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MGR, Sports Marketing, US Sports Grassroots Footba

Sports Equipment

Location: Portland, OR
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 03-20-2017

Job Description:

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.


Responsible in the development of the adidas player strategy, including scouting, signing and maintaining relationships with our adidas contracted players. Lead and drive adidas assets (players) and with leagues, ensuring that our share of voice within US category.

Key Accountabilities:

• Develop and drive the categories player strategy for the US
• Partner with Sr. Manager to help scout next generation players and maintain a database of potential signings.
• Sign and retain key players, working with both agents and internal stakeholders.
• Maintain daily relationships with players, ensuring a premium level of service.
• Heavy travel and overtime may be required during peak season, up to 40%.
• Support the execution of category initiatives by placing product buys and forecasting distribution of product based on internal event calendar.
• Manage the merchandise program for all category related partners
• Leverage internal reporting to ensure accurate and timely execution of activations
• Coordinate administrative program operations such as order tracking, filing, budgeting and related correspondence.
• Coordinate product distributions based on seasonal availability and provide alternate solutions that create opportunities to influence purchasing decisions of the consumer.
• Coordinate with Brand Activation on programs related to advertising and collateral materials.
• Coordinate athlete travel booking and expense reimbursement.
• Assist with the execution of athlete appearances and retail promotions

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

• Extensive knowledge of assigned sport/category
• Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making skills
• Ability to work across teams and manage priorities to accomplish multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines
• Ability to present effectively to groups, including members of all organizational levels
• Strong Negotiation Skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to maintain a professional attitude in fast paced, changing environments.
• Ability to communicate with people on different levels within and outside the organization
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)


• Four year college or university degree, emphasis in marketing or business preferred.
• Minimum of 3 years related experience and/or training;
• Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for a degree.


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