Operations Assistant

at Thread in London

At Thread, we’re helping people to feel happier and more self-confident by making it easy to dress well. We do this using a combination of human stylists and powerful machine learning algorithms to recommend each guy the perfect things just for them—in their size, budget, and style—which they can then buy in one place.

Operations at Thread

Making it easy to dress well - and building a business around it - requires operational excellence. Our goal is to create a seamless end-to-end experience, from discovering the perfect item to having it delivered quickly and easily to a place of your choice. Our Operations team is critical to this goal, focused on providing our users with an amazing post-purchase experience. We are looking for an outstanding Ops Assistant with strong administrative skills to help us continue to improve.

You will be an important part of this small, dynamic and friendly team. Your role will be fast paced and varied but you’ll execute tasks in a way that makes things seem effortless for our users. If you are highly organised, fast paced, reliable, resilient and keen, this role could be for you.

You will primarily work from the Thread main office in Whitechapel but would also work from our Hackney Wick warehouse 1-2 days a week along with the entire operations team.

Your core responsibilities will include:

- Building relationships with our suppliers and making sure we’re receiving a quick and seamless service from
them

- Creating and implementing new processes around order cycle management and improving our overall
efficiency

- Developing the relationship with our warehouse and working closely with them to ensure the successful
delivery of stock

- Helping with the logistics around our private label and in particular bringing a meticulous oversight to our
deliveries that are being shipped from overseas

- Reconciliation of transactions/orders


Are you the one? You are, if you:

- Have 1-2 years minimum experience in operational roles, preferably within the fashion industry

- Possess a collaborative “whatever it takes” attitude; be someone who won’t give up until a problem is fixed and
who’s not afraid to push and lead others to a resolution

- Excel at finding ways to get around a problem; at times you won’t have the answer you need straight away and
will need to think on your feet

- Have a low ego and be adaptable to change - we’re growing fast and that means that every day brings a new
set of problems to solve and questions to be answered. We need someone who will take the rough with the
smooth and work at 100% in all situations

- Driven by metrics and goals and be fully committed to achieving our targets

- Have superb attention to detail; nothing gets past you

- Constantly think about how we can improve our processes; never be satisfied with a process that isn’t perfect

- Have excellent organisational skills. You make great notes and leave a clear path for others to follow

- Are known for being reliable to your core. Your friends and previous employers would describe you as totally
dependable

- Possess exceptional communication skills, being both professional and effective over the phone and email


Benefits

- The opportunity to become recognised as one of the best in your field through being a core member of a
high-profile startup

- We've been slowly hand-picking an all-star team, so you'll get to work with incredibly high calibre colleagues
across a wide range of disciplines such as styling, fashion buying, data science and marketing

- Relaxed, sociable work environment with lots of responsibility and autonomy

- Gain first-hand experience of how to start, grow, market and raise funding for technology startups (perhaps
useful for your own company one day)

- Catered lunch, drinks and snacks together as a company on Fridays, monthly social events, unlimited vacation
time

- Being part of a company where you will get to help set and shape the company culture in a big way. Learn
more about what we’re trying to do in our culture deck

- A competitive salary and a generous equity stake in the company (you're working hard to make the company
successful, so we believe you should share generously in the reward!)

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Published at 14 Aug 2017
Expires on 14 Oct 2017