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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: Supply Chain Manager

Position Description:

This position reports to the Vice President of Operations and is accountable to deploy a continuous improvement behavior within our global supply chain. Working mostly in a project by project climate, this individual plays a key role in building the strategic global supply chain platform and creating the necessary tactical requirements to enable our vision to be realized. Additionally this resource is solely responsible for maintaining and updating all EDI platform requirement for new and existing customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for process improvement and development within the extended global supply chain
  • Define and validate project scope including creating the vision, ascertaining stakeholder needs and identifying priorities (the “Why”)
  • Create project plan and schedule including estimating work and resource requirements (the “Who and What”)
  • Scope, define and manage the roadmap ( the “How”)
  • Manage project delivery process by driving projects through the different phases, track progress, manage resources and headcount, identify, escalate, and resolve issues; make recommendations and determine project direction
  • Manage project costs by providing estimates/forecasts/options and ensuring project are within budget
  • Act at the EDI expert in new Customer configuration and set up, resolve day to day issues and recommend system updates to keep pace in a demanding and diversified climate
  • Assist or lead internal support efforts within the ERP environment to streamline data mining automation and analysis as needed

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience demonstrating behavior consistent with a change agent within a supply chain role
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or equivalent
  • Firm understanding of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints with the ability to choose which approach would be most beneficial for the task at hand
  • Project Management skills with demonstrated behaviors in leading cross functional teams on a successful path towards implementation while being timely and within fiscal constraints

Preferred Skills:

  • Team based behaviors
  • MS Office excellence in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, or equivalent
  • SQL query, Access, other database management a plus
  • APICS CPIM certification
  • Six Sigma, Green Belt, Black Belt, etc. certification
  • Passion for sports

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Job Title: Invoicing and Receivables Coordinator

Position Description:

The invoicing and receivables coordinator is responsible for maintaining the integrity of our sales order process, invoicing process and customer collections process. The position requires excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. A working knowledge of office processes and related computer software and electronic communication tools is essential, as is the ability to communicate with all levels of staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Post sales order transactions upon shipment
  • Enters sales orders, credits, deductions and adjustments as needed
  • Posts and applies customer payments to ERP system by recording cash, checks, wires, PayPal and credit card transactions
  • Resolves invalid or unauthorized deductions by following pending deductions procedures
  • Works with customers to resolve collections issues by obtaining and investigating information from sales, trade program, customer service departments, and from customers
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization goals by completing related results as needed
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. The team member is expected to work in other areas of the accounting department when needed to assist operations and perform job duties not necessarily contained in this job description

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent
  • Clerical or administration experience in a technology, manufacturing or distribution company
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in accounts receivable
  • Hands-on knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Hands-on knowledge of SysPro business software, a plus
  • Detail oriented with an affinity for working accurately with numbers and analytical tools
  • Able to organize and schedule multiple priorities

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Job Title: Social Media & Content Manager

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Digital, the Social Media and Content Manager will own the content strategy and execution for the SKLZ brand. This role is responsible for content generation and engagement for social audiences, blog readers, athletes subscribed to SKLZ emails, and audiences on partner digital properties. The Social Media and Content Manager drives the day-to-day management and prioritization of the content creating a rich digital experience across every digital touchpoint. This role will also manage digital brand promotions that drive engagement and support audience growth across all platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage editorial guidelines and calendars for generating a steady volume of engaging content
  • Collaborate with Digital Team members, Team Captains, top college athletes, Category Managers, and other business stakeholders to create content for the blog, social media, email, and partner sites. Content includes copy and/or low to mid-tier production value video
  • Coordinate with video vendor(s) or internal team members to plan, shoot and edit low and mid-tier production content to support marketing tactics
  • Monitor and hold content producers accountable for their contributions
  • Ensure online marketing efforts meet SKLZ branding principals and product positioning
  • Partner with marketing leadership and the activation team in creating & executing the social media strategy
  • Publishing and distribution of all final video assets across channels
  • Own email marketing calendar (internal and external distribution) including distribution dates, feature stories and copy. Coordinate process from asset development through execution
  • Play a key role in developing content integration strategy within SKLZ and co-branded sites
  • Analyze and communicate social media and blog analytics to stakeholders. Develop recommendations and adjustments to the strategy based on analysis and research
  • Grow key on-line key performance indicators for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blog
  • Work with key partners including online retailers and sport partners to update content
  • Assist with tactics supporting email list building
  • Successfully execute the content strategy across planned touch points
  • Monitor digital reputation

Requirements:

