Bioprocessing Program Manager

Mission of the Role

Kiverdi is looking for an organized, detail-oriented self-starter who can effectively assure that applications of the Kiverdi gas bioconversion technology are optimized,scaled, built and tested, and all customer deliverables are complete. This may include overseeing the piloting and building of upstream technologies, such as gasifiers and/or gas scrubbing system.

About Kiverdi

Kiverdi is on a mission to enable the large-scale transformation of carbon dioxide into high-value products, making the sustainable production of everyday goods a reality. To do this, Kiverdi is commercializing a NASA-inspired technology that uses microorganisms to convert carbon dioxide (with other simple mineral nutrients and gases) into raw materials for everyday consumables, such as food, clothes, personal care items, industrial goods and ultimately, biofuels. We are passionate about changing the world. We are looking for a Program Manager who shares our passion for having a positive impact on the world.

Desired Results

  • Scale up of operations and technology

  • Integration with gas-generating technologies

  • Final product  is tested and approved for commercial use

  • Projects managed effectively and milestones delivered on time and on budget


  • The main responsibility will be to actively manage the testing and scale up of operations and technology. It will include development of project plans and managing cross - functional teams to ensure project milestones are met on time and budget.

  • Create resource plans, including personnel hiring and infrastructure development needs (e.g. equipment, IT, back office support, etc.)

  • Develop project KPIs and track to ensure project objectives are met  

  • Manage (either directly as the project manager or indirectly via project managers) Kiverdi personnel, contractors and external labs to deliver against project plans on time and on budget

  • Manage multiple - vendors including contract negotiations, and keeping vendors accountable for delivery.

  • Ensure goals are met in areas including stakeholder satisfaction, safety, quality and team member performance

  • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved

  • Regularly communicate with stakeholders to ensure transparency around project issues

  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle

  • Analyze and manage program risks


  • Strong analytical skills

  • Able to anticipate needs and proactively act to keep project on track.

  • Excellent time - management and organizational skills.

  • Able to communicate the big picture of the project and manage the details

  • Speaks and writes clearly

  • Persistent

  • Calm under pressure

  • Enthusiastic about Kiverdi’s vision

  • High standards

  • Strong listening skills


  • 10+ years of industry experience, in chemical or biological industries.

  • Experience with pilot scale up of bioprocesses or chemicals

  • 5 years of prior and recent Project /Program Management experience

  • Degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent training and related degree

  • Expert level proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Project

  • Management consultancy experience,  from a large firm like Bain, BCG or McKinsey is a plus

  • PMP certification is preferred, but not required

  • Understanding and extensive prior effective use of project management software

  • Proven stakeholder management skills

  • Proven experience managing a team

  • Prior startup experience strongly desired

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