“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Associate Brand Manager
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a portfolio of children's brands operating specialty retail stores with high-quality clothes and accessories. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating hundreds of retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

The Associate Brand Manager is the main liaison on assigned brand(s)/projects; manages the content of all windows and in-store signage and promotions, and communicates strategies cross-functionally with critical company stakeholders including Merchandising, Planning, Brand Creative Services, Visual Merchandising, Integrated Marketing, Store Operations, and Web for alignment and execution. S/he is a demonstrated project manager and is familiar with meeting the demands of a fast-paced retail industry, with a strong ability to take projects from concept to execution, and evaluate all projects against objectives. This position requires a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and good problem-solving skills when developing and implementing initiatives.


  • Write creative briefs for deliverables at the campaign (macro) and tactical level and communicate them to internal and external partners
  • Partner closely with the cross-functional teams to ensure clear alignment on messaging by coordinating and leading kick-off meetings, ensuring all meeting objectives are clearly defined, discussed and follow-up on next steps
  • Manage approval process within Brand Creative Services and with key external stakeholders; partner with Brand Creative Services team to ensure that creative message/execution is on-brand and delivers against program objectives
  • Partner with in-house traffic managers to develop and track timelines; clearly communicate changes to project scope or timelines to ensure teams are aligned on objectives and deliverables
  • Review and improve upon existing processes to help empower stores to carry out the brand’s creative vision
  • Support Brand Management team in delivering windows and in-store marketing collateral on time and on budget
  • Own signage and postage budget for assigned brand(s)/projects
  • Manage and execute other initiatives and projects as needed

Job Requirements

  • BS/BA required, preferred degree in Communications, Advertising or Marketing
  • Minimum of (2) years’ experience within a marketing or advertising department and/or agency with direct responsibilities related to the position
  • Minimum of (2) years’ experience working on a retail brand, specialty retail preferred

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.

Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls, please.

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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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