What You Do

In this role you are accountable for the Washington Spirits’ merchandising & licensing strategy & execution. Your background in the apparel/fashion industry allows you think in an innovative way about how a sports organization brings product to life. You have experience working with design collaborators, trend monitoring, and managing vendors of all types. You are an innovator, you are uber curious, you have ideas always popping into your head and have a track record of bringing those ideas to reality. You are building a 24-month product calendar with the goal of raising YoY revenue significantly. You are securing new/unique retail & distribution partners. You are looking for licensing opportunities for the team where available. You are currently an individual contributor with the ability to bring on seasonal teammates as necessary—you will build a team over time.

Who You Do It With

You report directly to the VP of Revenue and your direct peers are the VP of Ticketing & Director of Partnerships. You work very closely with our Ticketing, Social, Community, Web, & Player Care teams.

How you Do It

You work with a fierce drive to set the standard, with empathy for your colleagues, with flexibility for the sporting calendar, and with the innate belief that this team will be successful and will grow. You come with new ideas often to create the standard for the industry.. You are a stickler for execution, and you know that learnings can come from anywhere. You believe that process can unlock creative freedom and are ready to roll up your sleeves.

Key Skills Needed

  • Proven ability to deliver fresh new ideas

  • Thorough understanding of apparel industry & fashion trends including fit, color, & future thinking

  • Experience positively managing vendors/agencies

  • Relationships within the design, fashion community

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills with superior attention to detail

  • Ability to implement long-term planning & deliver short-term execution

  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

  • Excellent ability to prioritize, organize & multi-task

  • Can push self- & others in an ambiguous environment

  • Models’ positive energy & handles stress well

Job Requirements

  • At least 6 years of similar experience

  • Experience being a collaborator within a team environment

  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19

  • Available to work nights, weekends & holidays as needed based on sporting calendar

  • This role is located in our Falls Church office, we have a Hybrid schedule with Mondays & Friday’s being remote