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Skip Hop is a leading brand of innovative consumer products for new moms and dads.  Our products have broad retail distribution in independent, specialty and department stores in the US and around the world, and the brand has strong name recognition amongst today’s generation of parents.

Interested in joining our team? We're always seeking passionate and ambitious talent in product development, design, production, sourcing, sales, finance, operations and merchandising.

Email your resume to jobs@skiphop.com. Be sure to include a cover letter explaining your unique story and how you can contribute to Skip Hop's success. Skip Hop is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer significant opportunities for growth and advancement for motivated self-starters who are eager to learn.

Below are specific job opportunities for which we're immediately seeking talent. We frequently update this page with new opportunities. Thank you for your interest!


Available Positions


Account Manager

Reply to: jobs@skiphop.com

The West Coast Account Manager will be responsible for managing sales for our west coast accounts in US and Canada, which includes current customers and prospecting new retailer.  He or she will be the main point of contact for this customer base (around 250 independent retailers.)  There are generally a few new Skip Hop innovations hitting the market each month and this candidate needs to be creative, strategic and with a passion for sales.  He/she will be handed a book of business that they must maintain and grow.  Prospecting new retailers is a focus, but there is also plenty of opportunity with the current business to be grown.  Marketing and merchandising are extremely important and huge initiatives for Skip Hop, so get ready to put all the aspects of selling together to make Skip Hop soar at retail.

 

This position is for someone who is a self-starter, problem solver, creative and forward thinker. The ideal candidate will not quit until the job is done and will possess the drive to succeed.  A love for selling and overcoming obstacles, penetrating through sales barriers to have the territory properly represented with Skip Hop products needs to 100% of his/her focus.  This position requires someone with strong experience in using marketing and merchandising to grow sales.  The ideal candidate will not be afraid to pick up the phone (rather than just e-mal) and have a strong capability to build relationships.  Candidates with less than strong sales achievements and numbers need not apply.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Contact accounts weekly/monthly to work with them on reorders. We always have a new product to talk about.  Currently, we’re re-launching our Signature Duo Diaper Bag line. 
  • Discuss marketing and merchandising tools which Skip Hop can provide to increase retail sales and review business with each account monthly.
  • Manage entire territory—candidate needs to understand the markets, the relationship the retailers have to their competitors and so on.
  • Travel to accounts to cultivate relationships with store buyers and work on merchandising enhancements.  (Travel 20-30%).
  • Build the Skip Hop brand through merchandising and marketing in the stores
  • Establish and maintain sales projections by account to ensure that goals are met.
  • Provide feedback to merchandising and sales teams often.
  • Prospect new accounts and new distribution channels

Requirements

  • 5+ years similar work experience
  • Familiarity with baby and gear stores or consumer goods industry is a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to aggressively seek new opportunities
  • Excellent negotiating and analytical skills with a proven track record in increasing sales
  • Strong understanding of the entire sales process including client prospecting, taking orders, order maintenance, shipping, and follow-up
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment for a rapidly growing company
  • Planning/Organizing:  Prioritizes tasks; Uses time efficiently
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Computer Skills: strong working knowledge of MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and MS Word software
  • Strong ability to build relationships and overcome sales barriers.

Junior Graphic Designer

Reply to: hr.skiphop@gmail.com

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Responsible for executing graphic design projects for various departments. Supports Art Director. Must have print and digital experience.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

• packaging (updating old, designing new, and preparing production-ready files)

• merchandising materials (point-of-purchase displays, counter cards, banners)

• e-blasts and other direct-to-consumer communications

• updating website: homepage graphics, product pages, press

• designing and replicating web banner ads

• assisting to style photoshoots and maintain consistency across shots

• create fun illustrations or patterns as needed

• tradeshow graphics

• package mock-ups for pitches/presentations

• assist with designing presentation slide templates

REQUIREMENTS:

4-year degree, preferably in Graphic Design

Proficiency in Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint


Digital Marketing Manager

Reply to: jobs@skiphop.com

We are seeking a hands-on professional to manage our Web site, e-commerce business and online marketing and social media efforts.  The eCommerce Business Manager will oversee all web functionality, handle the day-to-day activities on the site, launch new products online, refresh the site regularly, and manage all Web/digital marketing activities including email marketing, social media, loyalty programs and other targeted campaigns.  The Business Manager is responsible for the online/digital execution of the company’s global brand strategy – including unique creative content, partnership giveaway’s, and loyalty programs. In addition, the qualified individual will be able to manage SEO/SEM, affiliate programs such as linkshare, strategic promotional activity and online marketing partnerships.  

 

Candidate must have experience with a full-featured ecommerce platform such as Magento or Miva as well as Google Analytics.

