Position: Marketing Manager Project Management, Production and Store Experience
Report To: Sr. Manager, Project Management, Traffic and Production
The Philadelphia-based company is one of the fastest growing retailers in the country with over 700 stores in more than 30 states. Catering to teens, pre-teens and their parents, Five Below carries an ever-evolving and exciting assortment of cell phone cases and chargers, remote control cars, yoga pants, graphic tees, nail polish, footballs and soccer balls, tons of candy and seasonal must-haves for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and more. Everything, everyday, is just $5 and below. Its stores are a vibrant, colorful and high-energy destination. Five Below products are grouped into one of eight in-store worlds: Style, Room, Sports, Tech, Crafts, Party, Candy and Now. Five Below's unique assortment features leading brands such as Lego, Wilson, Hasbro and Peeps and hot licenses from Disney and Marvel such as Frozen, Despicable Me, Avengers and Star Wars. Rounding out the assortment is merchandise packed with quality and value made exclusively for Five Below.
Five Below was founded in 2002 by David Schlessinger, creator and founder of Encore Books and Zany Brainy along with Tom Vellios, former CEO of Zany Brainy, and current Chairman of Five Below. In early 2015, Joel Anderson, the former CEO of WalMart.com, was named CEO and President of Five Below. The Company (NASDAQ: FIVE) has achieved astounding growth, including a current string of 37 consecutive quarters of positive comparable stores sales growth (from Q2, 2006 to present).
Five Below is poised to grow rapidly driven by a unique approach to targeting the teen and pre-teen customer with an edited assortment of trend-right, high quality merchandise that fosters universal appeal. With a highly differentiated shopping experience that delivers exceptional value within the $1-$5 pricing model, customers have a deep appreciation for the brand. There is a long runway for growth with compelling and consistent store performance backed by an experienced and passionate senior management team.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Marketing Associate works directly with the Marketing and Merchandising teams to support brand marketing and store growth. The Marketing Associate will manage the production schedules, timelines and budgets of print and digital media projects and ensure that all groups are in communication with each other and on-brand. In addition, the candidate will support the Grand Opening initiatives in planning the event and advertising. The candidate should have the overall ability to thrive and excel in a fast paced, high growth, competitive environment and to manage resources in a cost effective manner.
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration or similar field
Three to five years of experience in retail marketing, agency marketing or project management
Ability to negotiate and communicate with vendors on value-engineering price and production
Strong analytical skills to systemically review and assess marketing efforts
Excellent oral and written communication skills for interaction with a variety of people; ability to tailor verbal message based on the audience
Self motivated and organized with a high attention to detail
Ability to be a team leader and facilitate brainstorming sessions.
Capable of facilitating new ideas from conception thru execution with a focus on project management
Some travel required
Intermediate computer proficiency with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Prior experience within marketing and/or printing/production.
Experience with the teen or youth market preferred.
Manage the processes, systems and implementation of programs to manage all campaigns/project workflow
Hold all teams and individuals accountable for campaigns/projects to ensure milestones are complete in a timely manner
Create a uniform proofing process for business initiatives
Establish briefing process rigor and actionable meetings to ensure seamless workflow
Spearhead the plan to optimize trafficking of all creative elements pertaining to marketing projects
Transform the in-store experience into an entertaining visit
Identify, manage and optimize all print production vendors and processes to ensure best-in-class store signage experiences in 750+ stores
Develop digital store experiences and customer interaction points for 750+ stores
Be a thought leader and pushing the organization to innovate in the space
Plan, collaborate and communicate visual elements and approvals to internal divisions
Implement clear and concise reporting, detailed schedules and due dates
Lead the store experience budgeting process and continuously improve effectiveness and the ROI of investments
Sponsor new ideas and the development and testing of signage elements
Five Below is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Five Below, Inc.