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Careers & Ibex

Ibex is an uncompromising company of "Wool Enthusiasts". Our on-going success and growth emerges from our determined passion for building exceptional performance products from selected Merino Wool and other natural fibers. Our work environment is open, casual and energized. We have a dedicated talented team of people that are progressive, active and fun. Must love dogs.

Ibex headquarters are located in White River Junction, VT.

Ibex is an EOE.

All inquiries should be sent to careers@ibex.com

Current Openings:

Marketing Manager - Ibex Headquarters - WRJ, VT

Posted: Sept 5 '14

Position Summary:

Ibex is an uncompromising company of “Wool Enthusiasts”. Our ongoing success and growth emerges from our determined passion for building exceptional performance products from Merino Wool and other natural fibers. Our work environment is open, casual, dog friendly and energized. We have a dedicated talented team of people that are progressive, active, and fun.

The Marketing Manager will be responsible for helping to drive sales and strategic brand promotion by supporting unified marketing activities across a multi-channel business.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Development and Sales Support

  • Manage seasonal ‘go to market’ execution including sales meetings, trade shows, catalogs, visual merchandising/POS, promotional items, retail product launches, partnership/Co-Op programs and special events
  • Assist VP of Marketing in providing quarterly and annual marketing plans for budget expenditures based on sales forecasts
  • Support marketing and sales teams with media planning, advertising, partnerships, and public relations
  • Prepare agendas and attend quarterly and annual planning meetings to align marketing goals with company strategy
  • Work closely with sales channel managers, product managers, and creative team to streamline and communicate seasonal goals and initiatives

Project and Production Management

  • Manage department calendar, project deadlines and weekly status meetings to ensure successful implementation and execution of workflow and deliverables from creative team
  • Identify, develop and implement process and procedures such as use of Project Management tools as required to streamline work with both internal teams and outside vendors
  • Assist with due diligence and sourcing of photo/print/production vendors, as well as models including preparation of RFQ's or SOW’s
  • Schedule and manage photo shoots

PR, Communications, & Media Relations

  • Work with our PR agency and manage all media requests
  • Draft and distribute internal communications as necessary
  • Attend and coordinate PR events as required
  • Evaluate marketing opportunities and manage collaborations and deal memos
  • Research and engage in product seeding opportunities

Web

  • Online Reputation Management
  • Help monitor overall customer/brand sentiment
  • Initiate and participate in conversations across social media channels as appropriate
  • Content Management
  • Organize content by maintaining a digital asset management system.
  • Ensure seasonal content needs are updated and meet necessary deadlines
  • Handle internal and 3rd party asset requests
  • Editorial Calendar Management
  • Manage a calendar of posts based on new releases, current events, trending and overall news
  • Work with PR firm to coordinate editorial calendars

Events & People

  • Plan, budget and execute
  • Trade shows, sales meetings, and Ibex branded events
  • Involvement in retail store events and collaborative contests
  • Manage ambassadors, tastemakers, and athletes

Retail

  • Manage seasonal marketing on boarding with wholesale channels
  • Ensure POP/POS is aligned and distributed accordingly across all sales channels
  • Promote brand continuity and communication with Ibex’s flagship retail locations

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications and 5-7 years of prior relative work experience in the outdoor industry, apparel, or related field preferred
  • Experience working in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent problem recognition and collaboration skills for resolution
  • Strong and confidant communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Project Management tools
  • Ability to travel
  • Must be able to work in a dog friendly atmosphere
  • Bonus Points: Loves participating in adventures outside

To Apply:

Email resume's to: careers@ibex.com

Senior Product Developer - Ibex Headquarters - WRJ, VT

Posted: Sept 22 '14

Position Summary:

ibex is an uncompromising company of “Wool Enthusiasts”. Our on going success and growth emerges from our determined passion for building exceptional performance products from New Zealand Merino Wool and other natural fibers. Our work environment is open, casual and energized. We have a dedicated talented team of people that are progressive, active and fun.

The Senior Product Developer, working under the Development Manager, is responsible for executing development and commercialization of product from initial concept to final production tech pack. They will act as a bridge between Designers, Materials, Vendors, Quality Control, and Production to complete projects within the company’s published timelines, costing and spending goals. S/he will expand upon and uphold the highest standards for quality, function, fit and garment construction done in the most environmentally friendly manner. S/he will work on a variety of products such as base layer/outerwear/accessories, with a strong focus on cut and sew knitwear.

