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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: Print Production Coordinator

Overview:

SKLZ is looking for a driven Print Production Coordinator to join our creative team. This role is responsible for managing the print production process from initial bids and spec development through printing and delivery of final materials. The Print Production Coordinator will report to the Director of Brand Strategy and Creative Management, and work proactively with vendors to ensure continuous improvements and optimal production solutions for new and existing marketing materials. He or she will develop specs for new components (ie. packaging dimensions, retail displays, fixtures) with vendors. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to manage the production process for a range of projects including print advertising, packaging, POS and various print collateral pieces, as well as drive innovation in new retail printing solutions.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Be the key driver for the planning, production and execution of print production schedules
  • Process and track mock ups, prototypes, electronic templates and printer proofs
  • Negotiate effective pricing structures with vendors
  • Manage domestic/international packaging projects from beginning to end
  • Review, proof, and edit work

Desired Skill and Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Excellent communication, organization, and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, specifically with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • 3+ years similar work experience, agency background preferred
  • Strong work ethic with exceptional project management skills
  • Experience working with complex teams and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Infectious, positive, can-do attitude in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Participation in and passion for team sports a plus

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Job Title: Ecommerce Marketing Specialist

Pro Performance Sports is seeking an E-commerce Marketing Specialist for its SKLZ and Sport-Brella brands. S/he will report to the Direct of Digital with responsibility for the planning, implementation, optimization, and analysis of our on-site and multi-channel e-commerce initiatives and KPIs.

The person will play a critical role in SKLZ’s success by enhancing both the customer experiences (CX) and direct marketing tactics with the goals of helping consumers make the right buying decisions, increase engagement and ultimately drive higher revenue per customer. S/he will blend creative promotional thinking with strong analytic and user experience skills layered on top of a strong technical foundation.  S/he will work with Sales, Digital Marketing, Brand Marketing, International, and inventory management teams to create plans, strategies and tactics to meet revenue goals and exceed customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimizing the online customer experience and website conversion rates by finding opportunities in online data patterns and marketing communications
  • Coordinate onsite and/or offsite tests to increase engagement and website(s) revenue
  • Work closely with other digital marketing specialists to generate product promotions and list building strategies
  • Lead or support targeted customer acquisition marketing programs that may include but are not limited to SEM (Adwords + Bing Ads), Facebook newsfeed ads, SEO, retargeting, video marketing, email marketing, cart abandonment, marketing automation, affiliate programs (Commission Junction), YouTube Instream Ads, Amazon Marketing Services, comparison shopping engines, and Google Shopping/Product Listing Ads
  • Manage 3rd party vendors relationships where appropriate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day e-commerce efforts by effectively managing the front-end website experience, category strategies, landing pages, product assortment, pricing and overall merchandising mix to meet defined revenue goals
  • Manage e-commerce store production schedules and product promotions in partnership with Sales, Marketing, Product, Operations and Creative teams
  • Plan and execute promotional marketing campaigns and digital tactics
  • Plan and execute video marketing tactics such as out of box to landing page tactics and or video to website tactics
  • Work with Direct of Digital to drive direct marketing programs such as SEM, SEO, affiliate, email and other targeted mediums
  • Maintain optimal site usability by analyzing onsite behavioral analytics and conversion data in order to effectively optimize site promotions, messaging, and other key indicators that enhance ROI
  • Analyze website KPI’s for site traffic, conversion, AOV, browsing abandonment, cart abandonment, cart behaviors, revenue per session, cross-sell/up-sell strategies, and optimize accordingly
  • Review competitive websites to evaluate site merchandise, promotional tactics, customer experience, and product presentation
  • Establish collaborative relationships with inventory / demand planning teams to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise
  • Track and evaluate site user behavior; make recommendations to improve user experience/usability and sales conversion.
  • Assist in the development of the overall e-commerce marketing plans
  • Identify opportunities for new marketing tactics, technologies, site-conversion functionality and improved user experiences
  • Manage SKLZ affiliate and loyalty programs
  • Oversee product set-up -- update and maintain product database as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or related field required
  • 4-6 years experience in e-commerce marketing for consumer facing brands or retail websites
  • Proven success in building web ecommerce sites, increasing web traffic and conversion rates; Having managed a website migration is plus
  • Experience establishing and implementing merchandising strategies and tactics on a web site for a multi channel retailer
  • Solid understanding of onsite and offsite SEO
  • Experience managing direct marketing campaigns across multiple digital channels and omni-channel campaigns
  • Expertise in analyzing eCommerce-related business metrics. Ie. Google Analytics, MySQL is a plus
  • Ability to analyze site needs, provide constructive input, and proactively plan/incorporate technology innovations into site feature

Major Strengths:

