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Director of brand & communications

- 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 were quite difficult). As we’ve grown, the importance of telling a clear story and getting in front of a larger audience has magnified. We’ve successfully built a tremendous brand with 25 stores across the country and a passionate cult following. That said, we could do a better job communicating a lot of the unique things we do. That’s where you come in…

We’re looking for a smart, organized and opportunistic person who can help us evolve our messaging and craft a cohesive story that will drive our media strategy and customer communications. This person will also have to ensure that all brand content we are already creating is clear, consistent, and true to our voice. This role will be responsible for developing meaningful media relationships that deepen Marine Layer’s connection with the press and most importantly our consumers.

Internally, you will lead the development and evolution of our communications/marketing strategy to increase brand awareness, drive traffic/sales, and enthusiasm for Marine Layer. We have a distinct (and genuine) voice through which all of our comms should pass. It will be your job to ensure that the content we’re creating and the marketing of it all comes across in that genuine voice. How we specifically do that is up to you, me, our creative director and our head of marketing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

It bodes well if you are:

  • An Authentic Brand Advocate.
    You should know the brand, like the brand, and be able to represent us in an authentic way in-person and in writing.
  • A Great Storyteller and Clear Communicator.
    This is a big one.
  • Strategic & Creative. 
    You’ll need to be an inventive thinker who can balance creative goals with bottom-line business needs.
  • A Fantastic Project Manager, Oh and Scrappy. 
    You need to be organized, self-motivated and accountable.
  • Between the Ages of 18 & 70
    This is a director level role so we’re looking for someone with a decent amount of experience, but we’ve got some pretty amazing junior folks here who crush it. So if you’re light on experience, but think you’ve got what it takes shoot us a note. And if you’re over 70 and have what it takes let us know too. We’re open. You just have to be better at email than my dad.

TO APPLY:

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

Associate Director of Human Resources

- 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). As our company has grown, so has the number of our employees and the complexity of our organization.

We are looking for a human resources manager that loves our brand and is excited about the day-to-day management of HR operations. Among other things, you will be primarily focused on:

Best Practices and Compliance

You will take the lead on developing best practices when it comes to how Marine Layer manages and incentivizes its employee base, including compensation, training, and opportunities for advancement and continuing education. In addition, you will work to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws when it comes managing Marine Layer’s growing team.

Succession Planning

You'll participate in HR projects including talent management, succession planning and performance management training. You'll work closely with the leadership team to implement career development plans for employees. This includes identifying required skills and recommending training/education.

Employee Wellness

Along with our Director of Finance, you will act as the liaison between our benefits broker and the company, helping to coordinate our annual open enrollment process. You will also take the lead on setting up additional employee wellness programs to continue to enhance the working environment at Marine Layer as we continue to grow.

Recruiting

As we continue to build our corporate staff, you will take the lead on helping us find the right people to join our team and fill open roles.

QUALIFICATIONS:

It bodes well if you are:

  • 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. You will be responsible for helping build a team and culture the reinforces and strengthens our brand.
  • An Experienced HR Manager.
    We are looking for someone with experience. No, you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 executive, but we do want someone who has been in the role before and understands its broad array of responsibilities. Ideal candidate has 4+ years of experience.
  • A People Person.
    You are outgoing, thoughtful, a strong communicator and possess a high degree of empathy. You enjoy working with people and helping them reach their full potential. You are also keenly aware of the sensitivity involved in managing people across a flat retail organization.
  • Scrappy.
    We are a very lean organization and you will be managing an HR department of one. You should have the wherewithal and the drive to manage the variety of responsibilities that the role with require.

TO APPLY:

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

Tech 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 were quite difficult). As our brand grows, so do the technical challenges that come expanding our assortment and sku count.

We’re looking for a Tech Designer with technical design apparel experience, energy, and a proven ability to bring unique apparel products from concept through design, development and production. A successful candidate will be ready to learn and open to working in a collaborative and highly dynamic start-up environment. Specifically,

  • 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 full, detailed, production-ready designs that include fabrics, specs, contrasts, trims, notions, and sewing and construction details.
  • Create a clear, concise outline for each product before it enters production is a critical aspect of this job.
  • Show an obsession to detail in the technical design of our clothing.
  • Work closely with the product team to bring a successful product to our stores on time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in apparel technical design and production.
  • Understands garment construction, patterns, and grading.
  • Strong background in doing technical sketches, tech packs and BOMs.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment with multiple aspects of apparel design and manufacturing.
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast paced (OK, sometimes hectic…) environment of a start-up.
  • Has a keen eye for detail, is very, very organized, and has the ability to multi-task (a lot).
  • Shows 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.

TO APPLY:

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

Men’s Designer

- San Francisco, CA -

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We’ve built an awesome brand by creating great product. We want to continue to create amazing products for men and women and that’s where you come in…

We’re looking for someone to join our design team to help develop ideas that translate from concept to implementation. We need you to be responsible for establishing and consistently delivering upon the Marine Layer brand vision. Specifically,

COLLABORATION

You will act as a leader within the small yet mighty design team not only in sketching and supporting the inspiration process but working closely with our tech designers, production, sourcing and merchandising teams to drive the seasonal design process. You must be confident speaking to and presenting your ideas to not only leadership, but your cross-functional partners.

BRAND CHAMPION

You must understand the Marine Layer brand. Be authentic in educating and helping everyone in the company act in ways that are consistent with and true to our branding and company.

QUALIFICATIONS:

It bodes well if you are:

  • Understand Trend.
    You should research trend in magazines and online and enjoy inspiration shopping.
  • Possess Strong functional and technical skills.
    Do you have an in-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, and graphics? We hope so. We also need you to have experience in design software/tools: Centric, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • Are Strategic & Creative.
    You’ll need to be able to view a collection as a whole and be able to identify any needs and balance the line accordingly alongside our Merchandising team. It’s super important to keep both the creative and business objectives in mind.

TO APPLY:

Check out our website and shoot heather@marinelayer.com your resume + a thoughtful email on why are a great fit for Marine Layer and this role.

Store Managers + Store Supervisors

- Berkeley, CA | Lexington, KY | Seattle, WA | Kansas City, MO | Westport, CT | Houston, TX | Salt Lake City, UT | San Diego, CA -

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 Customer Service Role

- 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 the operations are right here California. We sell through our website and our retail stores in awesome cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Miami and New York (and many more - we're constantly 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 and customers. This is not your run-of-the-mill customer service position, and you'll be coming on to a growing team. We encourage employees to really embrace the brand voice, and emails and calls should feel like they're coming from your best friend. We're looking for someone that's easy to talk to, has a great work ethic, and who is personable, self-motivated and 110% committed to the success of the brand. We're also looking to be the best customer service team in the business, but we're taking things one step at a time.

JOB CRITERIA:

We are looking for part-time associates (probably about 2-3 days per week to start) who are excited to work closely with a growing 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 greg@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…

Sales Associates

- All Cities-

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…