Rent the Runway is hiring an

Inventory Manager

Secaucus, United States

Inventory Manager at Rent the Runway

About Rent the Runway:

Described by Forbes as “Tech’s Next Billion Dollar Star” Rent the Runway is set to disrupt the $1.7T Global Fashion Industry by ensuring that rental is a habitual, convenient, daily part of getting dressed. We believe that every woman in the U.S. and soon every woman in the world, should have a subscription to fashion that is powered by a mobile-first experience, aided by top-notch customer service and serviced by omni-channel capabilities. We also believe that fashion is an industry that should be democratized by giving everyone access to the real thing and the associated feelings of self-confidence that comes with. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised over $125MM and built a transformative business model, proprietary technology all coded in-house, a unique reverse-logistics operation and one of the most beloved brands on earth. 5MM women in the U.S. are members of our community - many have used Rent the Runway for some of the most important events in their lives. We have also launched a foundation to support female entrepreneurship and help women build scalable businesses. There is a revolutionary spirit in our founding DNA that permeates to our culture today; Our team is smart, aggressive, entrepreneurial and ready to continue challenging old systems and rewriting new rules.

 

Position Overview

 

Rent the Runway is looking for an Inventory Manager to manage the daily processing and overall accuracy and integrity of our inventory. Reporting directly to the Inventory Senior Manager, the ideal candidate will manage all new inventory receiving and processing, sortation and management of sample sale inventory and execution of liquidation strategy and work collaboratively with our partners on the Repair and Fashion Team to ensure timely resolution of any inventory issues. This position is based in our Secaucus, NJ warehouse.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure efficient and accurate receiving of all new dress, accessory and saleable inventory on a daily basis
  • Maintain storage of sample sale inventory and process and distribute inventory to liquidation sales
  • Partner and communicate with Fashion team on all inventory-related issues
  • Prepare and analyze monthly reports to surface and problem-solve inventory issues
  • Monitor performance of dresses by reviewing damage and quality statistics, identifying trends and providing feedback to buying team to influence stock buying decisions
  • Hire, train, and manage a small staff made up of Team Leaders and line staff (including, but not limited to, providing input on hiring, training, evaluating, and developing team members)
  • Drive performance and process changes based on lean initiatives to drive operational efficiency and quality customer service
  • Understand the entire fulfillment process and the cause and effect of upstream and downstream activities
  • Support Senior Manager in relevant project work

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience managing people and teams (2+ years), preferably in logistics-focused role
  • Hands-on, "get-it-done" attitude; comfortable taking ownership and executing changes based on sound research; must also be able to adapt quickly and make changes in short period of time in start-up environment
  • Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Proactive and collaborative approach; service-oriented
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and listening skills
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Office Suite Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Some Saturday and holiday work required, particularly around Christmas and New Year’s Eve