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Associate Men's Designer

- San Francisco, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Marine Layer designs and manufactures its own line of casual apparel. We have 34 of our own stores (and counting) across the country and a thriving ecommerce and catalog business. Our success has been built on a small, hard-working team that has a lot of fun and passionately believes in what we are building. We’ve managed to transition from a start-up into a national brand by staying true to our roots and thoughtfully expanding the team with some incredibly talented (and fun) people who want to help us build something special. That’s where you come in...

We are looking for an Associate Men’s Designer to help grow and support the Design Team in the product development process. This position requires a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and a willingness to keep up with the demands of a fast-paced environment. Strong attention to detail, communication, and organizational skills are a must. Among other things, your primarily tasks will include the following:

  1. Design specific categories and support the Sr. Men’s Designer with other categories as determined by leadership.
  2. Create and maintain CAD design sketches in Illustrator and web-based PDM system.
  3. Create and maintain BOMs in web-based PDM system.
  4. Assist with Design presentation preparation, set up, and various administrative tasks.
  5. Sample, handloom, and lab dip management (requests, tracking, revisions).
QUALIFICATIONS:

It bodes well if you are...

Authentic brand advocate

You should know the brand, like the brand and represent the company in an authentic way. As a member of the design team, your fashion sense and trend awareness should be on point.

Desire to work in a start‐up (ish) environment

A lot of people say they want to work at a start-up; not as many people really know what that means. Here it means we all work very hard, we believe deeply in the future of this company, and we all do a bit of everything. Our employees possess the ability to multi-task in a deadline driven start-up environment.

Possess excellent communication skills

Every member of our team collaborates and works together on a daily basis to keep the gears turning here at Marine Layer. It’s crucial that you’ll be able to do the same.

Scrappy

We are a very lean organization. You should have the wherewithal and the drive to manage the variety of responsibilities that the role requires.

Fine Print

We ask that you meet the following requirements before applying:

  1. Highly proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel; experience with PLM software.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Design and/or equivalent work experience.
  3. 2-5 years of relevant design experience.
  4. In-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, print and pattern.
  5. Please be sure to submit a portfolio and/or examples of your work when applying.
TO APPLY:

Check out our website and shoot anni@marinelayer.com your resume + a thoughtful email about how you relate to our seven-day-a-weekend lifestyle. Cover letters are for the birds...

Junior Digital Graphic Designer

- San Francisco, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Since starting our business we’ve largely kept our heads down, focusing on building a great brand and making awesome product (mostly because those things are quite difficult). Now, we are a growing national brand with 36 (and counting!) stores and a bustling e-comm business. As our company has grown, so has the complexity of our organization. That’s where you come in…

We’re looking for a passionate Digital (Jr) Graphic Designer to join our creative team- someone who wants to stretch their creative muscles on a range of medium, hone their brand building skills, adores cross-functional communication and teamwork, and who understands that building a great brand is no small feat (and is into that challenge).

SCOPE:

This position answer to our Head of Brand, and will collaborate with our Senior Designer on design needs of all kinds (except apparel), as they come up. This is anything and everything from web needs, photoshop editing, and marketing materials, to brand touchpoints and goods, graphic tee design, and creative add-ons for our stores and events.

We want someone who loves ML, is capable of creating assets that will delight our customers, and can keep our website and social looking on point.

While this position will focus on the web-end of the spectrum, you will also collaborate with the rest of the creative team on a huge range of projects.

Visit the website, sign up for our newsletters, check out our Insta- you’ll get a sense of what we’re looking for. But here’s a list, too...

  1. Web + Outreach:
    • Emails
    • Web design (Layout & design for homepages, product & story pages, etc.)
    • Digital marketing deliverables
  2. Marketing:
    • Catalog layout and design
    • Outdoor advertising (Billboards, bus stops, bus wraps, wild postings, etc.)
    • Postcards and mailers
QUALIFICATIONS:

Brand Champion

You must understand the Marine Layer brand, and even better if you’re already living the seven day weekend lifestyle. This position is responsible for the visual side of communicating with our customers, and it’s REALLY important to us that you dig the brand.

An Eye for Style…and Details

Our aesthetic is incredibly important to us… but so are dotting i’s and crossing t’s. We want whoever takes on this role to be able to balance building beautiful things that are also thoughtfully executed.

Desire to work in a start‐up (ish) environment.

A lot of people say they want to work at a start-up; not as many people really know what that means. Here it means we all work very hard, we believe deeply in the future of this company, and we all do a bit of everything. Our employees possess the ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment.

