Business Development

  • Mitra Chem
  • Sep 30, 2021
Full time Business Development Purchasing-Procurement Research Strategy-Planning Supply Chain

Job Description


Mitra Chem is a Silicon Valley startup working at the intersection of machine learning and battery development. We live at the cutting-edge of battery technology and aim to deliver world-class materials for the EV market within the next few years. Our goal is to be the first lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer to shorten the lab-to-production timeline by >90% through accelerated R&D and vertically integrated process optimization. We will first focus on Li-ion battery cathodes, converting them from commodity chemicals into a product platform, customized for different applications. We are setting up a state-of-the-art 10,000 sq ft industrial R&D center (located on the San Francisco Peninsula). Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

We are looking for a talented Business Development team member to craft and execute our commercial strategy.


  • Execute long-term commercial strategy towards non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), joint development agreements (JDAs), and take-or-pay sales contracts.
  • Determine customer segments to target with Mitra Chem core products, assess customer’s unique needs/requirements, and inform the technical roadmap accordingly.
  • Manage information flow between multiple stakeholders: customer technical/commercial team, and internal Mitra Chem stakeholders.
  • Bridge the gap between the technical and commercial sides of the business. The ideal candidate would be described as being “the most technical person in a room of business-people, and the most business-savvy person in a room of technical people.”


  • Background in lithium-ion batteries, chemicals, or industrial applications is preferred.
  • Experience in basic financial modeling.
  • Understanding of corporate development and sales processes.
  • Track record in managing cross-functional supplier/customer teams.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, scrappiness and ability to interact with other functions in a cross-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally ~20% of the time.

Job Benefits

We have completed our Series A financing. Mitra Chem is proud to offer its employees

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K.
  • Well-being allowance and generous paid time-off.
  • 2 month paternity and 4 month maternity leave.
  • Free lunch and snacks.

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Mitra Chem is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We take steps to provide our employees, applicants, and others with whom we do business with an environment that is free of any form of discrimination and harassment (including harassment based on any of these characteristics). Mitra Future Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job applications procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at