Senior Product Marketing Manager

  • Chicago, IL
  • Full Time
  • Product
  • Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Leap

Leap is building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems, and scale.  The Leap Platform enables brands to deploy stores that work in concert with ecommerce more rapidly and at significantly reduced cost and risk.  Brand stores powered by Leap bring modern brands to life with compelling, immersive customer experience and data driven operations.  At Leap, our diverse, growing team is excited by the opportunity to power the next generation of leading consumer brands with a vibrant presence in local communities throughout the country.  We're one of the fastest growing companies in the retail/ecommerce space - since launch we've powered stores for dozens of brands, and we're adding more brands and stores each week.

In 2021, just our third full calendar year in business, we grew 4x+ by every measure and are heading into 2022 with 50 stores open, 30+ active brands in our store footprint (500+ total registered) and a team of 300+ and poised to grow another 5x in the near term.  The year ahead promises to be even more exciting, with new platform capabilities launching, an ambitious revenue plan and expansion of our operations and customer base across existing and new markets. 

Our brand customers are modern brands who lead or aspire to lead their categories today and tomorrow, and *outstanding* people are literally at the core of our product.  Our organization is composed of a diverse range of talented individuals and teams.  With functions like Real Estate, Store Design & Development, Retail Operations, Marketing, Engineering, Product Management and Data Science, we're a unique company.  Our shared ambitions and core values tightly align and drive us to succeed.  Our staff are what make our organization so special and honoring our culture and values as we hire, onboard, engage, develop, and support our teams is paramount.  Come take this leap with us. Your ideas, thinking, and voice are wanted.


Mission for the position

As Senior Product Marketing Manager your mission is to design, develop, and manage the performance of product lines enabled by the Leap platform. You will be a fervent customer advocate and use your deep market knowledge to identify and translate opportunities into new and improved products. The current product portfolio includes a range of retail store deployments in select markets for several retail categories, including clothing, jewelry, shoes, consumer packaged goods, and more.

Platform-enabled and scalable product lines are a fundamental element of our business strategy. In this role you will lead cross-functional teams to bring that strategy to life.



  • Design, develop, and manage the performance of product lines enabled by the Leap platform
  • Conduct and present market research to guide product line development
  • Lead cross-functional teams including executive, marketing, real estate, growth, customer success, technology, product management and others to deliver product lines

Additionally, you will:

  • Assist in building a team-oriented product-driven culture in the company

Competencies for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or combination of relevant education, experience and training
  • 10+ years of related experience in a comparable product role: Retail preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Continuously develops and leverages business and technical knowledge
  • Applies discovery techniques to know the customer
  • Develops a vision and strategy
  • Leads without formal authority (takes ownership)
  • Takes a position and demonstrates well-reasoned judgment
  • Forecasts and measures, gathers data and evidence
  • Simplifies (decomposes and focuses)
  • Facilitates team processes to translate product line strategy into actionable scope
  • Executes (fills gaps, removes barriers, garners support, and more)

Outcomes & measures of success:

  • Knows the customer
  • Establishes strong relationships with colleagues across the company and effectively leads cross-functional teams
  • Consistently designs, develops, and manages product lines that are focused, aligned with company strategy, and generate value for brand customers
  • Ensures product lines generate a healthy margin for Leap

Why take the leap? 

  • The mission at Leap - to build the world’s largest network of branded retails stores – powered by data, systems, and scale, is literally transforming the future of retail, and all Leapers contribute to making this happen.
  • We offer a competitive salary, performance bonus, employee option grants, 401K, paid sabbatical, heritage holidays, charitable donation match, discounts across all of our brands, meaningful health and well-being benefits and MORE! 
  • We believe and invest in professional development, employee satisfaction and internal advancement.
  • We offer a work environment that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all. 

Leap EEO Statement

However, you identify, whatever your path to get here; Leap celebrates diversity and is committed to maintaining a safe, rewarding, and inclusive environment where Leapers thrive individually and as a team. To achieve our mission, building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems, and scale; we need to work hard to foster a diverse community to support the brands and customers we serve. These aren't just words; this is who we are. We know that our differences are what make our organization special and are paramount to our culture. Your age, skin color, beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, parental status, vet status, gender identity are valued.

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