Chief Operating Officer

POSTED: November 13, 2018
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Company Inforamation:

VinSense is an agricultural technology start up that launched in 2015 from Purdue University. We are a software company and data integrator for the winegrape and perennial agriculture industry. We provide decision support to visualize in-field data for vineyards through the eyes of our industry experts. Our product is a cloud-based interface dashboard that is based on proprietary analytics and functional soil mapping. Our technology empowers growers to improve their crop and wine quality, crop load and sustainability. We are seeking a visionary COO to work with our CEO and founders to optimize our company's operating capabilities, employ strategies to gain clients, increase client satisfaction, manage marketing initiatives and administrate our National Science Foundation grants. This position will be a part-time employment situation that would grow to full time as the company grows. To ensure success, the COO should have a clear understanding of our company’s core values and assist the CEO with developing our company culture. Top candidates will be exemplary leaders, have superb business acumen and have sound understanding of business strategies. This position will report to the CEO and CTO.


  • Work together with CEO and accounting to compile the budget.
  • Spearhead strategies to steer the company’s future in a positive direction.
  • Drive the company’s operating capabilities to surpass client satisfaction and retention, and company goals.
  • Monitor invoices, money handling procedures, accounting and bank processes.
  • Assist with preparing timely and accurate financial performance reports.
  • Oversee marketing initiatives and implement better business practices.
  • Assess and implementing improved processes and new technologies, and collaborating with management regarding the implementation of these improvements.
  • Assist CEO and CTO with software development and assess utility and improvement with our clients


  • Based in the California North Bay area or Indianapolis or West Lafayette, IN.
  • Experience managing a complex enterprise's human resources, finances, operations and strategies.
  • Ability to manage complex budgets successfully.
  • Demonstrated experience of ethical leadership.
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, and experience working with staff on all levels.
  • Passion for wine and agriculture.

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