Affiliate Marketing Lead
Fully Remote Remote Worker - N/A Marketing
Job Type

Whisker, formerly known as AutoPets, is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.

As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether it’s a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.

Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 350+ passionate team members.


The Affiliate Marketing Lead will be responsible for building upon the foundation of Whisker’s affiliate marketing program and taking it to the next level. This position will play a huge role in Whisker’s next stage of growth. The person in this role will maximize current partnerships and create new ones to drive sales and create awareness in highly visible and impactful placements and publications. This role will drive and manage the affiliate program across Whisker’s ecosystem of sites (,,, both in domestic and international markets). Core responsibilities include day-to-day management of affiliate programs through platforms, strategic partnership development, client communication and helping the channel work cross functionally within the Whisker organization.

What You'll Do:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

  • Defines the strategy, vision, and roadmap for a multi-tiered affiliate management program to help drive our overarching growth goals
  • Plans, manages and executes affiliate campaigns, including but not limited to account and campaign setup, strategy development, partnership recruitment and relationship management, organization, and day-to-day program management
  • Achievesmonthly/quarterly/yearly growth targets as measured by new affiliate referred accounts, sales, and activated recruited affiliates
  • Uses a repeatable system for recruiting new, highly influential affiliates
  • Manages and maintains our affiliate program in Partnerize
  • Builds relationships with our top affiliates and helps improve their performance over time by testing customized offerings
  • Partners  with PR Partners on pitching affiliate deals to top outlets
  • Creates and manages ongoing and one-off campaigns and contests to activate more affiliate partners
  • Conducts research and analysis on industry trends to identify unique partnership opportunities
  • Develops the groundwork and vision for a successful affiliate management program while owning and optimizing your monthly marketing budget to maximize revenue
  • Produces monthly reports that show the breakdown of our partner initiatives and the impact they are having on our growth
  • Regularly audits affiliate and influencer partners to make sure campaign promotions are appropriate, accurate, and reflect Whisker’s brand guidelines

What You'll Bring:

  • BA in Marketing 
  • 5+ years of direct affiliate management experience
  • Experience in managing large scale, complex and multi-tiered affiliate campaigns
  • Comprehensive knowledge of key affiliate platforms (Impact, Partnerize, Rakuten, CJ, Awin)
  • Deep understanding of the acquisition funnel, performance marketing KPIs and profitability levers
  • Technical understanding of digital performance marketing products and services (SEO, SEM, Social, Influencer)
  • You are a great problem solver, self-motivator, and strategic thinker
  • Experience working with a variety of affiliate types (online creators, bloggers, top outlets, media buyers) 
  • Strong client and team leadership qualities – Strong ability to build rapport with people and negotiate profitable partnerships
  • Proven track record of growing revenue through the optimization of affiliate marketing channels with tiered incentive structures
  • Experience with affiliate platforms like Skimlinks, PCommission Junction, Rakuten
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills and ability to translate metrics into actionable insights
  • Knowledge of CPL, CPC, and CAC payment models with a proven track record of improving those blended CPA goals.
  • Exceptional visual, written, spoken communication, and presentation skills
  • An operator mindset - understands the most important metrics and how to produce measurable results
  • Comfortable working in a remote environment
  • Have enthusiasm and belief in our mission, vision, and values
  • Detail-oriented, organized, accurate, and articulate
  • Comfortable working collaboratively across multiple departments
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills and ability to see the big picture
  • A passion for pets!

Benefits & Purrks:

Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the “why”, and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrow’s pet products—plus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:

Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insurance

Life Insurance


14 Paid Holidays

Paid Parental Leave

401K with 4% Match

Flexible Work Arrangements

Top of the line equipment

Statements of Inclusivity:

We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.