About the job
Hermeus is a startup developing hypersonic aircraft to radically accelerate air travel. At Mach 5, more than twice the speed of the supersonic Concorde, passengers will be able to cross the Atlantic in 90 minutes. On the path to hypersonic passenger aircraft, Hermeus is partnering with government agencies including the US Air Force and NASA to develop a series of autonomous aircraft that derisk the technology and solve urgent national security challenges. These products provide the data and confidence necessary to certify, produce, operate, and maintain safe and comfortable commercial aircraft. Hypersonic aircraft have the potential to create trillions of dollars of new global economic growth per year, unlocking significant resources that can be utilized to solve the world’s greatest problems.
As the Chief of Staff to the CEO of Hermeus, you will play a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation, clear communications, and strategic alignment across the company. You will work directly with the CEO, collaborating with the senior leadership team to drive organizational success. This position requires exceptional communication, leadership, strategic, and analytical skills, along with the ability to navigate a dynamic and rapidly scaling startup environment.
Create unified situational awareness across the senior leadership team through efficient gathering of business-wide context on a regular basis
Conduct in-depth research and analysis to provide insights into market trends, competitive landscape, and emerging opportunities
Assist the CEO in making high-quality decisions quickly by providing comprehensive data, preparing reports, and facilitating strategic discussions
Communication and Coordination:
Facilitate information flow between the CEO, senior leadership team, and the rest of the company, promoting transparency and efficiency
Build, facilitate, and maintain critical communication channels throughout the business including Board of Directors meetings, Senior Leadership Team meetings, business reviews, offsites, planning sessions, and all-hands meetings
Prepare and maintain high-impact presentations, memos, and communications in support of the CEO for both internal and external audiences
Own special projects within the Office of the CEO, ensuring efficient timely execution
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver on special projects, identifying challenges, risks, and areas for improvement
Monitor project progress, identify and track key insights, and provide regular updates to the CEO and senior leadership team
Develop an intimate understanding of the entire business, along with the founders’ mindset and perspective
Drive personal professional growth toward future leadership roles in the company
Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a related field (advanced degree preferred)
Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably within the aerospace or technology industry
Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to inspire and motivate teams
Strong understanding of the defense technology industry, especially market dynamics, value proposition of non-traditional defense contractors, and working with the Department of Defense
Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels
Proven project management skills through delivering on multiple projects simultaneously
High level of integrity, maturity, and professionalism
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we’re always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.
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