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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.

Scroll below to see details of these open positions

  • Customer Operations Coordinator
  • Print Production Manager
  • Golf Category Manager
  • Supplier Quality Engineer

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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: Print Production Manager

Overview:

SKLZ is looking for a driven Print Production Manager 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 Product Manager 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 and concepts. He or she will develop specs for new components (ie. packaging dimensions, retail displays, fixtures) with vendors and negotiate effective pricing structures. 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 and international packaging projects from beginning to end
  • Review, proof, and edit work

Desired Skills 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
  • 5+ 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: 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: Supplier Quality Engineer

Strategic Functions:

  • Act as the quality interface between Product Development, Engineering, Sourcing, and Operation Teams during the development and mass production process
  • Communicate directly with China team and suppliers on project issues, delays, process gates, and any other factors that may affect development and/or mass production
  • Work with Product Development during development process to identify potential failure modes; initiates internal corrective/preventative actions to mitigate risk of these failures
  • Develop, review and collaboratively approve test plans, control plans, and product validation test results with China team and suppliers prior to mass production release
  • Undertake lean activities/initiate process improvement plans using monthly warranty and return data to investigate root cause, determine action to eliminate causes, and manage China team and suppliers to follow up on actions
  • Continually assess the product development process to ensure appropriate alignment of the Quality team in to the “product engine.” Deliverables may include the creation of process flow charts, mapping of current process, proposals for improvement and strategic alignment of all SKLZ office and manufacturing locations.
  • Conduct supplier system audits; create audit plans, audit reports, action plans, and audit findings close out; utilize China team for audit support and corrective action follow up
  • Use monthly data from China team to create executive level monthly reporting on supplier performance metrics
  • Continually work with China team and suppliers to improve product performance, implement process controls, and quality plans

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, science, or similar field
  •  3 – 5 years of experience
  • High level analytical ability where problems are unusual and complex
  • High level of interpersonal skills to work independently and effectively with others
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated knowledge of tooling and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to travel internationally (25-45%)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Quality Engineer a plus
  • Six Sigma Training
  • Two to Five years’ experience in Manufacturing, Manufacturing and/or Industrial Engineering
  • Supplier Quality Engineering experience
  • Participation in and passion for team sports a plus

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