Nike Nike Golf Sales Representative in Nashville, Tennessee

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike Sales partners with retailers — from a football specialty store in Rome to a Macy’s department store in New York — to deliver the products, experiences and brand stories that make Nike the preeminent sports brand. It starts with the best sales team in the industry: Nike Sales employees keenly understand consumers, the marketplaces and Nike products. They collaborate with Nike Marketing, Merchandising and Product teams to create sales assortments for each season. The Sales teams’ expertise and retail mindset ignites and sustains a focus on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of NIKE, Inc.

Description

As our Nike Golf Sales Rep, you'll establish Nike as the premier brand within the specialty retail channel by achieving revenue growth and maximizing profits for Nike and our retail partners. You'll service an assigned account base through regularly scheduled product presentations (footwear and equipment) and service calls. You'll secure and communicate technical product information to your accounts and manage product flow from Nike to the retailer and the end consumer. You'll track orders, handle logistical issues, manage sample lines, and submit expense reports in a timely manner. You'll influence assortment decisions with advanced skills in account and product planning, forecasting, and analysis of the assigned account base. You'll be responsible for developing & maintaining in-depth knowledge of Nike competitors' policies, programs and products as well as national & local trends. You'll enhance Nike's relationships with its retail customers by connecting them to relevant company initiatives (e.g. B2B, retail sales analysis, etc.). You'll build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers. You'll communicate account issues, future business opportunities, product issues, etc. to sales management via sales meetings, conference calls, seasonal selling recaps, phone, etc. You'll travel to sales meetings, specialty trade shows, and participate in a variety of marketplace evaluations. In addition, you'll drive sales and build relationships by facilitating retailer events and teaming with Sports Marketing to plan athlete appearances and promotional events.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field

  • 2+ years' additional sales experience in lieu of a degree

  • 3+ years' experience in the Golf industry (retail or sales) is strongly preferred

  • Brand Advocate

  • Strong Industry and business acumen

  • A history of strong selling skills

  • A familiarity of Nike and competitive product knowledge

  • Strong Organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Passion towards golf, preferably as an enthusiast and participant

  • Strong knowledge of the golf industry and trends in the marketplace

  • Merchandising experience is preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, as well as core iPad and smart phone technologies

  • Understanding of the competitive market, customers and retail trends

  • Ability to use financial data to make decisions and maximize account profitability

  • Ability to develop accurate/realistic seasonal assortments, forecasts and scenario plans

  • Leadership qualities and ability to persuade and influence people to take desired action

  • Ability to prepare, plan and deliver clear and persuasive sales presentations

  • Ability to travel to assigned accounts up to 75% of the time

  • Ability to grasp, carry and move samples up to 50 lbs

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field

  • 2+ years' additional sales experience in lieu of a degree

  • 3+ years' experience in the Golf industry (retail or sales) is strongly preferred

  • Brand Advocate

  • Strong Industry and business acumen

  • A history of strong selling skills

  • A familiarity of Nike and competitive product knowledge

  • Strong Organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Passion towards golf, preferably as an enthusiast and participant

  • Strong knowledge of the golf industry and trends in the marketplace

  • Merchandising experience is preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, as well as core iPad and smart phone technologies

  • Understanding of the competitive market, customers and retail trends

  • Ability to use financial data to make decisions and maximize account profitability

  • Ability to develop accurate/realistic seasonal assortments, forecasts and scenario plans

  • Leadership qualities and ability to persuade and influence people to take desired action

  • Ability to prepare, plan and deliver clear and persuasive sales presentations

  • Ability to travel to assigned accounts up to 75% of the time

  • Ability to grasp, carry and move samples up to 50 lbs

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 00388221

Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Job Category: Sales, Golf