Not afraid of a good deadline.

We have a lot going on, often. We all work very hard, we believe deeply in the future of this company, and we all do a bit of everything. Our employees possess the ability to multi-task in a deadline driven environment. You need to be able to handle multiple projects and keep the ball rolling.

Possess excellent communication skills.

Every member of our team collaborates on a daily basis to keep the gears turning here at Marine Layer, and solid communication is one of the keys to our success. It’s crucial that you’ll be able to do the same.

Scrappy.

We are a very lean organization. You should have the wherewithal and the drive to manage the variety of responsibilities that the role requires.

Fine Print: We ask that you have the following qualifications:

  • 1-4 yrs experience in a relevant position
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or experience equivalent
  • Extensive Adobe Suite knowledge and practice

Bonus: Extra Points if you can do any of the below:

  • Web / UX design experience
  • Photo and video editing
  • Motion graphics
TO APPLY:

Please have a look at our website and shoot anni@marinelayer.com your resume and a thoughtful email about why you'd be a great match for Marine Layer. Cover letters are for the birds…

Real Estate Project Manager

- San Francisco, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

We're looking for a Project Manager to report directly to our Director of Real Estate to help open new stores, renovate and remodel existing ones, and in general keep the real estate ship sailing smoothly along. The job will involve:

  • Managing multiple (read: up to 5 or 6) different projects in different geographies simultaneously
  • Act as the main point of contact for all local contractors working on these projects
  • Responsible for hitting deadlines and budgets for each project.
  • During the final phases of a project, you can expect to be on-site for up to a week or more.
  • Internally, you will be the main cross-functional partner for the Brand and Visual Design Teams, Retail team, and all other teams who are involved in successful project completion.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Project Management Experience

While we retain many of the qualities of a start-up, we are a national brand with soon-to-be-over 50 stores. As such, it’s imperative that we have someone with real-world project management experience. This means a proven track record managing vendors on complicated projects. Ideally this should include general contractors and subs, architects, designers. Experience interacting with landlords and local building and inspection department is a plus.

Communicator Extra-ordinaire

To successfully complete the projects set before you, this role will require participation and coordination of multiple teams within our organization. As such, having extremely good communication skills is a must. This means communicating and working cross-functionally with our design and brand teams, our retail teams, and a number of other teams who are involved in the successful completion of a project.

An Excellent Multi-Tasker.

Okay, yes: this is super cliché but at Marine Layer, and in this role specifically, we need someone who can juggle multiple complex projects not only here in San Francisco but around the country, in various stages of completion. The ability to prioritize which projects require the most attention is key. This person will be instrumental in helping us elevate our new stores and figure out how to fix existing ones as soon as possible, like when the city sewage main backs up into our back-of-house (yes, that happened and no, our Chicago staff doesn’t like to talk about it).

A Problem-Solver:

Cliché #2, guilty. No matter how well we plan in advance, something always goes wrong in the field. A fixture doesn’t fit, a table broke in transit, we ordered half the lights we need and we have 24-hours until we’re open—go. We need someone who can assess the problem and quickly figure out the best solution. A vendor says the current design will take way longer than we have time for—figure out how we can get it done in a way that no one will know the difference. This is an absolutely crucial skill because we open our stores in the extremely tight timeframes.

An Engineer at Heart

Our design team comes up some awesome tables, fixtures and branding pieces. That’s great on paper but how the #&%! do we actually build this unicorn??? (Thanks again, design team.) We need someone who can come up with simple designs that our vendors can execute but don’t sacrifice our aesthetic.

Authentic Brand Advocate.

This goes for everyone here at Marine Layer. You should know the brand, like the brand, and be able to represent us in an authentic way. You’re not designing our clothes, but the look and feel of our stores is one of the most impactful ways we reach new and existing customers. Your work on these projects will make a huge impact on Marine Layer’s growth.

TO APPLY:

Please have a look at our website and shoot anni@marinelayer.com your resume and a thoughtful email about why you are a great fit for Marine Layer and this position.

Associate Merchant

- San Francisco, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking to add an Associate Merchant to the product team. As a member of the Merchandising team, your primary responsibility will be to conduct and present analysis around how to best maximize the sales and profitability of our assortment.

This work will include providing detailed reporting and analysis to cross-functional teams, performing competitive analysis of market trends, maintaining an accurate picture of the seasonal line on a day-to-day basis, and understanding margin and profitability of the assortment.

