Zagster

VP, Marketing at Zagster

Cambridge · Full Time
Help shape the future of transportation for cities, colleges and companies by working for the nation’s leading bike share company. Zagster is a fast-growing startup backed by leading transportation investors and based in Cambridge, MA with a mission to make bicycling the world’s most loved form of transportation. Read More
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Job Description

Zagster is the fastest-growing bike-share provider in North America. With industry-leading technology and an innovative model, our mission is to make the bike the most loved form of transportation — and we’re looking for an exceptional VP of Marketing to help make it happen.

This is a key role at a high-growth point for the company, reporting directly to the CEO. This will be a senior level candidate will have an entrepreneurial attitude, creativity, experience in implementing scalable marketing and communication processes, and be motivated by working for a mission driven organization.

Zagster operates more than 150 bike shares for cities, universities, businesses, and properties, including Fort Collins, Albuquerque, Yale, Ohio State, General Motors, and the Irvine Company. At Zagster, you will help transform the way people get around to make tangible improvements to the sustainability, health, and quality of life of communities everywhere. And because Zagster is a startup with all the attendant perks, you’ll also have fun.

Responsibilities:

Develop, implement, and nurture the company’s B2B and B2C marketing strategy by partnering closely with sales, business development, engineering and product.
Foster Zagster’s collaborative, cross-functional approach to ensure successful platform roadmap planning, competitive positioning, and sales execution.
Organize, recruit, and mentor the marketing, creative, and communications team.
Allocate marketing resources, including marketing budget planning and management.
Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded marketing skillset including new product development and launch, pricing strategy, brand management and communications, and experience with business models in a variety of industries. Potential candidate should meet the following requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required and MBA preferred.
Minimum 10 years of progressive marketing experience with demonstrated success leading product development and management, brand creation and communications, and digital initiatives.
More than 5 years experience building and mentoring a marketing team.
Experience in the B2B and B2C space.
Demonstrated success in solving complex problems, driving change, and accelerating business growth.
Strong analytical and communication skills, a creative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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What We're Building

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the nation's largest and fastest-growing bike-share provider. Zagster partners with more than 130 communities — including cities, universities, businesses, and properties — to bring bike sharing to areas where traditional bike-share providers can't reach. The company’s goal: To make the bike the most loved form of transportation.

Unlike other bike shares in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, Zagster’s programs let users ride as long as they want, wherever they want. And because Zagster manages all aspects of its systems — from hardware and software, to maintenance and marketing — Zagster partners can implement safe, scalable, and cost-effective bike shares that best suit their needs.

Zagster also offers a unique private-public model of collaborative sponsorship to offset costs to taxpayers and allow anyone in a community to have a direct stake in bike sharing's success.

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Team

Timothy J. Ericson
CEO and Co-Founder of Zagster, TechStars graduate, sales and business development expert
Jeremy Jo
Fleet Manager - Zagster • Product Management • Product Development • Mechanical Engineering
Ted Bronstein
Director of Sales at @Zagster, a better way to bike share. Worked at @Yesware and @Brightcove • Studied at @Bates College
Max Goldberg
Product Design, Engineering, Business, and Operations for Scaling Startups. Javascript + Meteor and Beyond. Bike and Transit Enthusiast. BA from Dartmouth.
Bradley Ericson
Sales Manager, Real Estate at @Zagster. Manchester United Aficionado, @EntMagazine's Entrepreneur of the Year. @DrexelUniv alum. Triathlete.
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