Company: Yonex USA Position: Promotions Assistant Reports to: National Sales Manager – Tennis Department: Sales Employment Status: Full-time / non-exempt / hourly Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday – Friday Location: Torrance, CA
Summary: Yonex USA specializes in producing technologically advanced sports equipment to enable players, both amateur and professional, to play tennis, badminton, and golf at a higher level. The Promotions Assistant will help execute the company’s marketing and sales initiatives through brand ambassadors, events, partnerships, and more.
Coordinate tennis grassroots efforts and promotional activities
Manage and grow Brand Ambassador (tennis) network and Yonex Stringing Team
Correspond with Brand Ambassador network and Sales Representatives on product launches, orders, questions, and any other inquiries on a daily basis
Process Brand Ambassador contracts and orders
Support product launches and sales initiatives through product seeding, events, contests, and other promotional activities
Plan, manage, and attend promotional events, including but not limited to demo days, tournaments, trade shows, conferences, etc.
Identify new opportunities and assist in building brand recognition through partnerships, sponsorships, tournaments, clubs, and events
Research and report competitive environment and provide input and analysis
Manage and track all demo day collateral, including but not limited to demo bags, on-court signage, giveaway items, etc.
Manage and track all donation requests according to set policies
Creates and revises presentations and templates as needed
Perform general administrative duties to ensure the functionality and coordination of the department’s activities, including but not limited to vendor correspondence, information and asset organization, photocopying, and mailing
Other duties as assigned by management
This position may require occasional travel to tournaments and events within the U.S.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent, one to two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Versatility, flexibility, and an ability to work creatively within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Ability to manage priorities and workflow
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
Commitment to excellence and high standards
Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
Acute attention to detail
Creative, flexible, and innovative team player
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects
Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management--Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Oral and Written Communication--Speaks and writes clearly and informatively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Innovation--Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Continually required to sit for prolonged periods of time
Occasionally required to walk
Occasionally required to stand
Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Continually required to talk and hear
Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and use a keyboard
Occasionally required to lift, push, and/or carry items up to 30 pounds
Mainly works indoors in a climate-controlled environment, but may occasionally work outside with exposure to various weather conditions
May be required to travel up to 20% of the time
The physical requirements described in the job description are representative of the physical requirements that must be performed by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without a reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue hardship for the company and allow a successful job applicant or employee to perform the essential duties of the position will be made in accordance with federal and state law.
Equal Employment Opportunities Statement: Yonex USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Yonex U.S.A.
Yonex is a successful sporting goods company and world technology leader in Tennis, Golf, and Badminton. Driven by its company philosophy to “contribute to the world through innovative technology and the highest quality products,” Yonex constantly explores new materials, new designs, and new ways of improving your game.As a global company, Yonex is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with its US headquarters located in Torrance, CA, and offices in Canada, England, Germany, Taiwan, China, and India.