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Working at The Grommet

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We launch undiscovered products and help them succeed; we call them Grommets. Grommets aren't just things. Grommets are products with a purpose invented by people with stories. Buy Differently.

What It's Like Here

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We work really hard and we expect a lot from our employees—we won’t deny that. But we have fun, too. The people here are creative and driven. And each individual brings a one-of-a-kind perspective and vision to the table.

As part of our open, collaborative team, you’ll work on projects big and small. You’ll be dedicated to our mission and the Makers we help. And you’ll have to be up for honesty and challenge, since we open up our financials and performance stats to every employee, offering insight and information about how we’re doing and what roadblocks we need to navigate.

About the products we promote—our team tests them and that means you. So your opinion and insights matter. We’ll probably ask you to be in some of our product videos, too.

Join us and start a career with a high potential for growth, learning, innovation, and definitely many lighthearted moments.

Ready to join our team?

Current Openings

Accounting Intern Somerville, MA Apply
Internship Program Overview: The Grommet’s internship program will provide talented students with hands-on educational experience at a leading startup company in the product launch space. We are a rapidly growing team and interns will be able to assist with key projects that directly relate...

Internship Program Overview:

The Grommet’s internship program will provide talented students with hands-on educational experience at a leading startup company in the product launch space. We are a rapidly growing team and interns will be able to assist with key projects that directly relate to the growth of the business and retain ownership over projects from start to finish. They will work with leading experts in the field of Accounting. In addition, interns will participate in professional development opportunities such as lunch & learns, training seminars and bi-weekly team meetings. The Grommet is located in Somerville, just a 5 minute walk from Davis Square on the Red Line. There is no onsite parking or public transit reimbursement available.

We are looking for:

  • - A rising college student studying accounting or a related degree. Junior or Senior is preferred
  • - Ability to commit to 8-12 hours per week through the spring semester, weekly schedule is flexible
  • - This person will need to bring their own laptop, all necessary software will be provided

Responsibilities:

  • - Reconciling purchase orders to inventory received and requesting invoices
  • - Assist with entering invoices into QuickBooks
  • - Emailing weekly payment remittances
  • - Credit memo reconciliations & correspondence with makers

Desired Skills:

  • - Able to e-mail, and speak, with makers in a professional and comfortable manner
  • - Enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit, with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • - Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • - Self-motivated and eager to learn, strong ability to multitask
  • - Analytical skills and experience with excel
  • - Experience with QuickBooks and Google sheets is desired, but not required
  • - Familiarity with, or interest in learning about, a startup environment and culture
  • Work Life and Educational Stipend:

    • - This is a part-time, paid internship; we expect interns to commit to 8 to 12 hours per week, through the spring semester.
    • - Educational experience with lunch & learns, trainings, tips & tricks seminars
    • - Ability to partake in fun, vibrant startup culture including after work parties, free snacks, yoga

    How to Apply:

    Please submit your resume and a one page COVER LETTER by visiting www.thegrommet.com/careers, and clicking on the ‘Accounting Intern’ description. Resumes received without cover letters will not be reviewed. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself by answering these questions:

    (PLEASE NOTE: The cover letter questions for interns are different than what is listed on our careers page.)

    1. How did you hear about The Grommet?

    2. What are your interests? What are your professional goals after graduation?

    3. What you hope to gain from an internship at The Grommet?

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    Digital Marketing Associate Somerville, MA Apply
    Organized? Analytical? Passion for Marketing? Motivated by seeing your actions make an immediate impact? The Grommet’s Marketing Team has created a new position to help us continue on our projected growth plan. The Digital Marketing Associate will gain broad experience and develop valuable...

    Organized? Analytical? Passion for Marketing? Motivated by seeing your actions make an immediate impact? The Grommet’s Marketing Team has created a new position to help us continue on our projected growth plan.

    The Digital Marketing Associate will gain broad experience and develop valuable Marketing skills through the day-to-day execution and optimization of various Marketing campaigns. This is an intermediate level position with opportunities for advancement within a high-growth team and company.

    Area of Responsibility:

    The Digital Marketing Associate will have exposure and assist with a wide range of Marketing activities including to varying degrees SEO, Facebook ad campaigns, Pinterest ad campaigns, search ad campaigns, comparison shopping ad campaigns, email marketing, and other digital media programs.

    This position will report to our Digital Marketing Manager.

