New Deployments at Zipline (Remote)

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About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.

About You and The Role

Are you someone that loves being put in a foreign environment and given the challenge to build a fully functional distribution center from nothing? The New Deployments Role will be spearheading the planning and build out of new distribution centers around the world. You'll be working with the Engineering and Operations team to tackle all the challenges you face head on to get our center up and running as quickly as possible. You will have to be technically savvy, be able to develop relationships with suppliers and contractors, and recruit a high caliber team - likely in a place where you've never been and where no one speaks your language.

What You'll Do
  • Develop and implement strategy to build up new Distribution Centers (DC) internationally
  • Source and develop relationships with outside organizations (infrastructure, site construction, etc)
  • Evaluate all options and a lean budget, select best people to ensure reliable and quality services and products
  • Understand and mitigate the risk of each DC build
  • Coordinate launch teams to rapidly and effectively build a DC
  • Create and optimize supply chains to and from the DC
  • Lead the initial in-country lead team to build and run the DC
  • Coordinate with engineering and business development to ensure the DC aligns with operational goals
What You'll Bring
  • Drive for excellence
  • 3+ years in project management experience
  • Background in construction, civil engineering, and/or project management
  • International experience, willingness and ability to spend 80-90% of time outside of your home base for months at a time
  • Ability to prioritize efforts among multiple active projects on different teams and work independently
  • Ability to execute on tight timelines and in low resource environments
  • Ability to drive effective communications despite differences in culture or timezone
  • Proficiency in Spanish, fluency in English
What Else You Need to Know

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!

 
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