Senior Director of Promotions [JRP-05245]

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates over 150 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at an everyday low cost. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors, please visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, and youtube.com/academy.

We are currently seeking to hire a Senior Director of Promotions. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the development and execution of all sports marketing, grassroots, and seasonal promotions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and deliver an innovative sports marketing strategy for sponsorships across a broad range of professional (MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS) and NCAA sports properties

Create effective communication, marketing programs and events that will drive new and repeat consumer traffic while building brand preference and loyalty

Lead a team of over 20 associates (2 direct reports) that are responsible for developing and executing grassroots programs and local activations to support regional trade areas

Develop an effective overarching retail promotion calendar and engage operations and merchandising team members to ensure consumer relevance, timeliness and effective execution

Manage the strategy and execution of new store opening/new market awareness campaign program, tactics, and apply to new markets and existing markets as appropriate

Maintain benchmarks and performance metrics that are used to assess and determine program success as a result of ongoing analysis; utilize benchmarks to develop tactical programs and to forecast results

Provide post mortem analysis on all promotional activations to identify contributions and best practices

Travel throughout geographic footprint to gain market insight, develops internal and external networking relationships to develop marketing ideas to increase traffic to Academy’s stores

Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures, and safety rules
Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or equivalent required

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or similar field of study is preferred

10+ years of marketing experience, preferably within retail and sports marketing
Ability to manage individuals and teams utilizing influence over direct authority to inspire high-level performance

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internal and external

Thorough understanding of sports marketing and sponsorships negotiations

Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills

Provide superior customer service, demonstrating sound logic and judgment

Self-motivated, with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Able to operate professionally, effectively and ethically as an individual contributor and member of a team

Ability to remain organized, pay strict attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines within a high volume, fast-paced environment

Ability to effectively react and resolve conflict

Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online at: www.academy.com/careers.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage all aspects of site research, contract negotiation, menu selection, food and beverage, audio-visual, registration, travel coordination, ground transportation, shipping and receiving materials between destinations and the on-site management of the entire event program

Implement strategies for building and maintaining media relationships for favorable coverage and story placement in local and national publications

Identify opportunities in which to promote the firm through the organization and facilitating of client and corporate events while maintaining the integrity of PBK’s business goals

Have the uncanny ability to foresee “target” public relations opportunities for the benefit of the firm and the ability to “stay ahead of the competition”

Experience writing, editing and producing product information articles, stories, press releases, announcements and advertisements for print publications

Experience designing and writing firm brochures and newsletters

Computer experience must include “expert” level application skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FrontPage

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor degree in related profession

Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills

Great “people” skills

Adept at critical thinking, analysis, and creative problem-solving

Possess poise and professionalism to high-profile clients and patrons

Possess excellent leadership qualities and decision-making abilities

Organizational wizard and talent for honing in on details

Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects under pressure

Punctual, reliable, high integrity and “sweats” the details

Extremely adaptable leader and a team player with an aggressive, client-oriented personality

Strong “whatever it takes” work ethic and obsessive customer service attitude

Minimum of 7-10 years experience as event planner, media relations, writer, and/or editor

Proven successful event planner who is responsible for the entire process of planning and executing all details of firm-hosted various client events, dinners, symposiums, seminars and conferences; both on local and national level

Proven manager and leader who consistently exercises discretion and independent judgment

Savvy business and vendor contract negotiator

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: careers@pbk.com.

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Marketing Assistant [JRP-05243]

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is seeking to hire a Marketing Assistant. In this role, your creativity and attention to the details will be valued as we rely on you to assist other members of the marketing group with general marketing activities, which may include advertising, direct mailing, mass emails, printing, customer events, graphics design, copy, video, sales and trade shows. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package that includes the following: 401(K) plan, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, parking, future growth opportunities and option of 9/80 work schedule.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with in-house graphic designers to prepare marketing materials

Provide copywriting support and proofreading skills on various marketing material

Assist with the logistics and coordination of tradeshow activities

Help coordinate and execute marketing campaigns

Marketing liaison with other departments

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or related field; and 2 years’ experience in the field or in a related area

Ability to work well in team environment with self-starter abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills and service oriented attitude

Well-organized and detail-oriented

Ability to work independently

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word; Excel; PowerPoint) and Internet software

Able to travel occasionally

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking here.
Please note that IFMA’s recruiting and application processing is being performed through Insperity; therefore, you will be contacted by an Insperity Recruiting Specialist IF and when you are considered for this position. [EOE]

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