    Key Activities:

    • - SEO: Stay abreast of and implement best practices. Research keywords to optimize each new page created. Write title tags and meta descriptions for all pages. Track and report results.
    • - Build and optimize subscriber and customer acquisition ad campaigns on various platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Pinterest, Search, and others.
    • - Monitor, analyze and report: Routinely report on key campaign performance metrics, identify and evaluate trends and opportunities for advertising programs using web analytics and external tools. Present and implement recommendations that will cost effectively drive customer growth and retention.
    • - Build and deploy our daily email.
    • - Pitch in where needed.

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - Highly analytical and comfortable making data-driven decisions.
    • - A creative problem solver who is proactive and resourceful.
    • - Bachelor's degree in Business or Marketing or relevant job experience.
    • - 1-2 years experience in an e-commerce environment preferred but not essential
    • - A quick learner who can easily adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • - A master multi-tasker, capable of juggling multiple responsibilities while maintaining efficient productivity.
    • - Very organized and all about the details.
    • - A skilled communicator who is able to get their point across effectively in both written and verbal communications.
    • - Familiar with online marketing and advertising best practices.

    We would be excited if:

    • You have previous experience with customer’s acquisition via SEO, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook, Pinterest, comparison shopping engines, and relational databases.

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance
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    Digital Media Intern Somerville, MA Apply
    We are looking for a digital media intern who will work with our media team to create a library of all the visual assets that showcase our Grommet products and illuminate their stories. Technically skilled and highly organized, the intern will help to develop an organized environment to house all...

    We are looking for a digital media intern who will work with our media team to create a library of all the visual assets that showcase our Grommet products and illuminate their stories. Technically skilled and highly organized, the intern will help to develop an organized environment to house all the visual assets that are essential to maintaining & operating a media-based company.

    We offer challenging and engaging work, a beautiful work studio, talented mentors and excellent equipment. This is a paid internship and we are looking for someone who could start immediately and devote approximately 24 hours per week (schedule is flexible) to assist and learn how a fast paced, cutting edge media team operates.

    Key Activities:

    • - Assist in video production with the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge while building a robust portfolio
    • - Assist in setting up studio shoot (including lights, cameras and audio recording equipment)
    • - Shadow in b-roll shoots that are used to visually narrate videos
    • - Edit studio shoots into rough video cuts to serve as a starting point for post production process
    • - Maintain the media archive to assure that media assets are secure, accessible and organized

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - Software: Experience in Adobe Premiere (or a comparable video editing software), Adobe Photoshop and the entire Adobe Creative Suite (CS4 or higher)
    • - Organized & detailed oriented
    • - Great communication skills to work in a fast-paced team environment with a variety of people.
    • - Must provide own laptop - preferably with Adobe Premiere.

    To Apply:

    To apply, visit www.thegrommet.com/careers, and click ‘Apply’ next to this position. Please note that resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed.

    In your cover letter, please address the following:

    1. How did you hear about The Grommet?
    2. - Why you are good fit for this position?
    3. - What your ideal career path is over the next few years?
    4. - Why you are suited to work in a start up?

    About The Grommet:

    The Grommet is a product launch platform. This means we find unique, undiscovered products and help them succeed. Our goal is to level the playing field so the best companies can win. Until The Grommet came along in 2008, that was simply not always the case. We have attracted a powerful community of Makers, Retailers and Consumers whose enthusiasm for suggesting, sharing, and buying Grommets ensures the survival and growth of the ground-breaking companies behind them. We are rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™ whereby regular people form the consumer experience by suggesting products that reflect their values and interests.

    In the summer of 2014 we launched a new Wholesale Platform at the White House Maker Faire to connect these independent Makers with Main Street Retailers, supporting both and ensuring their success. Our end goal is that within five years 10% of all products flowing through U.S. retail will be originating from independent small-scale Makers, creating vibrant jobs and innovative products in every corner of our country.

    Our team is composed of creative and driven individuals with unique vision who are building a disruptive product launch platform with no direct competitors. We have blue chip investors, including Rakuten, and are in high-growth mode.

    We're seeking high-energy players who are eager to contribute to the growth of our company and to share in its success. These are high-potential positions on the Grommet's team with exposure and the opportunity to reach into all areas of this exciting company. Our team is growing, and these hires will have the opportunity to make a deep and immediate impact on our business.

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    Discovery Manager Somerville, MA Apply
    The Grommet Discovery team is responsible for establishing new Maker Partnerships for our Product Launch Platform. We seek innovation in 16 different consumer product categories throughout the world, searching for tomorrow’s big ideas. We’re a technology company using community, digital media,...

