Swim Job: FINIS seeks Marketing Coordinator, Events & Merchandising

JOB DESCRIPTION

Olympic Champion Anthony Ervin sporting the FINIS Vapor in one of their new colors

Olympic Champion Anthony Ervin sporting the FINIS Vapor in one of their new colors

FINIS is seeking a marketing coordinator responsible for the company’s events, trade shows, and physical brand presence. This role will require working closely with the sales and global dealer/distributor network to deliver marketing collateral and enhance the brand presence, ensuring that the in-store and online brand presence is clear and visible and focusing efforts on expanding and aligning the brand globally.

REQUIREMENTS

•Manage and create a marketing strategy and purpose for global, company-sponsored events to promote impactful brand exposure, awareness, and identity worldwide
•Conduct all internal and external communication and coordination among company representatives and external dealers, partners, and distributors concerning event-related activities
•Establish future events that will evolve into new sales leads, marketing opportunities, and brand awareness in targeted markets
•Implement creative marketing strategies and tools across all events and physical and digital cross-promotion through physical and online marketing
•Work with Marketing Manager and business units to determine event budgets
•Manage event budgets
•Attend events as needed to represent and promote the brand
•Negotiate event agreements and contracts, including participation level, expectations, and goals
•Build planogram and visual floor merchandising for all trade shows, event presence, and in-store merchandising
•Work closely with Sales to understand and deliver content/collateral to support new and existing sales initiatives
•Develop strategy to effectively and efficiently distribute marketing materials and collateral
•Seek new and creative ways to increase brand awareness in retail environments
•Ensure that dealers, distributors, coaches, and end users have the appropriate collateral to understand the entire FINIS product line
•Collaborate with marketing team members in creative brainstorming for all marketing efforts: campaigns, advertisements, promotions, and strategy
•Serve a liaison to Europe counterpart for EU merchandising and event/trade show opportunities

SKILLS

Jason Dunford, Team FINIS

Jason Dunford, Team FINIS

•BA or BS degree required
•1-2 years of experience in event coordinating and/or retail merchandising
•Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; previous contract writing experience is a plus
•Must possess excellent time management, organizational, and multitasking skills
•Be proactive, reliable, responsible, and accurate with an attention to detail
•Outgoing and comfortable in public speaking
•A wide degree of creativity and latitude
•Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator preferred
•Possess problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
•Familiar with working in a team dynamic and good at collaborating with others
•Proficient at Microsoft Office
•Resourceful and self-sufficient

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

ABOUT FINIS INC.

In 1993, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales and John Mix founded FINIS in Northern California. The monofin and the center-mount snorkel were the first products FINIS developed for the US market, and have since continued to focus on creating training tools for swimmers and coaches worldwide. FINIS products are currently available in over 65 countries and are used by US and International Olympic teams, elite triathletes, and fitness swimmers.

Innovative research and design is our highest priority. It’s our personal vow to continue to design and engineer the best technical products in the industry.

FINIS logo, swim job

 Swimming News / Swimming Job courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner.

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