Operations Excellence Program Manager

  • Roncq, Nord, France
  • Operations
  • Vinted Go

Brief info about Vinted 

Vinted Marketplace is the largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with millions of registered members spanning 22 markets in Europe and North America. With a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted enables people to sell and buy second-hand clothes and lifestyle items from each other, helping give those items a second or even third life.   

Vinted Go launched in 2022,  with a focus on developing products and solutions for more seamless shipping and delivery across Europe. Vinted Go has connected more than 40 carriers and more than 200,000 PUDO points across Europe to support the delivery of millions of parcels per year.  

The Vinted Group, composed of Vinted Marketplace and Vinted Go, is headquartered in Vilnius, with workplaces in Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 2,000 employees. It is backed by six leading venture capital firms: Accel, Burda Principal Investments, EQT Growth, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital. 

Information about the position 

In this role, the Operational Excellence Program Manager will work to enable the operational teams to perform at their highest potential level of efficiency and quality within the existing products and processes. This will be achieved by ensuring process compliance, standardisation and ensuring operational management have the tools and insights needed to drive improvements.

In this position, you’ll 

  • Build close working relationships with the Operational teams who execute Sortation, Last Mile and Mid-Mile operations. This includes leadership, managers and operators. 
  • Spend regular time on the ground in our Paris, Lyon and Lille hubs to deeply understand processes, challenges faced by the operation, drive engagement and quickly implement improvements. 
  • Leverage lean principles to improve the efficiency and quality of our process execution. 
  • Establish the necessary performance tracking and governance mechanisms to understand how well the operation is performing within our processes.
  • Ensure new processes and products are integrated to the operation in a structured and managed way. 
  • Work closely on operational excellence topics with supporting teams such as Operations Development, Data Science and Analytics, Health & Safety, Product & Engineering. 
  • Be responsible for delivering all mechanisms needed for process standardisation and compliance which includes: Standard operating procedures, 5S implementation, equipment readiness, training and communications. 
  • Work in a structured manner e.g. DMAIC
  • Be responsible for setting high standards and work with ops leadership to drive this culture in the operation.

About you 

  • Experience with working in or closely supporting operational environments, preferably in logistics but not essential. 
  • Lean Six Sigma trained or proven experience at implementing Lean Six Sigma principles in an operational environment or a continuous improvement program. 
  • Experienced with operational training method and effective use of 5S to achieve excellent performance.
  • Comfortable with basic data analysis and key performance indicators used in logistic operations. 
  • Enjoy diving deep into operational performance problems to understand the root cause and be comfortable with independent learning and information gathering. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to effectively communicate learnings, goals and project deliverables, new process expectations etc.
  • Able to be based out of one of our 3 main city hubs (Paris, Lyon, Lille) and willing to travel across our France network regularly.  
  • Fluent English and French speaker.
  • Have a people-oriented approach and proven track record of effective stakeholder influence and management. 
  • Self starter and action orientated.

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 25 working days of holiday
  • Newest MacBook models
  • Mental and emotional health support through the Mindletic app
  • Home office support: we provide IT workstation equipment and a personal budget of up to €540 for home workplace furniture
  • Lunch voucher card
  • Private health insurance
  • Frequent team-building events
  • A personal monthly budget for shopping on Vinted
  • The opportunity to spend up to 90 days per year - 21 of which can be spent working outside of the EU - on workation

Working at Vinted 

Individual Learning Budget

Vinted will set aside a yearly sum equal to 10-13.2% of your annual salary to be invested in your continuous professional development. You’ll be able to take the initiative to use it for covering relevant learning activities that benefit your role.

Hybrid Work 

We’ve adopted a hybrid workplace model where 2 days in the office are recommended but not enforced. It’s up to you and your team to decide on the exact days you’ll spend working together in person.

Equal Opportunity

The Vinted Group is committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life feel a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences. At Vinted, all applicants are treated fairly without regard to their race, age, religion or belief, sex, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.