Business Development Director of Novel Supply Chains

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, US
Jul 18, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is a thriving, culture-centered, Minnesota based nonprofit dedicated to fostering long-term economic benefit through applied research on value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food. The vision of the organization is empowering the commercialization of innovative value-added food and agricultural ideas. Our dynamic, mission-focused staff assist entities across the agricultural value chain, from producers to entrepreneurs to corporates, to help overcome technical and commercialization challenges to create novel agricultural and food products that increase commodity utilization and benefit Minnesota?s economy.

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) seeks a Business Development Director of Novel Supply Chains to develop supply chains for crops and agricultural products that offer ecosystem services benefits e.g., clean water and air, flood prevention, healthy soils, greenhouse gas reduction, waste to energy, wildlife habitat. This position provides technical assistance across the food and agriculture value chain to help farmers capture the value of emerging opportunities, provide marketing and business planning and address consumers? food system sustainability concerns. Expertise for this position is focused on market development for regenerative agricultural products, sustainably sourced ingredients, and monetizing carbon credits and product life cycle analysis. The position requires a bachelor?s degree in agriculture, ecology, biology, engineering, geology, environmental science or hydrology or a related field (master?s preferred) and a minimum of three years of recent experience in regenerative agricultural systems, sustainably sourced ingredients, and monetizing carbon credits and product life cycle analysis (five years preferred). The experience must have been within the last five years. Additional qualifications and details are available on the position at

AURI offers a competitive salary. The position includes holiday, vacation and health leave along with enrollment in the State of Minnesota Retirement plan and the option to contribute to a deferred compensation plan. This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

Apply by email by sending a cover letter and resume to The position is open until filled. The first set of applicants will be reviewed on August 1, 2021.

AURI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.