Opportunities at AVP portfolio companies


Authentication Expert

Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
Vestiaire Collective is the leading global online marketplace for desirable pre-loved fashion. Our mission is to transform the fashion industry for a more sustainable future by empowering our community to promote the circular fashion movement. Vestiaire was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Paris with offices in London, Berlin, New York, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong and warehouses in Tourcoing (France), Crawley (UK), Hong Kong and New York.
We currently have a diverse global team of 700 employees representing more than 50 nationalities. Our values are Activism, Transparency, Dedication and Greatness and Collective. We are proud to be a BCorp.
About the role 🖥
Reporting directly to the Authentication and QC Manager, you will serve as the quality and training liaison in all aspects related to Authentication and QC expertise.

Your mission is to:

  • Provides support to teams to ensure optimal expertise quality levels through training and coaching
  • Act as the local representative of the central Academy team and partner with the Authentication & QC Team Leader to coordinate and contribute to the development of authentication knowledge.
  • Collaborate with our business team on marketing events : partake in PR events (as needed) as a VC representative to educate potential clients on the Trust pillar
  • The position is critical to ensure Vestiaire Collective maintains superior Authentication & QC services to our Customers, building Trust with and between our Buyers / Sellers.

What you will do 👜

  • Performance assessment and Action plans
  • You continuously monitor and analyze the expertise quality of teams (KPIs and root causes)
  • You collaborate with the Team Leader to propose and define individual and group training plans for authenticators, including initial training, ongoing training, and coaching
  • You are present on the ops floor, are aware of authentication expertise issues and needs, communicate them, and propose innovative solutions to your manager and the Central Team.
  • Control, Coach & Mentor
  • You ensure the correct application of expertise methodologies.
  • You provide individual and group feedback on performance to authentication and quality control team, helping them to improve their performance
  • You recommend to Team Leader relevant authenticators and controllers to join the pool of trainers.
  • You serve as a mentor for experts and build their confidence.
  • You support Team leader in assessing team performance
  • Research, Train and Expertise
  • You train the pool of trainers and document authors (research method and formalization).
  • You participate in the trainer pool, plan, prepare, and execute assigned training sessions in coordination with the Team Leader
  • You study collections, research authentication tips, and formalize them.
  • You provide operational support during peak activity periods.
  • You will be sought after from time to time for Expert opinion regarding complex items.
  • You are an expert / brand ambassador that attends and speaks to the trust pillar at PR events.

Who you are ⭐

  • You demonstrate authentication expertise, confirmed by more than 2 years of recent practice, across a wide range of brands and categories
  • You have ideally 3 years of experience in a production environment (experience in textiles or e-commerce is a plus).
  • You have a extensive knowledge and curiosity in fashion and luxury industry especially the manufacturing process and material sourcing
  • You demonstrate a dynamic attitude, analytical and methodical thinking.
  • You know how to prioritize and adapt in a dynamic environment.
  • You have excellent communication skills and a team spirit.
  • You have great public speaking skills and feel comfortable in front of the camera.
  • You possess strong interpersonal and human qualities; build trust.
  • You are proactive and consistently focused on problem-solving.
  • You have a strong sense of customer service.
  • You have good analytical skills and a command of numbers.
  • You read, speak, and write in English
  • You are proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
What we offer 🎁
A meaningful job with an impact on the way people consume fashion and promote sustainability
The opportunity to do career-defining work in a fast-growing French-born scale up
The possibility to work as part of a globally diverse team with more than 50 nationalities
Two days to help Project - reinforcing your activist journey and volunteer for an association
Significant investment in your learning and growth
Competitive compensation and benefits package
As full member of our entrepreneurial project, you will be eligible to free shares
Annual salary of $75,000 - $85,000 + up to 7% annual bonus
Vestiaire Collective is an equal opportunities employer