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Vacation Races is looking to hire a full time Assistant Merchandise Manager. 
This position is responsible for working with the Merchandise Manager to finalize merchandise and race apparel design, oversee procurement, coordinate with print shops, and manage the 3rd party fulfillment of the Vacation Races merchandise store.  

Assistant Merchandise Manager

Remote Position | Full Time | Salary: $50,000/year 

Company Description

Vacation Races is an endurance event company that hosts running (and soon, cycling) events at National Parks around the country and in stunning locations around the globe.

Position Overview

The Assistant Merchandise Manager is responsible for working with the Merchandise Manager to finalize merchandise and race apparel design, oversee procurement, coordinate with print shops, and manage the 3rd party fulfillment of the Vacation Races merchandise store.

Responsibilities

Develop and maintain an integrated merchandise store and race apparel lineup to be managed online and in person at events. 

  • Race Apparel
    • Help generate design ideas for race apparel
    • Find designers and work with them to achieve vision
    • Procure apparel and work with printer to meet delivery deadlines
    • Work with operations team to identify needs and coordinate in hands deadlines
  • Merchandise
    • Help generate design ideas for race merchandise
    • Find designers and work with them to achieve vision
    • Procure apparel and work with printer to meet delivery deadlines
  • Online Store
    • Work with warehouse to manage inventory and keep online store current 
    • Influence online store layout and design
  • Event Attendance
    • Attend 8-10 events per year as the on-site Merchandise Sales Manager
    • Hire event activation help when needed.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Manage budget

Required Skills

  • Solid understanding of sales analytics and ability to interpret results for improvement
  • Ability to create and manage production timelines and deadlines
  • Eye for good design and up-to-date style
  • Budget management
  • Knowledge of apparel trends
  • Basic understanding of spreadsheets and simple technology (computers, tablets, POS, etc.)
  • Sales floor experience, presentation optimization skills, retail experience a plus
  • Willingness to work remotely, and juggle a heavy travel schedule up to 20% of the year.

The ideal candidate would be…

  • Personable, adventurous and fun
  • Detail and deadline-oriented
  • Productive, efficient and organized
  • Self-motivated and independent, but also a team-player
  • Someone who does whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Someone who can give and receive constructive criticism
  • Someone who can work on multiple projects at once
  • Someone who can communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

Benefits

  • Company-paid laptop
  • Company-paid cell phone on the company phone plan
  • Remote work with flexible working hours
  • Unlimited vacation time, paired with a company culture that encourages taking time-off


Questions? 

Email dehn@vacationraces.com

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