We are a thriving team relentlessly committed to the pursuit of our “campfire” mission, and the design and manufacturing of superior quality goods. We pride ourselves on our hands-on knowledge of our product, and bestow our customers with unprecedented support. Our working environment is fast paced, supportive, and forward thinking, and a key trait in all team members is the desire for inspired work. Become part of this growing team, and dedicate yourself to a life of quality products, stories, and experiences. If you don't see your dream job never fear: reach out to us directly — we'd love to talk.

Human Resources Director

Job Description

We are a brand that inspires and enables customers to get outside and embark on a life of meaningful experiences. We love to make things. We don’t just create beautiful product, but we also create content that tells captivating stories of our product. The world of Best Made is not possible however without the incredible people working to bring it to life. As we continue to rapidly grow we are seeking to hire a Director of Human Resources to identify, attract, and retain top talent to our team.

The Director of Human Resources will be a hands-on partner with the leadership team to implement and execute programs that drive employee recruitment, employee development and employee success. You will be an advocate for our company culture and our employees and will be responsible for managing compensation, benefits, recruiting, performance management, employee relations, safety and training. You will be working closely and reporting directly to our Chief Operating Officer, and working with operational and creative staff in addition to external contributors.

  • Provides hands-on human resources leadership to the organization that supports company culture and the employee experience. Works with top management to define human resources goals and objectives to implement.
  • Coordinates and handles all aspects of the recruitment and selection process including job description creation, sourcing, screening and interviewing.
  • Coordinates staff compensation activities; conducts job analysis, writes job descriptions, conducts salary surveys, reviews job classifications, administers compensation program.
  • Develops and administers employee benefits and safety program, including workers compensation.
  • Coordinates the development, revision and implementation of performance management tools and training. Monitors the performance management system; guides managers in people development.
  • Develops and implements staff training including; leadership training, new hire training and orientation, and on-going staff training and development.
  • Handles employee relations issues; provides coaching to employees and managers.
  • Works closely with top management to assess and reduce legal risk and liability. Ensures compliance with all aspects of employment law. Keeps abreast of current and new legislation impacting human resource practices and takes appropriate action to communicate changes to executive, management, and department staff.
  • Designs, implements and administers forms and systems to ensure accurate and complete employee data.

Best Made is a small company with big aspirations. The amazing product and stories we have brought to the market to-date is only possible through the tremendous efforts of our people. The team is a close-knit group of hard working and inspired individuals who bring their talent and passion to work everyday. We look to grow our team with individuals of similar enthusiasm and commitment.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

We are seeking an individual who is hands-on and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They need to thrive in an environment where they can influence and develop positive relationships at all levels of the organization, objectively meeting difficult situations in a professional manner. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills are a must.

Required Experience

Working generalist knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines, preferably in retail industry, including: recruiting, compensation, benefits, organizational development, employee relations, performance management, safety programs, and employment laws. Must have a passion for building culture and strong relationships with all levels within an organization. Resourceful problem solver, who is self-motivated and demonstrates commitment to improvement with a high degree of discretion.

Marketing Content Director

Job Description

We believe that empowering information, and compelling stories are just as valuable as a good sharp axe. We equip customers with apparel, bags, axes (and all the gear that will enable them get outside), but we also equip customers with content and information. Be it the pages of a catalog, a short documentary on our website, or an in-store field medicine workshop: we believe that quality content, like the products for which we’ve become famous, has the ability to empower and inspire. We are currently seeking an outstanding individual whose passions and experiences underscore this premise, and who are ready to create and direct marketing content across all channels at Best Made. Based in our headquarters in Brooklyn, the Marketing Content Director will report directly to the company’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer, and also work closely with the Vice President of Marketing and Chief Merchandising Officer. The Marketing Content Director will seek to drive sales and customer acquisition via content marketing strategies.

