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Start date: ASAP, December 2018
Reports to: Production Manager
Status: Hourly, full-time
Location: Portland, Oregon
Compensation: $15.50 – $16.50/hour DOE
Benefits: Includes health & dental.  

 

Organizational Overview

We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together over 20 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.

Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom, and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.

In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. Combined, our programs and shop services help riders build their skills and confidence; empower young people to ride to school and adults to ride to work; offer educational opportunities for teens to earn school credit; and support everyone in riding for health and recreation. We also collaborate with numerous community partners to generate pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement by training new educators, leaders, advocates and mechanics.

Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members.

The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

 

Job Summary

The Used Inventory Coordinator (UIC) leads our organizational effort to reuse & redistribute donated materials, with the twin goals of meeting monthly sales goals and reducing the amount of usable materials that must be recycled or disposed of. This position focuses on managing donated materials, with an eye toward ease, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.  

The UIC implements and supervises best practices in harvesting, identification, pricing, storage, and merchandising of used parts and accessories.  The UIC maintains a steady supply of priced and processed used parts and accessories on the sales floor year-round while maintaining orderly storage space and accurate inventory systems.  The UIC supports retail staff and mechanics as needed, and they will participate in the decision-making process with the Shop’s Leadership Team.

Ideal candidates will have experience in a high-volume bike shop environment, clear communication methods, excellent attention to detail and the ability to innovate and develop systems. 

 

Essential Functions

Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally.

Used Inventory Coordination (85%)  

  • Train and supervise staff, volunteers, and interns in the harvesting, pricing, cleaning, and organization of donated goods 
  • Maintain and improve systems to recognize and harvest usable parts off of unusable bicycles 
  • Work with Retail Manager to creatively display and merchandize used parts and accessories in our shop 
  • Maximize utilization of all reuse outlets including shop sales, online sales, program delivery, reuse partnerships, and on-site salvage sales 
  • Maintain and improve procedures to help consistently reduce the waste created from operations 
  • Ensure a clean, organized and accurate inventory through regular cycle counts and other best practices

Planning and Evaluation (15%)

  • Work with the Shop Leadership Team to utilize storage and floor space to maximize accessibility to customers and staff
  • Evaluate trends in products sales, returns and customer feedback
  • Track and assess current reuse and recycling efforts on a monthly basis, with an eye towards consistent improvement
  • Evaluate and innovative systems and structures within your department
  • Coordinate with other departments to provide for the needs of Cycling Center programs
  • Work with shop management team to improve operations at our bike shop

Qualifications & Characteristics

Required

  • Familiarity and working knowledge of a large variety of new and used bicycle related     components and materials
  • Knowledge of fundamental retail framework
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and seek out creative solutions 
  • Commitment to the concept of environmental sustainability 
  • Commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and account for detailed objectives
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Preferred

  • Experience managing inventory systems
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and skill driving a box truck
  • Fluency in spreadsheet software and comfort navigating inventory management systems
  • Spanish language fluency
  • Experience supporting or supervising staff members or volunteers

Please include in your resume all experience that relates to this position, such as volunteering, community service, lived experience, workshops, etc.

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “Used Inventory Coordinator” as the subject line to jobs@communitycyclingcenter.org.

This announcement was originally posted on November 18th, 2018.

Position is open until filled; please apply promptly if you are interested.  

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. We will not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sensory disabilities, physical disabilities, mental disabilities and/or any other bases protected by state and federal law. We take proactive measures to ensure against discrimination in hiring, compensation, promotions, and termination of staff, selection of volunteers (including board members) and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, customers, clients, volunteers (including board members), subcontractors, vendors, and other members of our community.

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Hours: 10am-6pm daily (fall/winter)Bike Shop Address: 1700 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503.287.8786Office/Mailing Address: 1805 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97212