You will also be tasked with managing the third-party buying program for the company.

Scope

This position will report to our Merchandising Manager, but you will have an active role in all communication between our product team and the rest of the company, including marketing, catalog, and planning.

Assortment Planning

  • Perform pre-season competitive market analysis in the market to identify category trends and strategic opportunities
  • Take merchandise and sales plan and work with design, development and production teams to create and execute a profitable and brand-relevant assortment vision
  • Perform detailed analysis of assortment, projected sell-throughs, and discounts to develop style-by-style buys and retail pricing that allow us to meet sales plan
  • Continuously maintain company master "line sheets" detailing deliveries and key product information, and provide up-to-date line sheets to cross-functional partners as needed

Reporting and Analysis

  • Provide selected in-season style and category selling analysis to inform product team and management on success of overall assortment from a profitability and buy standpoint

3rd Party Merchandising

  • You will be tasked with managing our 3rd party merchandise program. The goal of this program is to build a cohesive, brand-positive, profitable 3rd party program in our retail and web channels
  • Collaborate extensively with marketing team to ensure 3rd party merchandising program is leveraged to maximize brand impact

Other Key Program Areas

  • Collaborate extensively with marketing and catalog teams to ensure product assortment activation in store and online, and that product is accurately and consistently reflected across all channels
  • Collaborate with retail management team to ensure product knowledge, arrivals, buying strategy, and visual merchandising is clearly communicated

It bodes well if you:

  • Love and understand our brand. We view every one of our team members as a brand ambassador. You should know the brand, like the brand and understand what it takes to build the brand and represent the company in an authentic way.
  • Are Flexible. If you are looking for an “inside the box” merchandising job, this won’t be the role for you. We are growing rapidly, and the landscape of our customer and product assortment changes monthly. We need someone with the flexibility to take on new challenges and handle the occasional organizational shift.
  • Possess excellent communication skills. Every member of our team must collaborate and work together daily to keep the gears turning here at Marine Layer. It’s crucial that you’ll be able to do the same.
  • Scrappy. We are a very lean organization. You should have the wherewithal and the drive to manage the variety of responsibilities that the role requires.

Fine Print:

We ask that you meet the following criteria before applying for the role.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years experience working in merchandising, apparel production, or otherwise related field
TO APPLY:

Check out our website and shoot anni@marinelayer.com your resume and a thoughtful email about why you are a great fit for Marine Layer and this position.

Accounting Associate

- San Francisco, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for an Accounting Associate to help manage our day-to-day bookkeeping and financial operations. The role requires a willingness to learn as well as a “roll up your sleeves” attitude. Specifically, you’ll be responsible for the following:

  • Managing our AR/AP and processing payments as needed
  • Leasehold management and landlord reporting
  • Assist with filing appropriate federal, state and local taxes on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Conduct all bank account reconciliations
  • Assist with our monthly financial close and calculation of monthly accruals for GAAP reporting
  • Help manage the allocation of monthly expenses
  • Work with the Finance and Accounting Manager and Director of Finance on ad hoc operations, accounting and FP&A initiatives

It bodes well if you:

  • Love and understand our brand. We view every one of our team members as a brand ambassador. You should know the brand, like the brand and understand what it takes to build the brand and represent the company in an authentic way.
  • Experience. This is an entry level position. Significant experience not required, but we are looking for a degree in the appropriate field, an inherent ability to understand financial and accounting concepts, and an acute attention to detail.
  • Desire to work in a start-up (ish) environment. A lot of people say they want to work at a start-up; not as many people really know what that means. Here it means we all work very hard, we believe deeply in the future of this company, and we all do a lotta bit of everything.
  • Possess excellent communication skills. Every member of our team must collaborate and work together daily to keep the gears turning here at Marine Layer. It’s crucial that you’ll be able to do the same.
  • Scrappy. We are a very lean organization. You should have the wherewithal and the drive to manage the variety of responsibilities that the role requires.
TO APPLY:

Please have a look at our website and shoot anni@marinelayer.com your resume and a thoughtful email about why you are a great fit for Marine Layer and this position.

