Senior Manager of Email Marketing

Marketing Park City, Utah

Position at Backcountry

We’re looking for a highly analytical Senior Manager of Email Marketing to lead our email program and team. The ideal candidate will be a confident self-starter with a deep understanding of email marketing who’s ready to lead a talented team and drive demand growth in this channel.  


  • Oversee the strategy and execution of all lifecycle, transactional and batch and blast email campaigns across, and
  • Build a robust and innovative email strategy that focuses on personalized messaging, churn prevention and lifecycle campaigns to drive demand and list growth
  • Launch an all-new SMS program for Backcountry, testing into success in partnership with internal and external support
  • Oversee all vendors responsible for email execution, including our email service provider, Cordial
  • Perform regular A/B testing to drive ongoing campaign optimization across all email functions
  • Act as a strong cross functional partner with key stakeholders to drive channel success, including our internal creative team, integrated marketing, merchandising and engineering
  • Understand the various Backcountry customer cohorts and apply that understanding to drive personalized approaches that convert customers
  • Possess a deep understanding of email creative best practices to provide solid, data-driven feedback to creative peers
  • Conduct thorough weekly and monthly analysis of the channel and provide reporting up to the executive level on performance
  • Act as a strong, confident, and visionary team lead, with the capability to translate strategy into action for direct reports
  • Manage the email channel budget end to end, including monthly share outs to finance and the Senior Director of Retention Marketing


  • Minimum six+ years in digital marketing, at least four of those directly managing email marketing campaigns. Prefer candidates with experience at an outdoor brand or larger online retailer
  • Hands-on management of existing email marketing vendors and vetting new vendors. Experience with an email personalization vendor preferred
  • Team leadership, with multiple years managing and growing direct reports
  • Excels in cross-functional partnership with key stakeholders in creative, analytics, engineering, and merchandising
  • Strong presentation skills, ability to translate complex topics in a simple straightforward manner
  • Highly analytical, with a strong ability to read results and understand the drivers of those results
  • Bachelor's or graduate degree in business, marketing, or related field preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with an obsession for timeliness, detail, and quality
  • Exceptional work ethic, resiliency, and proven ability to overcome obstacles to deliver results, especially in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Passion for the outdoors a plus


Seek it. Find it. Send it. We help customers seek the perfect gear for their backcountry, find their awe, and send it their way. Through our five brands—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and Steep&Cheap—we give our customers the gear, knowledge, and inspiration they need to chase life’s greatest moments. We foster local outdoor communities around the locations of our expanding number of retail stores, and we’re actively creating a more inclusive and equitable outdoors for all through our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives.

We’re a company of Gearheads and we offer personalized expertise at every level of the organization. This means we curate the best assortment of premium gear and apparel, a premium shopping experience, personalized Gearhead advice, super-fast and accurate fulfillment, and aspirational and informative content.

We take growth and personal fulfillment seriously. For our employees—aka, our Herd—this means career growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. We offer perks like an exceptional gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office. 

When you join the Backcountry Herd, you join a crew that is passionate about their jobs and equally stoked on the outdoors. Pre-dawn skintrack laps are the norm, MTB rides are our lunch break, and you’ll regularly find coworkers hitting the trail together post-work. Benefits are competitive and include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account.