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Working at Pro Performance Sports on the SKLZ brand is all about sports, fun and helping athletes of all ages reach their full potential. With competitive compensation, exceptional benefits and an inspiring work environment, this is a wonderful place to have a career. We are constantly looking for great team members to contribute to the high level of work we do here.

If you think you fit the profile and are interested in one of the following positions, please apply here. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: UX/UI Web Designer

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Brand Management and Creative Strategy, the UX/UI web designer will be responsible for driving all facets of the brand’s digital visual design, user experience, and creative production across the SKLZ network of sites and digital marketing communications. The right candidate will be very strong in UX/UI, well-versed in responsive and mobile-first design practices, and will be expected to stay at the forefront of digital creative and development.

While playing a critical role in the strategy and execution of online creative marketing initiatives, the UX/UI web designer will also work very closely with the broader marketing organization to help develop brand marketing programs across the SKLZ media mix. Teamwork will be essential in order to coordinate and facilitate integrated programs while working with both the internal marketing department and outside agency partners.

RESPONSIBLITIES

Taking a strategic and creative approach to all design work, the UX/UI web designer will drive and support their ideas from initial concepts through successful launches of projects.

  • Responsible for overseeing and creating all web assets which include UX/UI wireframes, graphic elements, visual designs, and solutions for day-to-day production including site features, image/content updates, product marketing launch assets, and online promotions
  • Design, develop and produce web features and external communications, including but not limited to, new and existing product launches, banners, 3rd party promotions, microsites, emails, and overall visual site enhancements
  • Communicate design goals and messages to creative participants and key stakeholders, ensuring integration of design requirements into all phases of production
  • Work closely with internal design team, other designers, and outside agencies to help drive creative marketing and site design strategies/ execution for projects beyond internal capabilities
  • Take a “player/manager” role in execution of digital design efforts, both performing design functions and managing other internal and external designers and digital production staff in creation and development of projects that meet brand and campaign guidelines

REQUIRED SKILL SET / QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate is a conceptual designer who has solid core design skills and a working knowledge of front-end development skills in HTML5/CSS3. The candidate has the ability to clearly communicate intended functionality to developers to ensure a great user experience at completion. The candidate will demonstrate good judgment in design, selecting methods and techniques best suited for responsive, mobile-first design. Utilizing your understanding of interactive design patterns and trends, you’ll create memorable user experiences to maximize engagement.

Visual Design

  • Have at least five years of experience as a UX designer, visual designer, interaction designer, UI designer or similar
  • A strong understanding of current web design best practices, styles and methodology
  • Proper use of typography; playing very close attention to font styling, kerning and leading
  • The ability to create detailed style tiles to communicate look and feel of campaigns
  • Ability to create effective UX wireframes to communicate page layout, navigation and functionality following closely to approved style tiles 
  • Ability to work from existing brand style guides to ensure consistency
  • Expert knowledge of the most current version of Adobe Photoshop
  • Intermediate knowledge of photo editing and clipping
  • Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

Web Development

  • Advanced knowledge of designing for mobile-first + responsive web design
  • Ability to clearly communicate functionality preferences with developers
  • Intermediate understanding of current HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design coding specifications
  • Familiarity with jQuery, responsive frameworks, etc.
  • Front-end development skills a plus
  • Experience with CMS platforms

Overall

  • Detailed online portfolio that includes examples of UI and UX design, and demonstrates strong design ability including hands on experience with web and graphic design
  • Experience with Mac OS X
  • Ability to work in a variety of visual styles
  • Motivated self-starter, process-oriented team player with high attention to detail
  • Able to work and thrive in a fast-paced team environment and flexible to accommodate demanding project schedules
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally (including presenting to colleagues and industry partners) and in writing
  • Consumer products, brand and/or e-commerce experience

Preferred

  • Experience designing mobile apps
  • Experience designing Facebook apps
  • Understanding of video compression techniques and codecs
  • Experience with a fast-paced global company
  • Passion for sports

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Product Designer

Position Description:

SKLZ is looking for an exceptionally talented Product Designer, a creative thinker and innovator who will be a core member of a team that files upwards of twenty Utility Patents a year. You must be a go-getter with the skills to research the needs of our athletes; creating exciting ideas for innovative new products and the have the skills to turn those ideas into viable, functional products. 