Broad Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to build and maintain specification packages for product both domestic and overseas. Including Bill of Materials, technical illustrations, grades, and maintaining historical comments.
  • Responsible to critique all proto, sales, and pre-production samples against tech pack specifications for fit, sewing quality, and functionality through product lifecycle. Partners with Designers to critique design accuracy pre-Sales Samples
  • Partners with Designers to identify relevant new construction processes and technology as well as with Production to determine how Company can effectively utilize and implement manufacturing technology breakthroughs.
  • Evaluates the accuracy and quality of Ibex fit and grades against industry standards. Analyze customer returns through all channels to optimize fit, function, and quality.
  • Partners with Materials to coordinate samples for in-field product testing. Recruit and manage in-field product testing on Ibex ambassadors and report results to team.
  • Support Production team with new factory evaluation and development.
  • Supports the implementation of new processes and procedures to improve product specification process workflow.
  • Coordinates spec packages, patterns, and samples through all stages of product development within project timelines.
  • Schedule fit sessions with designers and developers.
  • Evaluate target costs and negotiate costs from vendors to align with seasonal margin and retails goals. Cost engineer garments with Designers to meet targets.
  • Supply marketing technical illustrations and feature information for use in trade/consumer communication. Proof read for accuracy, for any on-product communication (e.g. workbook, hangtags, packaging, website)
  • Acts as product expert consultant to support QC team at production.
  • Partner with Designers but assumes primary responsibility on seasonal trim development.
  • Manages, maintains and constantly seeks to improve the trim and hardware library.
  • Maintain accuracy of Internal PLM systems.
  • Travel to seasonal Trade Shows.
  • Participate in seasonal Design Reviews.
  • Contribute to biannual design retreat for creation of seasonal color palette and line structure.
  • Travel and participate in seasonal Sales Meeting preparation and presentation.
  • Articulate clear daily communications on all details of trim and product development with designers, developers, production, and vendors.
  • Active participant in weekly team meetings and comprehensive reporting.
  • Attend technical training classes and seminars to enhance knowledge of assigned area.
  • Cross Functional Partnerships with Quality Control, Production, Marketing, and Supply Chain.
  • Maintain and support Vendor Relationships.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 8-10 years experience in related apparel development.
  • Computer skills: experienced in Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Word, ERP, and PLM.
  • Demonstrated understanding and proven experience in product development from concept through successful commercialization, Sales Sample, and Bulk Production.
  • Strong knowledge of understanding of cut/sew quality standards, including raw goods, finished parts and final product assembly.
  • Proven record of working with knitwear cut and sew products..
  • Knowledge of pattern making and understanding of technical manufacturing issues.
  • Extreme attention to detail required.
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of product and material costing.
  • Knowledge of natural fiber knit and woven textiles, specifically wool.
  • Ability to manage workload and priorities based on timeline requirements and key milestones objectives.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to make judgment calls on critical communication and approvals.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job in a fast moving environment and maintain composure under stress.
  • Demonstrates initiative and provides follow through on areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to travel both domestic and overseas.
  • Environmentally responsible. Strong desire to work with natural fibers.
  • Thrives in a small team, dog friendly, and at times loud environment.

Compensation:

We offer a complete compensation package including; PTO, 401k fund, health and dental insurance.

To Apply:

Email resume's to: careers@ibex.com

Assistant Store Manager - Seattle

Posted: Sept 23 '14

Description:

The Assistant Store Manager works closely with the store manager, retail team, and local community while delivering exceptional customer experience, developing strong community relations, and authentically communicating the brand message. The ASM contributes to the success of the store through providing exceptional leadership in customer experience, delivering Ibex brand education and detailed product knowledge, driving sales performance, facilitating accurate inventory management, product merchandising, upholding a high level of asset protection, and by contributing to community relationship development.

This position is located in Seattle, WA at the Ibex Retail Store

Broad Responsibilities:

  • Management of the store team
  • Team training on store operations
  • Local community building and events
  • Inventory management
  • Product merchandising and training
  • Build community relationships and support/manage regional events
  • Oversee and direct special projects
  • Asset protection

Requirements:

  • Strong management skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proficient use of computer systems (POS software knowledge, MS Office)
  • Ability to work both within a team, and independently
  • Reliable. Is flexible on the job with hours, team needs, and projects as needed
  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism, punctuality, positive approach, and multi-task oriented.
  • Experience in exceptional customer service and/or retail industries, preferred.
  • Familiar with social media tools, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow through on areas of responsibility
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Team player, motivator, and supporter
  • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving and accountability
  • Suited to thrive in a dog friendly environment
  • Solid sense of humor

Compensation:

We offer a complete compensation package including; holiday pay and paid time off, 401K fund and insurance packages. This is a full-time, salaried position with medical and dental benefits. The ASM is expected to offer a long term commitment of 1 year minimum.

To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to: careers@ibex.com

Part-Time Sales Associate - Boston

Posted: March 19 '14

Description:

Retail Store Associates are part of the team and store that delivers an exceptional customer experience, develops strong community relations, and authentically communicates the brand message.

This position is located in Boston, MA at the Ibex Retail Store

Broad Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the success of the store
  • Provide exceptional customer experience
  • Sales performance
  • Inventory management
  • Product merchandising
  • Asset protection
  • Community relationship development

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure. Ability to be flexible on the job
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow through on areas of responsibility
  • General computer skills
  • Must have nighttime and weekend availability
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Outstanding communication, customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving and accountability

Compensation:

This is an hourly Part time position with a clothing allowance.

To Apply:

Email resume's to: careers@ibex.com

Part-Time Sales Associate - Seattle

Posted: March 19 '14

Description:

Retail Store Associates are part of the team and store that delivers an exceptional customer experience, develops strong community relations, and authentically communicates the brand message.

This position is located in Seattle, WA at the Ibex Retail Store

Broad Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the success of the store
  • Provide exceptional customer experience
  • Sales performance
  • Inventory management
  • Product merchandising
  • Asset protection
  • Community relationship development

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure. Ability to be flexible on the job
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow through on areas of responsibility
  • General computer skills
  • Must have nighttime and weekend availability
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Outstanding communication, customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving and accountability

Compensation:

This is an hourly Part time position with a clothing allowance.

To Apply:

Email resume's to: careers@ibex.com