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Head of Strategic Finance

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

As Head of Strategic Finance, you will own and actively manage an emerging set of functions, and leverage an existing internal and external resources while defining and nurturing additional Finance functions over time. You will help professionalize existing processes with our rapidly growing company, establish new tools and processes as the need arises, and will generally always ensure a foundation for one to two subsequent levels of company scale beyond today.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Financial Planning & Analysis
    • Lead financial planning and forecasting process (headcount, sales, etc)
    • Lead budget development and active management
    • Own unit economics and/or key metrics development and active management
    • Understand and analyze the levers that drive the company’s long-term financial trajectory
    • Lead revenue reporting and mapping (ARR, ACV, TCV, etc)
  • Operational Reporting, Tools, & Process Management
    • Work closely with Chief of Staff function to tightly align, measure, and report out company KPIs and financial metrics
    • Design and implement team-specific performance metrics and identify growth opportunities
    • Operationalize quarterly and annual reporting, including defining the roles, responsibilities, and mechanics for underlying needs in:
      • Accounting
      • Tax and audit
      • Treasury/cash management
    • Own accountability for effective execution of tools/systems including:
      • Corporate credit card/payment program
      • Expense approval process management
      • Accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Fundraising & Investor Relations
    • Own fundraising model and support deck development
    • Collaborate with CEO/CTO on fundraising strategy
    • Manage investor outreach and relations, including preparation of BoD materials

 

About You

  • You enjoy - working closely with senior leadership on an ongoing basis to evolve overall strategy,  helping to evaluate risks and strategic scenarios, and providing knowledge of financial drivers, risks, sensitivities, trade-offs, and opportunities.
  • You know how to structure, build, and maintain complex financial models to develop meaningful insights and actionable recommendations, all while supporting M&A and corporate development activities.
  • You’re excited about quantifying short- and long-term implications of emerging product strategy and roadmap (e.g. new product introduction) and of special opportunities (e.g. U.S. government grants and funding)
  • You’re willing to provide interim leadership and support to new functions or strategic priorities (e.g. new partnerships)

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in investment banking, private equity (or other investing), strategy/management consulting, or FP&A
  • Experience in a hypergrowth SaaS business model
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration ability - this is a key strategic role with stakeholders across the business
  • Comfortable presenting to and influencing the executive suite
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