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About Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is disrupting the $1.7 trillion global fashion industry by introducing clothing rental as a utility in womens everyday lives & empowering women to feel like their best selves every day. We have pioneered the Closet in the Cloud & believe that every person globally will soon have a subscription to fashion. Since our launch in late 2009, we have raised $190M from top-tier investors & built one of the most beloved brands on earth. We are proud to be both a profitable & high-growth business, with a loyal 6MM-strong customer base who share the experience of renting as being empowering & smart.

Our 1000+ employees have a revolutionary spirit that permeates our culture. Weve built - proprietary technology, a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation, stores of the future, a viral brand, relationships with hundreds of fashion brands - & we are obsessed with continuing to game change our customer experience. We are also trying to revolutionize entrepreneurship itself - proving that diverse teams produce outsized impact. The Rent the Runway Foundation, which our two co-founders launched together in 2015, helps tens of thousands of female entrepreneurs build & scale their own businesses with the mission of founders more clearly representing the demographics of this country.

Position Overview

The Director of Transportation Transportation is an entrepreneurial minded, data driven individual responsible for developing & managing Rent the Runways customer facing delivery & returns shipping strategy. The ideal candidate will be responsible for shipping cost optimization, lead UPS, Fedex, & Courier rate negotiations, & be positioned to scale a team to manage increasingly complex logistics network. This role will work with multiple business & technical teams across the company to develop a new network design, get finance/operations leadership approvals, & partner with external carriers to implement changes effectively & rapidly. We are seeking a leader effective in influencing leadership across retail leadership, customer service operations, operations leadership, technology teams, multiple carrier partners & senior leadership. Cross-team coordination, financial acumen, legal acumen, strong bias for action, project management, & executive presentation skills are essential.


  • Lead all transportation shipping analysis for outbound & inbound shipments
  • Develop long term plans to reduce shipping cost annually
  • Innovate, build, & deliver consolidated logistics strategies across local retail stores, distribution centers, & other warehouse hubs across the country.
  • Support weekly, monthly results reviews with in depth root cause analysis for shipping
  • Management & execution of continuous improvement plans that support the strategy
  • Conduct semi-annual & yearly rate analysis & negotiations with major carriers
  • Other duties may be added as the VP of Operations sees fit, these may include responsibilities in analytics, operations, and/or technology.


  • 5+ years of Supply Chain, Major Shipping Carrier, or Logistics Analytics experience
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in an engineering, supply chain or quantitative discipline or work within a major shipping carrier
  • Demonstrated ability to build & develop relationships internally & externally
  • Proven ability to create & deliver models for senior leadership to consider
  • Ability to communicate clearly & concisely with technical & non-technical teams across multiple businesses; written, verbal, presentation, & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual & part of a team, meet tight deadlines & prioritize workloads in a fast-paced environment
  • Leadership abilities that include building teams, developing individuals in to future leaders, & performance managing managers 
  • Strong ability to work in an ambiguous environment 
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to see/understand the big picture, develop new ideas & think through creative solutions
  • Strong attention to detail & excellent problem-solving skills

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in SQL & other business analytical tools preferred
  • Strong excel modeling skills
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