Calyxt (Nasdaq: CLXT) is a plant-based synthetic biotechnology company. The Company leverages its proprietary PlantSpring™ technology platform to engineer innovative materials and products for its customers to help them meet their sustainability goals. Calyxt’s diversified offerings are delivered through its proprietary BioFactory™ manufacturing process. For more information, visit www.calyxt.com.
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In a world seeking to evolve to more sustainable solutions that protect water and soil resources and do not contribute to carbon pollution, plants are uniquely capable of producing compounds that cannot be produced through other means. Our team has more than a decade of experience in engineering plant metabolism with a proven capability to convert concepts into products. We are looking for talented individuals who want to join our work to innovate and lead a positive change across industries using the power of plants.
The new Business Development Director will be responsible for a portfolio of business development activities from exploring project and product development concepts to qualifying potential partners and structuring commercial agreements for our emerging plant-based bio-production business. The ideal candidate must be a creative thinker passionate about making better products more quickly, less expensively, and more sustainably than traditional extractive or carbon-intensive chemistry by engineering plant genomes to make novel molecules that are key ingredients in those products. This individual will leverage their experiences, networks and understanding of diverse market segments from among the following markets: cosmetics, nutraceuticals, advanced materials, industrial chemicals, consumer/personal care or pharmaceuticals that utilize molecules and/or active ingredients in order to build the revenue stream for Calyxt. This position will report to Chief Business Officer.
The successful candidate will have a keen sense of spotting market opportunities to monetize novel plant-based bio-manufactured products, strong business acumen, a trusted network, and ability to translate technical concepts into a commercial insight. In return, Calyxt offers a highly dynamic environment involving a cross functional team focused on a mission to bring a disruptive plant-based bio-manufacturing innovation to the market.
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