Nov 24, 2020

Associate Director of Operations Strategy

  • Catch Co.
  • Remote (Chicago, IL, USA)
Full time Fishing Industry Outdoor Industry Analytics/ Data Distribution-Shipping eCommerce Operations Strategy-Planning Supply Chain

Job Description


Position Overview:

The Associate Director of Operations Strategy is a new high-impact role at the Catch Company that will help drive forward our ability to deliver a best-of-class customer experience from a product and fulfillment perspective. You will work across different teams, develop new approaches and utilize data to execute against high value strategic projects for Mystery Tackle Box, Karl’s Bait & Tackle, and broader Catch Company.

What you will do:

  • Partner with the VP of Operations to facilitate the special projects that will help achieve long-term company and team goals, including:
    • Exploring opportunities to diversify our supply chain and reduce risk
    • Optimizing efficiency and increasing accuracy in our fulfillment centers
    • Identifying opportunities for capital investments or automation
    • Optimizing the use of inventory across Mystery Tackle Box, Karl’s Bait & Tackle and owned brands
  • Develop and improve dashboards and use of data
    • Own daily, weekly and monthly KPIs tracking for the operations team
    • Reduce manual reporting and develop new reporting that will drive better decision-making processes
    • Collaborate with team members to identify new strategies for using data to make better decisions and improve our customer experience
  • Create plans for large-scale fulfillment projects and execute on them with the assistance of internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities to differentiate Catch Co’s customer experience from an operations perspective

Company Overview:

At Catch Co, our purpose is to rescue people from the indoors and connect them with one of America’s largest sporting industries: fishing. We operate 3 unique businesses to deliver on that mission:

  1. Mystery Tackle Box (MTB) – The #1 fishing tackle subscription box
  2. Karl’s Bait and Tackle (KBT) – eCommerce site focused on fishing and outdoor goods
  3. Catch Co Brands – design and manufacturing of product sold on MTB, KBT and 3rd party retail

We’re building the premier digital shopping experience that introduces anglers to the best new gear and lifestyle apparel. We are looking for exceptionally talented people to help make that vision a reality. In addition to being talented, our team members are honest, curious, take action and always seek to leave things better than they found them. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you.

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • We are a dynamic early-stage startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a great culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies


What experience you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4-6 years of work experience in an analytical role (e.g., corporate strategy, consulting, finance, operations, etc)
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Masters of Supply Chain, etc) preferred but not required
  • Experience using data to make informed decisions and building new processes
  • Experience working with multiple team members and being able to communicate effectively
  • Experience in warehouse management strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Track record of being very organized, detail oriented, and balancing multiple priorities

What will make you successful:

  • Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why”. Always looking to make things better
  • Passion: You are driven by a love for what you do.
  • Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work
  • Action: Knowing when to shift from planning to doing. You are not afraid to get your hands dirty.
  • Honesty: Transparency with customers, partners and teammates
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Data-driven mindset

Catch Co. is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Catch Co. recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected status.


  • "Take what you need" PTO Policy
  • 10 Paid Holidays + 4 additional paid days off specifically to enjoy the outdoors
  • Flexible working schedule & WFH opportunities
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - We cover 90% of your premium and 50% for dependents
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employer-Sponsored Disability Insurance
  • Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance
  • 401(K) plan
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Incredible culture, fun events and passionate coworkers
  • Unlimited coffee and fruit snacks

Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

Company Address

Catch Co. 549 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois USA

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