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Chief Operations Officer

Nofence AS

Nofence AS

Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Operations · Multiple locations · Hybrid Remote

Chief Operations Officer

Virtual fencing is a pretty new thing to the world and we, a company from Norway, are leading the race. Join us and keep us at the top of the podium!

Nofence is a pioneering Norwegian company at the forefront of modern agriculture technology, with a mission to revolutionize livestock management. Nofence has developed a cutting-edge virtual fencing system that utilizes advanced GPS technology and intelligent collars to replace traditional physical barriers.

As part of its continued growth and international expansion, Nofence is now looking to hire a Chief Operations Officer (COO) to join the team. This role will be a key part of the management team and overall responsible for Nofence’s supply chain planning, procurement, manufacturing, and distribution as the company continues to scale. This is a cross-functional role, where you will collaborate closely with Product and Engineering, making sure production and supply chain works frictionless, as well as with Sales and Finance to support Nofence’s further growth and development. As COO you will ensure that the Operations department has the correct competence, tools, and resources to meet overall coming demands.

The challenge in this role will be to take lead in major strategic decisions, making sure the entire supply chain is set up for expansion in terms of volumes, distribution and sales channels, geography and quality. It is important for the new COO to have a technical understanding and experience from hardware manufacturing processes, to set up and improve processes for mass production through partners.

The ideal candidate has a commercial mindset in addition to a strong background in process and technical manufacturing industries and is also passionate about the opportunity to further advance sustainable agriculture on a global scale. You will be part of an ambitious and high-performing team at Nofence and be given a chance to excel based upon your expertise, knowledge, capacity, and motivation.

We believe you have:

  • Previous experience from a leading position in manufacturing and supply chain management, in close collaboration with product and engineering
  • Previous experience from scaling manufacturing and supply chain internationally or a similar growth phase is strongly meriting
  • Strong analytical skills and thrives working with data
  • Proven track record from managing a cross-functional team
  • Strong communication (working language is English), planning and negotiation skills Used to collaborating and navigating among different stakeholders, both internally and externally

Personal characteristics:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset and motivated by a growth journey, yet with a strong business acumen
  • A team player with high work ethic, attention to detail and comfortable with making decisions
  • Pragmatic, down-to-earth and without prestige
  • High energy level, comfortable leading multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities

In this recruitment Nofence is cooperating with Aggancio. Candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis. For questions about the role and recruitment please contact Tim Wiklund at tim.wiklund@aggancio.com

About Nofence

Nofence offers a solution that allows animals to roam freely within virtual boundaries, offering a sense of freedom while enabling farmers to exercise precise control over their herds. The data-driven analytics offered by Nofence’s technology empowers farmers with insights that inform strategic decisions. Good grazing management is essential for grass regrowth, and Nofence allows farmers to change the barriers that the livestock is roaming. This gives them the opportunity to ensure that the natural plants are given optimal recovery time. This synergy between technology and tradition enhances operational efficiency and mitigates the environmental impact associated with traditional fencing methods.

We are a group of dedicated individuals with high ambitions on behalf of ourselves, our customers and the future of Agri-tech. We think it is important to have fun while working hard, both for it to be worthwhile, and because it improves our output and chance of success.

Nofence is backed by multiple impressive investors such as Ferd, Sandwater, Momentum and Futurum Ventures and is in a good position for international scaling and expansion. The company currently has around 60 international professionals based in Norway, UK, Spain and the US, that all share a common goal – to support farmers and cattle owners, improve animal welfare, restore soil fertility and biodiversity.

For more information see www.nofence.no

Departments
Operations
Locations
Oslo, Trondheim, Molde
Remote status
Hybrid Remote
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About Nofence

Nofence is proud to have built the world’s first virtual fence for livestock. Our product represents the beginning of a tremendous shift in farming towards a sustainable future for agriculture. Make an impact and join us in building technology that creates a positive difference for animals, farmers and the environment.

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