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KJUS | Brand Partnership Coordinator

Acushnet Company

Acushnet Company

Last Updated: 11/28/21

Job Description

At KJUS, we have successfully pursued our vision of designing the best ski, golf and lifestyle apparel since launching back in 2000. Renowned for our uncompromising innovations, we produce award-winning apparel with performance enhancing qualities. The passion we share about our brand and the world of sports serves as the foundation of our working culture. Our mutually supportive, highly positive work environment thrives thanks to the joint belief that however exceptional our work is, we can always go beyond. We are always looking for people with drive and expertise.

In July, 2019 Acushnet Company acquired KJUS. KJUS stands for sportwear made of innovative, high performance material with a distinctive clean design. Driven by an enthusiasm for golf and an uncompromising vision, KJUS continues to push further, innovating with every seam, fabric and detail.

Acushnet Company (Titleist | FootJoy) is the global leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance driven golf equipment and golf wear which are widely recognized for quality excellence. Driven by a focus on dedicated and discerning golfers and the golf shops that serve them, we believe that we are the most authentic and enduring company in the game of golf.

Summary

Responsible for grassroots marketing plans with the most important being product seeding of end-consumers and retail partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Help lead grassroots marketing strategy and calendaring of major brand marketing initiatives, focused on driving awareness and customer acquisition
  • Manage seeding process including ordering, packaging, shipping, and tracking product
  • Communicate with customer service to ensure timely delivery of product for promotions and seeding
  • Communicate with customer service, golf pros, and retailers on orders with logo requests
  • Assist in returns and exchanging of sizes, styles, colors
  • Manage inventory and order seeding supplies (shipping boxes, wrapping supplies, etc.)
  • Attend trade show events and administer giveaways including tracking recipient’s data and ordering correct inventory for future shows
  • Lead athlete sponsor partnerships and product placement by vetting requests, ordering product with correct logo specs, following-up with agents to ensure athlete satisfaction
  • Proactively pursue selected preferred sponsored athletes to establish new brand partners
  • Build outfits, select appropriate product and number of items for athletes and place orders
  • Create, implement, and oversee a brand influencer strategy and plan that aligns with the brand and goals; measure the performance and impact of these partnerships on an ongoing basis
  • Establish and manage a celebrity seeding program to get product on celebrities in line with our brand
  • Lead promotional codes allocation program and track industry insider discounts
  • Coordinate with digital marketing on digital exposure of influencers and grassroots efforts
  • Raise marketplace awareness of influencer’s value proposition via client-direct engagement
  • Manage relationships with influencers, key industry leaders, sponsored athletes and other partners
  • Support sales and marketing at tournaments, tradeshows, and events
  • Collaborate with PR and Communications on media and consumer-facing events, and product launches

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and min. 2-3 years of experience with sponsorship, and brand management.
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office, Outlook); Knowledge of Netsuite and NuOrder a plus
  • Work confidentially with high-end clients and high-profile athletes
  • Service-oriented, reliable, positive, and flexible
  • Highly dedicated, detailed, and organized

At KJUS we feel that working from the office as much as possible increases collaboration, innovation, and productivity while contributing to our strong company culture. Candidates for this role are required to be local to the office and cannot be remote. However, after the first 60 days of employment, they have the option to partake in our hybrid work model if they believe they will thrive by incorporating the flexibility of a mixture of in-office and remote work. Please ask our HR recruiter for more details. Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range: $51,200-60,000 per year. Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

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Company Details

Massachusetts, United Kingdom
About Acushnet Company Acushnet Company was founded in 1910 as a partnership named Peabody, Young & Weeks, but quickly changed its name to the Acushnet Process Company after the town of Acushnet, MA and the process of designating the Guayule shrub’s sap to make rubber. The company was originally in the business of processing rubber for sale to various businesses, including the...