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NCAA Manager, Team Services (6-month Limited Time Duration)

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

We are looking for an Limited Duration NCAA Team Services Manager for our Sales team based out of Indianapolis, IN (open to remote locations as well).

 

The NCAA Team Services Manager will be responsible positioning adidas as the preferred athletic equipment vendor in NCAA.   Primary purpose will be to service all aspects of the Division 1 Athletic Departments by driving footwear, apparel, hardgoods and accessory sales to NCAA schools in all major sports within a given territory.  The end result is not only significant sales volume, but also excellent brand exposure on athletes, coaches, athletic administrators and other University personnel.   Lastly, enhance brand authenticity through the execution of significant marketing partnerships with NCAA school/s.   

 

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Service, recruit & cultivate new business and key partners to outfit and sell adidas products directly to the athletic department, establishing a one-stop shop for athletic departments and their equipment needs within territory.
  • Manage select number of NCAA properties with the purpose of servicing all sports/teams with their team apparel/embellished apparel, headwear, hardgoods, custom uniform and footwear needs.
  • Build equity for the brand and position yourself as Brand Ambassador in the area and territory; requiring one to visit each campus at least once a year to ‘sell-in’ product lines.
  • Create an ‘all in’ environment and engage athletic administrators, equipment staff and coaches to buy into the adidas product lines, marketing and key product innovations.
  • Maintain regular & effective communication with university while building relationships with institutions, equipment managers, athletes, coaches and athletic directors in the territory.
  • Reach annual sales goals and manage promotional budgets.
  • Communicate team status to adidas Team & retail reps to help foster/educate the new NCAA SBP and help win the hearts & minds of the US high school athletes and consumer.
  • Leverage on-site relationships to drive sales with outside of athletic department programs (ie. Alumni, rec sports, office of the President) to outfit all departments with adidas products & services.
  • Coordinate the licensed side of the athletic department fully activate the Brand at team.
  • Drive sales through product presentations, meet & greets and assist in the ordering process, execution and deliveries of these products, goods & services.

 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

 

A strong fit for the role will have:

 

  • Strong written, verbal, presentation and negotiation skills. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers.
  • Ability to calculate and understand discounts, proportions, percentages and ratios. 
  • Solid understanding of the NCAA college environment with an understanding of the team dealer network and discount structure
  • History of working/selling custom uniforms, footwear, headwear, team apparel, hardgoods
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to successfully influence decisions and outcomes both internally and externally that support business decisions, while maintaining healthy, productive, successful relationships.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to multi-task; must have strong time management and organizational skills. 
  • Must have good phone skills and email etiquette. 
  • Technical proficiency with MS applications (Excel & Word) and PowerPoint
  • The ability to travel frequently via car and occasionally via air
  • NCAA experience preferred, either coach or administrator
  • Merchandising and forecasting experience is preferred.

 

ABOUT US 

 

At adidas we believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.  

 

There’s plenty of change around right now as workouts move from the gym to the garage and we take a timeout from many of the activities we’re passionate about.  

 

Our ambition is to be the best sport brand in the world and with that comes plenty of challenges. We thrive on solving these with the imagination and experience of our incredible teammates.  

 

We’re all on the home team for now — we’d love for you to join ours.  

  

Please note: 

 

• We’re all remote while the world sorts itself out. This position can be remote throughout the duration of the contract.

• Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  NCAA Manager, Team Services (6-month Limited Time Duration)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Indianapolis
TEAM:  Sales
State:  IN
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Limited Duration
Number:  366515
Date:  Oct 12, 2021