polette is based on a holistic business concept that focuses on a mix of well-being and work: sport activities, great parties, Crazy Friday’s… polette stands for team spirit, friendships and personal fulfillment. From our offices, our showrooms and to our ateliers, our energy is focused on fashion, quality and personalized advice.
All started in Hong-Kong where two young entrepreneurs with $2 000 in their pockets revolutionized the optical market with polette.
From immense skyscrapers in Hong-Kong and Shanghai the team members have experienced it all and the adventure continues. From a webshop to the opening of many connected showrooms worldwide, polette has not said its last word. Today, this unlimited force is making headlines on TV, newspapers and influencers.
polette is a microcosm of curious, dynamic people with creative minds. We draw our minimalist and avant-garde inspiration from art, traveling and encounters. At polette we have personality, determination but above all a lot of humanity. Since 2011, you are part of the polette revolution, thank you for your confidence and loyalty.
We’re looking for a multi-talent to join the team in Amsterdam to support the operational growth of polette. You’ve got the mindset to make anything you manage run perfectly smooth and make it grow. Our showroom network requires a lot of planning and management. All technical systems can break down, need improvement or replacement. Your understanding of technology and a business mindset help you to anticipate all issues, oversee the maintenance and budgeting. polette is an omni-channel eyewear brand blurring traditional boundaries between online and offline. This means that the showrooms are constantly in development. You will support the Operations Manager to find solutions and organise the implementation. You’ll join our team during the first half of September for a 5-6 months full time internship. The first two months will be focused on training and getting you up to speed. As you gain speed you’ll work more independently. At polette we love bringing people beautiful, affordable eyewear from €15 and to revolutionise the way people shop their glasses around the world. We do this by designing, producing and providing our glasses in-house, because glasses should be affordable and fun for everyone.
* Supporting the Operations Manager (OM) in providing technical support for the showrooms: finding engineers and handymen for example if something breaks or needs replacement. * Providing logistics support to the showrooms with regards to the rollout of collection campaigns et cetera. * You’ll be a contact person for the showroom managers regarding maintenance planning and contracts, searching local partners and preparing budgets for the OM. * You’ll provide the OM with administrative support to find new suppliers and partners and prepare budget sheets for the OM. * Sourcing suppliers, comparing prices and negotiating conditions is an important part of your work that you’ll do under the guidance of the OM. This way you make sure our teams work in safe, functional and beautiful environments. * You keep a good record of all your work, so your learnings can be used for other projects or as comparison material. * As operations assistant you’ll support the other departments in finding solutions for their operational challenges. * As Operations assistant you identify business opportunities and communicate with business leads to contribute to the growth of polette. * You develop knowledge of the optical market and trends to improve the effectiveness of the service delivery of polette.
This describes you: * Your English is excellent and your French is fluent or better. * Speaking Dutch is a plus * Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field. * 1-3 years of relevant work experience. * You feel comfortable using spreadsheets for all kinds of tasks. * You’re a creative person, always looking for solutions. * Strong researching skills and understanding how knowledge and data can contribute to the organisation. * You’re an excellent communicator and building rapport is easy for you. * Excellent attention to detail and the ability to bring high quality reporting and presentations. * Good time management skills: you always find time to do that important thing first while keeping an eye on the long term goals. * You’re able to work on a plurality of parallel projects. * You’re a teamplayer who gets gratification from supporting others. * If you’re able to create professional technical drawings this is a plus. The perks: * Being part of a fun and passionate team with a drive to change the world. * Making a difference to all people working at and visiting our showrooms, amazing them with excellent facilities. * The opportunity to learn in a fast-growing omni-channel company that leads its market. * Being part of an inspiring international team. * Free polette glasses! * A generous internship compensation. * Based on your performance there's a possibility to turn this internship into a fully compensated job with excellent growth opportunities. Applying Please send your cover letter and cv to [email protected] and we’ll get in touch for further steps.
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