As a central part of our Product team, your role will touch all aspects of the design and development process. Working in a highly creative, fast paced environment on broad ranging projects, across multiple sports. Moving quickly from ideas on a whiteboard, to building working prototypes, which you can field test with our athletes and performance training partners at EXOS. You will be also working closely with our Engineering and Development teams you will take those new products all the way to production.

Don’t have a portfolio full of pretty sketches and slick renderings? We don’t care. If you can show you’re a fit for the Product Design Innovator we’re looking for, we want to talk to you.

Responsibilities:

  • Research: Working with the Category Managers for each of our core sports (Soccer, Performance, Baseball, Basketball, Football and Golf), to discover insights about how our athletes train and help formulate new Product Briefs.
  • Idea Creation: Conceptual ideas based on Product Briefs, to produce innovative design solutions which can be tested through extensive prototyping.
  • Prototyping: Building functional prototypes using workshop machine tools and rapid prototyped parts (FDM & SLS). In addition to cut-and-sew prototypes for various aspects of our products.
  • CAD Modelling: Design development and refinement in SolidWorks.
  • Design development for production: Working closely with our Engineering team to ensure designs are manufacturable and effectively communicating your designs for tech pack production.
  • Reviewing and testing product samples from manufacturing partners, to see that they meet our design requirements and working with Engineering to make design changes where necessary.

Specific Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design, Industrial Design or a related field.    
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Sports Equipment or a related consumer products field.
  • Experience with designing research studies and presenting results at a group level.
  • Exceptional ability for building proof of concept prototyping and refined functional prototypes that can be tested and improved upon.
  • Experience with soft-goods design and prototyping (sewing and stitching) beneficial.
  • High level of competency in SolidWorks (users of other CAD systems need not apply) and the ability to quickly turn your ideas into 3D models to test assumptions and refine designs.
  • A proven innovator with demonstrable ability to push the envelope with fresh creativity and problem-solving.
  • Experience with injection molded plastic part design and an understanding of the requirements and limitations of the process.
  • Experience with other manufacturing processes of fast moving consumer goods (metal fabrication, other plastic molding techniques etc.) beneficial.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and MS Office.
  • Knowledge of 2D engineering drawings and tolerances etc.
  • Possessive of excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Job Title: Territory Manager - South Central (Dallas, TX)

Position Summary: 

The SKLZ Territory Manager is responsible for establishing SKLZ as a loved and trusted brand for local “core” athletes in the sports of baseball and soccer.  The job of the Territory Manager is to own preparing athletes to be ready for their sport by providing the clubs, facilities, and the athletes themselves with the tools they need to be successful.   Their tools will include programs, products, event experiences, and training.

Job Responsibilities: 

Team Sales & Partnerships 

  • Identify and prioritize regional account leads
  • Develop strong book of business in soccer and baseball
  • Secure partnerships with highly visible regional accounts
  • Support regional golf and fitness rep networks
  • Respond to warm leads for tier 2 sports
Local Event Activation
  • Identify key local events to execute, focusing on prominence, strategic partnerships, and impact
  • Activate 2-3 events per month
  • Identify, manage, and train local event support staff
  • Support activation of national SKLZ sponsorships at the local level
  • Forecast, hold, and transport event inventory and event setup materials
Trade Show Activation
  • Attend regional and national trade shows
  • Represent brand
  • Network and generate leads
Data/Reporting
  • Track, analyze, and report sales data weekly 
  • Utilize CRM for lead, customer, and order tracking
  • Report consumer feedback from events back to HQ

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Four-year college degree
  • 2 years sales experience within sporting goods or consumer goods industry
  • Prefer specialty or team sales experience
  • Hungry, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual
  • EXCELLENT customer facing skills
  • Detailed knowledge of and/or personal experience in Baseball, Soccer, and performance, (warm-up, recover, speed, strength, and agility training
  • Passion for youth athletics 
  • Resourceful individual who seeks creative ways to solve problems 
  • Motivating speaker, able to captivate audiences of varied ages while presenting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in creating reports outlining and presenting facts, analysis and recommendations
  • Ability to manage a large number of accounts using scalable solutions, like CRM
  • Ability to warehouse limited event inventory and transport to and from events
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to travel ~40% of the time, typical workweek is Tuesday to Saturday
  • Must currently reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies: 

