Chemical Guys

FILLED: Digital Marketing Manager (Los Angeles, CA 90249)

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HARRY’S COMMENTS: This is one of the coolest ecommerce jobs around! We are working with Chemical Guys in their search for a Digital Marketing Manager based in Metro Los Angeles, CA. This is a super cool search, and we are thrilled to have an exclusive on it.

Here’s the scoop:

Chemical Guys is a worldwide provider of the highest quality car care chemicals, carwash accessories, buffing pads, machines and most importantly – knowledge about automotive care.

Since its founding in 2003, Chemical Guys has offered environmentally-conscious detailing chemicals. Additionally, the firm manufactures a full selection of the waterless environmentally safe products that are 100% biodegradable.

Think of CG as a “Seventh Generation” for car care.

CG sells products across dozens of categories, does a VERY brisk business on Amazon and its Facebook page has 274K followers. It also markets to what one might call a “rabid subculture” of car enthusiasts.

The company is aligned with 40 independently operated Detail Garage Showrooms on two continents. (Like so). These showrooms are a destination auto detailing supplies, equipment, accessories and training — because a fella shouldn’t just haul off and detail a car. There’s a “right” way and a “wrong” way to detail a car — and there are many ways to mess up a car’s finish. Hence the need for training, a great thing about this business.

Plus: Given that the average cost to “detail” a car can run between $20 (for a simple carwash) and $2-5K (for a full-on showroom quality paint correction), there’s plenty of financial incentive for car buffs to do the job themselves.

But there’s even more to it than that.

My partner Allan Seibert (who’s managing this search) drives a Dodge Hellcat and details his car every month. Allan’s got 4-figures worth of detailing stuff in his garage. That’s not unheard of. For guys like Allan, detailing his car is an escape. It’s a unique market — similar in some ways to petcare.

How big is the market?

The exact size of the car detailing market is tricky to estimate, but according to IBIS World the $11 billion car wash / detailing industry has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2018.

Since the 2008 recession, rising employment and lower fuel prices have goosed new car sales. As a result, consumers have been much more likely to purchase discretionary services, such as car washes and auto detailing.

Demand for detailing services is expected to reach $13 billion by 2023, as rising per capita disposable income will drive consumers’ spending on discretionary services. Meanwhile, environmental awareness of water usage will increase demand for professional car washing because such services use less than one-third of the water used by residential car washing.

To be sure, Chemical Guys has all the makings of a great company: A growing market, a starving crowd, continuity / subscription potential, a charismatic brand, and content marketing so good its customer would pay for it

About the Role:

As CG’s new Digital Marketing Manager, you’ll be responsible for architecting and executing the firm’s digital marketing strategy. To win in this brand new “sole contributor” role, you must be a collaborative, hands-on, self-starter with extensive experience in the Direct-Response Digital Marketing space (Email, Search, Social, Display) — because this ecommerce job’s all about driving qualified traffic, improving CG’s brand awareness, and increasing customer acquisition and retention rates.

You’ll manage a very capable agency that’s handling paid search, paid social, and Google display ads. Additionally, you’ll need a relatively strong background in affiliate program management so you can build out CG’s influencer programs. As you can imagine, car detailing nuts love to BUY but hate to be SOLD, so social media is hugely important for Chemical Guys.

You’ll find yourself collaborating with CG’s social team to increase customer involvement as you move CG’s existing fans up the loyalty ladder. It’s all about integrating CG’s digital touch points in a way that lowers costs and increases engagement.

Understanding attribution is important here: CG uses Salesforce Commerce Cloud, and in short order you’ll find yourself tying together a marketing system that ensures that the company has sound attribution and excellent access to data.

We need someone who can plug, play, and make decisions about the business.

As you can imagine, this ecommerce job requires extensive knowledge in web analytics and will be responsible for setting up the department’s metrics and reporting processes. Additionally, you’ll be expected to contribute to CG’s customer segmentation and personalization efforts while operating across a range of 3rd party vendor platforms.

You won’t believe how much we know about this search!

Allan and I spent a nutty amount of time with this client teasing out exactly what you’ll need to KNOW and DO to hit the ground running in this role. Some of the things I can share with highly qualified candidates include …

  1. The “real” background requirements for this position, along with the top five things all resumes MUST have to be considered for the role.
  2. The top five problems that exist due to this position being open. These are the little brush fires you will be expected to put out during your first month on the job. All ecommerce jobs have these — and this one’s no different.
  3. What your average day / week will look like in this role. There’s what you read in the standard ecommerce job posting … then there’s reality. We’ve got the reality.
  4. The leading and lagging KPI’s that will determine your success in this role. In a nutshell: How you keep score.
  5. The major projects you’ll need to complete by Day 100 to be considered a home-run in this position. We’ve got the lowdown on how you can plug-and-play and drive REAL value in this ecommerce job.

As usual, we have a massive amount of proprietary intel to share with qualified candidates. Our industry research for this assignment exceeds 100 pages! Be sure to TEXT Allan Seibert at (706) 318-1196 for this info. Or simply use the email link when you apply for the role below.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help formulate strategic direction for all digital marketing efforts.
  • Collaborate with the product development, media and creative teams to align marketing plans and execute campaigns.
  • Identify acquisition and retention-focused opportunities and drive digital marketing campaigns to grow Chemical Guys’ bottom line
  • Manage Paid Search, Email, Social & Display marketing channels
  • Work cross-functionally to lead and execute digital campaigns supporting new products, store launches, and industry events.
  • Partner to create our content strategy and provide data-influenced insights to shape our content creation roadmap
  • Build, develop and grow business relationships across the organization.


  • 4-year degree in Accounting/Business, Finance, Economics or related field.
  • MBA preferred, but not required
  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility within the digital marketing field
  • 3+ years of experience managing digital marketing campaigns
  • 3+ years of experience in marketing analytics (e.g. segmentation, attribution, predictive modeling, reporting)
  • This position requires a strong combination of leadership, technical/analytical and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all Digital Media channels.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of search, social and display advertising platforms such as Google Marketing Platform, Facebook Ads, etc.
  • Prior direct responsibility for substantial marketing budgets
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability, ability to prioritize and focus on most critical tasks, intellectual curiosity and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and data visualization skills


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