and adaptable, embracing rapid changes to meet customer needs and market dynamics, ensuring you’ll face a rich variety of tasks and challenges.
  • Ownership & Rewards: Benefit from generous share options, making you a true stakeholder in our shared success

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