  • Passion for Digital Marketing , e-commerce and the underlying technologies
  • Ability to embrace change, wears many hats, and thrives in an environment similar to a start-up
  • Should be highly collaborative and comfortable working with cross-functional teams and various levels of management
  • Strong project management skills are a must
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Experience in youth marketing and/or sports a plus

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Job Title: Vice President of Operations

Primary Responsibility:

Reporting to the CFO, this position would have overall accountability for all Operations, Distribution, Fulfillment and Logistics functions as well as creating process improvements in all areas managed.  The overarching tenant of this leadership role is to convert the current operations environment to that of a world-class operation.This position will be expected to drive the required process, cultural and technical changes in order to achieve:

  • Increases productivity in operations and logistics
  • Best in class inventory, operational and throughput metrics
  • World class sourcing and supply chain management
  • Significant quality control process and improvements to reduce the current defective rates
  • Year over year consistent direct and indirect gross margin improvements
  • Implementation of six sigma and lean manufacturing principles across all relevant segments of the business

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demand Planning - Work with sales teams to establish a process of visibility and accurate demand planning resulting in properly timed PO's and accurate inventory levels
  • Product Planning and QC - Ensure on time shipments and on quality delivery
  • Global Logistics - Transition products from suppliers to customers for on time deliveries in cost effective manner
  • Global Fulfillment - Create the most efficient and cost effective global fulfillment system for US retail, Int'l and Direct
  • Inventory Management - Ensure the proper flow of inventory and turns
  • Visibility into available to sale and ranked units
  • Provide strategic guidance for all Company purchasing activities
  • Development of a comprehensive plan to address material and information flow
  • Responsible for the effective execution of all capital projects associated with operations and facilities
  • Responsible to manage the system of identifying high impact projects, managing all resources and plans associated with specific projects, and managing the queue of projects that ensures that the Company is focusing its limited resources on those projects with the greatest return to shareholders
  • Full implementation of the principles of six sigma and lean manufacturing to eliminate waste and decrease process and product defects
  • Utilize relevant inventory management practices to design appropriate buffer sizing, SKU stocking strategies and other inventory practices to ensure cycle time and productivity goals
  • Effectively manage all responsibilities and internal control procedures and practices over the inventory and warehouse management processes
  • Planning and directing production activities and establishing production priorities and schedules
  • Review and analyze production, maintenance and operational reports to determine causes of operating or production problems
  • Work with key stakeholders on developing comprehensive strategies behind global packaging, sourcing, fulfillment, logistics, etc.
  • Ensure a safe work environment
  • Effectively manage the quality assurance process over production, shipping and return functions
  • Work with product team to develop effective and efficient sourcing strategies
  • Develop a global strategy around compliance
  • Manage and develop efficient and effective order processing and customer operations strategies

Requirements:

  • Proven track record of process improvement in a manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Proven results in creating the most effective sourcing, distribution and supply chain functions
  • Passion for results
  • Analytical thinking skills and decision making
  • Passion for cost effective automation
  • Hands-on mentality and self motivator

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a concentration in manufacturing, logistics, process flow and other industrial applications.  He/she must have at least 15 years of relevant professional experience in hands-on environments.  The candidate must also have experience in inventory management practices, sourcing, distribution layout practices and exceptionally strong computer skills in analytical applications such as Excel, relational databases and other decision management related applications.  The ideal candidate will also have served in a similar role with a company that experienced quick and exponential growth.

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Job Title: Financial Analyst

Primary Responsibility:

The Financial Analyst will assist the Controller and CFO in areas of improving the financial infrastructure, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and analytical activities. Other areas of focus will be the business planning process for the company including the development and refinement of the financial models, KPI metrics, process development, ROI analysis, and producing timely, reliable and accurate information enabling effective decision-making throughout the organization.

Specific Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Drive the development and enhancement of the budgeting, forecasting and analysis processes
  • Build complex financial models for existing operations, new products and new ventures
  • Work closely with the Controller and senior management to establish, gather, report and provide analysis of KPI's including customers, operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations incurred
  • Lead the development and standardization of an accurate forecasting model covering multiple years and several layers of business intelligence
  • Drive detailed financial analysis and provide key financial information and analysis
  • Work closely with the senior leaders as well as all functional department heads to ensure a constant loop of feedback and action
  • Preparation of all monthly and quarterly reporting decks for use in management and board meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting; MBA preferred
  • Consumer goods and/or manufacturing background preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience working with ERP systems, Microsoft Access, and Crystal Reports

Performance Skills:

  • A high detail and process-oriented individual who is metrics-driven with strong analytical abilities
  • Hands-on expertise with financial modeling, budgeting, planning and analysis
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills at senior levels, with the ability to interpret and summarize data to aid management in achieving strategic and operational goals
  • Experience and ability to work in a fluid, fast paced, high-growth environment
  • Self-starter / self-motivated / operate independently
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills
  • Have a passion for sports and fitness
  • Thrive working in a team oriented environment