    The Grommet Discovery team is responsible for establishing new Maker Partnerships for our Product Launch Platform. We seek innovation in 16 different consumer product categories throughout the world, searching for tomorrow’s big ideas. We’re a technology company using community, digital media, and ecommerce to create sales momentum and success for new to market consumer products.

    As a Discovery Manager you will lead our partnership and onboarding of new Makers in a selection of categories. The role has many facets, and you will have opportunity to focus on Discovery product research and partner vetting, business development, partnership negotiation, curating, and merchandising for ecommerce. You must love product innovation and entrepreneurship, taking ownership in a start-up environment, developing business and closing contractual partnerships. Ecommerce partnership onboarding knowledge is helpful, and solid communication skills, both written and verbal, are necessary.

    We are building B2B and B2C programs on our launch platform to create success for Makers, and we are just getting started. This is an exciting, challenging, and perhaps career defining role for the right person.

    Key Activities:

    • - Structure partnerships and manage The Grommet Discovery onboarding process for high potential Makers. You will identify tomorrow’s winning consumer products and set up success for long-term partnerships.
    • - Use technology, social media, and best practices for business development to establish and maintain a strong pipeline of Makers for The Grommet platform.
    • - Fluidly articulate The Grommet’s value, programs and requirements. Be able to engage Makers, both in writing and in person. Hone your skills and voice to advance relationships with potential Grommet partners.
    • - Provide constructive evaluations in product pitch meetings informed by sales reports, audience insights, Maker research, and the competitive landscape.
    • - Merchandise assortments and plan pricing strategies for new launches, and create offers that are compelling and competitive for both our Makers and our consumer supporters.
    • - Drive revenue growth and conversion through product mix and meaningful Maker stories.

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - Demonstrated experience developing business and working with contractual partnership.
    • - Demonstrated insight, perspective and knowledge of consumer product launch and innovation.
    • - Desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and to effectively work on multiple projects in various phases and under tight deadlines.
    • - Strong affinity for details, organization skills and project management skills. Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
    • - Knowledge of merchandising for consumer ecommerce, digital marketing and media platforms for amplification
    • - Bachelor's degree in a business-related field with 4 - 6 years of related experience. MBA preferred.

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance
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    Maker Operations Associate Somerville, MA Apply
    A Maker is an inventor, designer and tinkerer. They are the people and companies who spawn new ideas that inspire and stir the imagination of consumers. In this role you will have direct contact with these Makers on a daily basis, allowing for a much deeper dive into an ever-growing array of...

    A Maker is an inventor, designer and tinkerer. They are the people and companies who spawn new ideas that inspire and stir the imagination of consumers. In this role you will have direct contact with these Makers on a daily basis, allowing for a much deeper dive into an ever-growing array of businesses, as well as exposure to unique challenges. Each Associate is thoroughly trained to handle responsibilities and be prepared to contribute on cross-functional projects across the organization.

    Key Activities:

    - Prepare Makers and Products for launch onsite

    -- Capturing pertinent information and details from Makers

    -- Setting up all necessary Maker information in The Grommet’s systems

    -- Guide Makers through The Grommet’s systems and processes

    - Manage Order Performance

    -- Take proactive measures to ensure timely order delivery to our customers

    -- Investigate the root problems that cause Maker delivery issues

    - Inventory Planning

    -- Forecast product needs with Discovery team for new launches

    -- Maintain catalog of existing Grommets

    - Sales Performance

    -- Monitor monthly and quarterly sales/order performance benchmarks for makers with Manager

    - Work with Discovery team to optimize on site product offering

    - Manage inbound Maker support inquiries

    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • - Bachelors degree in a business related field
    • - High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • - Exceptional time and project management skills
    • - Ability to think fast and provide creative solutions
    • - Analytical skills and experience with excel

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance

    To Apply:

    To apply, visit www.thegrommet.com/careers, and click ‘Apply’ next to this position. Please note that resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed.

    In your cover letter, please address the following:

    1. How did you hear about The Grommet?
    2. Why you are good fit for this position?
    3. What your ideal career path is over the next few years?
    4. Why you are suited to work in a start up?

    About The Grommet:

    The Grommet is a product launch platform. This means we find unique, undiscovered products and help them succeed. Our goal is to level the playing field so the best companies can win. Until The Grommet came along in 2008, that was simply not always the case. We have attracted a powerful community of Makers, Retailers and Consumers whose enthusiasm for suggesting, sharing, and buying Grommets ensures the survival and growth of the ground-breaking companies behind them. We are rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™ whereby regular people form the consumer experience by suggesting products that reflect their values and interests.