  • Create and manage the execution of meaningful and engaging marketing content (words, still photography, and video) through the Best Made website, print catalog, social media platforms, events, content-driven products, and content partnerships
  • Generate content that will proactively respond to business needs and opportunities
  • Work with business, analytics, and marketing teams to leverage data insights and incorporate feedback into content direction
  • Work with the Chief Creative Officer and creative marketing and brand services team on brand positioning and messaging across all content channels
  • Use your cultural, commercial and editorial connectivity to generate on- brand topics and subjects for inclusion across all channels and platforms
  • Provide concepts for content presentations and pitches relating to marketing, catalogs, products, features, and events
  • Evaluate opportunities for external content partnerships including casting, personalities, brand ambassadors, branded collaborations, film, television, commercials, media campaigns, and festivals
  • Oversee generation of weekly marketing and product-related copy, and pool of freelance copywriters
  • Effectively embrace established "brand voice" and continue to develop and evolve through written and visual communications
  • Establish strategies and manage social media channel communications and build team to support on-going digital community efforts
  • Manage the editorial calendar to ensure alignment across the organization and full integration of content with merchandising, marketing, and PR
  • Identify, assign and manage internal and external freelance contributors to ensure that written and visual content are accurate, engaging and on brand
  • Seize opportunities for external partnerships including collaborations, media campaigns and other content focused partnerships to enhance the Best Made brand

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • Outstanding creative writing abilities and "editor's eye" for form, grammar, and structure
  • Comfort working on big ideas and small points of execution and everything in between
  • An extensive list of industry contacts and relationships to grow a network of external freelance contributors
  • Ability to juggle multiple large-scale projects
  • Passion for seeking new and innovative ways to approach editorial content
  • English, Journalism, Creative Writing or Liberal Arts Degree preferred

Required Experience

  • 10+ years experience in a hybrid of marketing, journalism, and/or media
  • Experience driving the creative process, preferably in a digital environment, via content marketing
  • Experience balancing business needs with creative integrity
  • Experience building and managing a team and attracting talent
  • Track record of conceiving and developing new concepts

Director of Apparel Development & Production

Job Description

As Best Made continues to rapidly grow we are seeking to hire a Director of Apparel Development & Production to manage Best Made owned brand product. The position will be the leader on the production team who ensures company milestone calendar is followed, projects are costed to budgets, and communication to cross-functional teams is streamlined. This role will help to lead by example by also managing development and production for select apparel categories. You will be a leader alongside the apparel merchandising and design teams to ensure all product development projects are executed per our specifications, costed to meet our margin goals, and are shipped on time to meet our delivery dates. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to our VP of Sourcing & Production, and working with operational and creative staff in addition to external factory partners.

  • Manage development & production of BMC owned brand product for apparel categories.
  • Vendor sourcing and management for domestic and international partners across raw material and bulk production facilities.
  • Create and maintain development and production time and action calendars to ensure on time sample and bulk production deliveries.
  • Costing projects to budgets in early development stages and offer sourcing options where applicable to ensure margin goals are achieved.
  • Manage vendor negotiations for development and product costs, payment terms, shipping methods, MOQs, etc.
  • Manage Production Coordinator on trim, hardware, label, and packaging development and purchasing.
  • Fastidious purchase order and logistical management in Quickbooks and other internal systems.
  • Product brainstorming and problem solving.
  • International and Domestic travel required.
  • Lead and manage direct reports.

Best Made is a small company with big aspirations. The amazing product and stories we have brought to the market to-date is only possible through the tremendous efforts of our people. The team is a close-knit group of hard working and inspired individuals who bring their talent and passion to work everyday. We look to grow our team with individuals of similar enthusiasm and commitment.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication, organization, and prioritization skills.
  • Talent for managing multiple complex problems with poise and creative problem solving.
  • Manufacturing knowledge in development, production, trade regulations, testing protocols, product integrity, and supply chain logistics.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with a variety of textiles for apparel production (i.e.: textile construction, content & care, managing shrink & torque, etc.)

Required Experience

  • 8+ years experience working in multiple apparel product categories (i.e.: woven shirting, outerwear, knits, pants, sweaters, etc.)
  • Experience working with multiple finishing techniques (i.e.: screen print, embroidery, piece & garment washes, fabric brushing, quilting, bar tacks, other specialty finishes, etc.)
  • Experience with consultative design resources.
  • Experience building and managing teams and developing professional talent.

Soft Goods Inventory & Planning Manager

Job Description

As Best Made continues to rapidly grow, we are seeking to hire an Inventory and Planning Manager for its growing soft goods business. The position will be a hands-on partner working as a hub between the merchant, operations and marketing teams to ensure data accuracy to drive business and buying strategy. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to our Director of Inventory and Planning.

