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Director of Operations & Quality @Gnarbox Santa Monica, CA, United States Full Time

About us:

We believe in making the creative process easier for anyone with a camera.  Our first product, GNARBOX, is a pocket-sized computer that can backup, edit, and manage media faster than ever before.
Our company’s future demands that we effectively and efficiently produce and distribute our products.  Therefore, it is imperative that we recruit organizational leaders capable of implementing proper operational strategies and processes.
You will:
  • Manage employees and vendors in order to procure the components (BOM) for GNARBOX on-time and on-quality
  • Directly interface with our Contract Manufacturer to manage production schedules and quality
  • Be the ultimate owner of hardware product quality and develop/measure test protocols
  • Coordinate forecasting activities by building consensus between business, sales, marketing, and operational arms
  • Manage the distribution of GNARBOX units to Sales Channels, including direct-to-customer
  • Develop processes to manage operational risk and reduce exposure over time
  • Be a thought leader and train our team in Operational Excellence

Our ideal candidate has:
  • Enjoy solving challenging problems in complex systems
  • Always pay close attention to detail
  • Apply discipline and process to get things done
  • Have the ability to stay organized and work well under time pressure
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Are a natural leader and comfortable with being responsible for crucial initiatives
  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to work over 60 hours a week if needed
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel
  • To be located in the general Los Angeles Area
  • Experience in manufacturing, supply chain management, or distribution
  • Experience in sales/marketing forecasting
  • Familiarity with Agile business/product development models
  • An open mind to learning

Bonus points:
  • Have been part of a team bringing a product to market for the first time
  • Have held organizational leadership roles at a hardware-based technology company
  • Are familiar with techniques for database and data management
  • Built an end-to-end supply chain model in the past

What we can offer:
  • Equity
  • Health benefits
  • Bonuses

Gnarbox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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