Territory Manager - Chicago

Location: Chicago/St.Louis, IL

Department: Direct Sales

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Territory Manager 

The SKLZ Territory Manager is responsible for establishing SKLZ as a loved and trusted brand for coaches, trainers, and athletes in the sports of baseball, softball, soccer, and in performance/fitness training.  You will own enabling the preparation of athletes in your market by providing the clubs, facilities, and the athletes themselves with the tools they need to be successful.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

  • Team Sales & Account Management
  • Identify and prioritize territory leads
  • Foster and grow current accounts
  • Develop strong book of business focused on soccer and baseball while exploring opportunities in football and basketball.

Fitness Distributor Sales

  • Foster and grow current accounts
  • Establish network of new distributors
  • Work with Regional Manager to fortify operational efficiencies to make this successful
  • New Business Development
  • Identify and relentlessly pursue all new direct selling revenue opportunities available to the company
  • Trade Show Activation
  • Attend regional and national trade shows
  • Network and generate leads

Data/Reporting

  • Track, analyze, and report sales data weekly
  • Utilize CRM for lead, customer, and communication tracking
  • Report consumer feedback to HQ monthly

Key Competencies

  • You are a people person who quickly and easily establishes rapport with others
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of activities
  • You enjoy being a part of and contributing to a collaborative team
  • You are entrepreneurial and desire to be responsible for your own success
  • You are a warm, enthusiastic, and persuasive salesperson
  • You have an athlete’s mindset and drive
  • You are passionate about team sports, from youth to professional

Qualifications and Skills

  • Four-year college degree
  • 2 years sales experience within sporting goods or consumer goods industry
  • Prefer specialty or team sales experience
  • Detailed knowledge of and/or personal experience in team sports and performance training (warm-up, recover, speed, strength, and agility training)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness to travel ~20% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in distributor management
  • Currently networked with teams/coaches
  • Participant in sports at collegiate or professional level
  • Experience in proper usage of CRM software
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