    In the summer of 2014 we launched a new Wholesale Platform at the White House Maker Faire to connect these independent Makers with Main Street Retailers, supporting both and ensuring their success. Our end goal is that within five years 10% of all products flowing through U.S. retail will be originating from independent small-scale Makers, creating vibrant jobs and innovative products in every corner of our country.

    Our team is composed of creative and driven individuals with unique vision who are building a disruptive product launch platform with no direct competitors. We have blue chip investors, including Rakuten, and are in high-growth mode.

    We're seeking high-energy players who are eager to contribute to the growth of our company and to share in its success. These are high-potential positions on the Grommet's team with exposure and the opportunity to reach into all areas of this exciting company. Our team is growing, and these hires will have the opportunity to make a deep and immediate impact on our business.

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    Pricing Analyst Somerville, MA Apply
    As The Grommet continues to grow it is imperative that our prices reflect a competitive price in the marketplace. This competitiveness will help conversion and repeat purchases by our customers but will be extremely valuable for our Makers (suppliers) so they can have an effective pricing strategy...

    As The Grommet continues to grow it is imperative that our prices reflect a competitive price in the marketplace. This competitiveness will help conversion and repeat purchases by our customers but will be extremely valuable for our Makers (suppliers) so they can have an effective pricing strategy in the market. This role will be a multi-functional role of analyzing, testing, and deploying pricing strategies while also working and negotiating with Makers on their overall pricing in the market and to The Grommet.

    Key Activities:

    • - Participate in strategic pricing development and implementation
    • - Develop pricing models and perform quantitative analysis of results
    • - Assist in refinement of modeling tool development as needed
    • - Publish pricing KPI’s to merchandising team and account management team
    • - Work with external vendors to ensure data accuracy
    • - Work with account management team to negotiate optimal pricing from Makers

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - Strong analytical skills to analyze large datasets and recommend optimal pricing strategies
    • - Strong excel skills, SQL a plus
    • - Undergraduate degree required, with a concentration in Mathematics, Statistics or Marketing Analytics preferred
    • - Knowledge of pricing and category management preferred
    • - 1 to 2 years of experience in analytical roles or contract negotiations

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance

    To Apply:

    To apply, visit www.thegrommet.com/careers, and click ‘Apply’ next to this position. Please note that resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed.

    In your cover letter, please address the following:

    1. How did you hear about The Grommet?
    2. Why you are good fit for this position?
    3. What your ideal career path is over the next few years?
    4. Why you are suited to work in a start up?

    About The Grommet:

    The Grommet is a product launch platform. This means we find unique, undiscovered products and help them succeed. Our goal is to level the playing field so the best companies can win. Until The Grommet came along in 2008, that was simply not always the case. We have attracted a powerful community of Makers, Retailers and Consumers whose enthusiasm for suggesting, sharing, and buying Grommets ensures the survival and growth of the ground-breaking companies behind them. We are rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™ whereby regular people form the consumer experience by suggesting products that reflect their values and interests.

    In the summer of 2014 we launched a new Wholesale Platform at the White House Maker Faire to connect these independent Makers with Main Street Retailers, supporting both and ensuring their success. Our end goal is that within five years 10% of all products flowing through U.S. retail will be originating from independent small-scale Makers, creating vibrant jobs and innovative products in every corner of our country.

    Our team is composed of creative and driven individuals with unique vision who are building a disruptive product launch platform with no direct competitors. We have blue chip investors, including Rakuten, and are in high-growth mode.

    We're seeking high-energy players who are eager to contribute to the growth of our company and to share in its success. These are high-potential positions on the Grommet's team with exposure and the opportunity to reach into all areas of this exciting company. Our team is growing, and these hires will have the opportunity to make a deep and immediate impact on our business.

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    Software Engineer Somerville, MA Apply
    We are looking for a Software Engineer who has a passion for best design and coding practices. You will work closely with our design and product teams to enhance our websites and build new modules to improve our customer experience. We are a fast-paced team striving to produce the highest quality...

    We are looking for a Software Engineer who has a passion for best design and coding practices. You will work closely with our design and product teams to enhance our websites and build new modules to improve our customer experience. We are a fast-paced team striving to produce the highest quality code, while exploring new aspects of technology and keeping up with new trends in our field.

