HODINKEE- Sr. Director, Growth Marketing

About Hodinkee

HODINKEE is a fast-growing media brand and shop that makes watches accessible to everyone. Over the past decade, founder Ben Clymer has grown HODINKEE into a thriving company of creatives. Our team now consists of writers, editors, designers, photographers, podcasters, engineers, and so many other key players who cement HODINKEE’s position as the most trusted source for watch news and products. We have a website. An app. A podcast. A magazine. A retail business. And more. HODINKEE’s goal is to bring readers and consumers the best in wristwatches in a way that’s approachable, authentic, honest and fun.

About the role

The Senior Director of Growth Marketing will be responsible for full funnel acquisition and retention strategies for Hodinkee and Crown & Caliber. The ideal candidate will be a subject matter expert on lifecycle marketing for a DTC business, and all of the tactics that support these efforts. Reporting to the Chief Brand Officer (CBO), this role will join the Senior Leadership Team and work to accomplish business goals through efficient planning, strategic execution, and continuous optimization across Paid and Owned channels.

In this role, you will...

  • You will be a Senior Leader on the marketing team and will be responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of programs that drive pipeline and retention to exceed company targets. You will also manage a team across CRM, Paid Digital and Social.

  • As a growth marketing expert this role will define best practices, develop campaigns, and manage to budget to ensure successful business outcomes

  • This position will work closely across functions within the organization including the wider Marketing team, Merchandising, Product and Finance to develop integrated campaigns and initiatives across multiple channels including Paid (PPC, Paid Social, Affiliates, Display) and Owned (Email, SMS, Push Notifications)

  • Foster a data-driven environment, building the data and martech infrastructure to support an excellent growth marketing program. Work closely with the Data team to understand funnel analytics, develop an iterate an attribution model, and ensure profitability of each of the channels

  • Forecast, measure, analyze, and report on the impact of demand generation campaigns on the top / bottom line; leverage quantitative skills to interpret data and gain insights that then translate into actionable changes; identify where sales and marketing technologies present an opportunity to increase the effectiveness.  Build and manage channel budgets.

  • Own and manage the implementation, usage, and effectiveness of marketing automation platform (HubSpot) Understand and implement best practices to drive inbound lead generation; experienced in a digital-first approach

  • Lead, manage and execute SEO strategy

  • Define lead quality, optimize marketing processes, and implement best practices to improve conversion

  • Brief and collaborate with HODINKEE Creative, Marketing, and Editorial teams to concept, create, launch and optimize ongoing brand media, including but not limited to Paid Social campaigns. Ensure that campaigns reflect Brand and Marketing priorities and support key Business initiatives (eg. launches, top tier projects, etc.)

  • Work closely with agency to stay up-to-date on new and innovative paid media executions, targeting capabilities, programmatic and personalization to drive improvement across media channels

  • Define and orchestrate the many ways HODINKEE can leverage content for media purposes

  • Review weekly and monthly reports to assess and optimize performance, provide recommendations to the CBO

Who you are


  • Collaborative team player, detail oriented and strong communicator

  • Experienced in setting strategy and managing agencies for support

  • Deep understanding of paid media mix, media buying, campaign management and optimization strategies - both real-time and long-term - within multiple ad management platforms (ex. Facebook Ads Manager, YouTube Ads, Google Ads for GDN, etc.)

  • Proven track record on acquisition and retention campaigns that achieve brand and business goals

  • Experience and confidence presenting data-supported recommendations to all levels of management

  • Stay current on media trends and changing landscape

Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of Digital Marketing and CRM experience

  • Experience working cross-functionally within an organization

  • Ecommerce background required

  • Candidates must possess authorization to work in the U.S

HODINKEE provides a fast paced, dynamic culture where you can excel in your career while still maintaining a work life balance. Ideal candidates are comfortable navigating challenging forces in a fast-paced environment with significant change; employing only the most effective processes which will enable the organization to innovate and grow.

At HODINKEE, diversity, inclusion & belonging are valued at our core, sparking, and enabling us to do good for our associates, customers, and communities. We nurture an environment that attracts and develops talent from all backgrounds and experiences and empower our associates to do great work by creating a culture that values diverse perspectives, fosters collaboration, and encourages innovative ideas – and are routinely recognized as one of the best companies to work. Successful employees at HODINKEE embrace new challenges, generate new insights, drive high-impact results, motivates others, creates followership, and maintains a high bar for success, while fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, and accountability. 

HODINKEE is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

(Note: If you are invited to interview for a position with us and you require a reasonable accommodation during the interview process, please inform your recruiter that you will need a reasonable accommodation and identify the accommodation, if possible, when you are contacted to schedule an interview).