Customer Marketing Lead

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About Gusto

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

We’re looking for a strategic, data-obsessed, senior-level customer marketing lead to engage our customers throughout their lifecycle with Gusto. You’ll ensure the right messages are reaching the right customers in the right channels to maximize customer value, drive growth, and increase retention. You’ll balance strategic thinking with tactical execution by bringing to the role prior experience managing owned marketing channels and a deep understanding of key levers to influence customer behavior and move metrics. Working cross-functionally with the product, sales, and customer experience teams, you’ll bring new, high-impact programs to life and measure and report out on results. The ideal candidate will have prior management experience to mentor and help up-level our current team.

If you are a strategic customer advocate with a product mindset and ambition to accelerate a company on a mission to serve and to grow, we’d love to hear from you! 

What you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Own the customer journey by mapping and prioritizing all touch-points. You’ll create and manage a roadmap that drives improvement across customer lifecycle.
  • Implement a test-and-learn approach to introduce customer lifecycle programs that amplifies performance across activation, engagement, retention, loyalty, and referral.
  • Create content that drives results, including email content, customer case studies, videos, and other advocacy collateral.
  • Collaborate with product managers, product marketers, and content marketers to create a strategy for ongoing customer communications including newsletters, product updates, in-app notifications, and transactional emails.
  • Prioritize initiatives by LTV, ROI, and business impact. Use strong analytical and quantitative skills to make data-driven decisions.
  • Establish metrics and reporting cadence that keeps key stakeholders in the know. Provide recommendations for adjusting customer interactions and inform product initiatives.
  • Bring to life new ideas that optimize segmentation and targeting efforts--and leverage methodical, rapid experimentation plans.
  • Manage a team of 1-2

What we’re looking for:

  • You have 7+ years of marketing experience in a mix of B2B and B2C environments, preferably high-velocity SMB environment, 3+ years in a customer marketing role
  • Strong creative and copywriting skills
  • Ability to set strategy and execute tactics
  • Demonstrated ability to create omnichannel marketing programs that deliver on goals
  • Experience with marketing automation software and CRM, Marketo and Salesforce a plus
  • You have managed 1-3 people previously
  • A wildly curious person who uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative tactics to understand everything there is to know about the customer journey
  • Analytical mindset with demonstrated usage of the scientific method
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including editing others’ work and coaching others’ presentations
  • Experience with Customer Advisory Boards and in-person events a plus
  • Deep knowledge in customer segmentation, list management, deliverability and CAN-SPAM laws
  • BA/BS degree (master’s degree is a plus) 

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

525 20th Street San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94107

What are Gusto Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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