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Airspace

Airspace

Accounting & Finance
Carlsbad, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Company Introduction:

Airspace is a tech-enabled freight forwarder that’s redefining how the world’s most critical packages are delivered. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Airspace has employees who are based around the world. Our European headquarters is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

As a recognized leader in AI and machine learning, our team leverages data and patented technology to coordinate logistics across a global network of drivers and airlines. Our goal is to deliver those packages that are truly mission-critical in a way that is faster, more transparent, more secure, and more accountable than ever before. The items we deliver range from organs for transplant, to parts for critical machinery including grounded aircraft and highly sensitive components such as semiconductors.

Airspace has been rated one of America’s best Startup Employers, listed as one of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 companies, and featured as an Innovation and Disruption leader by CBS News. Airspace has the support of leading investors such as Telstra Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, Defy Partners, DBL Partners, and Scale Ventures. To date the company has raised more than $140m.

The company is growing rapidly and serving more places around the world than ever before. We are looking for passionate, motivated individuals who want to make an IMPACT every day to help us execute on our mission of reshaping the world of time-critical logistics.

Who is Airspace and What do we do?

Airspace is a tech-enabled freight forwarder redefining how the world’s most critical packages are delivered. We are focused on transporting ultra-critical shipments ranging from sensitive components and replacement parts for high-tech manufacturers and suppliers to medications, treatments, and even life-saving organs for healthcare shippers. Our mission is to eliminate the risks of complex & critical shipping by giving shippers control over their supply chains and we see the impact we have on Fortune 500 customers, global suppliers, and on real people every day! We accomplish this through patent-protected AI technology, a globally integrated network, and our world-class team!

Airspace is growing 50%+ annually and we are building out our team! Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, we have employees across the globe, with offices in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Penang, and more. The company has been recognized as one of America’s best Startup Employers, listed as one of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 companies, and featured as an Innovation and Disruption leader by CBS News. Airspace is backed by world-class investors, raising over $100m to date, and has maintained a track record of growth and success since our founding in 2016. Airspace is trusted by hundreds of the world's largest shippers across sectors and offers expedited logistics services globally, operating in over 60 countries primarily in North America, Europe, and East Asia.

At Airspace, we live and breathe our core values: One Team, Impact, Passion, Transparency, and Innovation! By applying these to our daily tasks and interactions, we have created an unrivaled culture and are constantly looking for passionate, motivated individuals who want to make an IMPACT every day!

Join Our Team:

At Airspace, the Finance team is key to understanding the true health of the organization, enabling cross-functional collaboration, and driving the long-term strategic direction of the business! We’re looking for a flexible, highly capable, motivated team member to be the focal point of the company’s financial planning. This person will work directly with the CFO & President in analyzing the company’s initiatives and financial progress, with the VP of Accounting and Controller to steward financial accountability and transparency across departments, and with the Strategy team to apply that understanding to our long-term forecast as we scale rapidly! This opportunity offers a broad scope of work ranging from ensuring smooth daily operations to spearheading cross-departmental initiatives to owning long-term forecasting to improving the overall financial health of the business!

Your Role & Responsibilities:

  • Voice of the Leadership Team: Become a true partner with department heads alongside and on behalf of the CFO and the VP of Accounting. This role offers opportunities to collaborate closely with executives across the board in resource planning, value optimization, etc. However, it requires a strong sense of leadership and fiduciary responsibility.
  • Understand the Inner Workings of the Business: This role provides an incredible level of access and successful candidates will leverage that access and turn it into insights to discover and understand what drives the business forward and help educate the rest of the company. This person acts as the watchtower for the business's financial health.
  • Technical Solutions Builder: In order to accurately and comprehensively identify, monitor, and solve issues & opportunities across the company, this person is expected to build & maintain innovative tooling that incorporates or builds upon existing financial outputs (e.g., models using Netsuite outputs to evaluate spending vs budget); Strong candidates will bring a clear understanding of market terminology, best practices, structures, etc., and will help upskill the broader organization
  • Manage cross-functional projects: Much of the building and maintenance of these tools will require substantial cross-functional collaboration directly with department heads, the Finance team, and other ‘Problem Solvers’ across the company. The person in this position will need to engage and potentially lead productive structured problem-solving, develop project plans with clear goals & target outcomes, and work to ensure smooth collaboration across internal teams.
  • Thought Leader & Problem Solver: Ultimately, given the exposure to leadership and sensitive information, the expectation is that this person develops into a vocal leader of the business able to proactively identify opportunities for value creation.

