Operation director (Porto, Portugal)

Full Time

Опубліковано 3 months назад

Company bettter.us         


Why choose bettter*:  

  • bettter* is the first system of upcycling technologies that operate as a multifaceted platform with a shared purpose.
  • We identify upscaling of upcycling technologies as the most important factor in the transition toward a sustainable society.
  • Prize LVMH in 2023 – this recognition serves as a validation of our hard work and dedication to driving change and making a positive impact through #upcycling. With this honor, we are empowered to further develop our #technology and bring the concept of upcycling to a whole new scale.

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Who are we starting to work with now: Browns, Bergdorf, Net-a-porte, Zegna 

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to join our upcycling system as a Supply Chain and Operations Director. In this key leadership role, you will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing all aspects of our supply chain and operations to ensure the efficient and seamless flow of products from design to delivery. The successful candidate will have a strong background in supply chain management, exceptional leadership skills, and a deep understanding of the fashion industry.

Key points in brief:

  • Set up a proper warehouse and R&D space in Porto, based on Portuguese law regulations.
  • Coordinate warehouse department: stock actualization, correct items information, set up sku and barcode system
  • Control the progress of warehouse, R&D and production workflows in the ERP program
  • Establish relationships with suit manufacturers in Portugal as well as with smaller workshops and ateliers.
  • Manage synchronization between Portuguese and London offices: stocks, sample creation, logistics
  • Hiring in Portugal: cooperate with universities, visit events, etc in order to find new specialists to join our team
  • Coordinate preparation of all the required law and tax documents for the company set up in Portugal
  • File company for grants

Detailed description:

  • Develop and execute the overall supply chain strategy and operational plans to meet business objectives and drive profitability.
  • Lead and manage the end-to-end supply chain operations, including procurement, production planning, inventory management, logistics, and distribution.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, and logistics partners to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of materials and finished products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as design, sales, and marketing, to ensure alignment and smooth coordination across all departments.
  • Continuously monitor and optimize supply chain processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize risks.
  • Implement and enforce best practices, standard operating procedures, and quality control measures to ensure product consistency and compliance with industry standards.
  • Lead the forecasting and demand planning activities to ensure accurate inventory levels and meet customer demands.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and report on supply chain performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Identify and evaluate new suppliers, vendors, and technologies to enhance the supply chain and operations capabilities.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and emerging technologies relevant to the fashion and apparel industry and recommend innovative strategies to stay competitive.
  • Set up a proper warehouse and R&D space in Porto, based on Portuguese law regulations.
  • Coordinate the warehouse department, including stock actualization, correct item information, and the implementation of an SKU and barcode system.
  • Control the progress of warehouse, R&D, and production workflows in an ERP program.
  • Establish relationships with suit manufacturers in Portugal, as well as smaller workshops and ateliers.
  • Manage synchronization between the Portuguese and London offices, including stock management, sample creation, and logistics coordination.
  • Collaborate with universities and attend events to find new specialists to join our team and oversee the hiring process in Portugal.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all required legal and tax documents for company setup in Portugal.
  • File the company for grants and actively pursue available funding opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, operations management, business administration, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a senior-level supply chain management role, preferably in the fashion or apparel industry.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management principles, practices, and technologies, including procurement, production planning, inventory management, logistics, and distribution.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute supply chain strategies that drive operational efficiency and cost reduction.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration across departments.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively influence and motivate teams.
  • Analytical mindset and strong problem-solving skills to identify and address supply chain issues and implement effective solutions.
  • Proficiency in using supply chain management software and tools to track and optimize operations.
  • Knowledge of sustainability practices and circular economy principles in the fashion industry is a plus.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Fluency in English; additional languages are a plus.
  • Based in Porto or willing to relocate.
  • As a Supply Chain and Operations Director at our fashion brand, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient flow of our products, contributing to the overall success of our business. If you have a passion for fashion, a strategic mindset, and a proven track record in supply chain management, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Type of Us:

  • High salary;
  • Office in the center of the city (Porto, Rua Santa Catarina 895);
  • Career growth of an international fashion company;
  • Official practice according to Portugal legislation;
  • Involvement in the creation of a unique global product.

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