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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
August 27, 2022

Job Location
Calgary

Employment Type
Employee

Expected Start Date
September 1, 2022

Additional Info
Manager-Partners-Suppliers.pdf

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We are currently seeking a motivated sports marketing enthusiast to join our organization in the role of Manager, Partners & Suppliers.  Reporting to the Vice-President, Partnerships, the Manager, Partners & Suppliers will lead Alpine Canada’s planning and distribution of all Team apparel, product and equipment used across the organization and will be the key relationship holder with Alpine Canada suppliers and select partners. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning and implementation of our e-commerce strategy and committed to working closely and collaboratively with key partners on the delivery of an Alpine Canada merchandise program. The candidate should have a background in product management, merchandising and digital marketing and be prepared ready to work in a fast-paced,
exhilarating environment committed to high-performance and excellence, inspired by our nation’s best ski racers.

Core Responsibilities:

Supplier Management

·        Manage all Supplier relationships and deliverables including contract management, renewals, issue
resolution, product testing opportunities
 

·        Facilitate National team athlete introductions
to Suppliers and their products

·        Lead the Supplier business development effort to Identify and confirm new suppliers to join ACA’s exclusive supplier family and negotiate agreements

·        Support the development and execution of Supplier activations at ACA events 

Licencing & E-commerce

·        Support development and implementation of ACA’s licencing and e-commerce strategy in collaboration with ACA’s retail partner

·        Collaborate with suppliers on product development and co-branding initiatives

·        Follow industry trends and best practices to implement at ACA where appropriate

·        Build the ACA product inventory plan and manage the financial framework of the e-commerce portfolio

·        Establish and maintain a deep understanding of ACA’s trademarks and brand usage and educate supplier on acceptable use of ACA intellectual property

·        Identify new opportunities to build e-commerce strength

·        Develop and implement a digital marketing strategy in support of ACA’s e-commerce portfolio

·        Manage the financial reporting framework to track e-commerce performance

Inventory Management

·        Support team uniform and equipment needs throughout the season including ordering process, budgets considerations and in-kind product availability from Suppliers

·        Manage product inventory and distribution with detailed record keeping and tracking

·        Manage ordering and distribution of race suits

·        Facilitation of race suit innovation projects   with suppliers that support enhancing athlete performance

Manage the embellishment of athlete headgear and shoulder patch sponsors on ACA uniform pieces


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