  • Bi-lingual (Conversational Spanish) speaking and writing preferred
  • Experience coaching either soccer or baseball
  • Currently networked with teams/coaches in the region

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Job Title: Technical Project Manager

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Digital, the Technical Project Manager will own the digital transformation to a technology stack supporting the capabilities required by the business. This role will manage migrations of platforms such as the website/ecommerce, email marketing vendor, CRM, and more. The Technical Project Manager drives the day-to-day management and prioritization of the open projects. The Technical Project Manager plays a critical role in setting the digital foundation of the SKLZ brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Build comprehensive project plans and lead effective cross-functional project teams 
  • Manage the prioritization, planning, execution and delivery of digital projects
  • Establish and facilitate regular project team meetings as necessary
  • Track project status, manage and escalate project issues and risks as appropriate
  • Ensure project milestones are met and determine mitigation if risk of not meeting milestones exist
  • Provide project status reporting to leadership with project health and performance dashboards
  • Responsible for project specific budget monitoring and activities
  • Provide performance feedback and capability development of project team members
  • Measure results of new technology implementations including ROI

Requirements:

  • Proven track record with 5-7 years of Project Management  experience – Sports industry is a plus
  • PMI or Scrum Master Certification is a plus
  • Ability to work comfortably with senior executives
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of IT strategy, how the strategy is being implemented and ability to ask appropriate questions
  • Understands the technology stack underlying a digital marketing direct to consumer organization (Ecommerce platform, CRM, ERP, ESP, WMS)
  • Demonstrates an understanding of overall project goals and how results/deliverables of the work stream will impact the organization
  • Understands major IT systems and the digital transformation to build a service oriented architecture aligned to 5 year business vision

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

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Job Title: ECommerce Manager

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Digital, the Ecommerce Manager will be a team player comfortable working in a fast paced environment. This role is responsible for attracting, converting, and retaining customers to SKLZ.com through day-to-day management of the marketing mix and e-commerce experience.

This person will support the digital transformation migrating portions of the technology stack supporting the SKLZ ecommerce websites within the next 6 months. This person is responsible for driving double-digit growth of SKLZ gross merchandise value. This person will manage vendors and or traffic sources to exceed a 500% return on ad spend. This person will work with external development teams and internal marketing, sales, and e-commerce stakeholders to prioritize and execute digital campaigns and optimization projects. A deep understanding of ecommerce, search engine marketing, Google Shopping (PLA’s), search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, email marketing, retargeting, content management systems, A/B testing, and web analytics.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Website Merchandiser
  • Manage the online marketing & promotion plan for the website and traffic driving channels
  • Manage promotions while monitoring overall website marketing profitability
  • Manage and direct PPC (SEM, Facebook) and SEO agencies to build traffic & sales via the website
  • Manage day to day traffic and conversion with a goal of lifting conversion rate 1% higher
  • Update content managed areas (copy, artwork, promos)
  • Optimize SKLZ website search
  • Personalize the online customer experience
  • Analyze user behavior/purchase data to improve the customer experience and conversion
  •  Monitor website key performance indicators and develop plans to improve them
  • Plan, define, implement, and test website changes and functional improvements
  • Support digital marketing executions with partners and affiliates

Requirements:

  • Prior success growing revenue through e-commerce and related marketing channels, preferably for a sports or lifestyle brand
  • 5+ years of hands on experience in managing digital marketing programs such as SEM, Marketplaces (Amazon & Ebay), shopping channels, Affiliates, SEM, Email, Display, Retargeting
  • Understand Google products such as Webmaster Tools, Adwords & Analytics
  • Understanding of order management/customer fulfillment in an e-commerce context
  • Computer literate and understanding of basic web technologies (FTP, browsers, basic HTML, data files)
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Ability to manage to budget and ROI targets
  • Data proficiency within excel

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Job Title: Territory Manager - Northeast

Position Summary:

