Tepper Sports & Entertainment, the parent company for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and Charlotte MLS, is actively seeking a creative and passionate Retail Marketing Coordinator to help elevate brand awareness, fan affinity, engagement, and revenue for the brands through the retail and merchandising platforms.

This role will be responsible for helping to ensure all aspects of the retail operation run efficiently, including product assortment and buys, on-site setup, and customer service for Panthers, Charlotte MLS, and third-party events, e-commerce platform operations, and overall omnichannel experience. A key aspect of this role is running point on all internal/promotional buying for the organization and maintaining relationships with promotional vendors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist Senior Manager Brand Marketing with the third-party retail operator relationship to ensure stadium store operation, e-commerce and all buying runs smoothly for both clubs

  • Oversee the creation of and execute retail promotional calendar across both clubs

  • Work with both NFL and MLS consumer products divisions as well as official licensees on product assortment details and approvals

  • Serve as the main point of contact internally that oversees the coordination of promotional product sourcing for the organization

  • Develop local artist collaboration program and boutique product marketing portfolio

  • Ideate and execute retail marketing campaigns to drive fan engagement and conversion

  • Maintain brand consistency and support brand strategy throughout all retail activities

  • Constantly be on the lookout for ways to utilize retail to expand team brands in the region, whether within current footprint or third-party retail, pop up shots, etc., throughout the Carolinas

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in retail marketing

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field

  • Working knowledge of the consumer retail landscape

  • Knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in the consumer products space

  • Must be able to work flexible, non-traditional hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Retail buying experience preferred

  • Prior sports and/or entertainment industry experience preferred

Skills for Success:

  • Ability to work independently within a matrixed environment

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve the desired outcome

  • A desire to be challenged and to craft creative solutions to emerging needs

  • Strong work ethic with an eye for detail

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion

  • Must be agile and able to respond effectively to the rapidly changing needs of a fast-paced / high-growth organization

  • Ability to work within a collaborative, team-driven, and goal-based environment

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a dynamic environment

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment (mostly office environment but occasionally outside in a stadium facility at times which may include inclement weather conditions and extended time standing and walking).

Tepper Sports & Entertainment is an equal opportunity at-will employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.