Opportunities

The Little Market is a non-profit organization founded by women to empower women. We sell fair trade, ethically sourced products made by artisans in over 25 countries around the world. Join our team to help empower artisans in marginalized communities so they can build a brighter future for themselves and their families. We are looking for highly motivated, passionate individuals who are interested in gaining experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, product development, and fair trade. You will work as part of a small team in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Current Openings

OPENINGS AT THE LITTLE MARKET



People Operations Manager

full time | SANTA ANA, CA

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DESCRIPTION

The Little Market puts people first, from the artisans and makers who handcraft our products, to the members who make up our team. We are looking for a People Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of our internal HR function and people lifecycle, while leading, supporting and promoting the organization’s core values and culture as we grow and expand our efforts. This position will be responsible for strengthening our HR function in the areas of talent acquisition and development, as well as overseeing administration and compliance. Success in this role requires a high degree of organization, strong communication skills, and the ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities.

This is a full-time position based in Santa Ana, CA.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all steps in the full life cycle of recruiting -- job posting, resume review, and interview.
  • Conduct welcome orientations as well as perform exit interviews.
  • Design and implement performance review processes.
  • Partner with PEO to administer payroll and benefits.
  • Review benefits with employees and support updates and changes.
  • Diligently enforce policies in a manner consistent with current employment and labor laws.
  • Facilitate and provide HR related compliance and general training.
  • Design and implement office policies and procedures.
  • Identify performance and engagement opportunities and develop strategies to address gaps.
  • Provide coaching and counseling for employees.
  • Perform detailed timesheet reviews to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Coordinate employee appreciation, engagement, volunteering and site cultural events.
  • Continually review and maintain employee handbook.
  • Maintain organization charts and the team directory.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiencies.
  • Update, monitor and maintain eligible salary adjustments and/or pay increases.
  • Work with leadership to establish and maintain a positive work environment which encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities.
  • Regularly communicate with leadership to identify and anticipate hiring and development needs.
  • Participate in staff meetings and attend other meetings and seminars as needed.
  • Other tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years minimum proven human resources experience Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR is a plus.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication that is clear, concise and polished.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively lead HR programs and projects.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities.
  • Deep understanding of HR compliance and federal/ state/local labor laws and regulations.
  • Experience in developing policies and processes to ensure compliance with federal/state/ local labor laws and regulations.
  • Excellent problem solving/judgment skills, and high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong strategic problem solving; root/cause analysis skills; ability to research, consolidate data and formulate observations/recommendations.
  • High degree of initiative, independent judgment, and discretion.
  • Track record of integrity, discretion and ethical behavior in all work situations, with a strong understanding and respect for keeping confidences with matters relating to people.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to opportunities@thelittlemarket.com with People Operations Manager as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

(No phone calls, please)

Social Media Coordinator

full time | WESTWOOD, CA

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DESCRIPTION

The Little Market is looking for a highly motivated, creative individual who is interested in gaining experience in social media, copywriting, graphic design, and marketing. Working as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment, the Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for planning, creating, and posting content across multiple social media platforms. This position will use social media marketing technologies and tools as a means to engage supporters and bring to life the stories of our products and the artisans we work, and raise awareness about fair trade and women’s rights.

We anticipate that a successful candidate will take up this position in January 2018. This is a full-time position based in Westwood, CA.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as social media community coordinator for multiple channels, including Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Works as part of a small team to develop social media strategy and campaigns.
  • Creates all graphics and captions for social media channels.
  • Monitor and engage with relevant accounts.
  • Respond to user inquiries on social media channels.
  • Supports creative content for the blog through graphics, copy, and content collaboration.
  • Ensures that social media planning is in line with organizational marketing strategy and overall priorities.
  • Monitors analytics and performance, and creates reports to communicate trends and make strategy recommendations.
  • Keeps current on industry best practices and periodically evaluate methods and make recommendations for new opportunities.
  • Develops creative strategies that expand the organization’s reach.
  • Supports special events and photo shoots as needed.
  • Drives support of organizational campaigns and events through social media strategy.
  • Oversees social media collaborations.
  • Carrying out other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience required
  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office including Excel.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Motivated, professional and flexible with the ability to react quickly when the need arises.
  • Strong visual storytelling skills
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills managing multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency to operate independently
  • Enthusiasm and passion for fair trade and women’s rights.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to opportunities@thelittlemarket.com with Social Media Coordinator as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Social media links
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

(No phone calls, please)

Web Developer

full time | WESTWOOD, CA

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DESCRIPTION

The Little Market is looking for a driven and talented Web Developer to join our team. This person will work directly with the Market Experience Manager and Web Designer to continue to improve our website, as well as build out additional features to deliver a sustainable product that supports both The Little Market business and brand.

