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Chief Operating Officer


Posted by Tailwind Nutrition on 11/11/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Management - Executive

Company Type: Nutrition

State: CO

City: Durango


Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Job Type: Senior Level

Salary: $115,000 - $135,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 10 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Reports to: CEO

Location: Durango, CO 


About Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind is a fast-growing sports nutrition manufacturer based in Durango, CO, helping athletes around the world achieve their goals with simple, proven nutrition coupled with education, encouragement, and unexpectedly delightful customer service. We’re a team of outdoor enthusiasts who love sharing in our customers’ success and supporting the communities we’re a part of. Tailwind offers competitive salary, health insurance, 401K, and paid time off benefits. Employees can also take advantage of Tailwind’s awesome products to fuel their own adventures. Taking a run, ride, or paddle during the day is encouraged.

What We Are Looking For

Tailwind is seeking a COO/EOS Integrator to lead our team through rapid growth and work tightly with the leadership team to achieve our goals. We are looking for a personable leader who communicates with clarity and enjoys developing people and keeping everyone rowing together in the same direction. The COO/Integrator is an adept project manager, prioritizes, simplifies, and keeps the team focused, identifies and resolves issues effectively, and converts vision into tactical plans and execution.


The COO/Integrator leads our team in setting and executing quarterly and annual goals, is responsible for achieving P&L objectives, enjoys running the day-to-day business, and works collaboratively with the CEO/Visionary to translate great ideas into functional plans. They are a conceptual thinker with strong analytical skills and knowledge of finance, marketing, and operations. The ideal candidate embraces our Core Values: Passion for Tailwind; Support Crew for customers and team; Open, Honest, and Transparent, even when it’s hard; Go the Extra Mile; and is unafraid to be a Trailblazer. This is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum of three direct reports, located in Durango, CO.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, and hold the leadership team accountable, integrating efforts to achieve quarterly and annual goals
  • Develop and execute business plan to achieve or exceed P&L objectives
  • Ensure effective communication exists throughout the organization
  • Manage day-to-day aspects of the business
  • Ensure the leadership team is healthy, functional, cohesive, and resolves issues effectively
  • Develop employees and remove obstacles and barriers
  • Manage accounting/finance, legal, and IT partners, oversight of Admin and HR
  • Lead weekly Leadership Team meetings
  • Collaborate and stay on the same page with CEO/Visionary, turn ideas into functional plans for the company


What We Need From You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business
  • 5 + years leading, managing, and holding people accountable; decisive and great at planning and organizing
  • Proven experience as COO or relevant role
  • Excellent communicator driving values, focus, simplicity, and clarity
  • Conceptual thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Technically savvy and continuous learner; can leverage ERP (Netsuite a plus) and data to drive decisions
  • Knowledge of finance, operations, marketing, and sales
  • Enjoy running day to day business and converting ideas into plans
  • Employee coach and mentor who enjoys developing people
  • Experience in the outdoor industry a plus


What We Offer

  • Competitive salary, generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Employer contribution to health insurance. Dental & Vision insurance available
  • Employer matched 401k
  • The ability to fuel your own passion with our products (going for a run, ride or paddle during the day is encouraged!) 


Salary Range: $115k – 135k, Depending on experience

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) we are disclosing the compensation for this position. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience in this field and in comparison to other employees already in this role. A potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in a compensation decision.


Interested candidates, please submit cover letter and resume to HR: No phone calls please.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as established to meet the ongoing needs of the business. Tailwind Nutrition is an “at-will” employer.


Tailwind Nutrition is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status or status as a U.S. Veteran.

About Tailwind Nutrition

Since 2012, Tailwind Nutrition has been manufacturing all-natural endurance nutrition products that are free of GMOs, dairy, soy, and gluten, are easy to digest, and support an athlete’s fueling and recovery needs during exercise. Owned, operated and manufactured in Durango, CO, Tailwind Nutrition’s specially formulated drink mixes help athletes perform and compete at their highest level without the worry of food allergies or sensitivities. Tailwind is all you need, all day. Really. For more information visit