Tender Loving Empire, a growing specialty retail company with great opportunities for future career development, is hiring an Operations Coordinator/Warehouse Assistant.

Operations Coordinator/Warehouse Assistant (“OCWA”)

The OCWA provides crucial support in the day-to-day operations of TLE’s HQ, particularly the backoffice, warehousing, receiving, shipping and other retail supply chain functions.  The OCWA is a full-time position (40 hours per week) and reports to the Supply Chain Manager (SCM)


  • Prepare and accurately complete website orders and/or intracompany transfers for delivery or pickup according to schedule (load, pack, wrap, label, ship)
  • Assist in coordinating and completing intracompany deliveries or transfers with in-house and/or outside couriers
  • Receive and process HQ stock products, and intracompany transfers (pick, unload, label, store)
  • Assist in performing adequate inventory controls and backstock organization and keeping quality standards high.
  • Assist to insure adequate retail store supply levels at HQ (and at each store)
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimise space utilisation
  • Report any discrepancies noted in shipping or receiving processes
  • Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers
  • Follow quality service standards and comply with procedures, rules and regulations
  • Make special deliveries and pickups when needed
  • Assist SCM with other tasks as required


Working experience as a warehouse worker is a plus
Experience with managing inventories in retail environment

Experience with inventory software, databases and systems a plus
Some familiarity with warehousing practices and methods
Good organisational and time management skills
Ability to lift heavy objects
High school degree

To apply:

Please submit via email to brianne@tenderlovingempire.com with OPERATIONS COORDINATOR/WAREHOUSE ASST. as the subject line and include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for this job and why Tender Loving Empire is a company you’d like to work for.
  • Resume.
  • 2-3 professional references including references full name, title, phone and email.
  • Click here to take a simple 10 minute work style assessment.

About Tender Loving Empire

Tender Loving Empire (TLE) was founded by Jared and Brianne Mees in 2006 in Portland Oregon. Our goal is and has always been to make connections with visual artists, designers, musicians and craftspeople—and then connect them to new fans, and listeners. We've expanded from our humble beginnings as a mom and pop operation in a tiny out-of-the-way location to a thriving multi-vertical company that employs ~40  people via 4 Portland retail stores: Downtown (in the West End), on SE Hawthorne, NW 23rd, and at the PDX Airport. We also have an ecommerce website, a line of signature products and an internationally distributed record label. Tender Loving Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.