Product Marketing Manager at Koala

Consumer Goods, Marketing, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney marketing product full-time
Posted 8 months ago

At Koala, our mission is to build better furniture experiences, designed with the World in mind. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfilment platform, incredible customer service and social good; we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture to create happier, healthier habitats.

Why do we have this role @ Koala

Koala is seeking a high impact marketer to lead its critical cross-functional campaigns, events and activities in Australia. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, you will work closely with other members of the Marketing Leadership Team to help set the marketing and comms agenda for the broader business, ensuring Koala achieves its brand, communications and commercial growth objectives. 

Please read on if you are passionate about cutting edge, impactful direct-to-consumer marketing and are excited by the opportunity to play a key part in the Koala Marketing team’s exciting next phase of disrupting the broken furniture industry, all while having a ton of fun in the process.


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Coordinating effective launches of Koala’s new products onsite and offsite to ensure launch objectives are met
  • Leading and coordinating sale events to ensure commercial and customer goals are delivered
  • Leading cross-functional marketing projects and initiatives that arise and supporting the CCO in key strategic projects
  • Monitoring product and category performance to ensure other marketing team members are leaning into the right opportunities
  • Developing and ensuring delivery of a strong social proof strategy, including leading our product awards submissions
  • Owning and improving key campaign processes, including for product launches and sale events, and supporting the Marketing Leadership team to constantly improve and innovate our ways of working

Ideal background…

  • Excellent marketing fundamentals, coupled with an insatiable growth mindset, you are keen to learn about and operate at the cutting edge of DTC marketing
  • Full funnel marketer, with 5-7+ years experience in a similar or relevant functional role
  • Strategic thinker - you write excellent marketing briefs that lead to great creative work, and you can design holistic marketing plans that work across channels and tactics
  • Excellent project management skills, with a bias for jumping on the tools and getting things done
  • Clear communicator - you crystalise your ideas simply and clearly in ways and formats that inspire others to action
  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills to drive direction, alignment and results across different functional teams
  • Data-driven decision-maker, as comfortable working in excel or google sheets as you are in other tools


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only great when its employees are happy — and we’re one happy bunch! 

  • WFB/Hybrid working - We’re mixing it up with 3-4 days back in the Alexandria Treehouse (office) and work from home;
  • Take a break - Generous time off - volunteer, parental, Koala life leave and more to help keep your work-life balance, balanced. 
  • Tuesday lunches, Monthly barbies, socials and stocked kitchen - With an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce.
  • Pet-friendly - The Koala Treehouse is as pet-friendly as they get!
  • Surprise & delight - The two-word combo at the core of everything we do. All Koalas can expect to enjoy free Koala products with ‘mates rates’ for your friends and fam. 
  • Support & wellbeing - Our employee experience respects and embraces all families, formed, found and evolving. You’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes unlimited sessions for financial, work, relationship, family or wellbeing support.
  • Accelerate your career - via our Learning Management platform Juno, as well as individual and team growth budgets and dedicated days. 
  • Short and long-term incentive plans ensure you benefit as Koala succeeds!  
  • Community & connection - We believe that simply doing ‘no harm’ isn’t good enough  So, how are we doing our part? BCorp Certified, WWF Partnership, volunteer days, a member of SoftLanding,  1% and so much more.
  • All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out and belong to!

Koalities we look for…

At Koala, we do things a little differently and we don’t shy away from the fact that we expect a lot from our employees! We are ambitious. We are curious. We are selfless. We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different from the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always trying to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team full of entrepreneurial spirit and have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adapting. We're confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball.  Honesty and empathy drive everything we do, as well as a total focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations. So if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)

There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate, Koala is a place where everyone has opportunity. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and recognize that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business.

To read more, check out our careers page or the great work we do with Work180.