About the role
We are looking for a brilliant Office Manager to join our growing Operations team and help us on our quest to make Unmade an amazing place to work! You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a wonderful office space (physically and virtually) where the team can come together to collaborate with purpose as well as have fun! You will ensure everything runs smoothly and be able to spot issues before they happen. You will be in charge of managing suppliers, planning team events, and working closely with the Operations team to define how we work in-person and online. We are looking for someone with a “no task too big or too small” mentality. There is an opportunity for the person in this role to grow with Unmade: two of our previous Office Managers are still with the company in different roles!
Today 30% of all clothing products made end up in landfill. 10% of global carbon emissions are attributed to the fashion industry.
Unmade are building the digital infrastructure to enable a demand-driven apparel industry. Our patented technology allows you to design and customise clothing yourself, so brands only make what will actually sell. This reduces waste, helps the planet, and supports a more sustainable, ethical economy.
Today, Unmade works with some of the most recognisable fashion and sportswear brands, such as New Balance. See the 111 Knit shoe and read more about this "audacious project". Try Unmade's customisation tooling yourself on Ralph Lauren.
Unmade won Drapers' Best Digital Innovation award, was nominated as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative, and recently joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100 Programme, helping the world transition to a more circular economy.
In the next 12 months you will be:
To be successful in this role, you will need to be:
Salary: £25 - 30k
Location: The responsibilities of this role require you to be mainly office-based, but you may work remotely occasionally. The rest of the team are hybrid, with some of us working remotely more often, and others preferring to work in the office at least a few days a week. We get together as a full team once every three months for our quarterly kickoffs, as well as for our summer BBQ and end of year party. Smaller groups get together as and when needed.
What’s it like working at Unmade?
Unmade is a friendly, enthusiastic team who share the belief that the fashion industry needs radical change. We have a dynamic, supportive environment and strive to ensure everyone can do their best work and have fun whilst doing so.
We are building a product to have a lasting, positive impact on the fashion and sportswear industries, and the planet. We care about the work we do, are passionate about doing it, and are supportive of everyone to do the same.
We push for the best, but know that even with the best laid plans things can go wrong. Failure is not a dirty word, and we’re ok sharing when it happens. We value learning from each other and sharing what we do. No one is unapproachable, and everyone’s voice matters.
We care about helping the tech industry become a more inclusive, diverse place, and strive to lead by example. We encourage everyone to bring their whole selves to work, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Perks and benefits
What to expect from the application and interview process
We want to hire the best people, regardless of their background. It’s also really important to us that we hire in a way which is both effective and aligns with our values.
What the process will look like for you:
Step 1: Application review
When applying for the role, you’ll be asked three questions which will help us understand how you think about work and whether you’re a good fit for the role. Your answers will be scored blind to prevent bias. If you score well, we will email you to schedule a phone call with someone from the hiring team.
Step 2: Phone interview
This stage of the interview process is an opportunity to screen for the basic requirements of the job, find out more about your expectations, and answer any initial questions you might have about the role and Unmade.
Step 3: Interview* part 1 - Technical skills & experience
This interview will normally be with the hiring manager and another team member you would work with closely in the role. The interview will last around 50 minutes and we'll focus on the technical skills and traits needed to be successful in the job. This could take various forms, depending on the role you're interviewing for. For example, for an engineering role there may be a pair-programming session or a technical conversation; for a sales role this might include a presentation. You will always be told in advance what to expect.
Step 4: Interview* part 2 - Values & behaviours
You'll meet with two other members of the team. It will take around 50 minutes, and we'll be focussing on how you communicate and work as a part of a team, and the qualities and behaviours that show alignment with our company values: