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Jobs & Fellowships


We are the new luxury.

Designed in San Francisco. Handcrafted responsibly in Kenya.

SOKO is redefining ethical fashion.

About SOKO


We are an ethical lifestyle brand that leverages technology with human ingenuity to catalyze global supply chain innovation, partnering with artisan entrepreneurs to create thoughtful fashion for consumers who care and won’t compromise.

SOKO is pioneering a revolution in manufacturing to scale artisanal production of handmade products for conscious consumers, thereby disrupting large scale factory production models while enhancing the lives of artisans, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Our products are handmade from ethically sourced and upcycled materials and have been endorsed for our social impact work by the United Nations, USAID, and the World Bank.

Our distributed manufacturing model leverages mobile technology to coordinate +2200 independent artisans into an efficient and powerful production force which we call our virtual factory. We have over 700 retail points of distribution in 64 countries worldwide.

We believe the future of ethical business is not just doing things nicer, but doing things better, leveraging innovation to create a next generation business model that is both kinder and more competitive.

Current Openings


Head of Wholesale Sales

Full Time - New York, NY - Wholesale

Senior Manager of Ecommerce

Full Time -San Francisco, CA - Ecommerce

Growth Marketing Manager

Full Time - San Francisco, CA - Marketing

Wholesale Team Intern

Internship - Culver City, CA - Marketing

Name Your Internship

Internship - SF, LA, NYC

SOKO does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, SOKO employees, or any other company location. SOKO is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Head of Wholesale Sales

Full Time - New York, NY - Wholesale

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Head of Wholesale with a proven history of success in improving sales productivity to lead our wholesale team. The Head of Wholesale will drive strategy, set goals, motivate and develop team members, working closely across Marketing, E-commerce, Supply Chain, and Social Responsibility. They will be responsible for developing and maintaining a wholesale strategy that ensures SOKO achieves our budgeted revenue goals. This role reports directly to our CEO and will inherit a high-performing sales team who is eager to grow. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of leadership, has consistently delivered on ambitious sales goals, and has a strong track record of success in a startup environment. They will be an expert in the wholesale fashion industry who is passionate about SOKO’s mission and will match the energy of our dynamic team.

Your Day to Day

  • Create and implement the vision and strategy for the SOKO wholesale sales team
  • Ensure brand expansion and growth objectives are achieved
  • Be accountable for sales performance across assigned wholesale channels: specialty stores, boutiques, internet retailers and occasional retail pop-ups
  • Identify opportunities to grow SOKO internationally through tradeshows, showrooms or distributorships
  • Mentor and lead SOKO wholesale business including sales and operations teams
  • Ensure brand expansion and growth objectives are achieved by partnering with the CMO on SOKO collaboration partnerships
  • Responsible for management and provision of performance/data to sales and leadership to drive sales performance and support decision making
  • Ability to manage, motivate and inspire a team

We'd Love it if You Have

  • A collaborative nature with the ability to skillfully influence and negotiate internally and externally
  • 7+ years experience in sales management and strategy
  • Brings strong relationships and network within the fashion/wholesale/retail industry
  • Achievement oriented (i.e., measures performance, improves outcomes, sets challenging goals
  • Prior experience in Specialty Stores, Boutiques, and Online Retailers
  • Ability to communicate and manage effectively from a distance (phone and email), in person/ 1:1, and group situations
  • Dynamic presence with business partners at all levels
  • Exceptional follow-up and organizational skills
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity
  • Must be a leader and self-starter driven by curiosity to take initiative
  • Strong relationship manager with solid business acumen and critical thinking required
  • A collaborative nature with the ability to skillfully influence and negotiate internally and externally is necessary to succeed
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, be detail oriented, and able to multi-task
  • Prior experience with international wholesale sales preferred
  • Familiarity with NuOrder/Joor and NetSuite CRM a plus
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, including weekends (up to 30%)
  • Commitment to the SOKO mission and vision; passionate about ethical and sustainable fashion

Senior Manager of Ecommerce

Full Time - San Francisco, CA - Ecommerce

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Manager of eCommerce to lead the charge on our direct-to-consumer strategy and content. This role will focus on driving revenue, increasing brand awareness, and improving shopper lifetime value. They will own website merchandising, site storytelling, and our email marketing program. They provide leadership through influence across Web Development, Digital Marketing, Brand Marketing, and Design, ensuring site merchandising and site innovation initiatives are supported and achieved.

Your Day to Day

Merchandise

  • Define the eCommerce merchandising strategy for a high volume, growing business to improve market share and revenue in the long and short term.
  • Track inventory sell thru and maintain daily communication with cross functional teams to anticipate/maximize best sellers and drive future sales.
  • Creates supporting business case, including financial impact and benefits statements, to support new product strategies and promotions. .
  • Own the entire process of merchandising of the website.

Email

  • Own the entire email program from the conception stage to the final send.
  • Create individual email themes, concepts, and content that support broader company marketing goals.
  • Analyze past email performance metrics in order to develop future strategies.

Site Content

  • Own the creative briefing process with Copy & Design teams finding new and exciting ways to share the SOKO story.
  • Develop the shopsoko.com content roadmap, ensuring consistency in assets across the digital sphere.
  • Develop and implement the seasonal promotions and affiliate programs that will meet/exceed sales plans.
  • Partner with our digital agency to develop and optimize differentiated online shopping experiences for unique customer segments based on targeted online marketing campaigns.

General

  • Establish a clear understanding of the Soko customer in order to build out our website to communicate the SOKO story.
  • Gather competitive intelligence and perform monthly and ad hoc site experience analysis, identifying opportunities to grow and exceed our site sales goals
  • Monitor product performance, traffic trends & sources. Support senior management with data, insights and reporting from Google Analytics & relative data channels.

We'd Love it if You Have

  • 5+ years of experience managing direct-to-consumer eCommerce channels
  • Experience working with lifestyle, fashion, or eCommerce brands.
  • Strong visual, communication, analytical, and reporting skills.
  • Experience with online merchandising and/or merchandise planning
  • Solid business acumen
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Klaviyo (or another similar ESP)
  • Experience with a CMS (like Shopify, Magento, Salesforce, etc...)
  • Advanced Excel and data analysis

Growth Marketing Manager

Full Time - San Francisco, CA - Marketing

The Role

We are looking for a Growth Marketing Manager to oversee and manage SOKO’s Paid Marketing channels and Paid Marketing agency. This role will oversee Paid Search, Paid Social, Display, and Affiliates. You will ensure all channels are optimized to drive relevant Sales and Traffic growth to our ecommerce website and wholesale business. You will also research and present new growth channel opportunities as well as build strategy to re-engage our current audience. They will work across multiple teams, reacting quickly in order to optimize digital marketing opportunities.

Your Day to Day

  • Generate and maintain KPI dashboards from multiple sources that track performance throughout the user journey
  • Work closely and oversee Paid Marketing agency on strategy, planning and execution
  • Manage on-going optimization of campaigns, tests and identifying new growth opportunities
  • Develop Paid Marketing budget recommendations and sales forecasts by channel, making on-going shifts as needed to react to business trends
  • Monitor all campaign performance in detail, run all necessary analyse, and optimize the campaigns for the target KPIs
  • Work closely with internal team to define relevant KPIs by channel for around sales and traffic growth. Ensure all Paid channels are performing to targets
  • Work closely with Social Media Manager and Creative teams to define Paid Social campaigns, updates and optimizations
  • Identify on-going opportunities to improve budget and channel mix
  • Work with internal and agency teams to identify and launch appropriate with A/B tests, and eventual roll out.
  • Hit monthly spend and ROI goals by following a direct response marketing approach
  • Provide daily and weekly reports, tracking and analyzing performance

We'd Love it if You Have

  • Experience managing successful paid marketing channels, ideally within the fashion or jewelry ecommerce industry
  • Extensive knowledge of search engines paid advertising products, features, settings and optimization possibilities.
  • Proven hands-on experience optimizing direct response paid search activity.
  • Experience managing agency partners and internal cross-functional team
  • Strong analytics experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in the digital space

Wholesale Team Intern

Internship - Culver City, CA - Marketing

The Role

We are looking for a high energy Sales Intern who is a self-motivated go-getter and is passionate about ethical and sustainable lifestyle brands. Reporting to the Senior Account Manager, they will be responsible for cultivating, developing and maintaining wholesale relationships with new and existing customers. They will support internal sales operations and oversee the sales order processes in various stages. The ideal candidate will be passionate about SOKO’s mission and who will match the energy of our dynamic team.

Your Day to Day

Customer & Relationships
  • Act as the front line for all wholesale inbound leads, managing lead organization & outreach.
  • Help with business development by sourcing & managing outreach for prospective wholesale partners
Operations & Resuls
  • Partner with logistics team to ensure on time payment & delivery of SOKO wholesale orders. Manage day to day operations supporting wholesale accounts, including sample management & CRM management.
  • Work with logistics and sales teams on weekly review of selling data & business development results
  • Organize, perform outreach for & attend regional and international trade shows as necessary
  • Travel to customer locations as needed to train, merchandise & assist with sales
Strategy & innovation
  • Cultivate new accounts and seek opportunities to expand business with existing accounts; identify and strategize means to penetrate new markets
  • Partner with customers to communicate and execute brand positioning and key strategic initiatives for the bran

We'd Love it if You Have

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented and outgoing
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous
  • Very strong people skills and an understanding of customer service pillars. Innate sense of urgency is required.
  • Prior experience within the fashion industry preferred
  • NetSuite CRM and NuORDER skills preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel, including weekends (up to 30%)
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Commitment to SOKO’s mission and vision; passionate about ethical and sustainable fashion

Name Your Internship

Internship - SF, LA, NYC

The Role

Love jewelry and fashion? Interested in joining the SOKO team but don't see the perfect fit? We want to hear from you! Tell us why an internship at SOKO is right for you.

Your Day to Day

Write up your dream job title (Photo Stylist? Sales & Support Ninja? Ecommerce Innovator?), and let us know how you'd want to spend your time with us.

We'd Love it if You Have

  • Professional, friendly, and courteous manner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Google Suite experience preferred
  • Commitment to SOKO’s mission and vision; passionate about ethical and sustainable fashion
  • What skills and/or experience can you bring to our team?

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and answers to the questions above to soko-inc@jobs.workablemail.com.

SOKO does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, SOKO employees, or any other company location. SOKO is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.