Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!
A great place to add value right away is as a Brand Development Manager. You’ll elevate the brand in your respective market for riders and retailers to experience the best Specialized has to offer. You’ll also develop a deep understanding of business planning and execution, setting you up for a long lasting, successful career with us.
How you’ll make a difference
Develop and support the existing retailer network, and expansion opportunities in the relevant areas to grow total market share
Support external and internal product trainings by owning education and brand awareness programs for retailers and riders in your market
Implement and use the business intelligence tools provided to support riders and retailers
Ensure sales guidelines and merchandising standards are withheld throughout the market
Coordinate with various departments within Specialized, including Brand Sales, Brand Experience, Marketing, Retail Success, Specialized Bicycle Components University, and Custom Product Teams to meet performance objectives
Understand rider trends within your market, create Specialized distribution plans to best serve the rider
What you need to win
Consultative sales approach with stellar negotiation skills
Ability to adapt immediately
Excellent communication skills including written/oral/presentation
Self-motivated and highly organized, with the ability to work without close supervision
2+ years direct sales experience in a wholesale distribution environment with knowledge of a specialty sport industry
College degree in Business or Marketing related field
Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and a willingness to travel extensively
Ability to re-locate to reside within the market
Health benefits, 401K, plus additional perks including a competitive employee discount
Dog friendly offices
Here at Specialized we believe that bikes have the power to change lives for the better. We are a culture of barrier-breakers, but we need your unique ideas and backgrounds to help us push boundaries and change the world. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who can contribute to our mission of getting people outside. Regardless of your qualifications, if you think this could be you and you're ready to make a difference, please apply! We hope that you will reach out and show us how you can make an impact here.