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VC Associate @ ThredUP in Oakland, CA

Please note that our thredUP team is currently working remotely, however, this role will be expected to report to our Oakland location once we are safely able to return to the office.

About ThredUP

In 2009, thredUP set out to make used clothes the new normal and create a more sustainable future for fashion. The company designed a modern resale experience that took the work and risk out of thrift, and converted a generation of secondhand skeptics to fans. Sellers send clothes directly to thredUP by the bagful, and buyers shop quality-checked items from over 35,000 brands at steep discounts. To power this marketplace, thredUP built an infrastructure that has recirculated 100 million unique garments via proprietary technology, data and logistics. thredUP most recently expanded its platform with Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) to power resale for the world’s leading fashion brands. As a circular fashion pioneer, thredUP is reducing fashion’s impact on the planet and unlocking economic value for consumers and brands alike.

We’re looking for an all-purpose player that can tackle everything from digging in the numbers to building decks to speaking to potential partners. You’ll be on the New Ventures team, focused on building out our Resale-As-A-Service platform. You’re excited to talk to our customers and partners, and get to the heart of what they want from thredUP. You’re scrappy, know how to work with limited resources, and can work independently. You will build upon an already successful and growing list of RAAS partners including Walmart, Athleta, GAP, Banana Republic, Rent the Runway, Reformation, Madewell, and others.

This role is based in thredUPs Oakland, CA headquarters and reports to thredUP’s Head of New Ventures.

What You’ll Do…

  • Build decks to speak to thredUP’s capabilities and potential partner needs
  • Engage with current and future partners, understanding their requirements
  • Manage the current initiatives for a wide range of partners, pushing forward next steps and tracking down answers
  • Analyze performance of partner initiatives, identifying opportunities for growth and reporting out to stakeholders
  • Build out requirements for dedicated engineers in upcoming projects
  • Dig into thredUP’s ops process, gaining an understanding of what’s possible vs not
  • Serve as a liaison between Marketing, Finance, Ops, Engineering, and others across organization

What We’re Looking For…

  • 2+ years of experience in consulting, banking or start-ups
  • Retail industry experience a plus
  • Strong quantitative skills, combined with great attention to detail, such as a willingness to dig into underlying data to ensure code is functioning as you expect it to
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to build a P&L (or willingness to learn!)
  • Polished communication skills and comfort speaking with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to translate ideas to slides
  • Scrappy, flexible and hard-working

What We Offer

The opportunity to make a massive impact & influence outcomes for our business and customers alongside passionate coworkersAutonomy. The ability to make, own, and carry out decisionsCompetitive salary, equity and full benefits (health/dental/vision insurance & 401k)Work from anywhere most Tuesdays and Thursdays (what we call Maker Days)Catered lunch on Wednesdays, cold brew coffee and beer on tapFlexible PTO

At thredUP, our mission has been built on extending the lives of millions of unique clothing items. Much like our inventory, we believe diversity is key. As a diverse and inclusive workplace, we are committed to ensuring our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work every day. A unique perspective is critical to solving complex problems and inspiring a new generation to think secondhand first. Everyone is welcome – be you.

Please note that our thredUP team is currently working remotely, however, this role will be expected to report to our Oakland location once we are safely able to return to the office.

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

October 30, 2020 at 12:54 am

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