Senior Brand Marketing Manager at Dave Inc.

| Greater LA Area
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Dave is a challenger bank on a mission to put financial minds at ease by improving the cost, usability and accessibility of the legacy financial system. As the finance version of David and Goliath taking on the big banks, Dave helps its seven million customers budget, find work, build credit, and access income to cover immediate expenses. Dave is backed by Mark Cuban, Norwest Venture Partners, Section 32, and Financial Venture Studios, among many others.
Dave is seeking an experienced and performance driven Senior Brand Manager to lead and build our cross functional Brand Marketing team to drive the increase of our user base quickly and sustainably. You'll encourage and guide the development and execution of integrated campaigns for Dave while leading a diverse team (Brand, Product Marketing, Social Media, Content, and Partnerships) that develops the strategic vision to grow Dave’s brand awareness. 
You’ll be motivated and driven by great outcomes, belief in the power of ideas and be proactive about seeking new information and insights. As part of the marketing leadership team, you must also be passionate about building a fantastic team. You’ll also collaborate with product managers to set a unified vision for Product and Marketing integration.

What you'll do:

  • Bring the Dave brand to life- in both big and small ways. Sometimes you’ll ship scrappy projects and iterate quickly. Sometimes you’ll lead more complex projects that involve research, briefs, concepts, creative development, media plans, and measurement
  • Grow awareness of the Dave brand across a number of different audiences by developing campaigns across all verticals and coming up with creative ideas to help people better understand Dave
  • Partner with Dave’s leadership team to define and drive Dave’s complete brand strategy including, Creative, Product Marketing, Social Media, Content, and Community Management
  • Act as Marketing liaison to cross functional teams Product and Operations team helping to push business wide marketing programs
  • Measure brand awareness and perception. You’ll build the framework to collect and act on data to evaluate brand work and inform future initiatives
  • Develop briefs that encourage our in-house and external creative teams to deliver best in class and compelling and creative
  • Act as a team builder and mentor. Hire, train and develop a high-performing team to lead campaign execution, optimization & analysis
  • Test and uncover new growth opportunities, best practices and the latest trends in brand marketing that ensure that Dave doesn’t lag behind of its competition

What you'll need:

  • Experience building brands through scrappy micro-ideas. Brand isn’t just about high budget marketing campaigns-it’s about testing small ideas, iterating, and building on them
  • 7+ years leading a cross functional marketing team for a leading high growth B2C companyPrior experience collaborating with Creative, Social Media, and Product Marketing teams to unify marketing and product missions
  • The skills and spirit behind traditional brand marketing, but is innovative and has the desire to reinvent the playbook, too. 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to lead strategic discussions and help drive data driven decisions with senior stakeholders
  • To enjoy cultivating relationships and aligning teams around a singular vision

Benefits & Perks
• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and your dependents
• Competitive salary and equity compensation packages
• Generous and flexible PTO
• Voluntary life insurance plan
• Voluntary worksite benefit plans for accidents, critical illness and hospital indemnity
• Flexible work hours
• 401(k) savings plan
• Generous paid parental leave
• 1UP Wednesdays where you can teach or learn something new from a fellow Dave
• A collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and growth
• Virtual social events
Dave Inc is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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Technology we use

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Location

1265 S Cochran Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

An Insider's view of Dave Inc.

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We've got a pretty fun-loving, eclectic group in the office. Everyone comes from totally different backgrounds and is unapologetically themselves, which I love.
People here also care a lot about what they do. I feel like I'm able to go to anybody on the team for help solving a problem. It's an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration.

Ryan

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The Engineering team at Dave is extremely collaborative. Our open office plan allows for constant communication and feedback. Our mobile app developers are spread out across multiple teams within Engineering, but we all work on the same code base. We have bi-weekly “syncs” to go over any new conventions in our code, and to discuss new ideas.

Lauren

Tech Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

It was amazing coming into a company with leaders that provided me with the tools and guidance to set me up for success, and then let me run with it from there.

Dave has empowered me to drive the change I wish to see, and that has come with the opportunity to scale my own team to push the boundaries of the status quo.

Jackson

Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was lucky to join Dave as the first QA engineer back in April 2018 and have been extremely supported by engineering leadership since the beginning which enabled me to grow into a QA Manager role & eventually transition into Project Management! I've always imagined myself in the role I am in today as a PM, thanks to the amazing team at Dave.

Lena

QA Manager and Project Manager

What are Dave Inc. Perks + Benefits

Dave Inc. Benefits Overview

- 100% Paid premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance plan for you and your family
- Unlimited PTO
- Catered lunch 3x/week
- Generous equity
- Generous paid parental leave
- Flexible work hours
- Open and collaborative environment

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partner with International Rescue Committee for annual gift drive. Host regular coding meetups with St Joseph's Center Code Talk
Partners with Nonprofits
Dave has planted over 8 million trees through its partnership with Trees.org. We've also recently partnered with Feeding America to help provide meals.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
The leadership team at Dave is nearly 50% female.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Best PPO Insurance in town
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

There is a lot of freedom at Dave to create and implement your own career plan. Management truly cares that Daves are developing as professionals.

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