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Senior Industrial Engineer

ThredUp

ThredUp

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2024

About thredUP
thredUP is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, thredUP has become one of the world's largest online resale platforms for apparel, shoes and accessories. Sellers love thredUP because we make it easy to clean out their closets and unlock value for themselves or for the charity of their choice while doing good for the planet. Buyers love shopping value, premium and luxury brands all in one place, at up to 90% off estimated retail price. Our proprietary operating platform is the foundation for our managed marketplace and consists of distributed processing infrastructure, proprietary software and systems and data science expertise. With thredUP's Resale-as-a-Service, some of the world's leading brands and retailers are leveraging our platform to deliver customizable, scalable resale experiences to their customers. thredUP has processed over 172 million unique secondhand items from 55,000 brands across 100 categories. By extending the life cycle of clothing, thredUP is changing the way consumers shop and ushering in a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.

About thredUP:

thredUP is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, thredUP has become one of the world’s largest resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes and accessories. Sellers love thredUP because we make it easy to clean out their closets and unlock value for themselves or for the charity of their choice while doing good for the planet. Buyers love shopping value, premium and luxury brands all in one place, at up to 90% off estimated retail price. Our proprietary operating platform is the foundation for our managed marketplace and consists of distributed processing infrastructure, proprietary software and systems and data science expertise. In 2018, we extended our platform with thredUP’s Resale-As-A-Service (RaaS), which facilitates modern resale for a number of the world’s leading brands and retailers. thredUP has processed over 125 million unique secondhand items from 35,000 brands across 100 categories. By extending the life cycle of clothing, thredUP is changing the way consumers shop and ushering in a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.

How You Will Make An Impact

At thredUP, we are processing unique secondhand clothing at unparalleled volumes and looking for an experienced Senior Industrial Engineer to support our rapidly growing operation. You will be responsible for designing, developing, modifying, and integrating computer-controlled electronic and mechanical systems for the automation of industrial tasks and enhancement of processing or production equipment.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work at our Distribution Center in Lancaster, TX and visit remote DCs in the network to work with the Industrial Engineering team and review existing automation systems. This position requires a unique thought process to develop solutions for many different material handling challenges. The position will require light travel to our distribution network with locations in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and Texas and Oakland, and possible vendor visits, buy offs or automation shows.

In This Role You’ll Get To:

  • Develop and implement automation strategies to optimize operational processes.

  • Identify areas where automation can enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve overall productivity and ergonomics.

  • Evaluate and select appropriate automation technologies and systems for integration.

  • Lead automation projects from conception to implementation, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budget constraints.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.

  • Plan and oversee the seamless integration of automation systems into existing operational processes.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure compatibility with existing software and systems.

  • Conduct cost-benefit analyses to justify automation investments and demonstrate the return on investment.

  • Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to automation projects and processes to preemptively address bottlenecks.

  • Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with automation implementation, projects and internal roll outs.

  • Develop contingency plans to address unexpected challenges and disruptions.

  • Collaborate with various departments, including engineering, production, and maintenance, to foster effective communication and teamwork.

  • Manage automation vendors and contractors to select suitable equipment and technologies.

  • Negotiate contracts, manage relationships, and ensure timely delivery of goods and services.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field.

  • 3-5 years of practical experience in industrial engineering roles including automation.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or other relevant project management certifications.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (CAD) in 2D applications.

  • Familiarity with automation technologies and systems.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective internal and external collaboration and reporting.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Experience in identifying and mitigating risks associated with industrial engineering projects.

  • Ability to think innovatively and propose creative solutions to engineering challenges.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changes in project scope or requirements.

  • Proficient in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  • Ability to work quickly with minimal supervision

  • Available for up to 25% travel to other ThredUP distribution centers

  • If you don’t like spending your days in a cubicle, this is the perfect position for you. As part of the Automation Team you will be expected to work in dynamic environments, bend down, reach overhead, lift/carry up to 30lbs and push/pull up to 150lbs.

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

What We Offer:

  • 4-day work week, with Fridays off
  • Hybrid work environment: 3 days in the office and 1 day remote each week
  • Competitive salary (we leverage market data)
  • Many thredUP employees also have the opportunity to own shares of thredUP stock and are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible PTO (take the time you need) + 13 company holidays
  • Paid Sabbatical after 3 years of full time employment
  • Generous paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life and disability insurance offered
  • We live by our Core Values of Transparency, SpeakingUP, Thinking Big, Infinite Learning, Influencing Outcomes & Seeking the Truth
  • RaaS - Inc. Magazine, 2022 Power Partner Awards
  • Thrift the Look– TIME Magazine, The Best Inventions of 2022
  • Winner of Lattice's “People Vision” - recognizing thredUP as a top place to work for our investment in professional development and our innovations in work-life integration

We believe diversity, inclusion and belonging is key for our team

At thredUP, our mission has been built on extending the lives of millions of unique clothing items. Much like our inventory, we are proud to have fostered a workplace that is one-of-a-kind. As a company focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging, 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. Be you.

If you are a candidate with a disability and have a reasonable accommodation request for the job application process, please email disabilitysupport@thredup.com the specific details of your disability related accommodation request. This email address is reserved for candidates with disabilities only. General application inquiries will not receive a response.