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Strategic Finance, Global Operations



Accounting & Finance, Operations
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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 key finance team member to support our international operations function at Zipline, supporting Zipline’s businesses in Africa, Europe and Australia. As a core member of the Strategic Finance team, you'll partner closely with regional business leaders to optimize financial processes and drive strategic decision-making. This role will require significant travel, and we're looking for someone excited about the opportunity to travel to and work in diverse markets.

What You'll Do

  • Serve as a thought partner to the Zipline’s Global Operations organization, which includes existing businesses in Africa, as well as emerging businesses in Europe and Australia.
  • Own the P&L for Zipline’s international business, including planning / forecasting, variance analysis and long-term strategic modeling.
  • Partner with our in-country finance and accounting teams to ensure timely and accurate reporting of Zipline’s financial and operational performance.
  • Collaborate with in-country operations leaders to identify opportunities for enhancement and increased profitability and efficiency.
  • You will develop and maintain comprehensive operational and financial models to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
  • Partner with US based teams that have a significant impact on our international business, including our drop teams, logistics function and others.
  • Be accountable for driving profitability and strong cash flow for Zipline’s Platform 1 business and preparing Zipline for international expansion of Platform 2 operations.

What You'll Bring

  • You have 4+ years of experience in operational / corporate finance, professional services or similar. You are comfortable serving as a “general athlete” that can do a little bit of everything!
  • You have experience working in operationally complex businesses, preferably with international experience. You think the idea of a month with business trips to Ghana, Nigeria and Great Britain sounds like an awesome opportunity!
  • You’ve spent some time working in management consulting, investment banking or traditional FP&A but decided that working at a transformative company is right for you.
  • You are comfortable working in highly global and cross-functional environments, able to navigate seamlessly between different functions, cultures 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 solid knowledge of financial statements, accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • It is preferred that you are based in the Bay Area.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time.

What Else You Need to Know

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!