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VP of Marketing - Lingrove

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on our world? At Lingrove, we’re revolutionizing the built environment and beyond with our eco-friendly, high-performance interior products. We’re pioneering next-generation plant-based composites, offering a superior alternative to traditional materials like plastics and wood. We’re looking for a visionary VP of Marketing who can help us shape the future, driving the launch and development of our innovative and beautiful ekoa ® solutions.

As VP of Marketing at Lingrove, you'll lead our marketing functions, crafting and executing plans to grow brand recognition, product development, and drive business growth in the Architecture and Design (A&D) industry. You'll leverage your extensive experience to develop innovative campaigns, oversee market research efforts, and foster a cohesive brand identity across diverse marketing channels, while providing visionary leadership to a marketing team you will help assemble. As a growth stage start-up, we are looking for a hands-on leader who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, thrives in a dynamic environment, and has a proven track record.

Responsibilities

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan to
    drive brand awareness, lead generation, customer acquisition, and revenue growth
    within the A&D market.
  • Lead efforts to define and enhance the company's brand positioning, ensuring a
    consistent identity across all marketing channels and campaigns.
  • Direct and oversee all marketing activities, including design, digital marketing,
    advertising, PR, content creation, and product marketing, ensuring cohesive and
    impactful campaigns that resonate with target audiences.
  • Attend trade shows and trade events; secure speaking engagements and participate in
    A&D-focused industry groups; manage existing continuing education programs for
    architects.
  • Manage market research and analysis to identify market trends, consumer behavior, and
    competitor activities, utilizing insights to refine marketing strategies and capitalize on
    market opportunities.
  • Build and lead a high-performing marketing team, fostering a collaborative and
    innovative environment, setting clear goals, and guiding the team to execute effectively
    and cross-functionally with other departments.

 

Requirements and Preferred Experiences

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in related marketing, including leadership roles,
    with a strong track record driving growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute marketing plans aligned with business
    goals, and to guide and inspire teams to achieve objectives.
  • Success with running and managing trade shows, education programs, and outreach in
    the A&D community.
  • Deep understanding of market trends, and industry dynamics in the architecture &
    design industries, leveraging insights to develop innovative marketing tactics.
  • Expertise in brand management and communication, with the ability to craft compelling
    narratives, messaging, and visual identities across various channels.
  • Proficiency in using analytics, metrics, and market research tools to drive data-driven
    decisions, measure campaign effectiveness, and optimize marketing performance for maximum ROI.

 

About the Role

  • You will be working onsite from our San Rafael,CA office. Core hours of work are
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything you
    might do at Lingrove. Roles and responsibilities are collaborative and may evolve over
    time based on our needs and your particular skill set.

 

We offer competitive salary and benefits packages, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • 99% employer healthcare coverage
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Wellness benefits

 

If you are passionate about sustainability and want to be part of a fast-growing startup that is making a difference, we want to hear from you.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Lingrove provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

More about ekoa ®

Our eco-friendly ekoa ® plant-based surfaces, panels, and 3D products can replace wood and
laminates in all interior applications – from walls to ceilings to casework, and so on – with a cost-competitive, carbon-neutral, clean chemistry product that delivers a higher strength-to-
weight ratio than steel.

If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact our HR team: hr@lingrove.com

