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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
 
Engineering, Full Time    New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Friday, November 06, 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 700 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.

About the Team: 

Data is core to our growing business & has been ingrained in the company's DNA since its founding. The Operations Analytics team arms our warehouse, transportation, & customer service managers with data to measure performance & insights to drive continuous improvements. We work on unique problems at the intersection of fashion, technology, & logistics, where solutions often require novel approaches that push the boundaries of data science. This is where you come in!

About the Job:

We are looking for a Data Scientist on the Operations Analytics team to derive meaning & big opportunities from the billions of records of data describing our operation. You will be analyzing reams of inventory movement, warehouse labor, & customer interaction data to drive tactical/strategic decisions, as well as influence the overall product vision.

What Youll Do:

  • Apply expertise in operations research, statistical modeling, simulation, & quantitative analysis to reduce operational costs, optimize the transportation network & improve inventory uptime.
  • Pair robust inventory attribute & operational data to optimize the efficacy & efficiency of garment care, including cleaning, repairs & quality assurance. 
  • Use simulation & optimization techniques to inform the deployment of different transit carriers & shipping methods across different customer scenarios
  • Define & monitor KPIs to evaluate our supply chain network & operational process; identify opportunities to test into new processes that meaningfully improve metrics
  • Work in cross-functional teams of operators, product managers, & engineers focused on delivering a best-in-class customer experience 
  • Grow to become a key influencer of operations strategies. Tell us what other questions should we be asking!

About You:

  • A strong quantitative and/or technical academic background in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research or another quantitative field. A master is required, & a Ph.D. is a plus!
  • 5+ years of experience using operations research & quantitative analysis to solve challenging, real-world problems in supply chain, warehouse operations, call center operations, or other related topics in eCommerce
  • Knowledgeable in one or more of the following areas: mathematical programming, simulation, or statistical modeling.
  • Hands-on experience implementing solutions in Python and/or R.
  • Able to execute across the entire life cycle of an advanced analytics project: data collection & wrangling, abstraction of business problems to tractable mathematical models, delivery of recommendations, implementation of business changes, & performance measurement.
  • Proficient in SQL; you can confidently perform your own data munging & build your own data pipelines when necessary
  • A passion for data & its ability to inform (and transform!) business strategy
  • An owners mindset, a bias to action & the ability to work with minimal supervision in a rapidly changing environment, under tight project timelines
    • Excellent communication skills; you can effectively suit your communication style for your audience. 

Benefits:

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!
  • 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.
 
 
 
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