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Senior FP&A Manager | Purpose-driven Battery Engineering Start-up



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Are you passionate about fighting climate change? Do you want to work on creating a world where everyone can breathe clean air? Do you want to have an opportunity to shape a growing company?

Who we are

At Breathe, we believe an electrified future is key to achieving this, which is why we are building battery technology to help brands do more with the power they have.

Our physics-based battery management software helps some of the world's largest and most iconic automotive and consumer electronics brands deliver products with faster charging, longer life and zero compromise on safety. Put simply, we make batteries better. And we want you to join us.

What we will give you

As a growing start up you will join a talented and cohesive team who everyday go to work to do more with the power we have. Why? Because we dream of a world where everyone can breathe clean air. You will have the opportunity to have a big say in how the company is run and where we are going.

You will become an agent of change and help us push the industry forward by helping make the complex simple and in return you have an opportunity to grow your career with us as we scale.

We’re genuine people who want to do good and are driven by passion, coffee and a mutual love of dogs – and yes, our office in London is dog friendly and we would love to add more dogs to our pack.

Sounding great right?

Being a start-up, we know it isn’t always 9-5 but we do know that family and a good work life balance are key to innovation, so we offer flexible/hybrid working to try to accommodate your needs, - Not based in London? don’t worry let’s chat.

We believe in keeping energy levels high and we have a constant supply of office snacks to help you with that.

We offer Share options, an ethical pension scheme and we know downtime is key to keeping the mind sharp, so we offer 34 days holiday per annum inclusive of Bank Holidays that we want you to take.

As well as the ability to learn from and with a room full of experts working at the cutting edge of the industry, we will provide the support and training to develop your skills, be that via courses, conferences or other learning opportunities / materials.

What you will be doing

This is an exciting time to join Breathe. Having proven the value of our products in both the automotive and consumer electronics spaces, we are scaling our Finance Team. You will be the first person in the FP&A function with the unique opportunity to build everything up in close collaboration with our CFO. In this position, you will be partnering with all stakeholders such as Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Testing, People and Operations to help make crucial business decisions and mitigate risks.

Your day to day

  • Financial Analysis: Conducting detailed financial analysis of the revenue streams, cost structures, and profitability metrics.
  • Financial Forecasting: Developing and maintaining financial models to forecast revenue, expenses, and cash flows. These forecasts will be used to guide budgeting, resource allocation, investment decisions, as well as to evaluate the potential impact of strategic initiatives.
  • Scenario Analysis: Performing scenario analysis to assess the financial implications of various business strategies, market conditions, and industry trends. This involves creating models that simulate different scenarios and evaluating their impact on key financial metrics.
  • Risk Assessment: Identifying and assessing financial risks associated with higher spending, different pricing strategies or investment decisions. You will work closely with other departments to provide decision-making support and ensure the financial stability of the organization.
  • Reporting and Presentation: Compiling financial reports and presentations for senior management, board members, and external stakeholders. You will communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and concise manner, providing actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Collaboration: Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including finance, sales, marketing, lab teams, battery teams, people and operations to gather relevant data and insights for financial analysis. You will also work closely with IT professionals to optimize and automate financial modelling processes.

Your background

  • Proven experience in financial modelling, analysis, and forecasting, preferably within the Automotive or Consumer Electronics B2B field.
  • Proficiency, including implementation, in financial modelling software and familiarity with data visualization tools.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and draw meaningful insights.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Flexible and willing to be adaptable in an innovative and rapidly scaling environment.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively with other departments in a kind and conscientious manner.

We want to add the best talent to our incredible team, and we want to find you tomorrow. We will do our best to process your application as quickly as possible and come back to you within 2 weeks as we appreciate communication is key. But we aren’t perfect so do reach out to us for an update.

At Breathe, we believe that having diverse perspectives within our team is an essential part of innovating quickly, thinking from first principles, and expanding our expertise. Ultimately, enabling us to deliver better products to our customers.

We aim to attract, nurture, and retain diverse individuals. Because that’s how we do our best work. And because that’s the kind of world we want to live in.

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates and are happy to provide the accommodations you need within our recruitment process to enable you to demonstrate your skills. Just let us know what you need.

So, what are you waiting for? Come join us!