The SKLZ Territory Manager is responsible for establishing SKLZ as a loved and trusted brand for local “core” athletes in the sports of baseball, softball and soccer.  The job of the Territory Manager is to own preparing athletes to be ready for their sport by providing the clubs, facilities, and the athletes themselves with the tools they need to be successful.   Their tools will include training programs, products, and exceptional event activations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Team Sales & Partnerships
    • Identify and prioritize territory leads
    • Develop strong book of business in soccer and baseball
    • Secure partnerships with highly visible programs (in all targeted sports)
    • Respond to warm leads for tier 2 sports
  • Local Event Activation
    • Identify key local events to execute, focusing on prominence, strategic partnerships, and impact
    • Activate 2-3 events per month
    • Identify, manage, and train local event support staff
    • Support activation of national SKLZ sponsorships at the local level
    • Forecast, hold, and transport event inventory and event setup materials
  • Trade Show Activation
    • Attend regional and national trade shows
    • Represent brand
    • Network and generate leads
  • Data/Reporting
    • Track, analyze, and report sales data weekly
    • Utilize CRM for lead, customer, and communication tracking
    • Report consumer feedback to HQ monthly

Basic Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree
  • 2 years sales experience within sporting goods or consumer goods industry
  • Prefer specialty or team sales experience
  • Hungry, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual
  • Ability to respond to adversity with positivity and progressive insight
  • EXCELLENT customer facing skills
  • Detailed knowledge of and/or personal experience in Baseball, Soccer, and performance, (warm-up, recover, speed, strength, and agility training
  • Passion for youth athletics
  • Resourceful individual who seeks creative ways to solve problems
  • Motivating speaker, able to captivate audiences of varied ages while presenting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in creating reports outlining and presenting facts, analysis and recommendations
  • Ability to manage a large number of accounts using scalable solutions, like CRM
  • Ability to warehouse limited event inventory and transport to and from events
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to travel ~40% of the time, typical workweek is Tuesday to Saturday
  • Must currently live in the NYC area, preferably New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut or North Burroughs of NYC

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Experience coaching either soccer or baseball
  • Currently networked with teams/coaches in the region
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Job Title: Territory Manager - North Central

Position Summary:

The SKLZ Territory Manager is responsible for establishing SKLZ as a loved and trusted brand for local “core” athletes in the sports of baseball, softball and soccer.  The job of the Territory Manager is to own preparing athletes to be ready for their sport by providing the clubs, facilities, and the athletes themselves with the tools they need to be successful.   Their tools will include training programs, products, and exceptional event activations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Team Sales & Partnerships
    • Identify and prioritize territory leads
    • Develop strong book of business in soccer and baseball
    • Secure partnerships with highly visible programs (in all targeted sports)
    • Respond to warm leads for tier 2 sports
  • Local Event Activation
    • Identify key local events to execute, focusing on prominence, strategic partnerships, and impact
    • Activate 2-3 events per month
    • Identify, manage, and train local event support staff
    • Support activation of national SKLZ sponsorships at the local level
    • Forecast, hold, and transport event inventory and event setup materials
  • Trade Show Activation
    • Attend regional and national trade shows
    • Represent brand
    • Network and generate leads
  • Data/Reporting
    • Track, analyze, and report sales data weekly
    • Utilize CRM for lead, customer, and communication tracking
    • Report consumer feedback to HQ monthly

Basic Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree
  • 2 years sales experience within sporting goods or consumer goods industry
  • Prefer specialty or team sales experience
  • Hungry, self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual
  • Ability to respond to adversity with positivity and progressive insight
  • EXCELLENT customer facing skills
  • Detailed knowledge of and/or personal experience in Baseball, Soccer, and performance, (warm-up, recover, speed, strength, and agility training
  • Passion for youth athletics
  • Resourceful individual who seeks creative ways to solve problems
  • Motivating speaker, able to captivate audiences of varied ages while presenting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in creating reports outlining and presenting facts, analysis and recommendations
  • Ability to manage a large number of accounts using scalable solutions, like CRM
  • Ability to warehouse limited event inventory and transport to and from events
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to travel ~40% of the time, typical workweek is Tuesday to Saturday
  • Must currently live in the Chicago area

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Experience coaching either soccer or baseball
  • Currently networked with teams/coaches in the region