    Key Activities:

    • - Above all, write clean, well organized code
    • - Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
    • - Optimize back-end for speed and scalability
    • - Work with common third-party APIs (Google, Facebook, etc.)
    • - Apply problem solving techniques to design database changes
    • - Collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - 3 - 5 years of professional web development required
    • - Demonstrable knowledge of web technologies, including HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, JQuery, and Prototype
    • - Proficient understanding of SVN and Git
    • - Deep expertise with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc)
    • - Strong grasp of security principles and e-commerce applications
    • - Magento experience a definite plus
    • - BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance
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    Web Designer Somerville, MA Apply
    We are looking for a web, UI and visual designer hybrid who has created digital experiences from concept to launch with responsive websites, has great strength in visual design, and has had exposure to user experience design and development. You will work closely with the other designers on your...

    We are looking for a web, UI and visual designer hybrid who has created digital experiences from concept to launch with responsive websites, has great strength in visual design, and has had exposure to user experience design and development. You will work closely with the other designers on your team, product manager and developers to create designs for the website. You will also create brand-consistent design solutions for a broad range of collateral, including emails, marketing campaigns, print materials, tradeshow pieces and anything and all design-related.

    This position will report to our Senior Designer.

    Key Activities:

    • - Work with the Product, Marketing and Development teams to create web pages and digital marketing collateral
    • - Design concepts that apply to multiple platforms: web, phone, tablet and email

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - A user-centered approach to design and focus on usability best practices
    • - The ability to design within brand standards, while providing fresh and new ideas
    • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • - Ability to empathize with a variety of different types of users
    • - An online portfolio that displays an elevated sense of layout, form, color, and strong typography, and web design skills
    • - Excitement about The Grommet and our mission, as well as design overall
    • - A team player who can closely collaborate within small teams and communicate well with others
    • - Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

    Education and Experience:

    • - BFA/MFA or equivalent industry experience
    • - 2-5 years of professional web design experience preferred

    General Competencies:

    • - Strong expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
    • - Ability to modify and construct solid HTML and CSS or code emails is a plus
    • - Experience with e-commerce and retail-centric design is a plus
    • - Experience with responsive design is a plus

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance

    To Apply:

    To apply, visit www.thegrommet.com/careers, and click ‘Apply’ next to this position. Please note that resumes submitted without cover letters and online portfolios will not be reviewed.

    In your cover letter, please address the following:

    1. How did you hear about The Grommet?
    2. Why you are good fit for this position?
    3. What your ideal career path is over the next few years?
    4. Why you are suited to work in a start up?

    About The Grommet:

    The Grommet is a product launch platform. This means we find unique, undiscovered products and help them succeed. Our goal is to level the playing field so the best companies can win. Until The Grommet came along in 2008, that was simply not always the case. We have attracted a powerful community of Makers, Retailers and Consumers whose enthusiasm for suggesting, sharing, and buying Grommets ensures the survival and growth of the ground-breaking companies behind them. We are rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™ whereby regular people form the consumer experience by suggesting products that reflect their values and interests.

    In the summer of 2014 we launched a new Wholesale Platform at the White House Maker Faire to connect these independent Makers with Main Street Retailers, supporting both and ensuring their success. Our end goal is that within five years 10% of all products flowing through U.S. retail will be originating from independent small-scale Makers, creating vibrant jobs and innovative products in every corner of our country.

    Our team is composed of creative and driven individuals with unique vision who are building a disruptive product launch platform with no direct competitors. We have blue chip investors, including Rakuten, and are in high-growth mode.

    We're seeking high-energy players who are eager to contribute to the growth of our company and to share in its success. These are high-potential positions on the Grommet's team with exposure and the opportunity to reach into all areas of this exciting company. Our team is growing, and these hires will have the opportunity to make a deep and immediate impact on our business.

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    Website Operations Analyst Somerville, MA Apply
    The Grommet is looking for a detail-oriented Analyst to join our Website Operations team. This is an ideal role for someone who has experience with website analytics, quality assurance testing, and loves organizing information. As part of the Website Operations team, you will be responsible for...

    The Grommet is looking for a detail-oriented Analyst to join our Website Operations team. This is an ideal role for someone who has experience with website analytics, quality assurance testing, and loves organizing information. As part of the Website Operations team, you will be responsible for Product Catalog maintenance, Google Analytics reporting, and will be integrated as a QA tester in our engineering workflow. If you are an ambitious, smart, natural collaborator who enjoys the challenges of influencing and innovating in a fast paced environment, we would love to talk to you.

    This position will report to our Website Operations Manager.

