CFO+

FULLTIME | DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS
REFERENCE: VA039

WE ARE SEEKING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL, EXPERIENCED, SMART AND BROAD CFO WHO CO-RUNS OUR ORGANIZATION AND ENABLES OTHERS TO EXCEL


VISION AND MISSION

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by 2020.

We are a young organization with a mission to tackle a global problem of an unprecedented scale. What we are aiming for is not easy, and we know we need to push the limits of current technological boundaries to reach our goals. We are passionate about creating awesome things. Working at The Ocean Cleanup isn’t for everyone. Cleaning the oceans is hard. But we believe that through optimism, perseverance and ingenuity we will succeed.

We are recruiting a diverse team of bright, high-performing people, who feel comfortable going off the beaten path, and who perceive setbacks merely as necessary obstacles to be taken on the route to great and lasting achievement.

ORGANIZATION

The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation under Dutch law and regulations. It has a Project oriented organization, with engineering activities on a variety of subjects. There is a lean and mean Service Center which provides the supporting functions, mainly Finance, Legal, HR, Facilities and ICT. The Service Center consists of a small group of people working in these areas. It is headed by the CFO+. 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CFO+

The Ocean Cleanup is on an unprecedented mission. We are looking for a seasoned CFO+ who has the know-how and the passion to accommodate our ride. The CFO+ is member of our Management team, together with CEO Boyan Slat and COO Allard van Hoeken.


The prime responsibility of the CFO+ is to keep distractions of others in the organization at a minimum. To smoothen the ride in a highly professional and pragmatic manner. No unnecessary handbooks, rules or procedures. The Service Center performs at such a high level that no one notices the great and important work it is doing. Smart solutions, among others in designing and building the financial, legal and fiscal structures, enable our growth from a small project-focused organization to a sizable social enterprise that catches, cleans, recycles and sells plastic debris. We want the experienced pro who is now ready for the future responsibilities and fastens our progress to that point.


All the usual CFO responsibilities are included, yet we refer to the role as CFO+. Deliberately, since the right candidate will also play a central role in setting the entrepreneurial culture, in injecting emotional intelligence into our organization, in (re)thinking future ‘business’ models and in assuring us, funders and other stakeholders that we are in control. 

APPLY NOW

We offer the chance to work towards a solution for a global problem, and to work in a close, passionate team of professionals, supported by volunteers who also want to go the extra mile. With us, you can experience the thrill of working in a start-up and be one of the lead facilitators of the largest cleanup operation in history. The right candidate has done it before, has seen it ‘all’, and is eager to discover there is still a new dimension that will bring her/him and us to the next level.

The Executive Network is helping us to find and select the CFO+. Qualifying candidates are invited to contact anitacoremans@executivenetwork.nl A cv and short motivation is appreciated.