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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 email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@sklz.com and indicate the position in the subject header. No phone calls, please.

SKLZ is currently hiring for the following positions. Please scroll down to see their descriptions.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Demand Planner
  • Senior Planner/Buyer
  • Digital Production Manager
  • Marketing Director, Digital
  • Senior Marketing Manager, Sports Activation
  • Director of Design and Engineering

 

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Job Title: Graphic Designer

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

SKLZ is looking for a strong Graphic Designer to join their growing team. This role requires a superior aesthetic and a teammate 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, presentations, POS and various print collateral pieces. This individual will report to the Director of Brand Management and Creative Strategy and 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 to doing great work.

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience, agency background is ideal
  • A great eye for design and a passion for doing great work
  • 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

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and link to online portfolio to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Production Artist

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

SKLZ is seeking a detail-driven Production Artist who thrives working in a creative fast moving environment. This individual will work closely our Graphic Design team and report to the Director, Brand Management and Creative Strategy. The Production Artist will need to be organized and efficient, pay close attention to detail, manage multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines. They must have an eye for design and take pride in shaping projects of any size. They will be able to support multiple projects and are extremely organized. Most important, they will thrive in a production role. This is not a graphic design position that requires concepting.

Responsibilities:

  • Masterful command of Adobe Creative Suite [CS5 or higher]; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge and Acrobat Pro
  • High quality packaging design and post-production photo retouching skills
  • Ensure accurate and current brand guidelines, integrity and consistency while producing fast-paced and high volume projects
  • Digital retouching
  • Own all aspects of archiving and updating graphic files and image assets

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and/or a killer portfolio
  • 4+ years experience, ideally within an agency
  • Possess strong layout skills and incredible typography skills (with knowledge of visual hierarchies)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and willingness to do what it takes
  • Expertise using Pantone, CMYK, and RGB color space
  • Strong pre-press skills with more focus on the final execution than the initial concept
  • Capable of managing multiple projects at once and meeting deadlines with complex production schedules
  • Expert knowledge of printing practices; paper stocks, color processes, coatings, die-cuts, varnishes, embossing, debossing, foils etc
  • Passion for sports a plus

To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and link to online portfolio to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Demand Planner

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

The Demand Planner will enjoy a varied and challenging role. The primary responsibilities are to assist in regular forecasting and business planning, provide insight into sales trends across SKLZ' distribution network, and provide accurate reporting to retail partners and within SKLZ. Additionally, this position may assist in supply chain support to our operations team and project support as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Sales Forecasting
  • Provide clear and concise sales data and analysis on company’s performance at retail
  • Utilize point of sale and inventory data to assist in forecasting.
  • Provide any required retailer reporting
  • Provide weekly guidance and analysis on progress against monthly forecast
  • Assist with preparation of annual sales budget
  • Partner with the operations and sales teams to help plan the business and hit targets
  • Develop relationships with key retail partners to assist with forecast accuracy and order management
  • Assist COO with supply chain support as needed

Requirements:

  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Have a history of exceeding expectations
  • Be an expert Microsoft Excel user with experience in higher level functionality and creating models
  • Have a desire and requisite skill-set to partner cross-functionally
  • Be detail oriented but able to articulate the big picture
  • Possess a positive attitude and a passion for business
  • Be proactive in seeking business improvement

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Senior Planner/Buyer

Location: Carlsbad, CA

 Responsibilities:

  • Recommend inventory buys, execute related purchase orders with vendors, and approve invoices
  • Work closely with vendors to monitor status of open orders and push/pull order out/in as necessary based on changing demand
  • Maintain appropriate inventory balance between inventory turns and fill rates
  • Set up new items in ERP system
  • Develop container load plans as necessary and maximize freight utilization with inventory buys
  • Maintain relevant internal reporting and communicate information effectively cross-functionally
  • Manage customer orders shipping directly from vendors

Requirements:

  • Consumer goods and/or manufacturing background preferred
  • Experience working with factories in China
  • Strong cross-functional communication and collaboration skills
  • 5-10 years experience in planning/buying
  •  Strong Excel skills
  • Experience working with ERP systems
  •  A passion for sports
  • Thrive working in a team oriented environment

