Director of Operations/Project Manager

Full time position in New York/Remote

Job Description

Inkwell has been retained by a high-profile client to search for their first hire - Director of Operations/Project Manager. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who has impressive experience managing company operations to instill best-in-class processes and practices, efficiency, and prioritization. Details are below. We will happily disclose the client once we engage you on the search. We would love to hear from you if you feel you, or someone you know, would be a fit.

General responsibilities include:
- Manage company operations to instill best-in-class processes and practices, efficiency, and prioritization
- Set and attend bi-weekly full team call, brand/ marketing call, product call, financial call
- Manage company calendar
- Fill need where lacking

Product Management:
- Manage the product life cycle for both apparel/non-apparel groups with cross functional partners (ideation, planning, design, production, sales)
- Help develop project objectives with re—inc product development team and responsible for ensuring that the goals are met
- Coordinate across different departments of the product’s life cycle (Finance for development, marketing with fulfillment, etc.)
- Assist companies design team in visually approving product, samples, & material, fit, color, trims, labels, design art
- Create the specifications for the products, publishes and maintains all records, style files, and samples
- Responsible for regular communication with product partners, factories, and company.
- Maintain a regular cadence of update via calls, emails, and slack
- Closely monitor each project to ensure that projects are implemented according to schedule, within budget, and agreed-upon scope of requirements/deliverables
- Help ensure best-in-class delivery and sales experience for customers by working with website developer, Shopify manager, packaging, and fulfillment partner

Job Requirements:
- Personal values and previous work in line with company mission and brand
- 5+ years of experience in project management or operations
- Experience with product manufacturing
- Entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic
- Experience with managing various teams across different cultures
- Well versed in slack, excel and google docs
- Highly organized and communicative
- Capability to succeed (thrive) in a deadline driven environment
- Strategic thinker with the proven ability to execute and build scalable processes and systems
- Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
- Love of Travel. Comfortable and (ideally experienced) in international travel