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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: 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
  • 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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Sports Activation Specialist

Job Summary

The Sports Activation Specialist is an integral part of the team and will lead marketing planning and for specific Team sports. Specialist is responsible to create, drive, evaluate and report on annual plans within the core sport communities to include partner organizations and facilities, brick and mortar and online retail, Team Captains, Sport Board and Ambassadors.  In addition, the Specialist collaborates with Direct , Sales, Digital and Creative to bring planned initiatives to life. Sport-specific assignments to be assigned upon hire and will be a mix of these sports (Football, Basketball, Soccer, Diamond).

Our work environment appeals to self-directed, flexible team players that have great interpersonal skills, learn quickly, and welcome the opportunity to support key partners and project teams in translating challenges and questions into opportunities for innovation. The Sports Activation Specialist must be highly organized and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead development of integrated marketing campaigns to create demand for SKLZ products and programs
  • Collaborate with Creative to brief assets and traffic projects
  • Proactively work with Sales to support Core and Direct Marketing as well as ensure a strong presence at Regionals and NSG’s.
  •  Identify, plan and activate trade, professional and consumer events to support core sport strategy
  • Captain Marketing and Trade Show event activations, as needed, in Team sports.
  • Develop strategy and own executions of sports marketing relationships with Pro Athletes and Sport partner organizations (teams, leagues, clubs, etc.)
  •  Manage budget for core sport events and collateral
  •  Collaborate with Digital Marketing and PR to capture content, social media content and ideate stories to drive the brand in Team sports.
  • Proactively share assets through Marketing partners and track uptake
  •  Collaborate with Category Manager to increase product knowledge and confidently communicate USP with nuances partners
  •  Responsible for proactively creating marketing stories to support Sales sell-in decks
  • Evangelize, showcase, and educate customers and potential customers about SKLZ training solutions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, Communication or related field plus a minimum 1 year retail, sales, customer service, coaching or teaching experience (or combination thereof) or 2+ additional years experience in lieu of degree
  • Strong connections to and knowledge of the competitive athlete and its influencers
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the marketplace as it relates to consumer trends and needs
  • Understands business issues, finds creative ways to solve problems and make sound decisions that benefit SKLZ   
  • Understands the existing integrated marketing process and maintains appropriate relationships with key players 
  • Must have a deep passion for the SKLZ brand and sports
  • Must have the ability to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations
  • Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives
  • Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management
  • Ability to work in a diverse group
  • Ability to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources
  • Must have the ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, including ability to motivate and mentor others within work group, including interns and Business Development peers
  • Ability to lead initiatives and project teams
  • Must have the ability to lift heavy objects and samples that weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and valid automobile insurance

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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: Supply Chain Project Specialist

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: 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: 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: Director, Sports Activation

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 either baseball, soccer, football or basketball 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 their sport – identify the right partners, negotiate programs, and oversee execution
  • Work closely with the category manager to build marketing strategies that align with the broader sport business strategy
  • Report on results and impact of 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
  • Sport specific marketing experience in baseball, soccer, basketball or football.
  • 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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