Director of Marketing Job Description

AIWA CORPORATION

Job DescriptionDirector of Marketing

Title:

Director of Marketing


Description:

The Director of Marketing will be the owner (strategic and execution) of all marketing initiatives, reporting to the CEO, and working closely with product development and customer service teams.  Responsibility and authority includes everything from long-term planning to daily analytics and advertising work. The Director of Marketing will be responsible for all marketing activities from first concept to reporting on results, either by executing and implementing personally, or managing external resources. The ideal candidate will combine a senior-level strategic sensibility with up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital marketing tools and tactics.


Responsibilities:


Strategy & Planning

  • Plan and execute marketing initiatives from concept to post-mortem
  • Conceptualize / identify and test new channel / selling strategies to drive growth
  • Triage digital marketing plan based on (sometimes changing) business needs
  • Define most important KPIs, target appropriate ROI, and develop marketing budget
  • Steer the growth, re-emergence and changing perception of a famous audio brand

Operational Management

  • Utilize strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels (Amazon predominately) and customer touch points
  • Instrument conversion points and optimize user funnels
  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Communicate quality improvement goals and vision to the team
  • Generate or manage creation of creative assets including copy, photography, and video
  • Maintain social media presence, content and engagement

Position Requirements:


Knowledge & Experience

  • 5-7 years marketing experience with 3+ years experience marketing at strategic level at an e-commerce business
  • 2-3 years experience with Facebook and/or Adwords campaign creation, optimization and reporting
  • Experience managing an annual marketing budget with material bottom line impact.
  • 2+ years experience working simultaneously with multiple funnels and sales channels
  • Experience with email marketing and marketing automation in B2C environment
  • Experience balancing brand perception with short-term marketing + sales goals
  • Understanding of cross channel or multi-channel marketing and digital marketing attribution
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Seller Central and marketing opportunities within Amazon platform
  • Experience owning the strategic direction, content creation, campaign setup, optimization and reporting for digital media campaigns -  full-spectrum “soup to nuts” management
  • Knowledge and experience with A/B testing, proper test setup, and analytics/measurement of tests
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills

Personal Attributes

  • Bias towards action
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for consumer audio helps

Company Overview:

Aiwa is a startup with a brand beloved by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The strategy to revive the brand combines strong hardware engineering and supply chain management with an efficient channel strategy to deliver category beating products. By forsaking traditional showroom retailers (Best Buy, HH Greg, etc) we can afford to double the amount our competitors spend on hardware components at a given retail price. The result, as you'd expect, is a demonstrably, and obviously, better product.


Our first test of this strategy, the Exos 9, became one of the highest rated products in the entire category (of 20,000 products) on Amazon, and it is currently the #2 best seller over $200, beating out Sony, Beats and many others.


Our brand and marketing strategies to date rely on a clear perception of high performance at our price points, backed up by a ‘no nonsense’ approach and messaging.  


“We believe showing up at the basketball court with a speaker that outclasses the fashion brands is cooler than driving the car Shaq endorses.”


Consumer Electronics experience a plus, but not required.  We're a Consumer Electronics company, but not selling or developing products the traditional CE way. How Harry's and Dollar shave club sell razors is, in many ways, more pertinent to us than how Bose, Sony or Klipsch sell speakers.  

This is an unstructured, rapidly growing, entrepreneurial environment. Much of what we're doing is new. Humility, interest in learning and willingness to make mistakes and correct course are prerequisites.

To apply send Resume and whatever you think is appropriate to: jborn@aiwa.us.com