About the Company
Makeship exists to empower influencers, creators, and brands of all sizes to develop and launch limited edition products that matter to their fans. Leveraging our design, manufacturing, and marketing expertise, we work with our partners to bring their product to life through our community-powered crowd-funding platform. Each product is given a window of 21 days to be funded by the community before we produce and ship to fans worldwide. We put our brand behind every product and guarantee quality and ethical sourcing. We're profitable, have grown the team from 2 to 70 people in 4 years, and we’re growing at an average annual growth rate of 200%+.
About the Role
As an early member of the team you’ll play a huge role in building out a catalogue of product that plays a significant role in the future success of Makeship. These products will support our purpose of driving growth, success, and fan connection for our creator partners. Every day, you’ll be actively involved in the creator economy through creator interviews, market research, and collaboration amongst Makeship’s high performing, energetic, and fun team.
We want this to be the best work experience of your life, so we’ll pay you well, offer great benefits, invest deeply in your growth, and welcome you with our branded swag. Join us and watch your work make an impact on the company and our community!
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for a rockstar Product Research Specialist who has the experience and passion to strategically develop and execute on a core Makeship Brand initiative, the research of new physical and digital products. This individual will need to demonstrate a proven track record of success within market research and analysis, brand development, product positioning, and relationship building. They will strive to have their finger on the pulse of the creator economy and our creator partners and will seek out and validate demand amongst our core market for new product opportunities. They will coordinate key Makeship teams in finalizing these new product offerings to bring tremendous value to emerging independent creators and their fans. This position requires a true self-starter who has a strong understanding of today's consumer.
We are looking for someone with a unique right/left brain mindset with passion for creativity, innovative brand and product concepts, while possessing strong organization, communication, strategic thinking, and project management skills.
As Product Research Specialist, you'll report to the Creative & Brand Manager and will work alongside multiple teams including Marketing, New Product Development, Partnerships, and Tech to actively seek out, validate, and present new ideas that will move into development for our creator partners. As a nice bonus, you will also be joining one of Canada's fastest-growing start-up companies!
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Makeship is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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