The Global Trunk, a mission-based certified B Corporation in Los Angeles, seeks a creative individual to helm the day-to-day operations of a retail/wholesale small business. The Operations Manager is a full-time position, Monday - Friday 10am-6pm and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA in the neighborhood of West Adams.  We are looking for an organized self-starter who is passionate about fair trade and sustainable practices. We are proud of our long-term artisan partnerships in Guatemala & Mexico and need a Spanish-speaking manager who can nurture our artisan relationships. This is collaborative role that requires communication across a small, tight-knit team looking to make a big difference. A typical day for our Operations Manager can be spent creating spreadsheets, reviewing & discussing production projects with artisans, managing shipping & daily finances and organizing trade events. If you are good at multi-tasking and interested in other cultures, design techniques, and fair trade practices, we would love to meet you!

Qualifications & Desired Experience

  • Bilingual (English + Spanish)
  • Strong passion for fair trade practices
  • Creativity and interest in propelling the business forward
  • Able to travel several times a year, both national and international
  • Managerial/operations experience, especially in a leadership role
  • Understanding of financial management and budgeting (profit/loss, balance sheet, cash-flow management, tax reporting)
  • Sales – retail and/or wholesale experience a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and Mac OSX functions
  • Experience with e-commerce platforms
  • Eager learner with the ability to adapt quickly
  • Team player who can also work independently
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Well organized with a keen attention to detail
  • Valid drivers license and US passport

 Compensation & Benefits 

  • Salaried position, $45,000/year
  • Health benefits, company cell phone, and parking

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to anabella@theglobaltrunk.com with the subject line "Operations Manager Application". A member from our team will reach out for an interview if we think the applicant may be a good fit for the position. Please no phone calls.