Manufacturing Engineer - Lingrove

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on our world? At Lingrove, we’re revolutionizing the built environment and beyond with our eco-friendly, high-performance interior products. We’re pioneering next-generation plant-based composites, offering a superior alternative to traditional materials like plastics and wood.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will lead Manufacturing process development for new product lines and optimize the existing manufacturing operations. We are seeking a strong leader who will complement our R&D and engineering teams to create and manufacture innovative products that customers want to buy. You will work with the executive team to set a roadmap, determine and acquire the appropriate technological resources and team, and then execute with precision and the highest level of manufacturing quality. A successful candidate will have a unique combination of manufacturing industry experience (broad/deep technology expertise within both researching and manufacturing composites or hard goods) while being inventive, comfortable working in ambiguous, complex environments, and adept at leading a team and other key audiences. You must demonstrate strong consultative leadership, be independent and flexible, able to multitask, and meet deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Establish, update and manage procedures for high standards of manufacturing operations (including in-house and via 3rd party partners), ensure process robustness, efficiency & quality standards are achieved via Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA).
  • Root cause and solve production/process issues to maximize throughput and yield.
  • Improve margins via production efficiencies and value engineering.
  • Adopt new manufacturing processes that support product development and versioning.
  • Develop manufacturing process and quality systems to improve yield.
  • Lead research and planning for future production scale up.
  • Manage production process development with R&D team and 3rd parties.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement to comply with ISO 9001:2000

 

Requirements and skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Adept at project management and communication tools
  • Highly professional/resourceful with an energetic attitude, able to deal with C-suite
  • Great energetic attitude
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of industry expertise required in researching, developing, and manufacturing products in composites, consumer durables (includes wall covering, flooring, and furniture), and/or auto industry
  • 5+ years’ experience overseeing manufactured product strategy and manufacturing in a composites, consumer durables, or auto industry
  • 3+ years of experience in leadership positioning managing teams, and engaging at C-level suite including CXO, CTO/CIO level
  • Experience leading capital projects with a strong manufacturing equipment aptitude
  • Process Engineering experience in a startup environment
  • Deep experience bringing new solutions to market
  • Understand and effectively communicate complex technology concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Consulting experience with a focus on operations management
  • Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions
  • Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication
  • Ability to support budget management with proven success in project coordination

 

Other Skills And Responsibilities

This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything you might do at Lingrove. As a small team, we encourage career growth, exploration, and the wearing of many hats. Roles and responsibilities are collaborative and may change or evolve over time based on our needs and your particular skill set.

Perks + Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Stock options
  • Wellness Stipend

 

Equal Employment Opportunities

Lingrove provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

More about our material, ekoa®

Our signature ekoa® is an elegant and earth-friendly composite for both aesthetic and structural applications. ekoa® is made of plant-based fibers and resins. A familiar natural grain finish adds timeless style.

The benefits are more than skin deep with lighter-than-carbon fibers of superlative strength and damping properties, and clean chemistry for healthy indoor air.

If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact our HR team: hr@lingrove.com

Research & Design (R&D) Engineer - Lingrove

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on our world? At Lingrove, we’re revolutionizing the built environment and beyond with our eco-friendly, high-performance interior products. We’re pioneering next-generation plant-based composites, offering a superior alternative to traditional materials like plastics and wood. Lingrove is looking for a Research & Design Engineer to help continue the development of revolutionary and innovative ekoa® products and solutions.

As an R&D Engineer at Lingrove, you will spearhead groundbreaking research initiatives aimed at advancing the development of eco-friendly materials for diverse applications. Your role will involve collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to drive innovation and address complex challenges, positioning Lingrove at the forefront of sustainable material science.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing process improvements re: natural composite formulas
  • Utilizing engineering and design know-how to help design better outcomes
  • Maintaining high quality on assigned projects
  • Supporting project objectives, resources, and timeline
  • Creating and maintaining product development schedules
  • Documenting experiments, testing, and processes including corrective action analysis
  • Assisting in the production of samples and orders
  • Supporting various stakeholders through communication and solving problems
  • Establishing and maintain partnerships with suppliers and vendors
  • Providing engineering expertise on workshop operations
  • Conducting efficiency and continuous improvement projects
  • Creating, experimenting, prototyping, and developing sustainable surfaces and structures
  • Supporting the development of high quality, high performance, and durable products through experimentation, testing, and iteration
  • Managing select process development initiatives.
  • Researching, and development towards carbon-negative product life-cycle
  • Collaborating with engineering, marketing, business development, and design

 

