Away is seeking a leader for our Canada business as we drive growth in both e-commerce and retail. You’ll be responsible for ownership of the Canadian P&L and setting local market goals, and you'll work closely with many cross-functional teams. Your scope will span marketing (from brand, social, and influencers to paid acquisition), operational needs (logistics, CX, etc.) as well as digital product, creative, and PR, in order to support market growth. This role reports to the VP, International and will be based in our headquarters in Soho, NYC.

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll be the voice of our Canadian customer and define our strategic initiatives and investment in the region across both e-commerce and physical retail, in partnership with our digital, real estate, and retail teams
  • You will own the Canadian P&L as well as OKRs and strategic planning, while partnering with other country / regional leaders to achieve our overall international goals
  • You’ll develop and execute local marketing strategies that adhere to Away’s core brand DNA while also understanding how to tweak these strategies accordingly in order to successfully acquire and retain the Canadian customer
  • You’ll define our Canadian acquisition marketing strategy, partnering with our NYC-based influencer marketing, organic social, paid social, and offline / broadcast teams for execution.
  • You will partner with cross-functional teams set up the necessary infrastructure for the Canadian business to operate at scale, from CX to warehousing to translation
  • You’ll develop strategic partnerships that you identify as the best opportunities for Away to gain cultural credibility in a local context.
  • You will work cross-functionally with our global team in New York City to scale the Canadian business and partner with those functional leads and the VP, International to determine if / when certain functions should be resourced in a dedicated capacity 
  • You’ll assess the needs of the Canadian business and ensure that we have the right people for the right work at the right time
  • You’ll manage the daily and long term needs of your business. No project is too big or too small to handle.

You Should Have

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in marketing, operations, strategy, or international expansion.
  • At least 2 years in a Canada-focused operating role for a consumer brand with cross-functional responsibility ideal but not required
  • A deep understanding of how to establish brand awareness from scratch and gain cultural credibility in Canada, ideally rooted in extended time spent in-market
  • Familiarity with both e-commerce and physical retail operations
  • Experience owning and managing a P&L
  • A track record of hiring and developing high-performing teams
  • Fluency in French ideal but not required

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. You’ll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. As a global company, our benefits and perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees’ wellbeing both inside and outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with snacks and coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to 
  • do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs and grow your career along the way.
  • We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, company-wide trainings, and events, we’re building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent and impact our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.

And so much more… Dogs in the office, complimentary coffee with coworkers, weekly team lunches, quarterly team outings, and organized volunteer opportunities to give back to our local communities!

About Away

Away (www.awaytravel.com) is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel.

Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know that’s just the beginning!

In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” one of TIME’s “50 Most Genius Companies,” and a Forbes “Next Billion Dollar Startup.”  We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth.

Today, we’re expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness and lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US and abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? We’re hiring!

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