  • Work closely with production and operations to develop pre-season inventory level purchase plans by SKU for soft goods merchandising categories.
  • Develop and maintain soft goods ‘open to buy’ projections and reconciliations.
  • Issue standard daily, weekly, and monthly recap and projection reports.
  • Finalize and communicate forecasts to vendors based in line with production calendar.
  • Monitor sales to reorder, expedite, or cancel as necessary.
  • Create and maintain databases to report and analyze data.
  • Liaise with fulfillment center on receiving and quality control.
  • Coordinate with fulfillment center on QC inspections, communicating to resolution with production as any issues arise.
  • Develop initial product allocation with retail locations to ensure proper inventory across sales locations.
  • Ensure SKU level inventory data is updated correctly across systems.

Best Made is a small company with big aspirations. The amazing product and stories we have brought to the market to-date is only possible through the tremendous efforts of our people. The team is a close-knit group of hard working and inspired individuals who bring their talent and passion to work everyday. We look to grow our team with individuals of similar enthusiasm and commitment.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • Exceptional Excel and database analytical skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret large data sets.
  • Strong cross functional communication skills to bind business groups together through accurate information.
  • Ability to understand and manage simultaneous priorities and request for ad hoc reports.
  • Drive to uncover data patterns to drive business logic and decision making.

Required Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience as a merchandising planner or analytics role.
  • Thorough understanding of merchant and retail math.
  • Experience managing inventory for retail store allocations.
  • Experience working with distribution and fulfillment centers on vendor quality control.
  • Experience working with direct to consumer retail apparel.

Design Director

Job Description

The Design Director of Soft Goods will lead the concept, design and execution for Best Made’s rapidly growing “Soft Goods” categories (Apparel, Accessories, Bags & Cases). This role will work alongside the company’s founder and Creative Director to define the creative direction for this lifestyle brand and will oversee all elements of the seasonal design strategy and development process in collaboration with a team of merchants, sourcing and development partners and freelance designers. Best Made seeks a candidate who can create original, timeless and relevant designs that fulfill the brand’s central promise of refined utility via materials, quality, and design. This role demands an individual who will bring a best-in-class taste level, a personal passion for our brand mission and a cohesive vision for how the nuances of the Best Made brand can come to life in all design details, no matter how small.

The Design Director will report to the Chief Merchandising Officer with a dotted line to the brand Creative Director.

  • Identify opportunities for design innovation while maintaining the integrity and mission of the Best Made brand throughout all Men’s apparel, accessories and bag categories.
  • Lead research on seasonal trends in the men’s contemporary and outdoor spaces
  • Oversee the initial seasonal design concepts in context of larger assortment plan needs, cost guardrails and milestone structure; partner with Merchandising to review and provide feedback on seasonal line plans
  • Communicate visions and concepts clearly, confidently and strategically to all segments of the brand
  • Own the hands-on style planning, development, and production of designs; work with team resources to build out detailed design sheets and maintain accurate tech packs
  • Work alongside Production partners to determine category and style-level sourcing strategies in effort to achieve design, quality, fit and costing objectives
  • Collaborate with other functional leads to own the development portion of the brand development/milestone calendar to ensure on-time pass-off of designs, tech-packs, and fit comments. Maintain and advocate for the highest design and production standards
  • Oversee fit sessions; identify and resolve quality and technical issues
  • Manage and motivate the team to ensure maximum departmental effectiveness and team development; mentor, coach and counsel direct reports on performance expectations
  • Domestic and international travel required

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • Deep knowledge and passion for quality fabrications/finishes, technical fabrics, new/innovative textiles and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; can present ideas and influence team members at all levels internally & externally, communicating a clear and inspiring vision
  • Collaborative and creative problem-solver; passion for working in a fast-paced team environment
  • Superior organizational skills; highly detail oriented; competent in creating and driving process
  • Strong command of: Mac, Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Microsoft Office, and CAD design

Required Experience

  • 10+ years of industry design experience across multiple product men’s product categories (e.g. Outerwear, Woven Shirts, Knits/Sweaters, Bags, etc.)
  • Bachelors degree in Design and/or related field
  • Ideal candidate has experience in both fashion sportswear as well as outdoor performance design
  • Proven ability to drive product innovation/trend while staying true to brand
  • Experience building and adhering to strategic plans, managing projects and budgets; deep understanding of global/domestic manufacturing and pricing process
  • Experience managing consultative/freelance design resources; talent for creating clear business and development objectives for direct reports

Hard Goods Inventory & Planning Manager

Job Description

As Best Made continues to rapidly grow, we are seeking to hire an Inventory and Planning Manager for its growing hard goods business. The position will be a hands-on partner working as a hub between the merchant, operations and marketing teams to ensure data accuracy to drive business and buying strategy. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to our Director of Inventory and Planning.

