Sports Marketing Specialist
Specialized Bicycle Components - Morgan Hill, CA

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POSITION Sports Marketing Specialist

REPORTS TO Global Sports Marketing Manager

SUMMARY Specialized seeks a highly motivated cycling enthusiast with at least 3 years of experience and a stellar track record in cycling-specific team/athlete marketing and logistics planning and implementation to develop and execute Sports Marketing strategies and build relationships that are in alignment with Specialized’s goals and key marketing objectives.

HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • Manages USA-based Sports Marketing Programs
    • Plans team schedule
    • Hires and manages contract mechanics and soigneurs
    • Books team space at races
    • Registers riders and coordinates with USA Cycling and Race promoters
    • Ensures team is 100% race ready at all major events
  • Scout talent for mtb, road & triathlon both on and off course. Athletes and teams must share the same philosophy as Specialized and strongly believe in the product so they can be advocates for the brand
  • Research and evaluate programs in that will grow the Specialized brand
  • Manages relationship with USA Teams, Athletes and Grassroots Marketing Programs
  • Links programs into Specialized dealers and key events with a focus on the following programs: Factory Mountain Bike Team, Junior Program(s), Specialized Masters team, Xterra Grassroots Team, and Triathlon Program(s)
  • Ensure proper representation of Specialized
  • Forecast, order, distribute and track all products required for teams and individual athletes
  • Provide support to team/athlete with product, marketing materials and Specialized product training
  • Negotiate and execute on contracts with athletes and supplier partners
  • Manage all communications, schedules, and budgets for the sports marketing programs
WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN
  • Must have a high level of understanding in mountain bike racing and triathlon
  • Must have experience negotiating and executing contracts
  • 3+ years working within the cycling industry
  • Must be able to closely manage a budget and create a matrix for ROI
  • Must be extremely detailed, organized and excel in follow through
  • Proficient computer skills, including excel and Microsoft Word
  • Well-connected within the competitive cycling community
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills: copywriting and proofreading skills a plus
  • Works well under tight deadlines; multi-tasker who thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Travel approximately 30% of the time (12-15 trips per year)
T hink you have what it takes? Tell us about it! Pull together a 1 min. (approximately) video on why you are Specialized and submit the link in your application materials below.

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