Director of Operations and Supply Chain

The Position

You will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee operations and supply chain activities for Looptworks, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization. You will lead the company into the textile circular economy from an operational and supply chain perspective.

Responsibilities

  • Define and implement operations strategy, structure, and processes.
  • Assist with the quarterly and annual budgeting process and expense responsibilities.
  • Managing a large manufacturing facility in the textile, footwear or recycling industries.
  • Oversee supply chain relationships with domestic and international production partners. Manage the order production processes and planning.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of new systems and facilities development.
  • Oversee and create efficiencies in order fulfillment, storage and transportation of goods and materials.
  • Monitor performance to proactively identify efficiency issues and propose solutions.
  • Coordinate support to operations throughout the business. • Interview, hire, train, and mentor the operations management team.
  • Work cross functionally with the leadership team to implement the best practices process. Monitor and report on performance for these processes.
  • Oversee day-to-day company supply chain and operations.
  • Work with the innovations team to bring critical innovations into the daily business.
  • Managing logistics of transporting materials and finished goods from various countries.

Who You Are

  • Positive outlook – We prioritize good people, good intentions, working with meaningful purpose above everything. You’re excited to work here.
  • Experienced - We are a small team tackling huge, systemic issues, so we are looking for people who can hit the ground running and help steer the ship. You have a bias toward action.
  • Innovative & Proactive - We are a startup working with established brands. You are scrappy, creative and take initiative.
  • Positive - We work in an industry full of doomsday-esque stats, news, and challenges. You stay positive and look ahead.
  • Strategic & Organized – We have a lot of moving parts. You are good at putting plans together and keeping the team/project on schedule.
  • Passionate – Looptworks goes far beyond upcycling. We are paving the future of production, design, and waste management across industries. You have an innate love for finding environmental solutions, promoting conscious consumerism, and telling these stories.
  • Connector – We often have a distributed workforce. You enjoy and gain energy from connecting with people within/around Looptworks and in the world of our consumer, and can work independently to get things done when needed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Operations or related field.
  • 5-10 years supervisory experience in operations and supply chain in the textiles, footwear or recycling industries.
  • Multi-team management experience
  • Experience leading a cross-functional team towards a larger vision, and contributing to that vision.
  • Must possess experience in and passion for the circular economy, sustainability and/or the textile, apparel or footwear industry.
  • Proven track record as a team leader with an understanding of management practices.
  • Demonstrated project and budget management skills.
  • Strong business acumen with a broad understanding of fundamental business principles.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills with an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to set overall strategy and drive process improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and build a consensus in a high-pressure environment.
  • Startup, sustainability, and/or apparel/footwear experience.
  • Experience leading a cross-functional team towards a larger vision, and contributing to that vision.
  • Must possess experience in and passion for the circular economy, sustainability and/or the textile, apparel or footwear industry.
  • Systems:
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel)
    • Shopify
    • Quick Books
    • Online ERP implementation and management
    • CRM set up and management

**To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to looptworks@gmail.com. Include 'Director of Operations and Supply Chain' in the subject line.