Part Time Customer Service Associate

- San Francisco, CA -
THE COMPANY:

Marine Layer is a San Francisco-based premium casual apparel brand. We design and manufacture all of our own clothing, and the center of operations is right here in California. We sell through our website and our retail stores in awesome cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Miami and New York (we’re up to 35 and still going strong). We are a fast-growing company whose success has been built on a small, passionate team that works hard and has a lot of fun.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A core part of our brand experience is delivering top notch customer service. For Marine Layer, this means emails and calls should feel like they're coming from a good friend. We're looking for someone that's easy to talk to, has a great work ethic, and is also personable, self-motivated and 110% committed to the success of our brand. As our online sales continue to grow, we want someone who is excited to take our service to the next level.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Engage with customers via phone and email channels and work to resolve customer needs efficiently
  • Juggle multiple conversations with customers and accomplish day-to-day administrative tasks
  • Maintain awareness of patterns in customer communications and product feedback and communicate upward

It bodes well for you if you:

  • Are a nice person with an upbeat and positive attitude
  • Are passionate about making Marine Layer something special
  • Have experience in a customer-facing environment
  • Question assumptions and take initiative to find creative solutions
  • Excited to work closely with a growing team that has a lot of fun
  • Highly organized and able to balance communicating with customers and accomplishing day-to-day tasks
TO APPLY:

Please have a look at our website and shoot dave@marinelayer.com your resume and a thoughtful email about why you'd be a great match for Marine Layer. Cover letters are for the birds…

Store Managers + Store Supervisors

- NASHVILLE | SAN FRANCISCO | NEW YORK | CHICAGO | LOS ANGELES | PHILADELPHIA | SCOTTSDALE | ATLANTA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

We're looking for someone pretty special to help us slang a few tees and get the word out about Marine Layer at our new stores.  This is not a typical retail position because we are not a typical company. While selling shirts and maintaining the store are both very important, we primarily want someone who is personable, self-motivated and 110% committed to the success of their store and the brand as a whole.

As you can imagine, opening a store in a new market is an exciting challenge for any Store Manager and Store Supervisor. We need someone who can represent our lifestyle and company culture from hundreds of miles away. While we will (of course) be involved in branding, merchandising, events and training, it is very important for you to be an independent self starter.

In addition to finding someone who can kick ass and lead from afar, we are looking for a Store Manager + Store Supervisor who has experience in the following areas:

  1. Customer Experience — We want people to walk out of our stores excited about our brand. You should be (pretty) funny, (very) charismatic and be one hell of a host(ess) of the party.
  2. People Development — We pride ourselves in hiring green and developing our people. Personal success stories with people development and employee retention are a must.
  3. Leadership — We want someone who is passionate about keeping a team happy, engaged and challenged. There's a difference between managing a team and leading a team.
  4. Merchandising — Our product needs to look good and sell well in our stores. It's important for you to have a keen eye for merchandising and visual standards.
  5. Operations — It would be nice if operational tasks don't send you into a frenzy of panic.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Desire to work in a start‐up (ish) environment: A lot of people say they want to work at a start-up; not as many people really know what that means. Here it means we all work very hard, we believe deeply in the future of this company, and we all do a lotta bit of everything.

Success in a Retail Management Role: The size of your previous company and the product category you've worked in are not important to us. If you're a good manager with leadership skills and a positive attitude, you can succeed here.

Cultural Fit: This is a close-knit group that gets along extremely well. We all work hard, but manage to have a lot of fun along the way. We're all working towards the same goal of making Marine Layer something special and if you are on board for that (and don't have a stick up your butt) you'll fit in really well.

TO APPLY:

Please have a look at our website and then shoot heather@marinelayer.com your resume, a thoughtful email about how you relate to our seven-day-weekend lifestyle. Cover letters are for the birds…

Part Time Supervisors and Sales Associates

- All Stores -
THE COMPANY:

Marine Layer is a San Francisco-based premium casual apparel brand. We design and manufacture all of our own clothing, and every step of that process occurs here in California. We sell through our website and our retail stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Miami and New York (and expanding). We are a fast-growing company whose success has been built on a small, passionate team that works hard and has a lot of fun.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for someone who is really excited about our brand and connects with our product. This is not a typical retail position because we are not a typical company. While selling shirts, maintaining the store, etc, are all very important, we primarily want someone who is personable, self-motivated and 110% committed to the success of their store and the brand as a whole.

JOB CRITERIA:

We are looking for part-time or full-time associates who are excited to work closely with a team that has a lot of fun and is very passionate about making Marine Layer something special. The people who have been successful at this company are (very) outgoing, (very) fun, (kinda) organized, (pretty) smart and really, really like Marine Layer. It's a tough hiring market so we'll take 4 outta 5.

TO APPLY:

Please have a look at our website and shoot heather@marinelayer.com your resume and a thoughtful email about why you'd be a great match for Marine Layer. Cover letters are for the birds…