open position

Chief of Staff to the CEO

About us

Weave Grid builds software to make it cheaper and safer for utilities to serve electric vehicles, add renewable energy resources, and save customers money. Our mission is to drive rapid decarbonization in the global transport and power sectors by intelligently connecting electric vehicles to the grid.

We are currently in market with early utility clients, and we must rapidly build and deliver product improvements to serve existing customers and win new deals from our deep pipeline. As a rapidly growing company, we are building a thoughtful, capable team that can adapt with our rapidly evolving circumstances.

Industry context

We are living through historic changes in the ways people use transportation — a sector that is now one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are growing at over 60% a year, with vehicle manufacturers spending billions to get ready for an electric future. Boston Consulting Group estimates EVs will account for over half of all vehicle sales by 2030. Electric utilities see massive opportunities in this transformation, as the rise of EVs could drive more growth in energy demand over the next 10 years than any decade since the 1950s.  

‍Larger EV fleets can also help support renewable energy sources on the grid. But to accommodate growth in EVs, utilities will need to make substantial investments in infrastructure and technology. Weave Grid's software helps meet the challenge of our transition to electrified transport.

Culture and mission

Beyond your core skills and track record, you are someone who will expand the culture and cumulative wisdom of the team as a whole. This can take many forms - relevant past projects, hard-won perspective from personal history, an unusual or adjacent skillset, a motivating passion, and so on. We are whole individuals, not just functional role-fillers, and we value everything that you can bring to the team.

Finally, you should be strongly motivated by Weave Grid’s mission. Energy and transportation expertise are not necessary, but it is important that you are passionate about tackling the climate crisis head on, by improving societal and environmental health.

Compensation and location

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Compensation will include competitive salary, equity, and benefits. Weave Grid is based in San Francisco but is open to considering remote candidates in the US for some roles.

About the role

The Chief of Staff role at WeaveGrid will have three pillars: organizing and executing strategic initiatives, communications with internal and external stakeholders, and leading cross functional business processes and planning. This position will collaborate closely with the CEO and functional leaders in these activities, and will play an integral part in the day to day operations of the company.

Core Responsibilities
  • Identify process and personnel gaps, and resolve them via implementation of new tools, approaches and hiring
  • Work closely with the CEO to plan and execute strategic initiatives across the organization
  • Collect and maintain KPIs and dashboards for internal and external use
  • Prepare the CEO for key external meetings with investors, partners, policy and regulatory bodies, and customers
  • Prepare and support strategic financial planning and forecasting with the executive team
  • Work with the Communications team to design and develop presentations and speaking points for internal and external audiences
  • Run team meetings, such as All Hands, staff meetings, etc.
  • Lead cross functional planning exercises such as OKRs and strategy reviews
  • Craft Board and C-suite level presentations and memos
  • Identify process and personnel gaps, and resolve them via implementation of new tools, approaches and hiring

About you

You are organized and flexible, and in particular you have the tools and habits necessary to track many different work streams while being able to reprioritize on the fly. You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that requires both attention to detail and the ability to identify and implement 80/20 solutions.

You have experience in business communication, having dealt with a range of stakeholders who each have their own preferred language and needs. You write with clarity and precision, and you are a capable editor.

You have solid judgment when it comes to diagnosing and solving business process challenges. You know how to combine appropriate changes in people, tools, and processes to streamline operations – and you are an adept facilitator of those processes.

 
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of project management experience or management consulting, ideally having spent some time in a fast growing startup
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master’s, MBA or JD a plus
  • Energy or mobility experienced is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in starting and managing complex initiatives end-to-end
  • Excellent Google Workspace and Microsoft Office skills - you should be fluent in Powerpoint and Excel
  • Collaboration hygiene and attention to detail
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships across all levels, from executives to new hires
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