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Manager Sports Marketing

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Marketing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Purpose: Responsible in the development of the adidas player strategy, including scouting, signing, and maintaining relationships with our adidas contracted players. Lead and drive adidas assets (players) and with leagues, ensuring that our share of voice within US category.

Profile

- Develop and drive the categories player strategy for Global WNBA partners.
- Partner with Sr. Director and colleagues to help scout next generation players and maintain a database of potential signings.
- Sign and retain key players, working with both agents and internal stakeholders.
- Maintain daily relationships with players, ensuring a premium level of service.
- Heavy travel and overtime may be required during peak season, up to 40%.
- Support the execution of category initiatives by placing product buys and forecasting distribution of product based on internal event calendar.
- Manage the merchandise program for all category related partners.
- Leverage internal reporting to ensure accurate and timely execution of activations.
- Coordinate administrative program operations such as order tracking, filing, budgeting and related correspondence.
- Coordinate product distributions based on seasonal availability and provide alternate solutions that create opportunities to influence purchasing decisions of the consumer.
- Coordinate with Brand Activation on programs related to advertising and collateral materials.
- Coordinate athlete travel booking and expense reimbursement.
- Assist with the execution of athlete appearances and retail promotions.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of assigned sport/category.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making skills.
- Ability to work across teams and manage priorities to accomplish multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines.
- Ability to present effectively to groups, including members of all organizational levels.
- Strong Negotiation Skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain a professional attitude in fast paced, changing environments.
- Ability to communicate with people on different levels within and outside the organization.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook).
Qualifications:
- Four-year college or university degree, emphasis in marketing or business preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training.
- Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for a degree.
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