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Operations Manager

Compass Therapeutics is a fully-integrated drug discovery and development company focused on manipulating the immune system to treat human disease using our proprietary Targeted Immunomodulation™ platform.  Compass is initially focused on developing cures for cancer by comprehensively drugging the entire tumor-immune synapse with combination therapies. Novel scientific insights are validated and explored deeply inside our labs before Compass pursues the best proprietary combinations of therapeutics into human clinical trials.                                  

Compass has attracted $170M in Series A financing to fund our ambitious plan to build a fully- integrated biopharmaceutical company from the ground up. Our investors are among the most sophisticated venture capitalists in the industry who exemplify our philosophy of building long term economic value through our therapeutic pipeline. They include OrbiMed Advisors, F-Prime Capital, Borealis Ventures, Thiel Capital, Cowen Private Investments, GV, and Alexandria Real Estate Ventures.

Our Operations team is seeking an Operations Manager at our Cambridge, MA site.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Manage an extensive network of service providers from   property managers ,  to external contractors
  • Manage daily operations, including handling of  ad-hoc facility issues and emergencies  
  • Work both independently and on a team  developing, refining and implementing operational processes (i.e. onboarding, offboarding, and risk management procedures and policies) that make the company more  effective and efficient
  • Track, analyze, and develop office expenditure reports  to maximize ROI
  • Develop a site improvement plan
  • Day-to-day stocking and materials management of office and kitchen areas, coordination of reception and conference rooms
  • Availability at all times for any operational issues as they arise in real time
  • Cure cancer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated customer service aptitude with an attitude to go above and beyond to keep the daily operations of the company functioning smoothly
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multinational, dynamic environment handling multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Have a working knowledge of general operations issues including: facilities, IT, and risk management
  • Comfortable working with a high level of autonomy
  • Expertise with Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe
  • Detailed project management experience is a plus

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A. with 5+ years of relevant experience

We believe that science is bigger than any one person. Our legacy is what we achieve together. To that end, Compass Therapeutics offers individually-tailored compensation packages which include competitive cash compensation, meaningful equity participation, comprehensive healthcare and adoption benefits, continuous career development, sabbatical programs, education reimbursement and many other benefits aligned with our philosophy of putting our team first. Our labs are located at 245 First Street, Cambridge, MA.

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