November 20, 2019

Chief Operating Officer

Kion, LLC

About Kion
Our purpose is to empower people to live a joyful, adventurous, and fulfilling life. We are an active lifestyle company that includes an eCommerce dietary supplement and functional food brand and an online media brand. Our core values are: integrity, joy, adventure, transparency, health, humility, gratitude, and authenticity.

Job Overview
We are looking for an experienced business integrator to work closely with our CEO to help grow Kion and support our internal team. While the CEO is focused on vision, long-term strategy, new partnerships, and culture, the COO is focused on day-to-day management of departmental directors, translating high level strategy into execution, and methodically improving internal systems. The COO reports to the CEO, and all other leadership team members report directly to the COO. We currently use the EOS system to run our business, so the COO must be interested in using this model.

Our ideal COO loves working with others and provides stability, guidance, and mentorship for all team members. The COO helps our team focus, prioritize, operate and plan logically, resolve issues respectfully and honestly, and hold each other accountable.

This person is invigorated by growth and grounded in realism. Over the next year, we are on track to double our revenue and the size of our team, and our COO must be excited by challenges presented in growing a young, enthusiastic team, balancing multiple complex projects at once, and having fun throughout.

The Right Fit
At Kion, we hire for culture first. Then ability. And then skills. Please consider the following when deciding if this opportunity is the right fit for you.

Culturally, we seek team members who are interested in:
Health and Exercise
Personal Growth

We seek these core abilities and qualities for this specific role:
Energized by the idea of leading and motivating a team
Operates more on logic than intuition
Inclination to provide “reality checks” to visionary ideas
Exceptional strategic thinking and problem solving skills
Excellent communication and organization skills
Excited about financial, legal, and administrative deep work
Driven to improve current standard operating procedures
Proven ability to project manage
Strong sense of follow-through and completing tasks
Adaptable personality
“Can do it, can figure it out” attitude
Navigates conflict and resolution with grace, respect and accountability

As for skills, we are looking for someone who has experience working in a fast-paced environment and responding well to change and new ideas. You must already possess the following skills:

Leadership: advanced self-awareness and exceptional verbal and written communication skills for leading large groups
Operations: developing and maintaining business operational systems and processes in a fast-growth company
Managerial finance: financial statement analysis and P&L management
Legal: negotiation, establishing business terms, contract review and feedback

Additionally, we are looking for someone with the following experience and background:
10-20 years of professional experience
Minimum of five years in a leadership role
MBA preferred
Experience working in E-Commerce preferred

People with Whom You Will Interface
You will be supervised by our CEO
You will supervise the Operations Director, Marketing Director, and Director of Finance and Administration

Job Details
Full-time, competitive salary position
Based in Downtown Boulder headquarters
Mix of office and remote work (currently, 3 days in office and 2 days remote)
Fully covered health insurance
Four weeks PTO + seven national holidays
Fully covered 24/7 gym membership to Bella Strength + 8 personal training sessions
Monthly team adventures and parties
Annual multi-day team retreat at retreat center
Phone stipend
Discounted and free supplements
Exceptional opportunities to grow professionally

Application Instructions
If you want this to be your future, please follow these steps:
Please only apply if you fit the culture, abilities, and skills/experience listed above.
Check out and learn about what we offer.
Send an email to: with your resume, salary requirement, and a link to a 1-2 minute YouTube video explaining why you think you are the right person for this job.

*Please note: Our interview process is exceptionally thorough. We conduct multiple rounds of informal phone calls, office meetings, happy hours, and dinners with both leadership and other team members. For the COO role specifically, we expect that this process may take months in order to evaluate multiple candidates in depth. We ask for your patience with our process. We are enthusiastic about growing our team with badass people and getting to know you!

Please send post inquiries to Caitlin Welch at