Strategy Associate

Job Description

Balsam Brands is looking for a talented, driven individual to join our team as a Strategy Associate! In this role, you will report to the Manager of Strategic Projects. You will gain significant exposure to multiple functions, working closely with senior leadership as you help develop strategic initiatives. You’ll join a dynamic team which includes graduates of Stanford, Harvard, and other top universities, as well as alumni of consulting firms like McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, and Silicon Valley startups.

Balsam Brands is a dynamic, fast growing multi-brand E-commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. We encourage creativity, teamwork, and strive to have meaningful impact in a fast paced, friendly environment. The Balsam Brands family is fun and unique, and we enjoy activities such as (but not limited to) birthday lunches, summer golf outings, Christmas in July, volunteer events, and general comradery!

What you’ll do:

Collaborate to drive strategic initiatives for our flagship brand, Balsam Hill. This could include:

  • Exploring, planning and executing the launch of creative retail solutions building on existing outlet model
  • Determining where we should invest next as we launch new products
  • Pursuing, evaluating and testing brand-consistent strategic partnerships
  • Evaluating payment solutions across our current and future customer demographic 
  • Determining where we should invest next as we launch new products
  • Various additional innovative business development projects, as they arise 

What you bring to the table:

  • Undergraduate degree; business or related degrees preferred
  • Passion for taking initiative and learning
  • Ability to work with both qualitative and quantitative information
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in consumer products or e-commerce is a plus

Location: Redwood City, CA (we are a 5 minute walk from public transportation – Caltrain Redwood City stop)

Notes: This is a competitively paid, full-time, permanent position.

Contact: Please submit cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript. Please include in your cover letter a dish that you would like to bring to one of our potlucks!

Additional Information

About Balsam Brands: Balsam Brands is a multi-brand Ecommerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. We strive for excellence in everything we do and present a unique opportunity to those who are seeking to have a meaningful impact in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary and beyond, our flagship brand, Balsam Hill is partnering with Macy’s to debut "Deck The Halls", a wondrous float bringing the magic of Christmas to life in the 90th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®!

Balsam Brands is honored to be the recipient of multiple awards:

  • Forbes: America’s Best Small Companies (2016)
  • Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • San Francisco Business Times: Fast 100 – Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: 75 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The company's outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

At Balsam Brands, we are dedicated to diversity in our dynamic and growing workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, citizenship, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


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