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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 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

Accounting Associate

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
COMPANY:

Marine Layer locally designs and markets its own line of casual apparel. We sell through our website and our retail stores throughout the US of A. 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 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 all of our accounts receivable and accounts payable and payment processing
  • Preparation of monthly financial reporting for management and other third parties
  • 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
  • Manage the allocation of monthly expenses to the general ledger
  • Work with the Finance and Accounting Manager and Senior Director of Finance on ad hoc operations, accounting and FP&A initiatives
  • Work with our Retail Operations Manager running payroll for our retail teams
  • Assist our Finance and Accounting Manager with monthly sales tax filings
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.
  • 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.
Fine Print (we ask that you have the following to apply):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Netsuite or similar bookkeeping software
  • Working knowledge of Bill.com and Avalara are also a plus
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.

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

Associate Planner

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Since our humble beginnings of selling absurdly soft t-shirts from a VW bus, we've been pretty busy- building a great brand, opening 39 (and counting!) stores, and, most importantly, continuing to make awesome, super soft clothing. Turns out, all of this requires a good amount of work on the backend, and our HQ team is expanding to keep up… that’s where you come in.

We're looking for an Associate Planner to join our small but mighty Planning Team- someone who can help us maximize our profitable growth, balance investment with sell-throughs and margin, optimize our inventory across 40+ retail doors, and ensure that our customers get what they want, where and when they want it.

We need someone with a mind for numbers and a passion for making them work towards building a better business. A successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative, cross-functional, and highly dynamic start-up environment, and is excited to take on new challenges as the business continues to grow. We have ambitious plans for 2019 and beyond, and need someone who can jump in and start making an impact immediately.

Specifically, this job will require that you:
  • Support Senior Planners and Merchandising teams with advanced reporting and analysis on style-level performance, sell through, inventory levels, and profitability.
  • Create and execute SKU-level initial allocation plans and subsequent replenishments to optimize inventory from our 2 warehouse locations to our 40+ store locations
  • Maintain up-to-the-minute visibility on inventory levels, sell-throughs, and gross margin across both channels
  • Actively support our open-to-buy process and merchandising and production teams by providing a clear view of existing cost ownership, and pending receipts of new products, to maximize inventory turns and sell throughs.
  • Execute pricing and markdown strategies based on sales analysis and recommendations from leadership
  • Own and execute ad hoc inventory and sales analysis for styles, categories, stores, regions, etc as needed by Senior Planners, Merchants, and Executive team
  • Partner with Retail Operations to ensure execution of store level inventory management processes, such as pullbacks, seasonal markdowns, and other strategies.
QUALIFICATIONS: (it bodes well if you have the below)

Detail Oriented.
Many jobs say you need to be detail-oriented; for this one, we really mean it. We’re looking for someone who loves to solve problems through detailed data analysis and making said analysis extremely accurate. Having a penchant for sorting out all the specifics is vital.

A Strong Team Player.
The successful candidate for this position brings a positive approach to new and challenging projects. You are organized, self-motivated and accountable with an enthusiasm for getting stuff done. You will also have to work very closely with a number of other teams, including our Merchants, Production team, and Retail Ops. Communication skills are critical.

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.

An Authentic Brand Advocate.
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.

Fine Print (we ask that you have the following to apply):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Jedi-level Excel skills required
  • 2-3 years planning, data analyst/inventory management experience
  • Bonus points for experience with Netsuite/ERP systems, Lightspeed POS, or Shopify
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

Production Associate

- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
THE COMPANY:

Marine Layer designs and manufactures its own line of casual apparel. We have 39 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Production Associate will report to the Senior Production Associate, and will collaborate closely with our Design, Sourcing, Technical Design, and Logistics teams to ensure we manufacture the best possible product. It is the responsibility of the Production Team to manage the production process with our manufacturers, both Domestic and International. The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple projects, with multiple deadlines, have the ability to problem-solve as need be, and will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Key responsibilities of this job include:
  • Manage communication with vendors and factories to ensure deadlines are met, and product execution & quality meets the design intent
  • Be proactive about any issues that arise, communicating both internally and externally to solve problems quickly while learning to prioritize based on the current product development cycle
  • Request and analyze costing, and place orders based on accurate time and actions
  • Develop product in collaboration with the design, sourcing, and technical design teams to ensure style details align with vendor capabilities, our costing targets, and calendar deadlines
  • Photo Sample tracking, working with Brand/Creative and Merchandising to place sample orders and ensure they are delivered on time
QUALIFICATIONS: (it bodes well if you have the below)

An Authentic Brand Advocate
You should know the brand, like the brand, and have a strong desire to make it the best it can possibly be.

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/written communication skills.

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

A Clock Hawk
You should love calendars, reminders, deadlines, and be able to seamlessly, adamantly, and successfully keep things running on time.

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.

Fine Print (We ask that you have the following qualifications:):
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years in a relevant apparel related field or position
  • Great communication skills and attention to details
  • Strong excel skills
  • Bonus points for experience working in a PLM system, Netsuite or similar inventory management programs
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

Store Managers + Store Supervisors

- BAY AREA | LA AREA | NEW YORK | CHICAGO | SEATTLE | PORTLAND | SCOTTSDALE | NASHVILLE | AUSTIN | ATLANTA | CAMBRIDGE | CHARLOTTE | DC | PHILLY -
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