 

The ideal candidate has both creative and quantitative skills.  From a design-oriented standpoint, the manager will be responsible for usability and navigation, look and feel and brand-driven presentation.  This person also must be an analytical thinker who can regularly analyze the ecommerce business, track marketing and campaign performance, develop management reports and oversee a budget.  

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

 

·        Manage front-end Web site, landing pages, content, product pages using both our CMS and basic web development skills.

·        Write creative briefs that lead to creation of all marketing assets: banners, eblasts, promotions.

·        Create and manage creative content, blogger partnerships, contests, and giveaways.

·        Create and mange development schedules and marketing calendar.

·        Be the voice of the company through social media, including day-to-day oversight of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc

·        Communicate with internal team regarding new web initiatives

·        Report analytics to cross-functional teams

·        Monitor online competition and social media campaigns.

Desired Skills and Experience

 

·        Bachelor’s year degree in marketing or related field

·        Consumer products, fashion or luxury goods experience, in a brand-driven company

·        Creative thinker with emphasis

·        3+ years experience in eCommerce and/or web content management

·        2+ years managing affiliate programs and paid searches

·        Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

·         Working knowledge of html/css/javascript, Adobe Photoshop and other tools in the Web developers toolkit


Soft Goods/Toy Designer - FREELANCE

Reply to: jobs@skiphop.com

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Developing new products and packaging from concept sketches through to production specs, with a focus on soft toys and personal accessories. Reviews samples and send feedback to factories throughout the development process. Also manages smaller design projects, including initial research and costing through to final pricing.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Assisting Senior Designers and Design Director

·         Sketching new product concepts

·         Specifying new products that follow the Brief

·         Communicating with factories and/or modelmakers to develop product samples

·         Developing packaging dielines and specifying packaging plans

·         Creating concept sheets for use by sales

·         Working with Production team to hand off all product specs

·         Mocking up products and packaging as needed

 

REQUIREMENTS:

4-year degree, preferably in Industrial Design or Graphic Design

3+ years experience in a related field

Excellence in Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Sewing experience a big plus

 


Bag/Product Designer

Reply to: jobs@skiphop.com

Skip Hop is a leading, consumer products brand for baby and toddler products. The Company is known world-wide for its functional, innovative parenting solutions and award-winning product design.  This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing, highly entrepreneurial company with many opportunities for advancement and growth.

Parenting can be tough, but here at Skip Hop, we believe it can all be easier when you have unique, innovative and highly functional products on hand. 

 

Are you passionate about designing functional, fashion-forward bags that improve the lives of those who own them?

Are you a quick-thinking, creatively driven, multi-tasking team player who loves tackling many projects at once?

Do you have product design experience that spans a wide variety of products?

 

If this sounds like you, please read on because we'd like to meet you!

 

Our growing Product Development team in Flatiron NYC is looking for a motivated designer who boasts both a keen fashion design sense and solid background of experience designing a wide range of products. The right person for this role will be responsible for everything from market research, concept and spec drawings for bags and accessories, so he/she must be able to complete final specs on the computer (Adobe Illustrator). 

 

If you have prior bag design experience, that's huge, because we'll need you to know bag construction and be able to spec materials and hardware. Other design experience such as accessory design and trend research is a big plus as well. Once you're on board, you will be responsible for working with overseas factories and approving materials and construction, so you must be very detailed oriented and a great communicator. You must be able to handle many projects at once, possess a modern aesthetic and wield a pitch-in attitude.

 

**Please Note: You Must Have Handbag Design Experience To Be Considered For This Role**

Primary Responsibilities:

• Assist the design team with product design research

• Product ideation, sketching, drafting and rendering

• Communicate with vendors during tooling and production

• Travel as needed to facilitate production with vendors

 

Specific Skills:

• Degree in Industrial Design or fashion/accessories design with 2-4 years of experience designing handbags

• Sketching both technical drawing and freeform renderings.

• 2D computer skills – Photoshop and Illustrator

• Excellent organizational, time management and presentation skills

• Ability to work autonomously, and as part of a team

• Knowledge of materials, hardware, leather, and handbag construction required as well as expertise in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel. 

• Must possess a strong fashion sense and have the ability to interpret trends.

 

This is a great opportunity for growth and advancement for passionate, self-starting designers who want to work in a fun environment filled with other passionate, creative designers. We offer competitive benefits and great compensation, etc. Please check out the application details below and get in touch. We can't wait to meet you!

 

Application Details

MUST submit sample of appropriate work (not over 3MB) or link to web portfolio. Please submit resume and salary requirements.

 

***PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE NOT DESIGNED HANDBAGS***