What We Look For:

  • Experience: At least 2 years in roles including investing, consulting, investment banking, or FP&A at a high-growth business; Logistics experience is not necessary
  • Analytical capabilities: Experience with Microsoft Office / Google Suite and comfort using data to complete analyses, drive recommendations, and provide executive-level reporting
    • Proficiency with Excel is necessary; Experience with Looker and SQL is a plus
    • Familiarity with 3-statement modeling; There will be a financial modeling portion of the interview however no complex / LBO modeling is required
  • Communication: Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; comfortable working with senior business partners
    • Experience building and presenting information to senior management is highly preferred as this role will be expected to present reporting & findings to the executive leadership team
  • Executive Project Management / Leadership: While the role does not currently have any direct reports, strong applicants will demonstrate strong leadership, teamwork, and project management skills as this role will lead cross-functional projects throughout the organization
  • Detail-Oriented with Ownership Mentality: Strong candidates will have a keen eye for detail, a track record of strong planning & process management, and a strong sense of ownership of all work product
  • Proactive and Continuous Learner: A self-motivated individual with an eagerness to learn new methods and approaches to problem-solving. Demonstrated experience quickly picking up and mastering new tools.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Strong compensation & benefits package: Competitive salary [ Salary Range: $100,000 -130,000 ] with opportunity for growth into promotions, bonus, equity, and more. Benefits include high-quality health, vision, and dental care plan options, unlimited PTO, 401K plan with employer match, and generous perks.
  • Growth opportunities: The sky's the limit, we will invest in you like you invest in our company and we maintain a strong track record of rapid promotion of high achievers. Previous individuals in this role have been promoted and remain at the business or have left for business school (MIT)!
  • Opportunity to work and develop for a cutting-edge global leader: Airspace is reshaping the face of an industry which is increasingly in the spotlight. You will get the chance to be a member of an impactful, high-growth organization, and work with leaders and partners across the globe
  • Freedom & flexibility: The role is flexible regarding office attendance - while Southern California is strongly encouraged, we are open to remote work for the right candidate; We encourage creativity, responsibility, and self-development in scoping & executing the key responsibilities
  • Excellent culture with fantastic colleagues & open-door culture: A global team of highly skilled and motivated team members is there to make your day. Our management team will work to ensure your voice is heard and that we are all working to reach the same goals!

Why Choose Airspace?

Join us at Airspace and be part of a team that not only pioneers in logistics with cutting-edge analysis but also treasures the power of collaboration. In our dynamic environment, your work goes beyond data and numbers; it directly impacts the fast-paced world of time-critical logistics. Here, every analysis you perform and every insight you provide helps shape innovative solutions that revolutionize the industry.

We pride ourselves on a culture that is grounded in teamwork and mutual support. As a valued member of our team, you will collaborate closely with diverse groups, sharing ideas and combining expertise to achieve common goals. This collaborative spirit ensures that your work is not just a solitary pursuit but a shared journey toward making a tangible difference in a vital industry.

At Airspace, you're embarking on a career that offers both personal growth and the satisfaction of contributing to a greater mission. Airspace is a community driven by the desire to make a real impact in the world of logistics. Join us and turn your skills into solutions that matter.

Learn more at Airspace.com and see us featured recently in Fast Company, Yahoo, CNBC, CBS,

Inclusivity:

Airspace is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Core Values:

  • We are One Team. We believe we all accomplish more when we are working together.
  • We make an Impact. We are determined to have a positive influence on our environment, our customers, our industry, and our world.
  • We are Passionate. We care deeply about our mission and are not afraid to raise the bar.
  • We are Transparent. We pride ourselves on having open, honest, and sincere communication with our team and customers.
  • We are Innovative. We never settle and are always striving to improve our product, service, and ourselves.

About Airspace:

From life-saving organs to essential machinery components, Airspace is trusted by the world’s largest companies and most critical healthcare organizations to move their most time-sensitive shipments on time, every time. Our proprietary AI-powered platform is the most advanced of its kind- awarded and protected by multiple patents, it provides speed, reliability, and transparency unrivaled in time-critical logistics. We are thinkers, builders, and doers; from building and deploying AI in the world to assembling a world-class operations team, Airspace is on a hypergrowth trajectory while remaining hyper-focused on the needs of our customers and team members.

With offices in the United States in Carlsbad, CA, Dallas, TX, and in Europe in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stockholm, and London, we are rapidly scaling into new markets and industries while continuing to innovate and maximize value for our customers. Backed by leading investors including Telstra, HarbourVest, Prologis, Qualcomm, Defy, and others, Airspace has raised $140M to date.

Join our team of 300+ technologists, futurists, and industry veterans as we work as One Team to revolutionize time-critical logistics.

Airspace is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Additionally, Airspace participates in the E-Verify program for all locations.

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