Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at www.carters.com, www.oshkoshbgosh.com, and www.cartersoshkosh.ca. The Company's Just One You and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter's is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at www.carters.com.
Parenting can be tough, but at Skip Hop, we believe it can be easier when you have highly functional products on hand. Our team brings modern design to life, creating innovative essentials for moms, dads and infants all over the world. The brand is a favorite of parents worldwide, sought after for its best-in-class products that feature iconic designs with an emphasis on function, high quality and authenticity. We're big enough to be a major player and trend-setter in the marketplace, but small enough for everyone to have serious impact on our business.
Become the Skip Hop brand gatekeeper; developing and implementing overall guidelines, strategy and focus for the brand as a whole
Manage the brands multi-channel marketing planning process from initial strategy through execution. Partner cross-functionally to ensure effective and on-time completion of planning milestones
Establish an integrated, holistic view of the brands marketing cadence and events
Provide direction to channel counterparts, including Creative and copy direction, Copy development, Wholesale Marketing, Tradeshow Marketing, Merchandising, Ecomm, Retail, etc
Actively participate in creative reviews and provide feedback, being the brand voice at the table
Develop and execute long-range marketing strategies for the overall Skip Hop brand
Analyze and synthesize consumer insights to develop consumer strategies
Identify, negotiate with and manage strategic partnerships
Manage agency relationships
Plan, execute and manage brand-level initiatives
Lead and drive community management Skip Hop brand owned social media channels. Develop & implement the appropriate and innovative social media strategy, conversations/editorial direction and content with our consumers, and utilize analytics to understand performance to optimize and adjust moving forward.
Implement strategies that drive brand awareness, customer engagement and drive traffic to our brands, site and stores.
Bring out-of-the-box thinking to life with unique social concepts that engage audiences in a new way, aligned to overall positioning and creative tones with a fresh social perspective & customized experience.
Maintain Skip Hops brand voice and response guidelines, while clearly understanding escalation issues and taking quick action to follow protocol
Build and manage seasonal budgets for brand, social and Public Relations
Drive seasonal hindsight process
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing cadence, messaging, promotions and media across all channels
Recommend changes based on last year results and current year performance
Support Leadership Team with presentation development, including Monthly Business Reviews, Quarterly Product Reviews, Line Reviews, and additional meetings
Monitor and evaluate competitive actions - develop recommendations
Track industry trends and new technologies to drive innovation in our marketing strategies and programs
This person will oversee a social media associate as well as the PR Agency and Brand Agency
Experience and Skills
5-10 years Brand Marketing experience. 3+ years in social preferred
Drive Cross-functional partnership with cross functional teams, including merchandising, product, creative and ecommerce
Expertise with Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest)
Experience in the following analytics tools a plus: Facebook, Twitter, Curalate, Simply Measured & Percolate
Experience developing, mentoring or coaching others
Strong interpersonal skills, highly collaborative working and communication style
Ability to manage multiple projects AND provide leadership and expertise in how to reach the millennial mom
High energy, team player with strong management and project management skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
Strong verbal, presentation, and written skills with ability to influence and persuade at all levels
Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve independently
Strong analytical abilities
Ability to work efficiently and accurately while working toward multiple deadlines
Strong proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
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