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Away // travel brand & luggage
New York    Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2021
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We are a global lifestyle brand built on transforming the travel experience. In support of our mission, we are seeking a Director, FP&A to join our Finance team.

Want to help us transform the travel industry? The ideal candidate will drive financial & strategic leadership across our business as we build the most beloved & trusted travel brand in the world. This role will lead & continue to build are Concept to Consumer product development, merchandising & inventory management financial processes.  You will report into the VP FP&A & be the finance partner to the Chief Commercial Officer & the Chief Design Officer. This role will be based in our New York City office with a flexible remote/in-office schedule.

As a company that values diversity, equity, & inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this position. Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups & mandatory bias training, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What youll do:

  • Lead the full company financial planning cycle for the Open to Buy process, & product design. Feed all annual operating plan & monthly/quarterly forecasting processes for both cash & P&L.
  • Responsible for overseeing & refining long range planning model for Gross Margin expansion.
  • Responsible for overseeing & refining long range planning model for Inventory.
  • Drive GM & inventory annual operating plan cycle including target setting, guideline creation, managing calendar & milestones.
  • Implement processes, frameworks & systems that allow us to capture & utilize timely & accurate data across the business to make better decisions as we become a global organization
  • Establish & lead capital planning process to evaluate all related investment decisions.
  • Lead cash on inventory planning, tracking & optimization.
  • Partner closely with Accounting & Treasury teams, proactively seeking opportunities to improve processes & forecasting accuracy across all areas of GM & Inventory.
  • Partner with Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Design Officer & other company leadership on assessing & analyzing critical business decisions.

Who you are:

  • 10+ years of progressive financial analysis experience. Background in retail or consumer goods preferred
  • Demonstrated success driving decision-making through influence through cross-functional collaboration across various levels & functions
  • Able to execute on today's challenges while maintaining a forward-thinking mindset around where we'll be six months, a year, & several years from now
  • Data driven & goal oriented, you measure success both quantitatively & qualitatively, & understand the importance of both
  • Extraordinary Excel / PowerPoint / financial modeling skills
  • Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about transforming travel (but thats a given!)

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. Youll have four weeks of PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once youre here for three years, youll earn a sabbatical & a bonus to take a well-deserved trip.
  • Were not just employees. Were people. We offer 401(k) match, insurance coverage (health, vision, & dental), tax savings plans for retirement, generous & inclusive parental leave, dependent care, commuter benefits, reimbursements to incentivize you to work out, & a kitchen stocked with snacks & coffee.
  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more! You can bring your dog to work. We also organize monthly opportunities to give back to our local communities. 

About Away:

Launched in 2016 by co-founders Steph Korey & Jen Rubio, Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel. By selling directly to customers both online & through retail stores, Away is able to eliminate retailer mark up & offer high quality, thoughtfully designed luggage & travel essentials without driving up the price. In just under four years, Away has already been twice named one of Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Companies, & one of TIMEs 50 Most Genius Companies. Away is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London & Sydney. To learn more, visit

EEO Statement: 

Away is dedicated to hiring a diverse workplace that celebrates an inclusive culture & a sense of belonging. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, & sexual orientation), national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability. 

Away is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities & disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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