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Job Title: Senior Account Manager

Primary Responsibility:

The Senior Account Manager will be responsible for increasing revenue and profitability with existing account base comprised of core sport retailers by effectively managing all aspects of the business inclusive of assortment planning, financial planning, forecasting, retail marketing, and leadership of independent Sales Reps where appropriate. Core sport retailers include: Team Express, Eastbay, Soccer.com, Baseball Savings, BSN, Power Systems, Perform Better and others. The Senior Account Manager will also manage two direct reports to include the Retail Sales Support Coordinator and Account Manager responsible for Buy Groups and specialty sport retailers. In addition, the Senior Account Manager will identify and secure new revenue opportunities working with key internal stakeholders to deliver the right product and brand support necessary for long-term success. Expected results are attainment of revenue, profitability, and forecast accuracy goals established during the annual budgeting process. This person will ensure that the SKLZ vision, mission, and values are upheld while making a positive contribution to the company culture.

The Senior Account Manager is expected to:

  • Roll up his/her sleeves and execute the day-to-day operations for the core sport channel
  • Be the authority on key success factors for his/her respective accounts
  • Optimize account assortments and inventory allocation to achieve established margin and turn rate goals
  • Identify revenue growth opportunities for the channel and play a lead role with internal team members to execute on business development initiatives
  • Contribute to product development process through providing category insights and volume projections for new products
  • Manage projects for all sales and retail marketing initiatives for the channel
  • Provide leadership for direct reports

Key Functions:

SALES

  • Establish 3 year account objectives and build sales plans to meet/exceed goals
  • Develop and implement account and channel strategies to secure profitable growth
  • Effectively present existing core and new product offerings to customers
  • Build optimal assortments and inventory plans with major accounts
  • Analyze product sell through and provide category management support to maximize assortment productivity and ROI
  • Manage customer profitability through efficient administration of trade programs, proper product mix management, and reductions of non-productive inventory
  • Develop and nurture relationships with major accounts
  • Work cross functionally to implement effective and profitable growth strategies

MARKETING

  • Responsible for all product sell-in and sell-through programs for total account health
  • Develop and manage sell-in marketing assets with brand marketing
  • Take leadership role in communicating go to market strategies for the channel
  • Ownership of retail execution to ensure proper brand story and marketing campaigns are supported with effective merchandising implementation at point of sale
  • Manage advertising, trade marketing programs, and expenses within a budget
  • Contribute to the product development process through active participation in product reviews by providing market insights, sales performance, and customer trends

OPERATIONS

  • Be a key stakeholder for the channel within the sales and operations forecasting process
  • Provide new product projections during product development process
  • Work closely with Demand Planner to accurately forecast demand within product lead-times
  • Provide input into baseline and growth initiatives for the channel during the annual budget process

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • 7+ years of professional sales and management experience
  • Prior experience working with core sport retailers preferred
  • Past experience in retail buying and/or inventory planning is a plus
  • Sporting Goods industry experience
  • Strong business acumen and retail analytical skills
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Work, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Passionate about team sports and fitness
  • Team-player with a "can-do" attitude

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Job Title: Director of Consumer Technology

Primary Responsibility:

The Director of Consumer Technology will be responsible for creating and executing the SKLZ Digital Platform. The SKLZ Digital Platform will be a best in class system to deliver the value proposition of the SKLZ brand directly to athletes. This person will be responsible for preparing athletes to be ready for the sport and for optimizing the lifetime value of a SKLZ athlete.

Areas of Ownership:

  • SKLZ E-Commerce Platform (Global)
  • Distribution of all SKLZ Training Programs
  • All SKLZ apps to support product, programs and sport training
  • Integration with sport tracking devices
  • Integrated view of the consumer across all digital touch points
  • Data management and storage
  • Automated CRM tools

Capabilities:

  • Passion for preparing and helping athletes
  • Balance between technology capabilities and solving the problems of consumer engagement
  • Proven track record in scalable technology platforms
  • Proven track record in CRM
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills with the ability to see, understand and sort out complex multi-variable problems with clear, irrevocable logic
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Successful experience managing projects and teams
  • 10+ years of consumer technology experience
  • A team-player with a "can-do" attitude; ready and willing to help wherever needed

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Job Title: Customer Operations Coordinator

Overview:

