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Senior Director of Brand Marketing

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION

We have a strong existing leadership team in e-commerce, digital content, and brand design. Now we’re looking for someone who can stand with these leaders and drive the creation of meaningful brand marketing campaigns. The goal is to weave together our strengths in distribution, brand, and product into compelling messaging that better engages our existing customers and brings in new ones.

Specifically we need you to:

  • Rally the troops: Lead creative and marketing teams on campaign ideation and execution
  • Work with leadership to constantly evolve and push forward our marketing efforts and ideas.
  • Oversee social media presence and influencer campaigns to ensure we are telling the right story.
  • Collaborate with creative to visually tell the brand story across all mediums, including online and in-store.
  • Create and implement team objectives, hold stakeholders accountable to goals and guide them to succeed.
  • Extend the impact of brand campaigns to accelerate and multiply other company efforts, from sales programs to employee recruiting.
QUALIFICATIONS

It bodes well if you are:

  • A Brand Building Guru. Proven track record of engaging existing customers and finding new ones at a consumer brand.
    • Growth driven by earned media and creative brand marketing
    • While we don’t care if you’re coming from an agency or in-house, you should have extensive experience with consumer-facing brands, preferably in the retail space.
  • An Authentic Brand Advocate.
    You should know Marine Layer, believe in what we are doing, and be able to represent us in an authentic way in-person and in writing. There’s no substitute experience-wise for having this genuine connection.
  • A Great Storyteller and Clear Communicator.
    This is a big one. The narrative behind our brand is key to our success, and must be told in a creative, yet curated way to attract and keep our discerning customers.
  • Strategic & Creative.
    You’ll need to be an inventive thinker who can balance creative goals with bottom-line business needs.
  • Results Oriented.
    While we understand that attribution and measurement is tricky business in the marketing world, we do expect your work to drive meaningful growth in our business. The ability to track and demonstrate real success is paramount.
  • Comfortable with Ambiguity.
    We are a growing and constantly evolving organization. You will not only be responsible for a share of that evolution, but you should also be comfortable having to figure things out on your own, and being able to problem-solve creatively, often with limited resources.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or equivalent years of experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in marketing consumer brands, through agency or in-house work
  • Passion for generating brand awareness and acquiring new customers
  • Strong tendency to roll up your sleeves and get things done
  • Proven ability to manage and lead high-performing teams
  • Proven track record of creating and executing successful campaigns
TO APPLY:

Shoot me, mike@marinelayer.com, and anni@marinelayer.com your resume along with a thoughtful email on why are a great fit for Marine Layer and this role.

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto

Senior Men’s Technical Designer

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Since our humble beginnings of selling absurdly soft tshirts from a VW bus, we've been pretty busy- building a great brand, opening 35 (and counting!) stores, and, most importantly, continuing to make awesome, super soft clothing. We’ve gone from just Tshirts to a full-on lifestyle brand, and the assortment only continues to grow. That’s where you come in...

We're looking for a Senior Men’s Tech Designer: someone who knows what they’re doing, has a proven ability to bring unique apparel products from concept through design, development and production, and who is looking to join a team of driven and passionate people. A successful candidate will be open to working in a collaborative and highly dynamic start-up environment, taking on new challenges and excited to build great product.

SPECIFICALLY:
  • Manage all technical design for our Men’s apparel assortment
  • Manage our Jr Technical Designer, and be responsible for their employee training and development
  • Coordinate with our design team to bring initial sketches and concepts into technical development
  • Manage all sampling, including new development samples, fit samples, and photo samples
  • Lead fittings and be responsible for the implementation and communication of construction/fit changes
  • Create and communicate tech packs that include fabrics, specs, contrasts, trims, notions, and sewing and construction details: Creating a clear, concise outline for each product before it enters production is a critical aspect of this job
  • Show an obsession and love for the details in the technical design of our clothing: we’re a company that created Marge and Larger sizes because we felt like the typical S, M, L scale wasn’t enough… you should think that’s really neat.
  • Clearly communicate all requests, issues, and changes with domestic & international vendors
QUALIFICATIONS: (it bodes well if you have the below)
  • Deep experience in apparel technical design and production: we’re looking for someone who’s on the tech design career path, is passionate about making a great product, and is well-versed in the apparel industry.
  • Strong background in providing pattern corrections & editing AI technical sketches w/ construction callouts.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment by collaborating, brainstorming and being flexible is essential to making the dream work. Basically, get excited about having 42 new friends.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment of a start-up. We work on tight deadlines, and need you to be able to work under pressure, multi-task, and keep track of all the details.
  • Be not just willing, but excited to meet and embrace challenges and change… as our assortment grows, we look to our tech design team to take on new categories and learn on the go. Recent examples include swim, sport, and denim, to name a few.
  • Show a deep understanding for who the Marine Layer customer is now and what he or she can be in the future. You should have a true connection with our customer, the brand, and our products.

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

  • Degree in apparel Design/ Development/ Patternmaking or other relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • 4-5 years technical design or product development experience
  • Previous management experience a plus
TO APPLY:

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

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto

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.

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto

Technical Design Assistant

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Technical Design Assistant will be a key member of our product development and technical design team. He or she will assist in the 3D creation of our product, helping to take the design team’s product intent and making it into an awesome, authentic ML garment. This person will bring support, organization, and a great attitude to our technical design team.

Additionally, this person will help us grow our assortment and improve our fit consistency and quality standards across product categories. A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and excited to help out with the various components that go into garment creation.

Key responsibilities include:

SPECIFICALLY:
  • Prepare for fittings by gathering samples, laying them out in an organized fashion, and measuring garment specs
  • Take diligent and accurate notes during the fit process
  • Assist in fitting preparation and meetings where we evaluate these samples for fit, specs, construction, pattern shaping and functionality to insure fit and proper styling.
  • Manage our sample organization. We have a lot of garments coming through here and this person will be responsible for making sure we have the samples we need to make great stuff
  • Assist technical designers in measuring garments
  • Own reviewing all shipment samples to ensure they are hitting our garment spec and quality targets.
  • Be our go-to for quality control reviews.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Garment production and/or product development experience preferred
  • 1- 3 years working experience.
  • Analytical, problem solving and project management abilities
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Desire to work in a very fast-paced environment and an ability to not become frustrated with last minute changes
  • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flexibility with regards to job responsibilities
  • Energetic, positive, helpful demeanor and a passion for fashion
A Fantastic Communicator

The successful candidate for this position is able to communicate clearly externally, with international & domestic factories, and internally, with cross functional teams. You are organized, self-motivated and accountable with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Obsession with the Details

There are a ton of little things that go into making a great product. A successful candidate has an obsession to the details in our clothing and works closely with our factories to ensure those details are executed.

Driven to Build Something Great

Hmmm, how to say this politely, we ain’t Levis or the Gap. We’re on the precipice of something really special, but we’re not there yet. The road ahead is going to be challenging and we’re looking for someone who embraces that and is eager to play a key part in getting us to the next level.

To Apply:

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

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto

Part-Time Customer Service Associate

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
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.

RESPONSABILITIES:
  • 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:

Check out 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…

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto

Store Managers + Store Supervisors

- HOUSTON | SAN LUIS OBISPO | SAN DIEGO | BOSTON | NASHVILLE | SAN FRANCISCO | NEW YORK | CHICAGO | LOS ANGELES | SCOTTSDALE | ATLANTA | SAN JOSE | PALO ALTO -
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…

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto

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…

Marine Layer is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants and employees of all genders, races, backgrounds, orientations, and nationalities. #whateveryoureinto