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Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 12:11 AM

Finance Director, Operations
The RealReal is the leader in authenticated luxury consignment. We offer the largest selection of pre-owned and authenticated luxury items including men s and women s luxury fashion, fine jewelry and watches, and fine art. The RealReal sells pieces from designers such as Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton; jewelry and watches from Cartier, Roles, and Van Cleef & Arpels; and blue-chip art from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, and hundreds of others.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, this is a critical role in the finance team as it is the key business partner to the Operations leadership team. As a marketplace of single-SKU inventory split between 2 warehouse locations, this position plays a vital role in identifying opportunities for efficiently scaling operations as well as driving productivity improvements that reinforce our competitive advantage. This role provides an opportunity to develop a strong understanding of the complexities of moving units through a consignment marketplace, provides broad exposure to multiple functions across the organization, and plays a critical part in ensuring the business continues to grow profitably and sustainably.
+ Manage several line items that determine the financial margin of the business, including inbound processing (receiving/copywriting, photography/retouching), fulfillment, packaging and transportation/shipping.
+ Collaborate with business partners to plan, track and deliver productivity improvements, and marry these gains with intelligent workforce planning.
+ Independently identify opportunities for improvement in Operations and effectively communicate and influence business partners to adopt recommendations.
+ Maintain inventory and capacity models; conduct ROI analysis to support capital expenditure decisions (e.g. build out of new warehouses/facilities). Participate in network strategy development and execution.
+ Provide thought leadership on shipping strategy that optimizes how we receive product from consignors, and deliver product to our customers. This includes shipping carrier negotiations and/or weaving together an innovative shipping strategy that includes national, regional, freight and other last-mile providers.
+ Closely manage KPIs and provide analysis to ensure visibility, guide business decisions, and establish accountability for achieving goals.
+ Overall responsibility for the planning, forecasting and reporting for Operations with the ability to drive results through strong collaboration and influencing of business partners.
+ Bachelor s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering or related field; MBA preferred
+ 10+ years of experience in finance roles with increasing responsibility, including experience with supply chain at a high-growth startup or a large, well-established company
+ Six Sigma experience is a plus
+ Independent thought leader, self-motivated and self-directed work style, ability to manage a diverse team and work with functional partners you strive to be a business partner and not business support
+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills you possess high intellectual curiosity
+ Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, pay close attention to detail with an action-oriented mindset that achieves swift execution
+ Solid Excel skills and proficient PowerPoint and Google Apps skills, experience in automation in Excel and/or Google Sheets preferred you can handle complexity but strive for simplicity
+ Strong written and spoken communication skills; ability to connect and influence others and convey technical financial information to non-financial professionals
+ NetSuite, Adaptive Planning and/or Looker experience is a plus
Associated topics: associate director, controller, director, general manager, general operational manager, operation, operational manager, recruit, staff, supply


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