Head of Operations (no Finnish required)

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

Rens' mission is to empower the next generation of world changers; those who break boundaries, follow their dreams, and make a huge impact on generations after them. Come join us on our journey to create the first-ever #CoffeeSneaker! We're offering a senior position, Head of Operations based in Helsinki, Finland (Worry not! We also offer relocation supports). If you would like to be a part of history and build a global leader in Sustainable Fashion from the Nordics, this job is for you.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for a Head of Operations to oversee daily activities across different teams. You will be the one to ensure that Rens is well-coordinated and productive by managing our procedures and coaching other team members.

What you will do

  • Liaise directly with the CEO, CMO, CTO to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals

  • Plan, monitor the day-to-day operations, and supervise members of different teams (Retail, Logistics, Legal, Operations, and Accounting, etc.)

  • Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements

  • Oversee customer support processes and organize them to enhance customer experience

  • Review financial information and adjust operational budgets to maximize growth and increase profitability

  • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors when applicable

  • Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data and metrics

  • Ensure that the company runs with legality and conformity to established regulations


The ideal candidate has:

  • Proven experience as Head of Operations/Operations Leader/COO or equivalent position

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities

  • Outstanding communication and people skills

  • Knowledge of industry’s legal rules and guidelines

  • In-depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles (e.g. supply chain, finance, customer support, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics

  • High fluency in English, no Finnish required

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to work under a lot of pressure

  • Adaptability to work in a young, dynamic, and multicultural (7 different nationalities) environment of a fast-growing startup.


It would be a plus if you also have:

  • Experience in scaling up consumer brands or eCommerce-related startups/scaleups

  • Experience in Retail, Fashion, and Supply Chain Management

  • Solid knowledge of data analytics

  • Experience in multinational operations (i.e. Nordics, USA, East Asia)

  • A growth mindset with the ability to keep pushing forward despite the chaos!


What we can offer

  • A unique and global business opportunity

  • A chance to build the Nordics' first sustainable sneaker brand and a future market leader in global sustainable fashion

  • Valuable professional experience in the intersection of International Trade, eCommerce, Fashion, and Cleantech

  • Competitive compensation PLUS stock options.

  • Opportunity to grow your career as part of Rens' Executive Team

  • A beautiful and spacious storefront office in the center of Helsinki, Finland

  • International, creative, and “super cool” co-workers

  • Endless coffee (duh!)



  • Please kindly submit your application through The Hub. We do not process applications submitted through our emails.

  • We process applications as soon as we receive them. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found.

  • Finally, this is a Senior Position that requires specific professional experience as indicated above. If your experience does not meet the requirements, please check out several other positions still available at Rens via our profile page here.

For more information or questions please contact us at works@rensoriginal.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

See all 12 benefits

Working at
Rens Original

At Rens, we’re building a new footwear generation made from the world’s most advanced technologies and sustainable materials. Like all of us living in the era of fast-fashion, we too are frustrated with the insane amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. We believe that by combining sustainable materials with technology and style, we can create the world’s best sneaker, without wasting precious resources from Mother Nature. Learn more about us here https://rensoriginal.com/

Read more about Rens Original

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