Sr. Manager, Investor Relations

Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

This leader will own and drive many activities supporting fundraising, including Series(x) private equity financings, future public equity financings, Department of Energy grants and loan applications, and federal and state tax incentive applications. This leader will work closely with various Executive staff members and subject matter experts across the company.

Critical to the success of the business today is ensuring the execution of a high confidence funding plan to meet Business plan objectives. You are a strategic thinker, an analytical problem solver, very organized with attention to details, relentless in meeting deliverables or deadlines, very responsive to investor inquiries, and able to adapt with a rapidly changing organization. In a Startup company like Sila, you will be expected to wear multiple hats, so you are a versatile leader willing to lean in as business needs change.

You collaborate to guide financial decision-making and invest time in building long lasting relationships with investors and partners. You have an excellent command of written and spoken English with experience in public speaking, writing grant applications or writing industry research papers. You will work on a few high impact special projects from time to time.

This role will be onsite at the Alameda campus and might require some travel. You will report directly to Sila’s CFO and work with the CFO to set up and execute a multi-year funding plan including the plan for the potential IPO. Success in this role creates a solid path to the Head of Investor Relations post IPO of the company.

Responsibilities and Duties

Grants and Loan applications

  • Own, develop framework and facilitate the completion of grant and loan applications
  • Drive cross team collaboration to get answers, documents, and data needed to successfully complete these applications
  • Work with Compliance and Legal teams to ensure compliance, completion of documentation, and protection of the company’s IP and Trade secrets

Equity Financing

  • Manage order book for equity fund raise
  • Schedule meetings with investors and followup calls providing information or access to data cleared by Legal and Finance teams to support investor decision making
  • Work with CFO and CEO to manage investor followup, feedback, or deep dive sessions
  • Work with other Executive staff members and subject matter experts to provide answers to investor questions
  • Work with bank partners to drive investor engagement and close investor needs

Investor Relations

  • Build and manage relationships with current and future investors
  • Manage schedule of recurring investor check-in rhythm with CFO and CEO
  • Build documentation, presentation, or show and tell for investor roadshows and conferences
  • Work with CFO and FP&A leader to craft financial messaging for the business

Special projects

  • Plan and execute special projects from time to time

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, banking or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience with business partnerships
  • MBA or MS in Finance and related fields highly preferred
  • Exposure and experience working with investors and/or government bodies highly preferred
  • Exceptional writing and communication in English. Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent program management skills and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Ability to translate data and complex issues into simple messages
  • Some knowledge or experience in Energy Industry desirable
  • Experience in writing grants desirable

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Move long distances (such as from building to building) and be stationary for extended periods of time
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a laptop, copier/printer, etc in a fixed location

The starting base pay for this role is between $188,000 and $238,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. #LI-Onsite

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.