Requirements and Preferred Experiences

  • BS in Engineering from an accredited university (mechanical preferred but not required)
  • Availability to start immediately
  • 1+ years of related experience
  • Strong technical, analytical, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage projects including schedule and resources
  • Interest in multi-functional roles outside of traditional engineering
  • Intrigued by sustainable design
  • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD
  • Design skills a plus: sketching/rendering/visual communications/model-making etc.
  • You will be mostly located in the Lingrove workshop with the ability to lift 30-50lbs

 

About the Role

  • You will be working onsite from our San Rafael, CA office. Core hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything you might do at Lingrove. Roles and responsibilities are collaborative and may evolve over time based on our needs and your particular skill set.These may include:

 

We offer competitive salary and benefits packages, including:

  • Starting salary: $90,000 - $120,000 depending on experience
  • Stock options
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Shop access
  • Training/education opportunities via Autodesk Residency, SAMPE, etc.
  • Friday ‘Reserved’: every 2nd Friday morning for personal exploration and experiments

 

If you are passionate about sustainability and want to be part of a fast-growing startup that is making a difference, we want to hear from you.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Lingrove provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

More about ekoa®

Our eco-friendly ekoa® plant-based surfaces, panels, and 3D products can replace wood and laminates in all interior applications – from walls to ceilings to casework, and so on – with a cost-competitive, carbon-neutral, clean chemistry product that delivers a higher strength-to-weight ratio than steel.

If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact our HR team: hr@lingrove.com

Senior Account Executive - Lingrove

Do you love owning the sales process from start to finish? Do you have experience in Architecture & Design sales? Do you love talking design, wallcoverings, millworks, and interiors? Are you intrigued by selling new and innovative products that boast sustainable design and ecological craft? Lingrove is the right company for you.

We’ve invented an innovative flax product - ekoa® - that can replace wood in cabinetry, walls, ceilings, and even luxury millworks. We have overwhelming inbound demand from companies across industries seeking eco-friendly, healthy products to meet their customer's demands.

Lingrove is looking for a savvy, energetic, consultative Account Executive to manage inbound sales leads; pick up the phone and pitch; love and nurture our CRM; follow-up on order fulfillment; support marketing execution, and communicate product benefits, features, and specifications - to grow top-line performance. We are seeking an energetic doer who is resourceful, has an entrepreneurial spirit, gets along with others, and can thrive in a start-up.

This role is open to US residents who can commute quarterly to the San Rafael office. We strongly prefer a Northern CA based candidate who can visit prospects and clients in Northern CA. This is a ground floor opportunity at a growing startup reporting to the CRO, working closely with our engineering team on sales engineering and support, supporting our external sales partners' sales teams, and with unique high-performance and sustainable products.

Responsibilities

Direct sales:

  • Thrive on prospecting and outreach
  • Manage the strong volume of inbound leads (in California and Northwest) from first contact to close of sale
  • Handle customer relationships from first contact through recurring revenues
  • Act as customer-facing point of contact throughout the sales process
  • Support external sales team with leads and sales support in their regions
  • Own CRM (Hubspot) management
  • Coordinate with engineers and product team to manage the sale of the product as well as development projects
  • Support interactions with vendors, suppliers, and other external business partners and others as needed

 

Marketing:

  • Collaborate with marketing for collateral, newsletters, outreach, email, etc.
  • Execute email and other campaigns as necessary
  • responsible for ensuring that marketing activations are converted into sales

 

Post-sales and customer success:

  • Communicate with current customers regularly for upselling
  • Liaise with our engineer team for all sales engineering needs
  • Provide after-sales support with support from Lingrove Technical staff when needed
  • Ensure customers prospects are happy from initial contact to recurring sales

 

Requirements:

  • Experience in Architecture & Design
  • College degree required
  • 4 years of experience in sales in architecture & design
  • Experience in the highly consultative sales process
  • Fluency with CRM software, and tracking projects via management tools (Trello, Jira, etc.)
  • Quick study: high-level understanding of Lingrove’s products and markets
  • Ability to understand and navigate multiple decision-makers in the sales process
  • Preference for team members who are located near San Rafael CA or willing to travel

