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Marketing Manager

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A specialty eyewear brand with a focus on natural materials is looking for a contract to hire Marketing Manager. Bridging the gap between fashion and function, thir purpose is to inspire curiosity through the creative use of experimental materials and precision manufacturing techniques. Their Portland, Oregon based office and manufacturing facility is a creative and fast-paced atmosphere for those who enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment. They are looking for someone with a passion for marketing, design, and storytelling within a team of young, driven, entrepreneurs.

General Position Summary:

The Marketing Manager is responsible for managing and executing all activities in the marketing department. This position works closely with the Creative Director, Media team, and PR firm to develop and deploy all advertising initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Marketing Collateral Management:

  • Manage marketing line-plan to ensure on-time delivery of all assets for all product releases and campaigns. This includes product and lifestyle imagery, videos, newsletters, social media content, website/blog content, etc.
  • Work with Creative Director and Media team to concept collateral design, messaging, and distribution.
  • Work with freelancers/vendors for any outsourced design, production, etc.


  • Wholesale Marketing Support:

  • Work with Creative Director, Sales team, and Production team to concept, build, and implement retail fixtures and visuals.
  • Work with Sales team to continually improve processes for retail clinics, sales contest, and in-store events/activations.
  • Plan and execute wholesale marketing materials including catalogs, newsletters, one-sheets, etc.


  • Social Media Management:

  • All aspects of social media execution from start to finish. Strategy, campaigns, and daily management of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.


  • PR management:

  • Work with external PR agency to develop national and regional initiatives to promote brand awareness. This includes but is not limited to: bi-annual showrooms, media trips, influencer seeding, yearly planning for short and long-lead product launches, events, etc.


  • Tradeshow management:

  • Work with Sales team and PR agency to plan visual merchandising and marketing collateral for tradeshows. This includes booth design, on-site activations, editorial coverage, and production of wholesale materials such as catalogs, etc.


  • E-commerce Strategy

  • Work with Creative Director and Sales Manager to develop strategy for direct sales growth. This includes SEO, SEM, site design, and marketing strategies.


  • Core Competencies:

    Managing Vision and Purpose Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core
    purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally
    support behind the vision; makes the vision shareable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.

    Process Management Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can't; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

    Drive For Results Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

    Ethics and Values Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.

    Functional/Technical Skills Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

    Learning on the Fly Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

    Planning Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

    Perseverance Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

    Creativity Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

    Intellectual Horsepower Is bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.

    Education / Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 4 years of active marketing management/coordination
  • Minimum 2 years of public relations experience
  • Ability to deal with stressful circumstances in a fair, calm and understanding manner
  • Solid understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, namely Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign
  • Knowledge of basic HTML or experience creating email newsletters is a bonus
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