Shadow Representative Lead-Field Marketing Lead - Saucony

Waltham
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 days ago
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Job Description
• Shadow Representative Lead-Field Marketing Lead - Saucony Job Locations US-MA-Waltham Brand/Group Saucony Job Function Marketing Min. Exp.(Yrs) 3 Type Full Time General Function At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, and force us to be better. They drive our design and engineering. They keep us competitive.  They keep us hungry. They keep us honest.  Whether it’s in a conference room or out on a lunchtime run, we’re constantly thinking and talking about our sport, runners and the products that fuel them. We love our products and we run in everything we make.  This focus and passion fuels us as we strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet. We leave work each day knowing we’ve done everything to make runners’ lives just a little bit better.   The Field Marketing Lead is part of a national team whose mission is to build positive and lasting relationships with current and future Saucony consumers, retail partners and the running community in general.  The Field Marketing team works in tandem with the Marketing and Sales teams to identify marketing opportunities in key territories nationwide, bringing our brand voice to life and facilitating a two-way conversation with consumers 365 days a year.   This role is based at the Waltham corporate office and requires travel to events, conferences, and field travel with direct reports as needed.     Primary Duties • Hire, train and supervise a national team of field marketing specialists (Shadow Reps). • Work closely with each Shadow Rep to understand their unique territory needs so you can guide them in providing best-in-class service to our retail partners. • Build an understanding of our global marketing platforms, product lines and wholesale channels in order to find dynamic ways for your team to execute on a local level. • Determine the right level of support for major products and key accounts and communicate that clearly and regularly to the field team. • Set goals for and ensure field marketing specialists comply with field service performance metrics, providing monthly or as-needed reporting to upper management. • Oversee key account projects or marketing initiatives as assigned. • Maintain and track individual and team travel/marketing budgets; submit monthly or quarterly reports to upper management. • Forecast, source and place orders for seed/demo product, promo items, and other tools needed by the field marketing team. • Maintain daily communication with Sr. Account Marketing Manager and direct reports, providing quick and reliable feedback when needed. • Plan and follow your own travel schedule, including territory travel with direct reports, retail events, and national events as needed • Perform duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies. • Perform other duties as required/assigned by manager. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required • Bachelor’s degree required. • 3+ years of Marketing or Sales experience, and experience working in retail, especially within the running and athletic footwear and apparel industry. • Familiarity with our key retail partners and an understanding of their needs as it pertains to Field Marketing. • Enthusiasm and passion for the sport of running, with a personal connection to running culture. • Strong organization, prioritization and time management skills are necessary, as you will be working outside of the corporate headquarters. • Must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects with different teams and partners, and maintain a high level of organization throughout. • Must be comfortable, confident and engaging when presenting to groups large and small, and be able to communicate clearly in person and via email. • Maintain peak professionalism and discretion in daily interactions with your team, retailers and consumers, and be adaptable to varying needs and expectations from those parties. • Have sharp attention to detail and be able to meet strict and sometimes short deadlines. • Strong PC/tablet skills, including proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook, database management, report creation, internet applications, and social media. • Must have a valid driver's license in good standing. WORKING CONDITIONS • Home office and retail store environments, as well as indoor and outdoor athletic events.  • Must be willing and able to travel and work on nights and weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) due to retail promotions and events. • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled). Options Apply for this job onlineApply Share Refer this job to a friendRefer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Application FAQsSoftware Powered by iCIMSwww.icims.com