Position Title: Fulfillment Assistant
Reports to: Director of Operations
You will wow Xtracycle clients by ensuring that orders ship quickly, cost-effectively and accurately while maintaining accurate inventory at Xtracycle’s headquarters. This pivotal role will help Xtracycle achieve its mission: By the end of 2020, Xtracycle will have 202+ partner dealers that place pre-season orders, 2020+ new riders annually, and 202+ people who choose to be brand ambassadors and actively promote the lifestyle and product to friends, family, and perfect strangers.
Ship goods to clients:
Package fully assembled bikes for shipment
Package all accessory shipments
Use the appropriate software to create shipping labels and ensure that orders will be picked up by the right carrier
Maintain supply of all needed shipping supplies
Look for ways to increase speed of fulfillment, reduce costs and increase accuracy
Receive goods and shipping materials
Physically place items in the appropriate place
Virtually manage the inventory to ensure that our online system matches up with the reality of what we have
Oversee inventory accuracy at Xtracycle headquarters
Maintain the right amount of inventory at Xtracycle headquarters
Take regular stock counts using the software and hardware needed to accomplish this.
Keep Xtracycle inventory at headquarters accurate physically and virtually by recording:
Other stock adjustments as needed
Put slightly damaged products online
Photograph damaged products and write descriptions
Take the appropriate steps online to post the product on our website and keep our inventory accurate
Prepare bikes for assembly
Unbox bikes, place them in bike stands, and remove protective packaging.
Kit building for specific products
Assemble kits as needed for specific products.
Take ownership of Xtracycle offices and distribution centers
Keep Xtracycle headquarters organized for efficient and effective flow of materials including receiving, back stock, assembly, packaging, shipping, returns.
Put out receptacles for trash, recycling and compost on a weekly basis.
Break down boxes for recycling as needed.
Improve the physical spaces as needed.
Physically move goods
Drive moving trucks or vans to bring goods from our fulfillment center in Dublin, CA to our headquarters in Oakland and other driving as needed.
Answer technical questions
Measure things as needed for other staff
Software for shipping bikes and accessories via small parcel and freight from Xtracycle headquarters.
Unleashed Software for managing virtual inventory
Communication with internal and external audiences:
Google Drive for internal documentation.
Gmail for external communication.
Slack and Airtable for internal communication.
Google Calendar for coordinating schedules with staff/contractors.
Zoom for meetings with staff/contractors
Dropbox for document storage that will be shared outside of Xtracycle.
Your Qualities and Attributes:
Entrepreneurial attitude: You work hard and do whatever it takes to help Xtracycle succeed.
Attentive to details: You pay attention to the little stuff, while keeping your sights on the big picture.
Goal-Oriented: You have strong follow-through and consistently achieve your goals.
Ready for anything: You stay hyper-vigilant and attuned to the good and bad. You are prepared for the unexpected.
Problem-Solver: You notice when something isn’t working and work with your team to make it better.
Clear communicator: You are friendly, concise and open. You communicate simply and leave nothing open for interpretation in person, on calls, and in writing.
Curious: You have a desire to learn and grow.
Systems Builder: You’re constantly on the lookout for improving how we do things and build and document effective systems.
You’re comfortable lifting heavy things (bike boxes that weigh up to 75lbs), like to use your hands, are adept with computers and can type quickly (at least 60 WPM) and accurately. A plus if you have experience with tools and/or assembling bikes.
Valid driver’s license with a proven ability to drive moving trucks and smaller vehicles safely.
A plus if you have a desire to learn how to assemble Xtracycles.
This is a part-time (approx 20 hour/week) position with the potential for personal and career growth.
To apply for this position, go to: xcy.cl/apply
Please write “Fulfillment Assistant” into the Applying for field.
Your cover letter should answer the following question:
Why are you inspired to commit your time and energy to Xtracycle?
We’ll schedule interviews on a rolling basis with qualified candidates.
Work at our Oakland-based office which is in walking distance from MacArthur BART.
Xtracycle ignited the cargo bike revolution that’s spreading around the world. Our products are designed with the belief that virtually anything in your life can be accomplished with a bike and a sense of adventure. Realize your dreams. Sweeten your days. One pedal stroke at a time.
Twenty years ago, an idealistic Stanford engineering student, Ross Evans, landed in war-torn Nicaragua. In a tin and cinder-block shed, he welded together a revolutionary invention: a long-tail cargo bike that empowered farmers to pedal their produce to market.
Returning to California, Ross founded Xtracycle with a vision for transforming American transportation. Together with countless early riders, Xtracycle ignited a cargo bike movement that is spreading across the globe. Today, the pioneering Xtracycle EdgeRunner design leads the way in the LongTail category that was created right here.
We work to live by the following values:
Be a good butterfly.
If a butterfly can cause a hurricane thousands of miles away, so can you. Make it a good one.
Run the edges.
Edgerunners are those courageous people who by strength of will and nobility of spirit make life better for humanity. In this way of being, at times you will feel alone. We must reimagine the status quo and live for something bigger than ourselves.
Be ready for anything.
Open minds and hungry hearts—with a willingness to try new things, take risks, and fail forward—prepare us for everyday adventure. Commit to grow, master your uncertainty, sharpen your skills, and boldly forge your future.
When we fully engage with the moment, embrace our purpose, and are moved in body and spirit, we generate vicarious joy. This is our invitation to openly share your emotion, inspiration, meaning, and beauty: fuel your fire and lead the way with your light.
We ride together.
We share a vision of the bicycle as a powerful change agent—humble and inclusive yet revolutionary—and bikes that haul give people even more utility and personal freedom. That’s the whole point: we edgerunners ride together, and our bikes serve, transport, and transform us all. If the life we live is the legacy we leave, let’s ride!