Job Detail

Director of Brand & Integrated Marketing at Shift
San Francisco, CA, US
We believe car buying should be fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. We’ve set out to transform an industry, using technology to bring transparency and convenience to the car buying process.
And we aren’t stopping there. We seek to bring that same openness and simplicity to car ownership too, with payments, maintenance, and insurance in one easy app. At Shift, we’re building the tools that empower people to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. 

With a rebrand upcoming, our VP of Marketing is looking for a Director of Brand & Integrated Marketing to help ideate, develop and launch our new brand strategy. As the senior brand marketer on the team you will be tasked with both strategic and execution focused tasks centered around brand development, consumer insights, messaging, and marketing plan development and execution. With an opportunity to form our brand strategy & build the future of marketing at Shift, the ideal candidate has an opportunity to bring tremendous impact and business value to Shift! 

What you’ll do

  • Provide strategic vision and leadership: Translate high-level business objectives and leverage consumer insights into marketing plans and tactics and ultimately contribute to the delivery of key marketing objectives and results.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Shift’s Brand Strategy .
  • Partner in creative strategy development to be rolled out across all channels.
  • Develop messaging guides and toolkits to guide the organization on Shift’s communication priorities and value proposition.
  • Partner with Digital, Lifecycle and other functions to develop creative assets and collateral as needed.
  • Evaluate, recommend and execute new marketing channels/promotions/merchandising as appropriate based (e.g. grassroots tactics, influencers programs, direct mail, radio, seasonal events).
  • Make data-driven decisions to assess current marketing campaigns results.
  • Project manage cross-functional promotional planning and execution

What we’re looking for

  • 6+ years of experience building brands that drive growth, ideally at a consumer based start up.
  • You have successfully led marketing activities across diverse channels to drive engagement and conversion.
  • You can combine intuition, creative judgement, and data-driven decision-making.
  • You are a natural storyteller that understands the full customer journey and insights in the journey that make a difference.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and crave a high-growth, fast-paced environment where you can help build a disruptive business.
  • You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 
  • You’re a strong project manager that drives toward results with limited oversight.

Why join now?

We’ve built a small but highly talented team backed by >$275 million in funding from investors like DFJ, Goldman Sachs, BMW, and Nissan. In October 2018 we announced a deep partnership and a $140m round led by the third largest auto retailer in the  US, Lithia Motors. With strong product-market fit and a great business in California, the next two years will be focused on scaling the business nationally.
Shift is the Bay Area’s #1 seller of used cars with $150 million in cars sold per year. We’re serving most of California and are gearing up to scale to new markets. With a solid business model and no clear winner in our space yet, this is a hugely exciting time to join the team.

Shift is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.