As Customer Operations Coordinator, you will provide operations support for the Sales, Marketing and Distribution Departments. Support includes, but is not limited to, EDI Order processing including ASN, Packing Lists, Bills of Lading (BOL), routing requests, inventory allocation, invoicing, carton label processing using SYSPRO, UPS Worldship, and LTL/TL routing. In addition, you will be required to perform general office duties, including processing requests for information and/or sample shipments from Sales and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand major retail account routing, packaging and labeling guides
  • Process incoming orders via electronic data interface (EDI), FAX or e-mail
  • Create ASN, packing lists, bill of landings (BOL) and routing requests
  • Utilize SYSPRO or UPS Worldship to process packages
  • Generate all necessary carton labeling and shipping documents accordingly
  • Schedule pickups with all major freight carriers via internet/telephone
  • Communicate daily with Warehouse Manager & Logistics/Operations Manager regarding inventory in-house, and inventory arriving from China
  • Interact with sales team and buyers to notify them of any potential inventory concerns and adjustment of ship windows
  • Invoice all appropriate orders in EDI immediately and handle them carefully to ensure everything is entered correctly and dollar amount matches up with in-house paperwork

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Positive demeanor and outgoing personality
  • Be a team player - ready and willing to help wherever needed
  • Able to work with constant deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • EDI processing
  • SYSPRO (preferred), UPS Worldship
  • Strong math, verbal and written communication skills
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to multi-task and problem solve
  • Background / interest in team sports is desirable
  • Passion for sports

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Job Title: Golf Category Manager

Primary Responsibility:

The Category Manager owns the success of the Golf category within SKLZ.  This includes primary responsibility for managing the product line and primary responsibility for managing the specialty golf retail channel within the US.   The Category manager will also work closely with the SKLZ marketing team to ensure the success of the brand with core golfers.

Job Expectations Include:

Know the market and find the opportunities in order to manage the golf category

  • Manage the advisory board/expert panel specific to golf
  • Perform and document primary and secondary market and product research
  • Represent SKLZ in the market to be in the right place to execute on opportunities

Execute the golf product line

  • Determine and manage what products drives brand revenue
  • Determine and execute on category margin opportunities
  • Manage SKU efficiencies and revenue per SKU
  • Drive new products through briefing ideas, managing development process, defining pricing and margin structure, and assisting development of retail packaging

Drive sales success within the golf specialty channel

  • Directly manage the golf specialty channel, which includes green grass specialty accounts as well as major golf specialty retailers, Golfsmith, Golf Town, PGA Superstore, The Golf Warehouse and Worldwide Golf
  • Work cross functionally to develop an implement account and channel strategies to secure profitable growth
  • Analyze product sell-through and provide category management support to maximize assortment productivity and ROI
  • Manage customer profitability through efficient administration of trade programs, proper product mix management, and reduction of non-productive inventory
  • Manage independent rep force to secure revenue growth in green grass golf channel and support major specialty golf retailers with merchandising and associate training

Ensure success of the golf category

  • Support marketing by defining influencers, opportunities, sport specific voice for SKLZ Golf, attending consumer shows, and supplying influencers with product
  • Support other golf sales channels through US sporting good sales, international distributor sales, direct sales, trade shows, and training with the sales team
  • Support product launches with the marketing team

Minimum Requirements:

  • Four-Year college degree required
  • 5+ years of product management or marketing experience with an enthusiastic-driven golf brand
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the golf industry
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching innovative products (please provide examples)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to visit customers

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Job Title: Summer Intern

Do you have a passion for Sports? Come and intern with an exciting and growing brand this summer! SKLZ is searching for outstanding, motivated, and innovative summer interns in the following departments:

  • Direct Sales – Identify key opportunities and partnerships to strategically grow our direct sales business.
  • Domestic Sales – Produce a competitive market assessment focusing on baseball skill and performance training.
  • Admin – Develop an effective and efficient file sharing system using a combination of our shared network and box.com
  • International Sales – Build a SKLZ International Sales & Marketing plan for Amazon.com
  • Marketing- Sports Activation – Research best in class youth training programs and support the development of the 2016 events calendar.
  • Marketing- Digital/Design – Work on active design projects while completing a market analysis on creative & marketing tactics across retail, print, online and social. 
  • Operations – Improve operational efficiencies through an analysis of defective/warranty claims and compliance research.
  • Product Design & Engineering – Generate Solidworks files of both 2D and 3D parts to complete a tolerance tech pack suitable for manufacturing.
  • Product Development – Develop a sales sample procedure aligned with our product creation process.

SKLZ prepares athletes to be ready for their sport. The SKLZ brand offers skill and performance training products and programs for athletes to use at home and in training environments. Based in Carlsbad, California, SKLZ products are available around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty retailers, and at sklz.com.

The internship program is June 15th – August 20th (10 weeks) Monday-Thursday, with Fridays off.  Approximately 25-30 hours per week. The internship will focus on a project that you will be presenting to the Sr. Leadership Team at the conclusion of the internship.  Please see above for a brief description of the project for each department.

Apply by sending your resume and a statement of 300 words or less on why you should be selected for the project of your choice to SKLZ at careers@sklz.com.  You must be currently enrolled in college to apply.

Applications will be accepted through March 27thwith intern selection completed by April 24th.

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