Operations Executive

Dame

  • Full Time

To apply for this job please visit wearedame.co.

QUICK SUMMARY

Self-starter
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
Eagerto 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.

ABOUT DAME
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 monitorthe 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 forimprovement is key.

THE SKILLS YOU’LL NEED
We’re looking for an energetic Operations Executive, who’s up forthe challenge to make our
operations betterthan 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.
Resilience
You’re not afraid to fail. You’re able to pick yourself up when things go wrong.
Driven and proactive
You have a hungerto keep pushing to make things better, faster, smarter, always with DAME’s
operations in mind.
Personable
You have excellent written and spoken English language skills and you’re confident working with our
customers.
You care aboutthe 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 managementsystem.”

Lauren, 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 aboutshare
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 processesfrom scratch.
Plusthe 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 periodstogether.”
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 isinvested in the company’ssuccess- it feels a bit like
we are all working on a big group project, just every day!”
Lucy, Finance & Operations Executive

“…the culture isfast-paced, supportive and challenging”
Lauren, Operations Manager

“…we’re the ONLY tampon you would align with fashion brands.”
Gemma, Graphic Designer

PRACTICAL DETAILS
Salary of £23-25k pro rata.
Cleaning up the period industry is a big job so we care for ourteam 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 forin
2019 and 2020, and The Dots ‘Top 50 Companies to Work For’ 2021
Other Perks
– 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 forthis role.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Send your CV and covering letterto lauren@wearedame.co
Tell us not just why you’re an ideal candidate but also how this opportunity fits in with your career
and future ambitions. Take yourtime and tell us your story – but keep it succinct (no more than 2
short paragraphs).

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