Red Sea Ventures Portfolio
Red Sea Ventures Portfolio

Chief of Staff to Commercial



People & HR, Operations
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

ByHeart is an infant nutrition company built from the ground up to deliver real innovation on behalf of babies and parents. Our mission is simple: make the best formula in the world. That’s why we studied the latest breast milk science, worked directly with suppliers we know and trust, set uncompromising quality standards, developed our own small batch blending process, built our own manufacturing facilities, and conducted a groundbreaking clinical trial. Our goal is to create a future where all parents feel amazing about feeding their baby—no matter how they do it.

When we launched our Whole Nutrition Infant Formula in March 2022, we were the first new U.S infant formula manufacturer in 15 years. Since then, we’ve been leading the way in a lot of ways.


  • The only U.S.-made infant formula to use organic, grass-fed whole milk
  • The first and only U.S. infant formula company to add the two most abundant proteins found in breast milk—alpha-lac and lactoferrin—to our ingredients list
  • The first infant formula company to receive Clean Label Project’s Purity Award (and we test for 700 contaminants vs the required 400)
  • We ran the largest clinical trial by a new infant formula brand in 25 years—clinically proving our benefits vs a leading infant formula like:
    • Less spit up
    • Softer poops
    • Easier digestion
    • More efficient weight gain
    • Enhanced nutrient absorption
    • Longer stretches between nighttime feeds*

With >$250M in funding, we’re shifting the industry forward—and this is just the beginning. Help us build a future where all parents can feel amazing about feeding, by joining our growing team of >275 people that stretches across the country.

We're proud to offer competitive, family-first benefits, including but not limited to:

  1. Health insurance for the whole family: medical, dental, & vision insurance covered 100%, with 90% coverage for your family.
  2. Flexible paid time off: plus 12+ company holidays, and 2 floating holidays to use at your discretion!
  3. 16-weeks of fully-paid parental leave and new parent support: free 1-year supply of formula, cozy feeding suites, and paid pumping time.
  4. Up to 6% 401(k) Match to help you plan for your future.
  5. Company equity for every employee: because when we succeed, we succeed together!

Visit our site to learn more, and check out some recent press on ByHeart:

*based on data from infants at approximately 4 months of age


As the Chief of Staff to Commercial, you will play a critical role in supporting the Corporate-Executive Department, in operating the cadence of the ByHeart business including cyclical strategic and operational activities, along with the coordination and execution of presentations and projects that support the strategic goals and objectives of the commercial organization.

As a key business partner to the President & Co-Founder, you will collaborate cross-functionally to capture and share information to ensure clear communication and offer context across the organization, with a focus on supporting key commercial initiatives. Think of yourself as the conductor of our corporate and strategic commercial processes, and an important representative of the company, internally and externally. You will be one of the founders’ most trusted thought-partners and an integral partner to our senior leadership team. Our ideal candidate is in the NYC area and able to come into our office a minimum of 3 days per week.

Reports To: Julia Pittorino, Director of Business Operations

Location: New York Office: 131 Varick, PH / 11th Floor, New York, NY 10013

Start Date: Immediate


With a strong understanding of the ByHeart brand, mission, vision, and values, along with its business model and processes, you will:

(60%) Supporting Commercial: Organization, Meetings, Follow Ups, Materials

  • Drive timelines, key critical touchpoints and set business goals across commercial, working closely with leaders to run commercial planning and setting expectations for each leader
  • Manage key commercial meetings: prepare agendas and pre-reads, help run conversations, take notes, and implement action items
  • Support execution against 2024 strategic plan with regards to all commercial objectives and initiatives
  • Participate in key external meetings to identify new strategic opportunities that drive commercial business goals
  • Support President with outreach for key partners, advisors, and new strategic opportunities, draft succinct emails on behalf of President
  • Prepare impactful materials in line with brand design, and alongside commercial leaders, such as presentations, roadmaps, and project trackers
  • Develop commercial team offsite agendas and materials, in partnership with omnichannel leaders
  • Create dashboards to hold team accountable to metrics
  • Own and drive President’s weekly directs meeting
  • Actively manage and ensure that President’s priorities are executed on; regularly revisit priorities

(20%) Corporate Cadence, Planning & Reporting

  • Partner closely with the Director of Business Operations to maintain a consistent business rhythm for all areas of the organization, including planning cycles, reporting, meeting cadence, and monthly business review meetings. Identify ways to streamline the operating mechanism to drive both accountability and efficiency
  • Manage the strategy, planning, and execution of company-wide business updates and meetings
  • Help drive short- and long-term strategic initiatives through proactive cross functional outreach working with R&D, commercial, operations, legal, HR, and finance
  • Draft proposals and communications for the senior leadership team, and other internal/external stakeholders, creating engaging and informative presentation decks with an emphasis on clear content and data to maximize impact
  • Support the Director of Business Operations in all strategic planning and tracking efforts including gathering and synthesizing information, reports, data analytics, competitive intelligence, etc.

(15%) Internal Comms, Internal & External Engagement

  • Partner with People Team to prepare employee engagement and learning & development initiatives
  • Act as a thought partner to the leadership team to support business performance management including data analysis to diagnose challenges, identify new opportunities, and assist in decision-making
  • Own and drive annual leadership offsite alongside Director of People Operations and SVP People
  • Create and deliver internal communications content that celebrate our milestones and promote our brand values, partnering with Head of PR/Comms
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
  • Identify opportunities to promote employee engagement and help foster a positive company culture

Other (5%)

  • Assist in budget planning, resource allocation, and governing expense budgets throughout the year for the Corporate Executive Department
  • Identify areas for continual improvement, optimization and efficiencies to support scalable growth of the company, and drive prioritization of key projects, protecting founder time
  • Maintain key company materials such as overview / introductory decks, contacts’ database
  • Own and drive ad-hoc projects that the Corporate-Executive department is directly responsible for.This includes identifying the work to be done, scoping, socializing, and working cross functionally to execute on the work.

Requirements - Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree from accredited university with a focus on Business or Project Management; MBA or Advanced Degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in project and/or business management supporting executive teams, experience in CPG and/or omnichannel businesses preferred, and/or management consulting background
  • You are an excellent verbal and written communicator - you always err on the side of overcommunication
  • You have strong presentation skills – expertise in PowerPoint preparation, with basic design skills a must
  • You are data driven, analytical, and have incredible attention to detail
  • You are a strategic thinker with a deep love for process - you can take a goal and design a process to get there that is efficient and effective
  • You have strong business and financial acumen, and the ability to think strategically and operationalize initiatives through exceptional process, project management, and execution skills
  • Your professional maturity allows you to work with exceptional judgment/ discretion and build trust and credibility with in order to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Proven success in partnering, collaborating, and influencing across groups and at all levels of the organization. Much of your effectiveness in this role will come through influence, not hard power, and in order to influence you have to understand what motivates and inspires people
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and pro-active; a team leader who can positively and productively impact strategic and tactical initiatives
  • You are proactive and a self-starter, and have the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced, changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • You are incredibly organized. Creating and checking off to-do lists is literally one of your favorite activities

The minimum annual salary for this position is $140,000 and the maximum is $160,000. Additionally, you will be eligible for a discretionary performance based annual cash bonus and to participate in our company’s equity program, plus our robust medical, dental, vision, retirement, and other benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.