 

Nice-to-haves:

  • Experience in developing relationships with customers and serving as a consultant
  • Experience managing a book of business, sales pipeline, and/or working with client stakeholders.
  • Experience in related fields: design, automotive, composites, manufacturing
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Love of sales to help grow an early-stage company
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced research and development environment
  • Team player who gets along with a range of personalities
  • Strong time management skills: using your time efficiently

 

Lingrove is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in
the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race,
color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information,
pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local
laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring,
recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation,
benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Lingrove makes hiring decisions based solely on
qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.


For additional information please email hr@lingrove.com

Marketing Coordinator - Lingrove

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on our world? At Lingrove, we’re revolutionizing the built environment and beyond with our eco-friendly, high-performance interior products. We’re pioneering next-generation plant-based composites, offering a superior alternative to traditional materials like plastics and wood. We're looking for a Marketing Coordinator who can help us drive impactful marketing campaigns, optimize our online presence, and foster meaningful engagement with our audience.

As a Marketing Coordinator at Lingrove, you'll be responsible for creating engaging content and working closely with teams to maintain brand consistency. You'll also analyze market trends and assist in organizing marketing events to enhance Lingrove's visibility and impact.

Responsibilities

  • Develop engaging content for diverse marketing channels, including social media, blogs, newsletters, and website updates.
  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns aligned with Lingrove's brand and business goals.
  • Conduct research to understand market trends, consumer preferences, and competitors, and analyze marketing metrics for insights.
  • Manage Lingrove's social media presence, create content, engage with followers, and monitor feedback.
  • Assist in organizing trade shows, conferences, and product launches, ensuring seamless execution and alignment with marketing objectives.
  • Provide regular reports on marketing activities, campaign performance, and market insights to the Vice President of Marketing and Chief Revenue Officer. Collaborate closely with them to align marketing strategies with overall business objectives and contribute to decision-making processes.

 

Requirements and Preferred Experiences

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Proven experience in marketing coordination or related roles, demonstrating proficiency in content creation, campaign management, and market analysis.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate marketing insights to stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in digital marketing tools and platforms, including social media management tools, analytics software, and content management systems.
  • Optional: Experience in event coordination and familiarity with sustainable materials or related industries would be advantageous.

 

About the Role

  • You will be working onsite from our San Rafael,CA office. Core hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything you might do at Lingrove. Roles and responsibilities are collaborative and may evolve over time based on our needs and your particular skill set.

 

We offer competitive salary and benefits packages, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • 99% employer healthcare coverage
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Wellness benefits

 

If you are passionate about sustainability and want to be part of a fast-growing startup that is making a difference, we want to hear from you.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Lingrove provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

More about ekoa ®

Our eco-friendly ekoa® plant-based surfaces, panels, and 3D products can replace wood and laminates in all interior applications – from walls to ceilings to casework, and so on – with a cost-competitive, carbon-neutral, clean chemistry product that delivers a higher strength-to-weight ratio than steel.

If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact our HR team: hr@lingrove.com

We are a team of engineers, designers, and future thinkers that have set out to solve some of the biggest problems facing humans: protecting our environment, climate, and health.

Come join us as we transform the built environment, transportation, and consumer durables markets with low-carbon, high-performance interior and building materials – like no other product before. You’ll be part of the team that brings ekoa® to market with some of the biggest brand partners in that industry.

Every team member has an essential role in our mission of reversing climate change as we push sustainable design to the limit – with our line of innovative, natural fiber composite innovations. We hope you’ll bring your talents to bear here and contribute to achieving our big and important ambitions.

Lingrove is funded by top venture and individual investors in climate-tech including but not limited to Diamond Edge Ventures, SOSV, Indie-Bio, Mayfield, Soundboard Ventures, among others.