The Manufacturing Operations Chief of Staff will directly report and support the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and will be the reference role for internal and external communication with specific reference to content creation, narrative, and communication plans for the execution of the industrial and growth plan of Manufacturing at Zoox. The role will also provide support for the Company initiatives assuring their effective implementation within the Department. 

This is an ideal position for someone who works well under pressure, is a self-starter, and wants to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment. This role will require strong prioritization skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple requests simultaneously. A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information, and professionalism in dealing with senior leaders within the company are also critical aspects of this role.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and his staff to develop the communication plan and change management strategy that will guarantee a successful implementation of the Department and Company roadmaps.
  • Hands-on preparation and management of contents for  Manufacturing Operations business reports and relevant narrative for internal and external communication and for operation management
  • Support the Department growth in terms of headcount and organization development in alignment with the HR function with a focus on people retention and motivation 
  • Manage department newsletter and Intranet, partnering with the Internal Communications team on the editorial plan and processes
  • Create and maintain a robust documentation framework for the Department (Confluence) and Support the Company adoption of a Document Management System 

Requirements

  • Master degree in Communication, Public Relations or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience in communication, public relationship, program/project  management, operation management 
  • Preferable experience in a Manufacturing or Industrial environment 
  • Extraordinary organizational skills and appreciation for the challenges of supporting a growing team of diverse personalities and programs, creativity
  • Expert-level written and oral communication and technical computer skills including proficiency with the Google for Business Suite, MS Office Suite, Keynote, and other business applications
  • Positive attitude and self-starter with the ability to forge relationships
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks on a deadline
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and flexibly in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment
Vaccine Mandate

Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the earlier of (1) April 15 or (2) within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.

Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.

About Zoox

Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.


A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.