Sports Marketing Manager, Major League Baseball

Beaverton Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team
NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
Sports Marketing, Marketing & Communications
Nike, Inc.'s storytellers, Marketing and Communication sets the brand tone. A creative force of specialists tell Nike’s stories of innovation and sport through advertising, brand strategy, digital engagement and product presentation. Using channels ranging from retail stores to social media, Marketing & Communication teams connect the science and art of Nike innovations to the hearts and minds of athletes around the world.
Nike, Inc. exists to innovate for athletes. Nike Sports Marketing professionals provide the vital linkage between the company and Nike-sponsored athletes, clubs and federations worldwide. Sports Marketing employees partner with premier athletes to collect insights about existing and future products, gather inspirational stories about sport and nurture long-term relationships between the athletes and the company. The team develops and executes sports marketing strategies, obtains endorsements and licensing agreements and serves as Nike ambassadors to the sports community worldwide. Their relationships build the foundation of Nike’s product creation: Nike creates exceptional products because its employees listen to exceptional athletes.
The Nike, Inc. Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike’s own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of Nike, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.
DescriptionAs our MLB Sports Marketing Manager you will ensure that NIKE meets our obligations from a product/service perspective with our partners across Major League Baseball. You will build and maintain key relationships with MLB, its clubs and Fanatics/Majestic. You will provide the best service in the industry and work across the NIKE MLB business and product matrix to deliver superior apparel, service experiences, and relationships to one of NIKE's most important league partnerships. You'll provide real-time information and athlete/club/league insights to the Product organizations to help build and create the best performance baseball product on the market. You are representing Sports Marketing within NIKE’s internal MLB product org including, but not limited to, Gameday operations, delivery orchestration, post-embellishment, financial backend framework, budget management, and all other necessary logistics that accompany the new partnership. You'll work as part of a team and will help keep the department energized, motivated and focused on a single vision. Also, you'll create a positive environment that facilitates personal accountability and teamwork.Primary responsibilities include:Share athlete and MLB League/Club apparel insight with Nike Baseball apparel teammates to help inform the design + development process around MLB uniforms and dugout apparel
Work closely with our licensee Fanatics/Majestic throughout the entire promo manufacturing and clubhouse delivery process to understand timetables, gain visibility to tracking and be part of troubleshooting when necessary
Build and maintain relationships with MLB equipment managers to assist with any Nike-related issues or topics around uniforms and dugout apparel.
Partner with MLB on the utilization of their product credit, including forecasting, post-embellishment and facilitating the service, through Gameday as part of our MLB agreement and any team product credits.
Educate and help support MLB clubs when they want to purchase Nike product for clubhouse needs
QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Business, Sports Marketing or related field; advanced degree preferred
7+ years combined marketing, advertising, sports marketing, retail, sales and product marketing experience with a high profile, global brand organization
5+ years' experience working alongside both, Apparel engines as well as College or Pro Equipment Managers & League officials
Extensive NIKE knowledge strongly preferred
Extensive contacts, knowledge of and experience in sports and marketing
Proven ability to develop and drive operational excellence throughout the promo sports marketing process, identifying and adopting best practices to optimize performance
Ability to direct the resolution of business problems and challenges
Experience managing (directly or virtually) diverse teams with potentially competing priorities.
Ability to travel 25% of the time
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Job ID 00440416