  • Work closely with production and operations to develop pre-season inventory level purchase plans by SKU for hard goods merchandising categories.
  • Develop and maintain hard goods ‘open to buy’ projections and reconciliations.
  • Issue standard daily, weekly, and monthly recap and projection reports.
  • Finalize and communicate forecasts to vendors based in line with production calendar.
  • Monitor sales to reorder, expedite, or cancel as necessary.
  • Create and maintain databases to report and analyze data.
  • Liaise with fulfillment center on receiving and quality control.
  • Coordinate with fulfillment center on QC inspections, communicating to resolution with production as any issues arise.
  • Develop initial product allocation with retail locations to ensure proper inventory across sales locations.
  • Ensure SKU level inventory data is updated correctly across systems.

Best Made is a small company with big aspirations. The amazing product and stories we have brought to the market to-date is only possible through the tremendous efforts of our people. The team is a close-knit group of hard working and inspired individuals who bring their talent and passion to work everyday. We look to grow our team with individuals of similar enthusiasm and commitment.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • Exceptional Excel and database analytical skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret large data sets.
  • Strong cross functional communication skills to bind business groups together through accurate information.
  • Ability to understand and manage simultaneous priorities and request for ad hoc reports.
  • Drive to uncover data patterns to drive business logic and decision making.

Required Experience

  • 2+ years’ experience as a merchandising planner or analytics role
  • Thorough understanding of merchant and retail math.
  • Experience managing inventory for retail store allocations.
  • Experience working with distribution and fulfillment centers on vendor quality control.
  • Experience working with direct to consumer retail apparel.

Home & Hard Goods Development & Production Manager

Job Description

As Best Made continues to rapidly grow we are seeking to hire a Home & Hard Goods Development & Production Manager to manage Best Made owned brand product.

The Home & Hard goods Development & Production Manager will be a hands-on partner with the hard goods cross functional merchant and design teams to ensure all product development projects are executed per our specifications, costed to meet our margin goals, and are shipped on time to meet our delivery dates. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to our VP Sourcing & Production, and working with operational and creative staff in addition to external factory partners.

  • Manage development & production of all BMC owned brand product for home and hard goods categories.
  • Vendor sourcing and management for domestic and international partners across raw material and bulk production facilities.
  • Create and maintain development and production time and action calendars to ensure on time sample and bulk production deliveries.
  • Costing projects to budgets in early development stages while offering cost/product options where applicable to ensure margin goals are achieved.
  • Manage vendor negotiations for development and product costs, payment terms, shipping methods, MOQs, etc.
  • Lead Production Coordinator on trim, hardware, label, and packaging development and purchasing.
  • Fastidious purchase order and logistical management in Quickbooks and other internal systems.
  • Product brainstorming and problem solving.
  • International and Domestic travel required.
  • Work within growing design, merchandising, and production teams.

Best Made is a small company with big aspirations. The amazing product and stories we have brought to the market to-date is only possible through the tremendous efforts of our people. The team is a close-knit group of hard working and inspired individuals who bring their talent and passion to work everyday. We look to grow our team with individuals of similar enthusiasm and commitment.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

We are seeking an individual who is hands-on and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and thrives in an environment where they can influence and develop positive relationships at all levels of the organization, objectively meet difficult situations in a professional manner, with strong organizational and problem-solving skills. The right candidate will be ruthlessly optimistic, open-minded, and creative in their problem solving abilities. Our approach is frequently atypical and embraces entrepreneurially minded individuals that can work both within and outside of systems.

