Junior Footwear Authentication Specialist

| Greater LA Area
GOAT Group is seeking a sneaker enthusiast looking to combine their passion with a full time career for GOAT Authentication and Flight Club Consignment teams. The ideal candidate possesses a solid knowledge of not only sneakers, but of the footwear consignment industry for brands such as Nike, Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, etc. As a Junior Footwear Authentication Specialist, you must have the ability to verify authenticity of sneakers across the major sneaker brands. In addition, a Junior Footwear Authentication Specialist must keep up with footwear industry trends, sneaker releases, and collaborations with the world's best retailers, from streetwear to high fashion. You will not only determine authenticity of sneakers, but spot manufacturer defects, assess wear, and inspect SKU and size, ensuring that each buyer has the retail experience they've come to expect.

In this role you will:

  • Assist Senior Authentication Specialists in the sneaker verification process
  • Receive and arrange inbound inventory according to brand, model, etc
  • Keep detailed notes and enter accurate data into the GOAT Group database, including release information, product SKUs and production dates
  • Continuously research and learn about new models and brands of sneakers
  • Manage the sneaker authentication process on your own

We are looking for:

  • Passion for sneakers, technology and helping others succeed
  • Knowledge of sneakers across all brands, including originals and re-releases
  • Ability to recognize current trends within the industry
  • Highly organized with demonstrated attention to detail
  • A quick learner, a self-starter, able to work independently, and you're willing (and able) to handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility
  • Must be able to lift and move boxes (up to 35 pounds)
  • Must be available and willing to work extended hours as occasionally needed (during crunch times!) per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, to meet business needs.

GOAT is the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future. Since its founding in 2015, GOAT has become the leading and most trusted sneaker marketplace in the world. Through its unique positioning between the primary and resale markets, the company offers styles across various time periods on its digital platforms and in its retail locations, while delivering products to over 30 million members across 170 countries.
The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including D1 Capital Partners, Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.
We encourage you to apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement. We look for people who are passionate about what we do, not just those who check off all the boxes.
GOAT Group will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, if applicable. If you are a California resident, please review our California Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants.

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Location

Los Angeles, CA 90018

What are GOAT Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
GOAT Group participates in Tech Gives Back.
Partners with Nonprofits
GOAT Group partners with Non Profits such as Shoes That Fit and The Midnight Mission.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
GOAT Group employees can contribute up to $2,750 for Medical FSA, $5,000 for Dependent FSA, and $270 per month for commuter (parking and transit).
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary with a maximum of $250,000.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
GOAT Group offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees and will provide an employer contribution to employees at our corporate office in exchange to not receive a parking permit.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
GOAT Group offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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