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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
 
Engineering, Full Time    Secaucus, NJ    Posted: Monday, December 06, 2021
 
   
 
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About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the worlds first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable & financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories & home decor from 700+ brand partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, RTR has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the TIME 100 most influential people in the world & as one of People magazines Women Changing the World.

About the Team:

The operations team at RTR works to deliver the customer mission by innovating through automation, process improvement, transportation methods, packaging & garment science. In doing so, the RTR operations team owns the largest cost components of the business: fulfillment labor, transportation & inventory care. While this is true of any e-commerce company, our subscription rental model & reverse logistics process introduce complexities that are unique to RTR. Given that garments are rented multiple times, returning garments to like-new condition is critical to maximizing the life of our inventory. RTR is thus not only tasked with scaling productive operational processes for traditional e-commerce functions, but also with carrying out manufacturing-like processes such as dry cleaning & repairs. The variety of our inventory assortment - which has been expanding with the growth of new categories - further introduces challenges to implementing traditional technologies & solutions. Success on the RTR operations team requires the pursuit of constant innovation beyond conventional standards.

About the Job:

RTR is seeking an outstanding Engineer to join our Garment Science team to plan & execute high impact projects that will  analyze, transform & scale our value added service processes (cleaning, pressing, repairs, stain removal). In this position, you will partner with cross-functional teams & interface with business leaders to drive critical business initiatives. This role provides the opportunity to shape strategic planning & tackle key challenges that will take RTR reverse logistics to the next level.

What Youll Do:

  • Design, launch & operationalize transformative projects spanning cleaning & inventory care technologies with an emphasis on real time monitoring systems & improvements to first pass yield. 
  • Play a role in designing & launching new dream fulfillment centers to fuel RTRs growth throughout the U.S.
  • Work cross functionally with the Construction & Design team on the hand off between conveyance & automation to inventory care machines.
  • Manage relationships with major international vendors & source new vendors to launch new automation systems, equipment & other solutions.
  • Work autonomously in an ambiguous environment, seeking to understand business problems, automation limitations, scaling factors, boundary conditions & the rationale driving overarching leadership decisions.

About You:

Required qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation of Manufacturing/Process/Industrial Engineering or related fields.
  • Experience in technical leadership & problem solving for complex, large-scale industrial engineering processes.
  • Proficiency using business/technical software such as Excel & Word.
  • Strong communicator & organized thinker.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced & rapidly changing environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Masters Degree or other advanced degree in Mechanical/Industrial/Process Engineering, Operations, Business Administration or related field.
  • Experiencing running RFP processes.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
  • Experience with design of experiment & testing new equipment or processes.

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, were committed to the wellbeing of our employees, & aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal & professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, & family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves & their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, & have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription & rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you & if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy & applicable law.   

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 & over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing & characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 
 
 
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