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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
Secaucus, NJ    Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 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. Weve 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:

The Manager of Asset Protection is responsible for successful operations of Rent The Runways profit protection initiatives including but not limited to total loss improvement, protecting all company assets (building, equipment, inventory), physical security measures, investigations, inventory control programs, business continuity & security disciplines within our Dream Fulfillment Center (DFC). They provide operational & strategic oversight within each of its functions to prevent, minimize, and/or recover losses when they occur & work to ensure all network wide processes are followed within the building. Manager of Asset Protection is a servant leader; dive in, roll up your sleeves to help in any situation, make tools available, remove obstacles for associates to excel in their roles, have empathy & compassion for associates, & the passion & leadership to stand up for them when the time arises.

About the Job:

What Youll Do:

  • Lead onsite Asset Protection team, shuttle service team (both internal & external third party) & primary point of contact for third party security vendor.
    • Lead, mentor, train & develop a team of both direct & indirect reports through clear & effective communication
    • Ensure all aspects of associate shuttle services are safe, on time, & utilized efficiently which includes coordinator of schedules & oversight of the team
    • Manage scheduling, coordination & daily responsibilities of third party guard service program
  • Partner with the network Director of Asset Protections to identify, design & implement loss prevention & inventory control programs & security best practices that align with company values & strategic imperatives
  • Establish high level of shortage awareness & effectiveness determined by audit results; work with retail, transportation partners & fulfillment center teams to ensure all policies & procedures are thoroughly understood & in compliance
  • Establish business continuity & incident response providing guidance, counsel & reporting related to inventory & building/network security to & for business resilience during emergency incidents
  • Responsible for the execution of security investigations, security initiatives & company event security within retail & the supply chain network as needed
  • Effectively address security incidents including potential & actual workplace violence incidents per policy in partnership with site leadership & HR as well as conduct testing of the incident response plans Job Description: Manager, Asset Protection
  • Maintain all Asset Protection equipment & oversee the team monitoring video surveillance, motion detection & closed-circuit television systems to aid in monitoring the premises
  • Serve as liaison with local police department & other regulatory agencies as needed
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of all processes & policies
  • Serve as departments liaison & security subject matter expert
  • Actively lead with safety, production, cost & quality at the forefront of all decision making
    • Establish & meet KPIs
    • Track & report on metrics which are KPIs
    • Build strong teams & create programs/plans to improve all metrics across departments
  • Manage & maintain an operating budget & hit cost reduction goals
  • Ownership & accountability for teams daily decision making & execution
  • Be patient, have strong communication skills & the capability to coach & develop leaders (eg. daily real time feedback)
  • Communicate across all levels of the operation
  • Develop, lead & direct change
  • Be comfortable speaking in front of groups of all sizes


  • B.S. degree in business administration or related field
  • 6 to 10 years of related experience working in security services, loss prevention, asset protection, audit, risk management, inventory control, quality assurance, or other related field
  • Experience in a warehouse and/or retail environment
  • 3 to 4 years experience leading & developing people & teams
  • Familiarity with security equipment such as intrusion detection devices, access control systems, etc.
  • Experience with interviewing & interrogation; Wicklander-Zulawski certification is a plus
  • Experience with Kaizen & Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Leader of leaders
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (eg. spreadsheet software, powerpoint/slides), as well as the ability to operate warehouse tools (eg. scanner, ladder, warehouse Job Description: Manager, Asset Protection software)
  • Ability to quickly recognize, diagnose & solve for challenges & workflow for teams & leadership
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Strong planning & organizational skills
  • Forward-thinker, with keen analytic skills & the the ability to articulate point of view, develop systems/plans, & improve processes across the organization
  • Ability to establish effective relationships across the organization & partner to navigate complex situations
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills with the ability to influence leaders & effectively negotiate with internal & external business partners
  • Experience managing budgets with the ability to evaluate financial & business indicators & translate data into actionable information to drive results
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude & excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must operate with a sense of urgency & have attention to detail
  • Align with the company's Core Values to ensure a world class customer experience


At Rent the Runway, were committed to the happiness & wellbeing 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!
  • 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.
  • Industry leading 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events & outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!

Rent the Runway is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Rent the Runway does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, & business need

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