Closed | Full time, London
Posted: 24/05/21 | Deadline: 01/06/21
We’re hiring an Operations Executive to join an innovative and fast-growing start-up that’s cleaning up the period industry – focusing on plastic waste, harsh chemicals & period shame.
- Able to work independently with good prioritisation skills.
- Problem solver
- You aren’t afraid to tackle obstacles head on and present potential solutions..
- Process enthusiast
- Eager to learn the ins and outs of our operations.
- Fast-growing start up with strong traction
- Established presence both as a D2C and retail business.
- A business with a clear mission
- You care about ending period shame and cleaning up the environment.
At DAME we believe women deserve better. That’s why we’re cleaning up the period industry, focusing on plastic waste, harsh chemicals and period shame. In January 2019 we launched the world’s first reusable tampon applicator, to tackle the 1.3 billion single-use applicators thrown away in the UK every year, along with our own organic, biodegradable tampons. Since then we’ve grown a community of amazing customers in over 60 countries, secured nationwide listings in most major retailers, and saved nearly 3 million plastic applicators from entering landfill and our oceans.
We’re also proud to be a certified B Corp and the first ever Carbon Neutral Plus brand, demonstrating that we meet the highest environmental and ethical standards. We’ve recently launched our second product, reusable period pads, which include patent-pending design technology to make them softer, thinner, drier and greener.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Reporting directly to our Operations Manager, as Operations Executive you will be taking on responsibilities across DAME’s supply chain. This includes being the main point of contact for our retail orders, as well as our small stockists, and seeing the fulfilment process through from start to finish. You will assist our Operations Manager with creating purchase orders and monitoring the ordering process. You will work closely with our 3PL to plan the kitting of products and monitor the KPIs set out between our 3PL and DAME to make sure we are delivering the best experience possible to our customers. You will be required to provide routine and ad-hoc information to the management team to support operational decision-making. Together with our Operations Manager, you will develop our carbon footprint model to gain valuable insights about our supply chain and implement our carbon offset plan. Your main objective is to always be on the lookout for ways we can make our operational processes more efficient. Being able to spot opportunities for improvement is key.
THE SKILLS YOU’LL NEED
We’re looking for an energetic Operations Executive, who’s up for the challenge to make our operations better than the best. This is an opportunity for a driven and ambitious person who cares deeply about the fate of our planet and is interested in gaining real-life, hands-on experience in a dynamic start-up environment. It will be varied, fast-paced and hugely rewarding.
Organised & self-motivated
You’re a do-er and love rolling up your sleeves and getting things done. You’re comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
An analytical mindset
You’re a wizard with numbers and Excel doesn’t phase you. You have exceptional problem-solving skills.
You’re not afraid to fail. You’re able to pick yourself up when things go wrong.
Driven and proactive
You have a hunger to keep pushing to make things better, faster, smarter, always with DAME’s operations in mind.
You have excellent written and spoken English language skills and you’re confident working with our customers.
You care about the Mission
You want to change the world, ending period shame and plastic period waste.
MEET THE TEAM
What the team have to say about DAME…
I wanted to join DAME because:“…I didn’t want my daughter growing up imbibing the same negative and limiting messaging I had going into puberty.” Celia, Co-Founder
“…I wanted a career change to a role with purpose, working for a cause I believe in.” Anna, Head of Operations & Finance
“…to be part of an epic company with an incredible mission.” Sophie, Content Editor
Last week I:
“…prepared the publication of our eco-survey results, collaborating with other brands. Got ready for a partnership announcement. Explored sampling opportunities with potential partners. Started an awards application.” Caroline, Marketing & Community Executive
“…planned production for the reusable pads, liaising with suppliers. Put together the carbon footprint calculator for the pads, implemented a new inventory management system.”4Lauren, Operations Manager
“…worked on the website redesign, packaging design, social content and Christmas gift guide.” Gemma, Graphic Designer
“…finalised legal work from our investment round, worked on new packaging for our applicator, negotiated to reduce costs of our good, helped with a gift guide, talked to the team about share options & how to avoid burnout working from home. “Celia, Co-Founder
My favourite thing about working at DAME is:
“…Taking a blank piece of paper and building processes from scratch. Plus the team are awesome! “Anna, Head of Operations & Finance
“…working among a team of highly motivated individual who share the same passion for making the world a better place. No matter how busy things get, we’re still reducing waste, building confidence and changing the way people talk about periods together. ”Caroline, Marketing & Community Executive
“…the team culture.” Lucy, Finance & Operations Executive
I think you should consider joining DAME because:
“…Tampax is GOING DOWWWWWWN.” Sophie, Content Editor
“…everyone is invested in the company’s success – it feels a bit like we are all working on a big group project, just every day!” Lucy, Finance & Operations Executive
“…the culture is fast-paced, supportive and challenging” Lauren, Operations Manager
“…we’re the ONLY tampon you would align with fashion brands.” Gemma, Graphic Designer
Salary of £23-25k pro rata. Cleaning up the period industry is a big job so we care for our team well and you’ll be able to help shape a sustainable challenger brand. We’re a tight-knit team, recognised as one of Escape The City’s top 100 companies to work for in2019 and 2020, and The Dots ‘Top 50 Companies to Work For’ 2021
– Employee options scheme
– 25 days pro rata of paid annual leave plus bank holidays
– An endless supply of free organic tampons (if applicable – men are also welcome at DAME!)
– An exciting opportunity to help shape a sustainable challenger brand, committed to using business as a force for good
You will need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role.
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