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 THELITTLEMARKET.COM



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)

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 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 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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