Required Experience

  • Experience and interest in multiple home and hard goods product categories (i.e.: kitchenware’s, knives, storage and organization, tools, gifts, décor, stationary, blankets, etc.)
  • Manufacturing knowledge in development, production, trade regulations, testing protocols, product integrity, and supply chain logistics.
  • Strong grounding in working with a variety of materials (i.e.: metals, woods, plastics, glass, leather, textiles, etc.)
  • Experience working with multiple finishing techniques (i.e.: screen print, discharge printing, powder coating, enamel, embossing, debossing, stamping, etc.)
  • Designs, implements and administers forms and systems to ensure accurate and complete employee data.

Apparel Development & Production Manager

Job Description

As Best Made continues to rapidly grow we are seeking to hire an Apparel Development & Production Manager to manage Best Made owned branded apparel. The position will be a hands-on partner with the apparel merchant and design teams to ensure all product development projects are executed per our specifications, costed to meet our margin goals, and are shipped on time to meet our delivery dates. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to our Director of Apparel Development & Production, and working with operational and creative staff in addition to external factory partners.

  • Manage development & production of BMC owned brand product for apparel categories.
  • Vendor sourcing and management for domestic and international partners across raw material and bulk production facilities.
  • Create and maintain development and production time and action calendars to ensure on time sample and bulk production deliveries.
  • Costing projects to budgets in early development stages and offer sourcing options where applicable to ensure margin goals are achieved.
  • Manage vendor negotiations for development and product costs, payment terms, shipping methods, MOQs, etc.
  • Assist Production Coordinator on trim, hardware, label, and packaging development and purchasing.
  • Fastidious purchase order and logistical management in Quickbooks and other internal systems.
  • Product brainstorming and problem solving.
  • Domestic factory visits required.
  • Work within growing design, merchandising, and production teams.

Best Made is a small company with big aspirations. The amazing product and stories we have brought to the market to-date is only possible through the tremendous efforts of our people. The team is a close-knit group of hard working and inspired individuals who bring their talent and passion to work everyday. We look to grow our team with individuals of similar enthusiasm and commitment.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • Technical design skills.
  • Experience with consultative design resources.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and prioritization skills.

Required Experience

  • Experience and interest in multiple apparel product categories (i.e.: woven shirting, outerwear, knits, pants, sweaters, etc.)
  • Manufacturing knowledge in development, production, trade regulations, testing protocols, product integrity, and supply chain logistics.
  • Strong grounding in working with a variety of textiles for apparel production (i.e.: textile construction, content & care, managing shrink & torque, etc.)
  • Experience working with multiple finishing techniques (i.e.: screen print, embroidery, piece & garment washes, fabric brushing, quilting, bar tacks, other specialty finishes, etc.)

Sales Associates

Job Description

Best Made Company is seeking sales associates to work in our Tribeca shop.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide product and brand information to customers.
  • Approaching tasks with a "Can-do" mentality and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to manage time and tasks effectively without supervision.
  • Approaches customer experience with a genuine spirit and attitude towards sharing quality information and service by building long term relationships.
  • Assist in Operational Tasks, including Visual Merchandising/Store Presentation.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter with your most recent work experience and unique qualification for Best Made to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Please do not call our retail location for hiring related questions. We will directly contact associates with appropriate experience.

Required Skills

  • A knowledge and love of the outdoors, apparel & gear.
  • Flexible schedule, ability to work consistent weekend shifts.
  • Strong work ethic with a desire to grow career through integrity, hard work, and achieving results.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.

Required Experience

  • Previous retail experience preferred but not required

Best Made Internship Program

Job Description

As a Best Made intern, you will have a diverse and rewarding experience, which will include learning the business/administrative side of a growing company, hands-on development in our headquarters, retail space, and the ability to work across the departments of communications, marketing, production, retail, and customer experience. The internship is full-time for a period of three to four months, based in Brooklyn, and designed for those who are interested in a truly comprehensive business experience.

Interns receive:

  • A Best Made American Felling Axe!
  • Stipend & metrocard.
  • Mentoring and workshops.
  • If needed: college, work-study, or independent study credit.

Apply For This Position

For consideration, please email a combined Intern Application, PDF resume and cover letter to jobs@bestmadeco.com. Only applicants who submit the one PDF with all materials will be considered. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, must be available for a minimum of 3 months.

Required Skills

Required Experience