Head of Strategy

San Francisco
Business /
Full Time /
About Dioxycle
Dioxycle is pioneering breakthrough carbon utilization technologies that convert industrial emissions into sustainable chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency, starting with ethylene, the world's most used petrochemical. By displacing fossil fuels for the production of key chemicals, Dioxycle has the potential to ultimately reduce over 800 million tons of CO2 per year, representing ~2% of the world's emissions. 
Our team is innovating across chemical, mechanical and system engineering to turn carbon transformation into an economically feasible, industrial reality by developing a completely novel technological approach. Having completed our medium-scale Proof-of-Concept, we are now working towards our first-of-its-kind industrial-scale electrolyzer and are assembling key partnerships for future commercial roll-out.

We are supported by world-class funders including Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Gigascale Capital and have raised $26M to date. We operate from two centers in Paris and California (so whether you are passionate about outdoors or good food/art scenes, we have a location for you to join!)

Your Mission
Dioxycle is seeking a highly talented and driven Head of Strategy to join our team at this pivotal phase of transition from in-house prototyping to commercial demonstration and roll-out. As our Head of Business Intelligence, you will take a leadership role over business analysis missions that will constantly inform the commercialization strategy. Partnering with the CEO, you will work across a wide range of missions to refine go-to-market strategy, project prioritization and enhance Dioxycle's value proposition. In this capacity, your responsibilities will center around:
- Market Intelligence: Conducting in-depth market research and analysis to guide strategic planning and identify growth opportunities.
- Techno-economic modelling: ownership and refining of TEA models (cash cost models, CapEx amortization models,...)
- Sustainability insights: Leveraging data and analytics to enhance the company's sustainability initiatives, carbon utilization strategies and conducting life cycle analyses to assess and improve the environmental impact of products and processes
- Regulation: Constantly monitoring regulation and best leveraging existing frameworks (IRA 45Q tax credits, EU ETS quota, etc.) to enhance Dioxycle's decarbonization value proposition
- Business Intelligence: Benchmarking and monitoring industry trends and identifying potential partnership opportunities to inform the business development team efforts
- Management & leadership: Leading our business intelligence team

We seek a Head of Strategy who is dedicated to advancing our mission and possesses the skills outlined below. Candidates with a minimum of ten years of relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

Abilities and expertise we are looking for

    • Best-in-class problem-solving /logical reasoning ability
    • Ability to simplify complex problems and communicate concisely and impactfully adapting to the audience
    • 10+ year experience overall including:
    • Experience in a business-strategy-related role in the field of chemicals / Sustainable aviation fuels / CCU
    • Experience in techno-economic modelling (cash cost models etc.)
    • High-level understanding of the decarbonization regulatory landscape
    • Engineering background (background in process engineering is a PLUS)

Mindset we are looking for

    • Commitment to the mission and ambition
    • Innovative spirit
    • Determination to deliver on the mission you own, whatever it takes
    • Irreproachable work ethic
    • Anticipation capabilities
    • Radical open-mindedness: no ego. Ideas first

What we have to offer

    • Impact: We are building a product unique in the world with the potential to radically transform a century-old chemical process to slash emissions at the gigaton scale.
    • Unique journey: We are an early-stage company with a world-class team, offering second-to-none career growth opportunities.
    • People-first: We are no-ego doers focused on self-improving while helping each other grow.
    • International team: We are a uniquely international team with >10 nationalities
    • Top of market compensation packages including
    • Competitive salary, generous Employee Stock Ownership plans, 401(k)
    • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision coverage
    • Ergonomic work stations & state-of-the-art equipment
    • Emphasis on training opportunities
    • Fun: We constantly strive to cultivate a great work atmosphere and organize regular team events. 

Our process

    • A shortlist of candidates will be contacted.
    • 2 initial 40-min online fit interviews with Dioxycle's team members to discuss Dioxycle mission, get to know you, understand your expectations, and answer your questions
    • A 90-min online workshop including a presentation of your career, skillset, followed by questions, case studies with our team
    • A final on-site series of interview and opportunity to meet the team 
    • A series of reference calls with provided contacts