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Strategic Finance (Global Operations)



Accounting & Finance, Operations
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.
Join Zipline and help us to make good on our promise to build an equitable and more resilient global supply chain for billions of people.

About You and The Role

We are hiring a finance team member to support the Global Operations function at Zipline, which includes manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and other critical teams. This role sits within Zipline’s Strategic Finance team which is responsible for maximizing business value by evaluating and facilitating strategic decisions to deploy financial resources efficiently. Strategic Finance leads the annual and quarterly planning process, performs financial analyses, and partners with teams across Zipline to track company-wide performance. We advise our C-Suite and board on Zipline’s long-term strategy and financial outlook.

You will play a critical role to help Zipline sustainably scale Global Operations of Platform 1 and Platform 2 in the US and around the globe on helping Zipline. You will design processes and run analyses that provide operational improvements and direct decision support to leaders within our Global Operations teams. You will help define Zipline’s manufacturing and supply chain strategies for Platform 2, and develop financial models to help Zipline profitably build the world’s first autonomous logistics network.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as a thought partner to the Zipleine’s Operations organization, which includes manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, field support and our US operations; advise leaders across the company on Zipline’s product and operational strategy.
  • Develop sophisticated financial models that assess the financial impact of various operational strategies and scenarios. Use these models to support long-term planning, strategy, and resource allocation.
  • Develop models that inform manufacturing strategy and inventory management across the globe.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and supply chain teams to streamline processes, optimize resource allocation, and drive continuous improvement initiatives. Contribute financial insights to enhance operational strategies and identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Partner with deployment and operations teams to assess the financial feasibility of scaling new transformative products.
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify, define, and track key performance indicators (KPIs) that provide actionable insights into manufacturing efficiency, supply chain performance, and operational effectiveness. You will develop and maintain comprehensive operational reports to facilitate data-driven decision-making.

What You'll Bring

  • You have 3+ years of experience in operational finance or similar. You are comfortable serving as a “general athlete” that can do a little bit of everything! We will also consider candidates with corporate finance or investment banking backgrounds and a desire to transition.
  • You have direct experience working with hardware focused companies (technology, healthcare, etc.)
  • You have experience in the technology industry, ideally with a company that sells complex and innovative products
  • You are comfortable working in cross-functional environments, able to navigate seamlessly between different functions, skillsets, and perspectives
  • You can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to build strong relationships with Zipline teams
  • You like to get into the weeds and understand how businesses operate
  • You are capable of working with imperfect information and driving to effective decision making in a fast-paced environment
  • You have strong project management and organizational skills; you like to drive process and accountability within an organization
  • You are an excel wizard and can build and manage complex financial models
  • You have basic knowledge of databases, data visualization and querying data (SQL experience a plus)
  • You have solid knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles and financial analysis (return on capital, time to profitability, scenario analysis)

What Else You Need to Know

This role is based out of our South San Francisco, CA HQ.
The starting cash range for this role is $110,000 - $150,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; overtime pay; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!