Business License Coordinator

  • Warby Parker
  • New York, NY
  • Jun 18, 2022

Job Description

Warby Parker is seeking a Business License Coordinator to support our Tax team. In this position, you’ll own the entire retail fleet’s license compliance to ensure the business can operate legally in every government jurisdiction. These responsibilities include conducting research on the necessary licensing requirements, seeing the entire application process through from start to finish, and assisting all of our store personnel’s requests for licensing support. Sound a lot like you? Read on!

What you’ll do:

  • Research and obtain all necessary business licenses for upcoming store openings 
  • Complete renewal applications, submit them to applicable authorities and follow up with jurisdictions as needed until certificates and licenses are obtained
  • Communicate with governmental agencies to rectify delinquent licenses or holds 
  • Maintain all licensing records and ensure the master license tracker is up to date with the latest information
  • Coordinate with store personnel to schedule necessary optical inspections or audits that may arise
  • Act as the primary point of contact for business questions or requests related to licensing for internal and external contacts
  • Perform other ad hoc duties as needed to support other team initiatives

Who you are:

  • Equipped with solid data entry experience 
  • An expert communicator—in person, on the phone, over email, the whole shebang 
  • Well-versed in Google Suite (i.e., Google Sheets and Google Docs) 
  • A master time manager who’s highly organized and detail-oriented (spreadsheets make your heart beat)
  • A solution-oriented problem-solver who takes initiative 
  • A respectful, collaborative team player who embodies integrity
  • Not on the Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra credit

  • Experience communicating with government agencies
  • Knowledgeable about obtaining retail licenses

About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style.

We’re constantly asking ourselves how we can do more and make a greater impact—and that starts by reimagining everything that a company and industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale, be profitable, and do good in the world—without charging a premium for it. And we’ve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, and innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, we’ve pioneered ideas, designed products, and developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests. 

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, and achieve better economic outcomes. 

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings and events, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up and sharing ideas aren’t responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community and belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be. 

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors and equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, and share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what we’re all about, and our annual Impact Report and Racial Equity Strategy lay out how we’re sticking to these values.