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North Brookfield, Massachusetts
United States
Product/Brand Manager
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Vibram Sole Factor Marketing Manager




Since 1937, Vibram has made the best rubber soles in the world. Every Vibram sole is made with innovative rubber compounds, tested in the most extreme conditions to provide the best footprint possible. Vibram Sole Factor is a global consumer marketing initiative dedicated to turning footwear into statements. We have an internal custom shoe-making team along with dedicated external master cobblers working to upgrade, customize and repair footwear.   






Vibram has been synonymous with quality, performance, safety, innovation and design in footwear. Since revolutionizing mountaineering with the creation of the first rubber sole in the 1930s, Vibram has positioned itself as the market leader in footwear in many categories around the globe.






This position performs various duties related to the Vibram Sole Factor program. It will require a significant amount of travel and commitment to learning the custom shoe making trade. The Vibram Sole Factor Marketing Manager will work a global team on open-line sole production, marketing program development, co-op marketing, event marketing, operations and distribution. Primary responsibility is to take lead with marketing team, repair shops, distributors and partners to manage and execute the Vibram Sole Factor in the USA.




This position is located in Massachusetts, in North Brookfield Massachusetts, and will assist departments including; Sales, Marketing, and Product Development. Additionally, the Vibram Sole Factor Marketing Manager have reporting positions that include The Vibram Sole Factor Technician and Vibram Custom Shoemakers.






  • ·         Develop and execute marketing plans for the Vibram Sole Factor program in the United States
  • ·         Develop and execute operations plans for the Vibram Sole Factor program in the United States
  • ·         Manage relationships between cobblers, distributors and repair shops
  • ·         Manage and organize Vibram Sole Factor line of products
  • ·         Report, present and communicate business related to the Vibram Sole Factor program in the United States
  • ·         Organize Vibram Sole Factor line reviews for internal and external audiences
  • ·         Work with local and state municipalities on permits for mobile units
  • ·         Oversee the Vibram Sole Factor Event Calendar and staff
  • ·         Attend Vibram Sole Factor events, and manage programs while on location at the events.
  • ·         Manage shoe customization projects as assigned by the Vibram sales, marketing, development and tester teams.
  • ·         Perform other similar or related duties as requested.






To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • ·         Leadership and team building skills
  • ·         Ability so solve problems, present options, and communicate effectively
  • ·         Project management, project delegation and project completion
  • ·         Accountability and responsibility for planning and execution






Experience: 3-5 years marketing and/or footwear related experience


Ability and willingness to drive long distances in large vehicles, (no-special licenses required)


Willingness to travel 50-70% of the time





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It is the policy of Vibram to consider all applications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap, genetic information, service in the military, results of genetic testing, gender, identity, or membership in any other group protected by applicable law.


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