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Digital Production Manager

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Digital Marketing, the Digital Production Manager will be responsible for driving new digital enhancements for SKLZ direct touch-points, primarily Web and Mobile, as well as managing our current suite of technology platforms. This person will drive initiatives that further SKLZ’ objectives to engage with consumers directly. The Web Producer will work with both internal stakeholders (i.e. marketing, sales, and e-commerce), as well as external development partners to prioritize and execute digital enhancement projects, while managing the existing digital tools/platforms currently in place.  Responsible for scoping out requirements associated with new projects, and managing projects from end-to-end, the Digital Production Manager must have a deep understanding of project management for digital initiatives relating to creative assets, website platforms, content management systems, e-commerce solutions, web analytics and A/B testing tools.  A familiarity with coding languages is a plus, while the ability to write code is not required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prioritize digital enhancement projects
  • Manage/prioritize day to day bug fixes and web enhancement projects with key partners
  • Lead business requirements gathering from key stakeholders
  • Oversee both domestic and international web development projects in close coordination with outside developers
  • Troubleshoot technical issues associated with website, mobile and email, both on the front-end and back-end (CMS/site code, etc)
  • Work closely with marketing/creative departments to propose and deploy new creative/interactive marketing strategies, production methods and design changes

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years experience in web production/technology project management
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Solid grasp of direct response advertising principles, e-commerce demand generation strategies and CRM
  • E-Commerce Platform migration experience
  • Proven experience in web information architecture and web design (UI/UX) best practices
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrates flawless execution of plan details
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Team-Player with a “can do” attitude

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Marketing Director, Digital

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

Reporting to the VP of Marketing, the Digital Marketing Director will be responsible for driving all aspects of our Digital strategy and Direct business including e-commerce and related SKLZ owned digital marketing channels. This person will build a best in class experience through all digital channels to drive brand engagement, loyalty, and sales. This role will be responsible for leading digitally focused campaigns and ensure brand consistency through all digital/social/partner touchpoints. This person will be the architect of the SKLZ consumer engagement model inclusive of customer service, CRM, and social media.

 Responsibilities:

  • Managing the E-commerce strategy
  • Developing and executing the digital marketing plan
  • Web merchandising
  •  Content marketing strategy and execution
  • PR Strategy and management
  • Social media strategy and execution
  • Web analytics
  •  Email marketing
  • CRM
  •  Customer service management

 Requirements:

  • 10+ years Digital Marketing management experience
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Experiencing managing multiple agency partners in a digital business
  • Web Analytic Skills
  • 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

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Senior Marketing Manager, Sports Activation

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

Reporting to the VP of Marketing, the Sr Marketing Manager will be responsible for building the SKLZ brand within our focus sports to gain credibility with core athletes in each sport. The Sr Marketing Manager will own the strategy and execution of sport-specific marketing plans to generate advocacy from influencers and demand from athletes and consumers. This person will build the demand generation model and oversee all aspects of marketing execution in focus sport categories, including baseball, soccer, performance, golf, basketball, and football. They will collaborate with key SKLZ stakeholders and with external partners- teams, leagues, media, influencers, athlete ambassadors, and others – to execute and optimize the marketing plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop integrated go to market plans by sport
  • Execute marketing activities
  • Innovate on new ways to connect with the target athlete
  • Negotiate partner contracts with Athletes, Partners, and Organizations
  • Partner across the SKLZ organization to define
  • Activate the brand strategy/creative team to develop compelling sport-specific messaging and compelling assets
  • Activate the Digital/Direct team to develop assets and build technological solutions that support the plan
  • Reporting & Analytics

Requirements:

  • 9+ years Marketing management experience, sports marketing experience strongly preferred
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Experience negotiating sponsorship programs and talent contracts
  • Experience managing large cross-functional teams on campaigns
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • ROI Analysis
  • 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

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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Job Title: Director of Design and Engineering

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Overview:

Pro Performance Sports, LLC is looking for a Director of Design and Engineering to direct a team of Product Designers and Engineers in developing innovative sports training products for the US and worldwide markets, including the SKLZ line of golf, baseball, athletic performance, football, basketball, soccer, multi-sport products and the Sport-Brella line of all-weather shades, shelters and chairs

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the product creation process through in-depth consumer and market research and new product ideation and develop successful concept designs into functioning products, through design development, prototyping, testing and design for manufacture utilizing in depth knowledge of consumer products materials and production methods
  • Develop Technical Package documentation including 2D Engineering drawings, 3D SolidWorks CAD files
  • Act as Chief Liaison in connection with design development with Chinese manufacturing partners (will travel 2 times/year to China)
  • Ensure robust new product designs, by evaluating form, fit, and function based on Engineering principles, competitive products, manufacturing capabilities and limitations
  • Manage design, development and engineering operations for new projects/products in compliance with manufacturing calendar deadlines
  • Conduct critical patent database searches and preparation of findings reports in connection with existing products
  • Review/interpret patent designs to create new designs which avoid pre-existing patents
  • Act as Chief Liaison with intellectual property and patent attorneys, communicating new inventions, reviewing and approving patent applications

Requirements:

Location: 2081 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, California 90008