VP of Operations

  • 222 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Sseko Designs uses fashion (and now coffee!) to create opportunity and community for women across the world and right here at home. From luxury leather travel bags to customizable footwear, Sseko creates stunning goods with an innovative business model that enables women in Uganda to attend university and pursue their dreams. Sseko products are sold by Sseko Fellows, a bright and bold community of dreamers and doers, who are using their passion and smarts to send women in Uganda to college and earn an income to pursue their own dreams.

Job Description

  • Establish goals and KPIs while overseeing daily operations of Customer Care, Supply Chain, Logistics, Order Fulfillment, Product Development, Procurement and Accounting

  • Design and implement systems, tools, process and technology that drive operational efficiencies

  • Lead capacity planning efforts for in-house production (Uganda) and supply chain resiliency 

  • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual budget and forecasting process

  • Monitor and evaluate employee performance and develop internal capacities within team

  • Assist CEO in fundraising activities

  • Participate in annual and quarterly strategic planning including but not limited to strategic projects, forecasting, setting key metrics, and capacity planning

Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years experience in a high level Operations role (Director of Operations or higher)

  • In depth knowledge of different business functions including product development cycle, supply chain, logistics and production

  • Experience implementing and / or working with an ERP in a retail and manufacturing environment

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Strong commitment to building an anti-racist organization that is diverse and inclusive

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong understanding of P & L, Cash Flow, Balance sheets and FP & A

Additional Information

You will be a part of an innovative team that is pioneering the path that merges traditional for-profit business models with positive social change for women in East Africa and right here at home. You will have the opportunity to grow a company and develop a new model for doing business. 

Time / Opportunity

  • Start Date: 9/14/20
  • Location: Open to remote, Portland, OR preferred.
  • Compensation: Depending on Experience, Health Insurance, 401k, PTO

Why:

You will be a part of an innovative team that is pioneering the path that merges traditional for-profit business models with positive social change for women in East Africa and right here at home. You will have the opportunity to grow a company and develop a new model for doing business.  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Sseko is on a mission to use business to create educational and economic opportunities for women across the globe. This is an ambitious goal that will only be accomplished with an inclusive culture that creates space for the most creative and courageous minds to have a seat the table. We believe that in addition to being in alignment with our value for justice and equality, building a diverse and inclusive team is required in order for us to achieve our audacious dream of creating a brighter and more just future for women everywhere. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.