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Jobs at SKLZ

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 résumé, 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.
• UX/UI Web Designer
• Team Sales Representative
• Customer Service Representative
• Customer Operations Coordinator
• Category Manager – Baseball

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JOB TITLE: UX/UI WEB DESIGNER
Location: Carlsbad, CA
OVERVIEW:
Reporting to the chief brand officer, the UX/UI web designer will be responsible for driving all facets of the brand’s digital visual design, user experience, and creative production across the SKLZ network of sites and digital marketing communications. The right candidate will be very strong in UX/UI, well-versed in responsive and mobile-first design practices, and will be expected to stay at the forefront of digital creative and development.
While playing a critical role in the strategy and execution of online creative marketing initiatives, the UX/UI web designer will also work very closely with the broader marketing organization to help develop brand marketing programs across the SKLZ media mix. Teamwork will be essential in order to coordinate and facilitate integrated programs while working with both the internal marketing department and outside agency partners.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Taking a strategic and creative approach to all design work, the UX/UI web designer will drive and support their ideas from initial concepts through successful launches of projects.
• Responsible for overseeing and creating all web assets which include UX/UI wireframes, “style tiles”, graphic elements, visual designs, and solutions for day-to-day production including site features, image/content updates, product marketing launch assets, and online promotions
• Design, develop and produce web features and external communications, including but not limited to, new and existing product launches, banners, 3rd party promotions, microsites, emails, and overall visual site enhancements
• Communicate design goals and messages to creative participants and key stakeholders, ensuring integration of design requirements into all phases of production
• Work closely with internal print design team, other designers, and outside agencies to help drive creative marketing and site design strategies/ execution for projects beyond internal capabilities
• Take a “player/manager” role in execution of digital design efforts, both performing design functions and managing other internal and external designers and digital production staff in creation and development of projects that meet brand and campaign guidelines
KEY FUNCTIONS:
The candidate is a conceptual designer who has solid core design skills and a working knowledge of front-end development skills in HTML5/CSS3. The candidate has the ability to clearly communicate intended functionality to developers to ensure a great user experience at completion. The candidate will demonstrate good judgment in design, selecting methods and techniques best suited for responsive, mobile-first design. Utilizing your understanding of interactive design patterns and trends, you’ll create memorable user experiences to maximize engagement.
VISUAL DESIGN
• Have at least five years of experience as a UX designer, visual designer, interaction designer, UI designer or similar
• A strong understanding of current web design best practices, styles and methodology
• Proper use of typography; playing very close attention to font styling, kerning and leading
• The ability to create detailed style tiles to communicate look and feel of campaigns
• Ability to create effective UX wireframes to communicate page layout, navigation and functionality following closely to approved style tiles
• Ability to work from existing brand style guides to ensure consistency
• Expert knowledge of the most current version of Adobe Photoshop
• Intermediate knowledge of photo editing and clipping
• Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
WEB DEVELOPMENT
• Advanced knowledge of designing for mobile-first + responsive web design
• Ability to clearly communicate functionality preferences with developers
• Intermediate understanding of current HTML5, CSS3, and responsive design coding specifications
• Familiarity with jQuery, responsive frameworks, etc.
• Front-end development skills a plus
• Experience with CMS platforms
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Detailed online portfolio that includes examples of UI and UX design, and demonstrates strong design ability including hands on experience with web and graphic design
• Experience with Mac OS X
• Ability to work in a variety of visual styles
• Motivated self-starter, process-oriented team player with high attention to detail
• Able to work and thrive in a fast-paced team environment and flexible to accommodate demanding project schedules
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
• Able to communicate effectively, both orally (including presenting to colleagues and industry partners) and in writing
• Consumer products, brand and/or e-commerce experience
PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Experience designing mobile apps
• Experience designing Facebook apps
• Understanding of video compression techniques and codesExperience with a fast-paced global company
• Passion for sports
Please email resume and cover letter to careers@sklz.com. All applications MUST include a link to an online portfolio. No phone calls, please.
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JOB TITLE: TEAM SALES REPRESENTATIVE
LOCATION: CARLSBAD, CA
SUMMARY:
You will be responsible for working directly with colleges, high schools, club team sports, and other athletic organizations to acquire customers. In addition, the Team Sales Representative will identify and secure new revenue opportunities working with key internal stakeholders to deliver the right product and brand support necessary for long-term success. Expected results are to grow revenue profitably with the specialty team market. You will ensure that the SKLZ vision, mission and values are upheld while making a positive contribution to the company culture.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Meet/exceed revenue and profit targets
• Develop and maintain relationships with High School and College Athletic Directors, Coaches, Youth Sports Clubs, and other organizations that value athletic performance
• Be the authority on key success factors for his/her team business
• Identify revenue growth opportunities for the team market 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
KEY FUNCTIONS:
SALES
• Actively prospect for new business opportunities with top teams, clubs and athletic organizations in defined regions
• Develop and nurture relationships with top accounts
• Effectively and efficiently educate end users on SKLZ products and value proposition over the phone and on customer sites when appropriate
• Effectively present existing core and new product offerings to customers
• Ensure that core assortment of SKLZ products are supported across customers
• Develop and implement sales strategies to secure profitable growth
• Work cross functionally to implement effective and profitable growth strategies (E.G. sales promotions)
MARKETING
• Take leadership role in communicating go to market strategies for the team market
• Work with Category Managers to optimize brand building and sales revenue with top team accounts
• Contribute to the product development process through active participation in product reviews by providing market insights, sales performance, and customer trends
• Participate in high impact marketing events
• Manage all expenses within budget
OPERATIONS
• A key stakeholder for the market 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 revenue and growth initiatives for the channel during the annual budget process
REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent work experience
• 3+ years of team sales experience
• Proven track record of results driving profitable revenue growth
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Accurate and detail oriented
• Passionate about team sports and fitness
• 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: CUSTOMER SERVICE
LOCATION: CARLSBAD, CA
As the Customer Service Representative, you 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
• 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
• High school diploma, college degree preferred
To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.
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JOB TITLE: CUSTOMER OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
LOCATION: CARLSBAD, CA
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
To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.
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JOB TITLE: CATEGORY MANAGER – BASEBALL
LOCATION: CARLSBAD, CA
Primary Responsibility:
Own the Success of the Baseball Category within SKLZ
The Category Manager – Baseball is expected to:
• Know the Market and find the opportunities in order to manage the Baseball Category at SKLZ
• Insights
• Manage the Advisory Board / Expert Panel specific to Baseball
• Perform and document primary and secondary market and product research
• Category Knowledge
• Represent SKLZ in the market to be in the right place for execute on opportunities
• Execute the SKLZ Baseball Product Line
• Current Product Line Knowledge
• Determine and manage what product drives brand revenue
• Determine and execute on the categories margin opportunities
• Manage SKU efficiencies and revenue per SKU
• Drive New Product
• Brief ideas
• Manage the development process
• Define pricing and margin structure
• Drive retail packaging
• Ensure Success of the Baseball category
• Support Marketing
• Define influencers
• Define even opportunities
• Define sport specific voice for SKLZ Baseball
• Attend consumer shows
• Get product to influencers
• Support Sales
• Top 5 Specialty Accounts
• Direct team
• Trade shows
• Train the Sales Team
• Support Product Launch
• With Marketing
Minimum Requirements:
• Four-Year College Degree Required
• 5+ years Product Management or Marketing experience with an enthusiast-driven Baseball brand
• Comprehensive knowledge of the Baseball industry
• Demonstrated success defining and launching innovative products (please provide examples in your cover letter)
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally to visit customer locations
To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to careers@sklz.com. No phone calls, please.

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