Ops & Finance Manager


KOLIBRI is a venture-backed biotech start-up. We aim to unlock the potential of gene therapies, by revolutionizing the way they are being manufactured.

Viral vector manufacturing remains the blocking point to scale up and make gene therapies more affordable and accessible.

To that end, KOLIBRI makes large-scale viral vector manufacturing 10x cheaper and with a higher quality combining cutting edge techniques in chemical optimisation and acoustics.

Job Description

We have laid the basic groundwork of our company operations and are now looking for our Operations & Finances manager to contribute and take part of our fast-growing venture.

Joining a deeptech startup based in Paris, you will complement a pluridisciplinary team with scientists and engineers tackling scientific problems at the crossroads of bioproduction and physics.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop the non-dilutive fundraising strategy (incl. European grants)
  • Draft solid proposals for funding & calls for tender
  • Contribute to the definition of quarterly OKR (objectives and key results)
  • Further closely follow the company operations (KPIs review and follow-up)

Preferred Experience

Must-haves include:

  • Ability to understand and translate technical problems into strategic & operational insights
  • Excellent and proven interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both French and English
  • Prior experience in managing operations
  • Creativity, adaptability and an entrepreneurial mindset

Nice-to-haves include:

  • Prior experience in a startup environment
  • Deep understanding of the gene therapy space
  • Prior experience in scaling operations from < 5 people to SME level
  • Or prior experience in bioproduction (including managing quality systems in a pharmaceutical environment)

Recruitment Process

  • Introductory call with the Founding team (~30')
  • Business case with CEO (~45')
  • Behavioral interview with some of the Kolibri team members
  • Reference calls with prior employers

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75116)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 1 year