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Leap Growth Marketing Manager in New York City, New York

About Leap:

Leap develops and operates stores for premium emerging brands. On the Leap platform, brands can connect with customers by rapidly deploying efficient and modern experiential retail stores that work in concert with ecomm. Brand stores powered by Leap deliver impactful customer experiences and incremental growth enabling premium brands to capture more share, and powerful insights that accelerate product innovation and overall growth.

Mission for the position:

The Growth Marketing Manager will work in partnership with the VP of Brand Management, Store Managers and our Founders in creating marketing plans to lift performance/productivity of brands on the Leap platform and tackling key initiatives to help establish the Leap brand as the authority & leader in Retail-as-a-Service. To do so, the Growth Marketing Manager will build and manage local, national and regional marketing campaigns to help drive traffic (to stores & online) for our brand partners as well as assist in the development and management of programming pertaining to Leap B2B brand building, including local & national PR, events, digital and other strategies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build, deploy and manage integrated/multi-channel marketing programs to drive traffic and conversion/sales for brand stores on the Leap platform and within/for our brand partners' owned online channels (i.e. ecomm storefronts), including collaborating directly with brand owners to execute in OOH, Email, CRM / customer outreach, Digital, Social, Print, Radio, etc.

  • Partner with Store Managers to oversee execution of field marketing programming pre- and post- openings, including but not limited to cross-channel local advertising campaign planning execution, event activations and other community development initiatives, store-level CRM programs, and building connections with local community partners such as non-competitive retail brands and other local merchants

  • Support the development of brand-centric components of overall retail execution for / on behalf of Leap brands across categories e.g. integrated and experiential marketing program development, sales/training knowledge system inputs (LMS data), etc.

  • Perform store and footprint level mix analysis and other analytics to deliver actionable insights for improving store performance/productivity based on brand, product and customer data.

  • Support cross-functional workflows between internal and outside/contracted Store Design team members, Store Development Project Managers, and Retail Operations team members to implement visual merchandising and other store design optimizations for store on the Leap Platform.

  • Partner with Retail Operations leaders/managers and Store Managers to help compile, synthesize and analyze marketing program performance and store performance reports for internal and external stakeholders and brand partners

  • Lead content creation & day-to-day management of social presence for the Leap brand (e.g. Linkedin, Instagram, FB, Twitter) and website to better establish Leap as a thought leader in the space of retail, technology & innovation.

  • Help build and manage Leap's CRM system and workflows, including programming to inform various stakeholders on Leap news

  • Assist with planning and development of B2C and B2B marketing & event activations & PR including editorial outreach, brand summits, panels, new store openings and more

  • Assist in the refinement of the brand positioning, voice and overall strategy for the Leap brand.

Key competencies & attributes for success:

  • 4+ years experience in marketing, PR, brand management and/or management consulting

  • Experience working within a high growth emerging brand and/or platform/technology startups is a plus

  • Experience in digital first marketing & brand building

  • Proficient in designing & creating digital content & printed collateral

  • Success in driving brand partnerships and local marketing activations

  • Well versed in direct (non agency) social media management

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Working knowledge of the retail, DTC, luxury and fashion brands landscape

  • Strong cross-functional teamwork and project management skills

  • Self starter, humble, quick learner, with high aptitude for self-improvement

  • Exceptional attention to detail; ability to operate in the weeds while keeping sight of "the big picture"

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and evolving environment

  • Self-starting, thoughtful and highly accountable taskmaster and creative problem solver

Outcomes & measures of success:

  • Successful marketing program deployment and ongoing management including ownership of reporting and analysis, and program optimization, as measured against program performance targets for contribution to store traffic, sales and customer experience ratings and feedback

  • Successful implementation of Leap Brand owned asset strategy as measured by audience growth and engagement

  • Consistent, timely execution/delivery of programming (execution) and reporting against agreed upon roadmap and OKRs

  • Consistent, successful collaboration with direct report manager, Store Managers and other Retail Operations team members, brand partner stakeholders (Leap brand customers) and other administrative/corporate functional leaders (e.g. Finance, HR, et al)

  • Tangible contributions to the development of a team-oriented high performance culture within the firm

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