Brand Director

| Chicago

DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for a Brand Director who is passionate about telling the stories and creating the content that unites our community of discoverers. You will be the guardian of our commerce, product and media brands, and ensure a clear voice and alignment with the products we offer. You will also own our multimedia content strategy and overall approach to brand as a function. You will have a direct impact on our reputation, customer experience, and growth.

 

What you will do:

  • Understand and evolve our brands’ positioning in the market
  • Translate brand positioning into multi-media marketing and content strategies
  • Establish brand guidelines and work tirelessly across functions to make sure that every brand voice application is clear and consistent, working especially closely with:
    • Digital experience
    • Design
    • Merchandising
    • Owned brands
    • Customer acquisition
  • Directly manage execution of the content-related portion of brand strategy (digital video, influencer, social media, blog), using and expanding upon our in-house content team of three and pool of independent contributors
  • Ensure that the conversation within our community is well moderated
  • Use primary and secondary research to develop consumer insights and monitor market trends
  • Recommend additions or subtractions to our brand portfolio based on market opportunities

 

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • The Brand Director will be the first fully-dedicated brand-focused position for a brand-focused company with a brand-focused CEO in a brand-focused market
  • As a function leader, you will have the opportunity to be an integral member of Catch Company’s leadership team very quickly
  • We are a dynamic early-stage startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a high performance culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies
  • We are surrounded by delicious food in Chicago’s West Loop, with easy access to all major public transportation systems

REQUIREMENTS

What experience you need:

  • 5-10 years of brand or content strategy experience
  • MBA with a concentration in Marketing/Brand from a top program preferred but not required
  • Experience building, managing and motivating a brand team
  • Experience managing across departments to achieve results
  • Experience working closely with creatives to execute brand strategy
  • Experience developing consumer insights using primary and secondary research
  • Deep understanding of digital media and social engagement strategies
  • Experience working for high-growth, early-stage companies is a plus

 

What will make you successful:

  • Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why”. Always looking to make things better
  • Passion: You are driven by a love for what you do
  • Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work
  • Action: Knowing when to shift from planning to doing. Willingness to get your hands dirty
  • Honesty: Transparency with customers, partners and teammates
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies and methodologies in digital content, graphic design, web design, production, etc.
  • Ability to flex between big picture brand strategy and tactical execution
  • Data-driven mindset
  • Ability to add structure to ambiguous situations
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and scrappiness... we are a startup!

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Medical Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(K)
  • Flexible working hours
  • "Take what you need" vacation policy
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Location

Our office is located in the midst of West Loop's restaurant row. With easy access to Au Chavel, Little Goat and trendy coffee spots like Stump Town.
549 W Randolph St , Chicago , IL 60661

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