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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Product, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020
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About Us:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed & disrupting the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the worlds first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. Rent the Runway has pioneered a new industry by transforming the traditional model of clothing consumption, making apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories & home decor from over 650 designer partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, Rent the Runway has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times. RTR has five retail stores of the future, 11 million community members & employs nearly 1,800 people, all of whom have equal benefits across the organization, 93% of whom are female and/or non-white, with 80% of leaders who are women.

About the Team:

At Rent the Runway, we are designing & building a next generation merchandising platform. Our inventory & the way we merchandise it powers the limitless closet, enables RtR to be an integral part of the way that our customer gets dressed every day, & is our biggest differentiator. Our merchandising systems enable customers to discover the best & most relevant inventory.

The systems we build power every aspect of the inventory lifecycle. This includes determining what & how much to buy, managing the purchase of inventory, processing new receipts, publishing new listings, & ensuring that RtR optimizes our inventory.

About the Role:

As a Merchandising Systems Product Manager, you will build workflows to improve & scale processes for our inventory by leveraging technology. You will partner very closely with engineers, product designers, business stakeholders (buying team, fashion operations, site merchandisers, photo studio/production team, warehouse operations), data science/analytics, third party vendors & designer partners to optimize & scale our business.

What Youll Do:

  • Own your product roadmap to create experiences that delight & empower our internal users, prioritize based on learnings, make tradeoffs & take acceptable risks to innovate & learn.
  • Lead cross-functional teams through the agile development process from conception, discovery, testing, UX design, development, through to launch & scale.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of your users - learn their motivations & goals - to provide product requirements that bring clarity & focus to complex problems.
  • Define, monitor & measure launched products to leverage a tight learning loop to continually inform the product development process.
  • Conduct ongoing competitive analysis of other sites, apps, & products to continually identify ways to improve the user experience.

About You:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • 3+ years of product management experience, ideally in merchandising, e-commerce, supply chain or inventory planning related domain.
  • Ability & willingness to travel frequently to our international office in Galway, Ireland!
  • You thrive in change. You are entrepreneurial in spirit with a passion for disruption.
  • You are constantly learning. You are flexible & able to adjust & change direction as you learn.
  • You love complex domains. You are comfortable & energized by uncharted problems.
  • You are a builder. You are excited about creating new products to deliver significant business impact.
  • You are analytical. You can turn data into actionable insights.
  • You get it done. You have an ability to make things happen around you.
  • You love to test & learn. You leverage a test & learn approach to validate assumptions & mitigate risk.
  • You communicate well. From engineers to executives, you know how to talk AND how to listen in remote & in-person environments.
  • You are technical. You are familiar with SQL, comfortable working with engineers day-to-day & able to participate in technical discussions.


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

  • Generous 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!
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA & dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first & weve got you covered.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Many other amazing perks!
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