Remix Market is seeking an operational leader with a focus on building the business. This position is ideally based in their home office in Stamford, Connecticut, but there is some remote flexibility within the northeast.
Launched in 2013, Remix Market is a unique reuse and recycling concept that simultaneously acts as a second hand resale store, a charitable donation distribution center and a professional fundraiser. Remix Market, a unit within the national franchise, The Junkluggers, takes furniture, art, appliances, home goods and so much more, and finds new homes for those items, keeping perfectly good items out of landfills. For nonprofits, Remix Market generously donates capital and basic necessities such as office furniture, furniture for supportive housing and inventory for nonprofit fundraising shops.
Junkluggers is aiming to hit Zero Waste by 2025, and the establishment of Remix Market is a significant step in working towards that milestone. After nearly a decade in the junk removal industry, Junkluggers found that despite their best efforts, the donation centers receiving items were not always able to accept every item brought to them, due to being overstocked or items being in less-than-perfect condition. Recognizing a need to house and rehome these items on their own, Remix Market was born. The amount of household and commercial waste that ends up in landfills on a daily basis is astronomical, and they believe that with just a little attention to detail and a lot of love for the planet, they can help reverse this growing problem.
By providing these items to the public and nonprofits, Remix Market and The Junkluggers together not only divert many more usable items from the landfill, but also continue the item’s life story in a meaningful way by making them accessible to individuals and organizations in need.
A new role, the Director of Remix Market will be the point person to lead, grow and develop the Remix Market brand. Role responsibilities are as follows:
Create both regional and national donation partnerships to help maintain inventory overflow.
Work with marketing and branding consultants to create Remix branding and connect the brands of Remix Market and Junkluggers.
Work closely with the marketing and franchise support departments to help franchisees establish or grow their Remix Market, including but not limited to, creating best practices for day-to-day operations, marketing, social media, websites, ecommerce and other strategic partnership opportunities.
Leverage successes and lessons from existing locations to develop the roadmap for franchisees, including initial setup, marketing, inventory tracking, pricing guidelines, real estate needs, etc.
Creatively find ways to manage and move inventory, including both common and unusual items.
Formulate pricing policies and guidelines by reviewing merchandising history/activities and researching market values and studying trends.
Communicate best practices/processes/procedures throughout the entire franchise system.
Provide support and training to both franchisees and to the franchise business coaches who work hand-in-hand with franchise partners that open or operate a Remix Market.
Travel up to 25% of the time.
Who Remix Market wants on their team:
Self-directed innovators: People who take ownership of their work to drive productivity change and desired outcomes.
Collaborative partners: People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information and industry analyses to develop best practices.
Detail-oriented process improvers: Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
The right candidate will be a proven builder who is scrappy, creative, growth-oriented and, most importantly, has a desire to give back and do good! The new Director will be a rounded leader with experience across marketing, operations and sales. Other qualifications include:
Experience leading major company initiatives/large scale, cross-functional projects.
Experience leading and managing all aspects of building and running a business or business segment.
Creative, out-of-the-box thinker who can help create the vision and is also a master at executing/getting things done.
Strong collaboration skills and ability to work with the leadership team and all departments within the organization.
Familiar with conducting day-to-day marketing activities and creating a social media following.
Proven track record in developing best practices based on research, existing operations, opportunities and challenges.
Strong project manager with the ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Experience in consignment/resale, retail management, multi-store management and/or franchising a plus but not required.