We anticipate that a successful candidate will take up this position in January 2018. This is a full-time position based in Westwood, CA.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Modify and update existing Shopify and Wordpress sites to further improve UI/UX.
  • Build, implement, and test new website features.
  • Test and optimize site for desktop, mobile, cross-browser compatibility and SEO.
  • Deliver properly-tested, organized, bug-free code, on-time.
  • Develop and manage custom Shopify apps and integrations.
  • Solve internal problems creatively, effectively and efficiently.
  • Make recommendation on new functionality to improve the website and blog site.
  • Communicate effectively with end users, design team, and management.
  • Continually optimize sites for speed and latest responsive and mobile design techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years experience in Shopify and Wordpress web development required.
  • Proactive and able to operate independently.
  • Applied knowledge of HTML5, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Strong knowledge of liquid programming language.
  • Act as Shopify expert, specializing in all facets of the ecommerce platform. Knowledge in cross-browser compatibility.
  • Incorporates best design practices for SEO.
  • Impeccable eye for design and maximizing UI/UX for eCommerce standards.
  • Knowledge of advanced debugging techniques and usage of browser developer tools.
  • Experience with photoshop and producing usable assets for the web.
  • Experience with A/B testing a plus.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to opportunities@thelittlemarket.com with Web Developer as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Links to a portfolio or three previous websites or web projects
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

(No phone calls, please)

Product Designer

full time | WESTWOOD, CA

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DESCRIPTION

Do you have a passion for design, artisanal techniques, handmade products, and learning about different cultures? The Little Market is looking for a creative, curious, and passionate individual who is interested in channeling his or her product design expertise to make a difference in the lives of female artisans around the world. Working as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment, the position will primarily focus on designing new products in collaboration with artisan groups. Drawing inspiration from traditional techniques, this position will be responsible for creating mockups and providing design direction for all product categories carried at The Little Market, including home décor, textiles, accessories, spa products, and more.

This position is based in Westwood, CA.


RESPONSIBILITIES

    
Marketing:
  • Design trend stories, concepts, artwork, and product lines for all categories.
  • Create innovative product concepts, keeping the artisans, techniques, sustainability, and fair trade at top of mind.
  • Work closely with the Product Development Coordinator to review samples and designs from artisan groups.
  • Provide guidance for all details and materials that support each new product (i.e. labels, zippers, tags, etc.)
  • Review product catalogs and offerings from new artisan groups.
  • Proactively research and develop familiarity with artisan techniques, cultures, and traditional practices.
  • Make recommendations for new products, designs, and techniques.
  • Regularly evaluate existing product lines and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Follow relevant sites and sources for industry trends.
  • Develop and implement a cohesive aesthetic and merchandising strategy across all product categories.
  • Work with a cross-functional team to monitor product performance to guide product development strategy.
  • Provide product insights to marketing and retail teams as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience:  4-year Design, Fine Art, or similar degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Computer design system skills including Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Fundamental understanding of key materials, product development, and production processes.
  • Familiarity with artisanal techniques is a plus.
  • Understanding of industry trends and anticipation.
  • Ability to meet objectives with creative, innovative, and sustainable design solutions.
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to multitask on several projects.
  • Motivated, solution-oriented, and flexible, with the ability to react quickly when the need arises.
  • Extremely detail-oriented to ensure that all aspects of a project are complete and accurate.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to adapt to different audiences.
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships and rapport with internal team members.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for fair trade and women’s rights.
  • Applicants for this position must possess current U.S. work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to opportunities@thelittlemarket.com with Product Designer as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Social Media links
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

(No phone calls, please)

Creative Marketing Manager

full time | WESTWOOD, CA

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DESCRIPTION

The Little Market is looking for a creative storyteller who is passionate about our mission to empower women and raise awareness about fair trade and social responsibility. The core function of the Creative Marketing Manager is to bring to life the stories of our products and the artisans we work with in a way that resonates with our audience. This individual will proactively keep apprised of the production schedule, plan marketing stories accordingly, and communicate that plan and any changes to a cross-functional team. She/He will develop the creative vision for all product launches and marketing stories, anticipate the needs across multiple platforms, and provide direction for copy, photography, and digital assets. This individual will also work closely with a small, cross-functional team to meet deadlines and respond to change.

An ideal candidate will have experience in e-commerce, creative storytelling, customer acquisition and retention, digital marketing, and social media engagement. Someone who possesses exceptional attention to detail, strong communication skills, and a desire to create meaningful impact will thrive in this position.

This is a full-time position based in Westwood, CA.


RESPONSIBILITIES

    
Marketing:
  • Oversee marketing plan to support all products, sales channels, and outreach activities, including web and retail.
  • Develop concepts for marketing stories and campaigns, and determine needs for content, copy, photography and graphics.
  • Provide guidance and creative direction to the cross-functional team responsible for creating the assets and implementing the marketing strategy.
  • Initiate and lead regular meetings to align efforts across multiple departments.
  • Communicate our mission, core values, product features, and artisan stories through marketing campaigns.
  • Provide creative direction for photo shoots to meet needs of marketing campaigns.
  • Review, edit and approve all copy and digital assets for marketing materials and media outreach (e.g., social media posts, product descriptions, blog posts, news articles, speeches, store signage).
  • Support strategic plans for all social media platforms, oversee execution, and coordinate special promotions and partnerships.
  • Regularly assess engagement of existing supporters and identify opportunities to attract new supporters.
  • Evaluate campaign performance and report on actionable insights.
  • Respond quickly when a change is needed, develop a solution, and communicate with involved parties to ensure that the new course of action is implemented. Keep apprised of industry trends and best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience within the marketing realm.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong visual storytelling, copywriting, and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of the production requirements for digital and printed materials.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills managing multiple deadlines.
  • Proficiency to operate independently.
  • Interest in fair trade and women’s rights is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following information to opportunities@thelittlemarket.com with Creative Marketing Manager as the subject of your email.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Social media links
  • An example of a Marketing Campaign or Story you have led
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) for three references

 

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the large number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted further. When you submit an application, please indicate your availability in your email.

(No phone calls, please)

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