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Content Marketer-SITKA Gear-170627

Description
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Job Description
Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a resourceful self-starter to join our team as a Content Marketer in Bozeman, MT.

The hunting industry’s fastest-growing brand of technical and performance apparel is looking for a content expert to join our team in Bozeman, Montana to lead development and distribution of SITKA® Gear “Stories”.

From the launch of films like “Searching for West” to consistent delivery of inspiring photography, SITKA® Gear creates remarkable, hunting-focused content that disrupts the status quo and defines the future of our industry. How do we continue to push the limits?

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, you will lead a team in the selection, production, and distribution of remarkable film, photo, and editorial initiatives that elevate SITKA® Gear. This will include collaborating with our passionate band of merry huntsmen, associates, and our growing portfolio of industry-leading agency and content production partners. The ultimate goal is to deliver epic stories that effectively engage our growing tribe of hunters and active outdoorsmen.

 

Responsibilities include:

Development of long-term content strategy

  • Includes identification of direction as well as subsequent shaping of necessary resources
  • Consistent identification and exploitation of channel trends (TV, OTT, etc.)
  • Establish and refine KPIs

Consistent curation and production of consumer-relevant stories

  • Effective management of content team (associates, contractors, and agencies)
  • Identification and expansion of portfolio of industry-leading content producers (current and prospects); includes contract finalization and investment production management
  • Content creation, cross-functionally collaborating with SITKA category experts to identify and produce a consistent flow of relevant stories, including:
  • Content Production – creation / delivery of industry-leading film, editorial and photo-based stories; includes development and management of calendar and investments
  • Content Curation – consistent curation of partner produced (partners, content producers, etc.) SITKA-relevant stories
  • Content distribution, including:
  • Collaboration with consumer engagement team to optimize integration within owned channels (digital and print); includes, but not limited to SITKAgear.com, all social media, and Insight
  • Driving partners (agencies and producers) and integrating with media / publishers to maximize target audience engagement
  • Evaluation / application of KPIs, with consistent iterations for improvement

Support SITKA Creative team in the development of product-focused assets that leverage relevant usage scenarios / environments
Investment (budget) management

  • Planning and monitoring of investments
  • Annual planning and investment management

Qualifications

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant content marketing experience for industry leading brand
  • Demonstrated ability to strive in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Proven effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • A passion for hunting, the job, and the success of SITKA® Gear

Ability to:

  • Follow through on commitments to internal and external teams
  • Influence key internal and external stakeholders to drive initiatives to completion while successfully developing lasting relationships
  • Provide relevant content marketing portfolio
  • Travel up to 30%
  • Identify remarkable and engaging stories
  • Relocate to Bozeman, Montana

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant content marketing experience with premium-priced technical brand
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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SITKA® Gear Product Developer-170813

Description

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Job Description
Best known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in the most demanding environments--from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a Product Development Associate to join the Sitka Gear team in Bozeman, MT.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you! Sitka Gear, a subsidiary of Gore, designs and manufactures the fastest-growing brand of pinnacle performance hunting and archery gear. In this role, you will support the design, development, and production of multiple product lines simultaneously through the management of product specifications and timelines. You will use your experience in and knowledge of manufacturing to identify opportunities to maximize profit while exercising sound analysis and judgment, influencing the thinking of others, and managing relationships with our key vendors and manufacturers to ensure timely delivery. Ideally, you will draw on your manufacturing and use-in-the-field experience to improve product form, fit, and function.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about the outdoors and outdoor lifestyles
  • Find excitement in supporting design, development, and production of high-performance hunting gear
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting development and presentation of products specifically for the hunting market
  • Identifying materials and construction technology that supports design vision and product requirements
  • Capturing and detailing all product materials/construction information, and maintaining Bill of Materials (BOM) and Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) information that will result in efficient raw material purchasing and accurately produced finished product
  • Ensuring the continuous integrity of product specifications in PLM, including materials, patterns, markers, grading information, size charts, technical drawings, and other critical data

Managing:

  • trim sourcing and developments and implementation of new technologies while building strategic relationships with our partners
  • pattern creation process and ensuring that fit and quality standards are achieved in a timely fashion
  • the calendar and process including costing, quality evaluation, fabric, yarn, trim and color standards, and approval requirements
  • prototypes; sample and production approvals to ensure quality standards as well as on time deliveries
  • Producing accurate product specifications and ensuring they are maintained and distributed effectively
  • Directing development process to achieve commercial viability of designs through collaboration with Design, Materials Development, Purchasing, Production and Quality departments
  • Coordinating with Sales, Production, Marketing, and Design departments on all sampling requirements
  • Potentially sourcing and development of fabric

Qualifications

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a product developer of technical outdoor apparel, which includes hands-on experience with garment construction, patterns, and textiles
  • Solid working knowledge of design-platform software, including Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and Excel, and a Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) system
  • Strong ability to manage multiple products lines and other projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong work ethic
  • Proven ability to:
  • Maintain schedules and deadlines
  • Follow through completely on tasks and projects

Ability to:

  • Work independently and meet deliverable dates with minimal supervision
  • Work well under pressure
  • Gather appropriate input and make clear, well-reasoned decisions
  • Work reliably with remote team members
  • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally
  • Relocate to Bozeman, MT
  • Work in the Hunting Industry

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Prior involvement in line planning and product costing/costing models
  • Prior product development of technical outdoor gear
  • Knowledge of or experience with textile material specifications and various printing, treatments, and coatings
  • User of high performance outdoor gear

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