    Key Activities:

    • - Manage and use multiple tools (Excel, 3rd party, and custom built) to ensure all products, pricing, and messaging on site are appearing correctly
    • - Work with various teams from across The Grommet to solve issues in the website production pipeline
    • - Find and report bugs during testing & QA assignments
    • - Analyze information contained in the database and identify data integrity issues with existing and proposed systems, for the purpose of implementing solutions
    • - Build reports and create dashboards to help monitor catalog metrics
    • - Handle Product Catalog related tickets, edits, and fix all associated issues

    Desired Skills:

    • - Familiarity with CMS tools (we use Magento) and e-commerce best practices
    • - An eye for details—you pride yourself on the quality of your work and don’t send anything out without triple-checking
    • - The ability to consistently operate within site standards, while providing fresh and new ideas for improvements
    • - Proficient with Excel, SQL, and Google Analytics, preferred
    • - Ability to manage simultaneous projects and deadlines

    Education and Experience:

    • - Bachelor’s degree required
    • - 2-5 years of professional experience preferred
    • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Perks:

    • - Competitive Salary and Benefits
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning – exposure to the start-up industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
    • - Yearly Bonus Incentive plan based on performance

    To Apply:

    To apply, visit www.thegrommet.com/careers, and click ‘Apply’ next to this position. Please note that resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed.

    In your cover letter, please address the following:

    1. How did you hear about The Grommet?
    2. Why you are good fit for this position?
    3. What your ideal career path is over the next few years?
    4. Why you are suited to work in a start up?

    About The Grommet:

    The Grommet is a product launch platform. This means we find unique, undiscovered products and help them succeed. Our goal is to level the playing field so the best companies can win. Until The Grommet came along in 2008, that was simply not always the case. We have attracted a powerful community of Makers, Retailers and Consumers whose enthusiasm for suggesting, sharing, and buying Grommets ensures the survival and growth of the ground-breaking companies behind them. We are rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™ whereby regular people form the consumer experience by suggesting products that reflect their values and interests.

    In the summer of 2014 we launched a new Wholesale Platform at the White House Maker Faire to connect these independent Makers with Main Street Retailers, supporting both and ensuring their success. Our end goal is that within five years 10% of all products flowing through U.S. retail will be originating from independent small-scale Makers, creating vibrant jobs and innovative products in every corner of our country.

    Our team is composed of creative and driven individuals with unique vision who are building a disruptive product launch platform with no direct competitors. We have blue chip investors, including Rakuten, and are in high-growth mode.

    We're seeking high-energy players who are eager to contribute to the growth of our company and to share in its success. These are high-potential positions on the Grommet's team with exposure and the opportunity to reach into all areas of this exciting company. Our team is growing, and these hires will have the opportunity to make a deep and immediate impact on our business.

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    Website Production Assistant, Part-Time Contractor Somerville, MA Apply
    The Grommet is looking for a smart, focused, and detail-oriented contractor to join our Website Operations team. This is an ideal role for someone who loves organizing information, has a passion for tech, and wants to understand the inner workings of an e-commerce business. The Website Production...

    The Grommet is looking for a smart, focused, and detail-oriented contractor to join our Website Operations team. This is an ideal role for someone who loves organizing information, has a passion for tech, and wants to understand the inner workings of an e-commerce business. The Website Production Assistant will publish content such as images, copy, audio-visual assets, metadata, tags, descriptions, and attributes to provide accurate and rich product information on our two platforms: The Grommet and The Grommet Wholesale.

    Key Activities:

    • - Publish product pages to our rapidly growing catalog
    • - Build product SKUs
    • - Maintain back-end website configurations
    • - Troubleshoot website errors

    Desired Skills & Experience:

    • - Familiarity with CMS tools (we use Magento)
    • - An eye for details—you pride yourself on the quality of your work and don’t send anything out without triple-checking
    • - Proficient with Excel and Google Apps
    • - Ability to manage simultaneous projects and deadlines
    • - Familiarity with web publishing, basic HTML, or Google Analytics a plus

    Expectations:

    • - Your own laptop—all necessary software/applications will be provided
    • - 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday
    • - Training in our Somerville, MA office for at least your first 90 hours
    • - One in-office day per week required after training
    • - Availability for at least a 6-month period
    • - Access to T or flexibility to find own parking, no onsite parking is available

    Perks:

    • - The position offers $13 per hour. This is a part-time contract position ideal for a candidate looking for exposure to the Boston startup community & the world of e-commerce
    • - Culture of mentorship and learning—opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members
    • - Incredible space about a 5 minute walk from Davis Square
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