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Job listing closed on 9 Jul 2024
20 May 2024

Manager, Consumer Products - Retail & Marketing

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New York, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.
US$75,000 – US$85,000 per year


Major League Soccer is looking for a motivated and experienced Manager, Consumer Products (Retail & Marketing) to join our team in New York, NY. As the Manager, Retail & Marketing, you will be responsible for developing and implementing retail programs with MLS Clubs and key partners. This highly integrated role will work with MLS Clubs to understand and aid in the amplification of Club-led initiatives involving opportunities to incorporate consumer products to drive messaging, fan engagement and revenue. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a renowned organization and collaborate with others to enhance fan engagement and generate revenue.


Club Client Services

  • Partner with MLS Clubs to support merchandise programs and grow sales across all Club channels.
  • Act as the day-to-day contact for clubs, ensuring cohesive product and marketing messages across digital and in-stadium platforms.
  • Deliver product and licensee updates to assist Clubs in merchandising assortment both online and in-stadium.
  • Create omni-channel retail strategy for the best fan experience
  • Coordinate local promotional calendars for Clubs and participate in monthly omni-channel calls.

Asset Management

  • Manage creative submissions and approve final creative.
  • Responsible for maintaining website product imagery and providing assets to retail partners and internal team members.

Marketing Integration

  • Collaborate with different departments within the MLS organization to act as a liaison for Consumer Products, ensuring seamless integration.
  • Maintain work process flow and coordinate information with related departments.
  • Create and maintain content calendar and schedule deadlines for deliverables.
  • Plan and coordinate consumer products documentation as needed.
  • End-to-end management of marketing and product launches


5+ years of work experience in consumer products marketing, operations, or retail.

Required Skills

  • Understanding of product trends and business drivers in licensing and sports culture.
  • Analytical skills and a focus on data-driven decision making.
  • High-energy and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and presentation skills for clear communication.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to interact with partners and senior leadership.
  • Attention to detail, especially when multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

  • Comfortable juggling multiple projects and working under tight deadlines.
  • High-quality interpersonal and influencing skills to work cross-functionally.
  • Comfortable in both large, matrixed organizations and lean environments.
  • High-level of commitment to a quality work product and organizational ethics.
  • Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel (10-20%) and work occasional non-traditional hours.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Total Rewards:

Major League Soccer offers a competitive starting base salary of $75,000 - $85,000, based on individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs. We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent. Our benefits package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, a $500 wellness reimbursement, generous PTO, and a hybrid office/remote work schedule to promote work-life balance. We also prioritize career and professional development, offering on-the-job training, feedback, and ongoing educational opportunities.

At Major League Soccer, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and believe that a diverse workforce enhances our ability to compete in the marketplace. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are dedicated to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation throughout the job application or interview process, essential job functions, and other benefits and privileges of employment. If you require accommodation, please contact us to request it.

Join our team and be part of the Major League Soccer family, where we elevate the game and inspire greatness!