Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

New York, NY
Trade – Marketing
Trade is a well-funded digital marketplace that inspires people to make better coffee. We curate a selection of the country’s best roasters who take exceptional care in sourcing and roasting incredible coffees and overlay an experience that makes discovering and buying coffee easy and rewarding. We bring the joy of a delicious cup of coffee from your favorite roaster into your home. 

The CMO at Trade will be responsible for:
* Developing both innovative and proven programs to drive brand awareness, new client acquisition and client retention
* Own and cultivate the company’s coffee merchandising operations, including on-site creative merchandising, roaster management and operations, and new roaster recruitment
* Leading the company’s efforts around customer segmentation and market research, keeping the company focused on the largest opportunities within a changing market

The candidate will need to build, manage and inspire a team to accomplish company goals with excellence, creativity and urgency.  You will lead the team in executing complex Marketing Operations.


    • 8+ years experience in consumer marketing w/ meaningful time in digital ecosystem
    • Someone who leads by example -- you will be directly involved in the work as a means to coach the team and ensure results
    • Experience building an innovative consumer brand
    • Track record of ad budgets $10MM-$25MM per year
    • Experience building and optimizing offline media campaigns
    • Ability to attract, develop, and retain a talented Marketing team
    • Curiosity and understanding of rapidly changing digital social ecosystem & an early adopter
    • Demonstrated success in an early stage and or rapidly growing business
    • Deep experience in analytical marketing functions including performance marketing and CRM
    • Strong collaborator as this person will be working closely with the creative, design and merchandising leadership
    • Experience with cutting edge forms of mobile commerce (SMS, Messenger, Chat-bot, etc)
    • Experience with high-impact customer loyalty programs and subscription commerce
    • Experience coordinating and overseeing PR efforts (both in-house and 3P)

Responsibilities & Ownership

    • Paid digital media
    • Word of mouth and viral campaigns
    • Grass roots and out of home programsPartnerships
    • CRM (file management, email marketing, loyalty and engagement etc.)
    • Loyalty program (strategy and execution)
    • Social media platforms & campaigns
    • Influencer and ambassador programs
    • Public relations & marketing communications
    • Forecasting and budgeting of marketing activities
    • Non-basket commerce (ie chat, messenger, SMS, bot)

Success Drivers at Trade

    • Believes that life is better with good coffee
    • Action oriented & desire for speed
    • Goal oriented
    • Comfortable in Agile organization methodology
    • Comfortable with Creative talent and ability to bring left and right brain together
    • Experience working in product-centered organizations
    • Strong sense of urgency
    • A question asker and a teacher
    • Organized and priority driven
    • Creative and innovative with focus on excellence and execution
    • Data driven and understand the meaning and importance of metrics and measurement
    • Comfort in a highly transparent organization with direct communication