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Strategy & Fundraising Lead

Niron Magnetics

Niron Magnetics

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Niron Magnetics is a venture-backed start-up developing the only known magnetic material with the potential to displace widely used rare earth permanent magnets. These rare earth permanent magnets are found in electric motors, generators, sensors, actuators, and a variety of everyday machines. They are critical to the green economy. Unfortunately, the mining and refining of these materials incur harsh social and environmental costs. Further, reliance on rare earths represents a strategic supply chain risk, vulnerable to geopolitical interference and projected supply shortages.

Niron’s Clean Earth Magnet® is free of critical materials (including rare earth elements), which eliminates the environmental damage caused by their use. It is made up of abundant, commodity inputs enabling a secure supply chain. Niron is comprised of a team of engineers, scientists, and business leaders with a desire to make a positive impact in our community.

Niron is supported by both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. Strategic investors include Volvo Cars and Western Digital Capital. Financial investors include Anzu Partners and Artiman Ventures. We are growing our team as we commercialize the Clean Earth Magnet®.

About the Position

As the Strategy & Fundraising Lead at Niron Magnetics, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the executive leadership team in strategic decision-making, driving operational excellence, and facilitating cross-functional collaboration. You will be a critical member of the Commercial team, helping to execute the company's vision, goals, and initiatives. You will play a core role in future company fundraising.

This role requires a versatile and dynamic individual who can synthesize information, manage projects, and facilitate communication to ensure efficient and effective execution of commercial strategies and fundraising activities.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with Senior Leadership to determine strategic priorities and initiatives across the organization.
  • Support company fundraising participating in investor pitches, fundraising preparation, and deal negotiation.
  • Drive the implementation of key commercial projects and initiatives by coordinating with various departments, tracking progress, and ensuring timelines are met.
  • Manage relationships with existing investors.
  • Conduct in-depth market research and analysis to provide insights that inform decision-making and growth opportunities.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, reports, and analyses to support executive leadership meetings and external engagements.
  • Act as a liaison between the commercial team and other departments, facilitating communication, information sharing, and alignment of goals.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and efficiency enhancement within the commercial function and recommend solutions.

In fulfilling these responsibilities, you will report to the Senior Director of Niron’s Commercial Team. The position will be most compelling for those with an interest in clean technology, hardware innovation, and high-growth start-ups.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in management consulting, strategy, or venture capital.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex information and data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Superuser with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills that adapt to the audience (e.g., internal vs. customers).
  • Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related field.
  • Previous experience in a chief of staff or strategic planning role.
  • Familiarity with electric machines, materials science, or the clean energy industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional projects and initiatives.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Collaborative mindset and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness and technical ability to become one of the people in the top percentile of magnetics knowledge.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Equity position in Niron
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Mental healthcare
  • Life insurance, long and short-term disability
  • Experience in a venture backed start-up

For more information on Niron:

Website: https://nironmagnetics.com/

Recent Coverage: Forbes – Inside the Startup Whose Technology Promises an American Energy Transformation (https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2023/06/13/inside-the-startup-whose-technology-promises-an-american-energy-transformation/?sh=72b8dfba6135)

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