  • 5+years managing social media and content marketing
  • Understanding of web metrics and ability to analyze them for decision making
  • Experience using social content tools and contest tools such as Woobox
  • Proficiency with web analytics in Google Analytics and social media reporting
  • Confidence to communicate in groups and across departments
  • Ability to process information, create solutions and execute ideas in a fast paced entertainment environment
  • Team player who can wear many hats and always be part of the solution
  • Effective interpersonal, listening, writing, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and passion for sports is a plus

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Job Title: Web Merchandising Specialist

Position Description:

The Web Merchandising Specialist will be responsible for on-site merchandising and setting up of promotions on SKLZ.com and Sportbrella.com and related outbound marketing vehicles. Reporting to the Manager, E-Commerce, this person will support the day-to-day management of our SKLZ.com website including content builds, product launches, and promotions. This person will work closely with the entire Marketing department to support development and distribution of web assets to SKLZ partners, including retailers, media, sports partners, and other brand partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Launch new products and build content on SKLZ and Sportbrella direct websites
  • Manage the promotional calendar and product launch calendar for both sites
  • Manage web design and development projects from end to end launching on SKLZ owned and partner sites
  • Interface with outside agencies to scope out work and manage through completion
  • Measure and analyze results from web-based promotions and demand generation activities
  • Test merchandising strategies to improve web conversion rate
  • Develop email campaigns that drive traffic and sales

Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in e-commerce, web merchandising, or marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrates flawless execution of plan details
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Passionate about team sports and athletics in general
  • Team-Player with a “can do” attitude

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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: Customer Service Representative

Primary Responsibility:

The Customer Service Representative will be responsible for delivering best in class service to our customers while maintaining a high level of integrity.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with customers via phone and e-mail to provide information in response to features and benefits about products, determine customer requirements and expectations and recommend specific products and solutions
  • Build long-term relations with customers
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints and follow-up on actions taken to resolve issues beyond customers expectations
  • Set up accounts, process orders
  • Gather information for production on quality issues, record details, comments and complaints
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments; sales, accounting, production, executive, web, shipping and reception
  • Process customer returns
  • Provide back-up support to the front desk on an as needed basis

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Problem analysis, problem-solving and decision making
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience working in a customer service oriented environment
  • Passion for sports
  • High stress tolerance level / “thick skin”
  • Team-Player with a “can do” attitude

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Job Title: International Sales Coordinator

Primary Responsibility:

Support and assist the Canadian General Manager in the growth and development of sales profitability across Canada, as well as the other members of the International Sales Team.

Key Functions:

Canadian Account Order Management & Coordination (75%)

  • Work closely with and support our Canadian representation by providing excellent customer service and account management, specifically: Account setup / maintenance, order entry and backorder management, customer warranty replacements / credits
  • Communicate with Customer Operations Coordinator and International Sales Operations Manager to provide prompt order tracking and shipment
  • Communicate with Account Managers regarding product availability

International Account Order Management & Coordination (25%)

  • Work closely with and support International representation by assisting the ISS as needed
  • Account setup / maintenance
  • Order entry and backorder management
  • Customer warranty replacements / credits
  • Communicate with Customer Operations Coordinator and International Sales Operations Manager to provide prompt order tracking and shipment
  • Communicate with Account Managers regarding product availability
  • International Sample Order Coordination
  • Support seasonal product line launches by entering and maintaining sample orders
  • Communicate with Category Managers as needed to provide updated seasonal lines to our partners
  • Coordinate accurate and prompt sales sample deliveries for partner launches and shows

Minimum Requirements:

  • College Degree Required
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Passion for sports
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Possess a can do attitude and a passion for business
  • Foreign language skills preferred

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Job Title: Director of Engineering

Overview:

SKLZ is looking for a Director of Engineering to contribute to the product creation process by providing engineering expertise, functional leadership, and materials knowledge. This person is expected be the engineering expert with regard to materials and processes to ensure product issues are thoroughly resolved prior to production. He/She will work as an equal team member between Design, Product Development, and Category Mangers to ensure functional success of every SKLZ product and lead a team of engineers in an efficient and effective manner so that individuals grow.

