Operations Manager

Posted 3.20.24
Location
Seattle, WA

POSITON

Operations Manager

LOCATION

Seattle, WA (Hybrid, Office attendance required Tues & Thurs at minimum)

WHO WE ARE

Oiselle is a Seattle-based by women, for women athletic apparel company that has always loved to go fast, take chances. We make running apparel for female athletes of all ages, paces, and places and bring together a community of women who love to move, run, and fly. Our mission is threefold: make great product, improve the sport, and build the sisterhood. We believe in the transformative power of sport, and our product line is available on oiselle.com, at our Flagship Store, and through more than 150 retailers across the country, including REI and Title Nine.WHO WE WANTWe are looking for someone to manage our Operations who is excited about joining a growing business. In this role, you will serve as our Operations Manager, working with the Senior Director of Operations on managing inventory from PO to final customer, acting as the communications liaison with external vendors, including a 3pl warehouse, and guiding the internal strategy and visibility regarding inventory and operations management. This individual will be responsible for managing the 3pl warehouse, PO management, inventory allocation & flow, outbound fulfillment, and wholesale.If you are a dependable teammate who loves precision, organization, and shifting priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic business climate this could be a great opportunity for you!

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Manage 3rd party warehouse logistics partner to ensure on-time delivery of product to customers
  • Monitor and track inventory receiving including cutting, splitting and receiving POs
  • Support seasonal inventory planning and regularly monitor inventory levels to identify opportunities for re-supply of key product styles
  • Manage inventory product life-cycle from cradle to grave through inventory aging reports, sell-through analysis, and partnering with accounting on overall inventory health
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot inventory discrepancies
  • Work closely with design team and marketing team on incoming product for sale-readiness, ensuring inventory is accurately received and put-away in support of product launches and wholesale distribution
  • Ensure vendor compliance for product shipments to largest wholesale partners
  • Develop cost-effective shipping strategy to transport product from overseas suppliers to warehouse and large wholesale partners
  • Support launch of new products and collections on Oiselle.com website through our e-commerce platform
  • Evaluate new opportunities for more streamlined and automated operational processes across the organization
  • Manage direct reports as the operations department grows

KEY ATTRIBUTES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrates strong communication skills. Can speak and write succinctly across a variety of communication channels and is able to adjust style appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Inspires trust and collaboration with colleagues; is an avid listener, brings a curious mind, and is an active problem-solver to help the organization, process and systems move forward together.
  • Able to juggle multiple requests and analyze what is important to prioritize; is confident in taking initiative or asking for assistance when needed.
  • Detail-oriented, with emphasis on precision, accuracy, and follow-through to completion of assigned tasks and processes.
  • Comfortable working with multiple systems to process transactions while maintaining consistency in execution. Knowledge of web-based systems (Google Suite, Microsoft Office applications, Shopify, and WMS).
  • Takes a collaborative approach to build constructive and effective relationships with internal and external teams.
  • Familiarity with inventory management, retail, and/or customer service is helpful.
  • An enthusiasm for running and knowledge of the Oiselle brand and product is a plus.
  • Demonstrates patience, empathy, and is a dependable teammate.

BENEFITS:

  • Full-time employment at Oiselle includes:
  • Health benefits premium 100% paid for employee
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discount for personal use
  • Equity grant dependent on role level and experience
  • Compensation range for this role is $60k-$75k per year dependent on experience
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