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BrightDrop-Finance Manager

  • Palo Alto / Warren
  • Finance
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-202304056


At BrightDrop, we are reshaping e-commerce by developing smarter, greener, and more efficient ways to deliver goods and services to your door, while delivering a brighter future for the cities where we live. We are building an ecosystem of all-electric, zero-emissions delivery solutions – from electric vehicles, to ePallets and software that leverages real-time data to drive intelligent optimizations for e-commerce. To deliver on our mission we are growing fast and building a team, based in Palo Alto, with offices in Atlanta and Detroit, that is customer-focused, agile and passionate about innovating for a more sustainable future.  

From engineering to product management and operations, BrightDrop is looking for people who can combine a passion for technology and sustainability with high doses of curiosity and rigorous thinking to deliver a better future. 

Backed by General Motors, BrightDrop is striving to improve the communities where we live and deliver a better future for generations to come. We hope you’ll join us.

Come join the BrightDrop finance team as the leader of the Brightdrop budget and forecasting team. We are seeking a dynamic leader who wants to help BrightDrop deliver a carbon free future. You will need to partner with all areas within brightdrop and GM monthly to update forecasts provide variance explanations along with developing yearly budgets. You’ll also lead the development of our SAP cloud implementation into a world class application.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage BrightDrop’s full P&L and cash flow for vehicle and non-vehicle businesses
  • Manage the FP&A team and oversee monthly actuals/forecast analysis and financial variance explanations
  • Drive the results for budget and forecast with business partners
  • Approval and Review of spend/purchase requests facilitation throughout the month
  • Review and analyze new contracts for financial impacts
  • Manage business partners, customers and supplier relationships
  • Development of our standalone SAP Cloud ERP implementation for BrightDrop
  • Oversee the development of business requirements for Finance regarding sales, software as a service, purchasing, manufacturing, and product development
  • Ad hoc analysis/projects

Additional Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ Years' experience in a similar role
  • Experience leading a team of talented and experienced direct reports
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Excellent communication skills-written and verbal
  • System Development or Systems Implementation of SAP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree

About BrightDrop

BrightDrop is a tech company transforming commercial delivery and logistics. Its portfolio of electric delivery vehicles, smart eCarts, and software solutions are designed to create a smarter, safer, more sustainable future. BrightDrop is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors. For more information, visit

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.