Key Functions:

TASKS

  • Develop and test prototypes of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, manufacturability, possible new applications and necessity of modification
  • Provide materials and processes input into the product creation process in order to ensure that SKLZ products exceed the needs of athletes and coaches
  • Specify product components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with SKLZ design and product specifications as well as athlete requirements
  • Apply thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of engineering and make recommendations to the product team based on new and emerging engineering techniques as well as industry best practices
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure the smooth transition of product from phase to phase according to the Product Introduction Calendar

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work as a key member of the Product Team to ensure material and manufacturing best practices are adhered to
  • Act as a key stakeholder partnered with Director of Design, Director of Product Development, and Director of QA to drive SKLZ product towards excellence while following the product introduction calendar for each season
  • Serve as the technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods in an assigned area
  • Manage and mentor the Engineering team at SKLZ
  • Evaluate new product ideas and concepts to ensure SKLZ standards of quality and performance are met

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 year Engineering or Materials Degree required
  • 8+ years Engineering or Materials experience in sporting goods or other related consumer product company
  • Extensive CAD design (SolidWorks) and analysis skills including, but not limited to Mold Flow Analysis and FEA
  • Extensive experience with design for injection molding
  • Comprehensive experience leading a team of Engineers, while working as part of a larger team
  • Demonstrated success working in Asian manufacturing environment
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to visit manufacturing locations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative, entrepreneurial environment while being a ‘working’ leader, leading by example with “shirt sleeves rolled up”

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Job Title: Junior Graphic Designer

Overview:

SKLZ is looking for a talented Junior Graphic Designer to join our growing creative team. This role requires a superior aesthetic, and someone that lives and breathes design, color theory and composition. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to manage and design for a wide range of projects including advertising, packaging, product artwork, POS, events and various print collateral pieces. Reporting to the Director of Brand Management and Creative Strategy, he/she will work closely alongside other internal creative teammates (designers, writers and production artists). This individual should have a passion for sport that is equal to their drive for doing great work. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Express complex ideas in a simple, clever and appealing way
  • Design, develop and implement forward thinking design in multiple channels (retail, packaging, advertising, product art, sales collateral)
  • Manage projects from beginning to end
  • Manage project flow with outside vendors
  • Review, proof and edit work
  • Concept and design iconography
  • Digital retouching
  • Participate in brainstorms and concept development

Skills/Experience:

  • A great eye for design and a passion for doing great work
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • 4+ years 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 and virtual teams?
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated?
  • Infectious, positive can-do attitude in a fast-paced environment?
  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

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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 Ladings (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. Handle 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: Director, Sports Activation & Diamond Marketing Lead

Position Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the Director of Sports Activation will lead the Sports Activation team overseeing the planning, execution, and measurement of integrated marketing plans. As the team leader, this person will develop the go to market framework for all sport categories and develop strategies in the areas of Retail Marketing, PR, and Events.

In addition to leading the team, this person will personally lead all the planning and execution of baseball and softball marketing to drive SKLZ as a loved and trusted brand by athletes, coaches, parents and others involved in these sports.

This person must work cross-functionally with both internal and external partners to develop plans and drive executions. Internal partners primarily include all Sales channels- US, Retail, and Direct, the Brand and Digital teams, and Finance. External partners include professional athletes, sport board members, sport influencers, sports organizations and properties, media partners, retailers, and agency partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Build the go to market plans for baseball and softball – identify the right partners, negotiate programs, and oversee execution
  • Work closely with the Diamond category manager to build marketing strategies that align with the broader Diamond business strategy
  • Report on results and impact of Diamond marketing executions
  • Define the retail marketing strategy and implement impactful marketing programs with key accounts
  • Work with retail merchandising partners on new ways to bring the SKLZ brand to life at retail to drive sales
  • Oversee PR strategy
  • Oversee Events strategy including support of the Direct Grassroots activations

Requirements:

  • 10+ years Marketing management experience
  • Retail and partner marketing experience required
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • ROI analysis
  • Baseball or softball marketing experience
  • Strategic minded to build solid plans
  • Demonstrates flawless execution of plan details
  • Exemplary people manager
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Passionate about team sports and athletics in general
  • Team-Player with a “can do” attitude

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Job Title: Strategic Account Manager

Primary Responsibility:

The Strategic 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. In addition, the Strategic Account Manager will drive profitable revenue opportunities working with key internal stakeholders to deliver the right product and brand support necessary for long-term success in the core channel. Expected results are attainment of revenue, profitability, and forecast accuracy goals established during the annual budgeting process.  The SKLZ purpose and beliefs need to be upheld while making a positive contribution to the company culture. 

The Strategic 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
  • Project manage for all sales and retail marketing initiatives for strategic accounts within the core channel

Key Functions:

SALES

  • Establish 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
  • 3-5 years of professional sales experience selling consumer goods to retailers is mandatory
  • Prior experience working with core sport and/or specialty retailers
  • Past experience in retail buying and/or inventory planning is a plus
  • Sporting Goods industry experience preferred
  • 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
  • Must work out of our Carlsbad HQ

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