Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is seeking two Field Marketing Representatives, Midwest & Southeast for our world headquarters located in Portland, Oregon. Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools. We employ over 500 Team Members in our 90,000 square feet facility. Visit our website at: www.leatherman.com
The successful candidate for our Field Marketing Representative, Midwest will act as brand ambassador for the Leatherman brand creating goodwill within retail stores and at select Leatherman supported events. Serves as the eyes, ears, and voice out on the road for the Leatherman brand. Share information ranging from company values and technical product information, to industry trends and emerging lifestyle ideals.
The Midwest territory consists of North & South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana & Ohio. The Rep in this area would need to be based within 50 miles of an international airport within either the greater Chicago or Milwaukee metro areas.
The Southeast territory consists of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi & Tennessee. The Rep in this area would need to be based within 30 miles of an international airport within either the greater Atlanta or Orlando metro areas.
Education: Coordinate and execute product clinics for staff in specified retail accounts.
Exposure: Be the Leatherman brand ambassador for specified retail accounts establishing strong relationships and credibility.
Events: Coordinate, plan and attend regional events. Provide team support and expertise during events and consumer facing experiences. Report on ROI and further strategies.
Communication: Maintain a detailed appointment schedule which will be regularly shared with your Manager.
Reporting: Perform administrative duties such as field reports, scheduling, and action plans.
Merchandising: Distribute and install POP materials within retail locations (i.e. displays, banners, etc.).
Inventory: Ensure stock levels are appropriate. Create inventory reports for each account visited and report on CRM.
Opportunity: Identify fill-in opportunities and submit weekly reports that chronicle the details of store visits and Leatherman events.
Reports will be based on feedback from the following areas:
General visit notes (i.e. employees present, inventory levels, shipping issues, POP requests, etc.).
Product feedback for both Leatherman and competition.
Sell through information for both Leatherman and competition.
Trends as they relate to POP and merchandising materials.
In store promotions for both Leatherman and competition (i.e. sales contests and GWP).
Ensures accountability – Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Instills trust – Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Interpersonal savvy – Relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
Manages ambiguity – Operate effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
Nimble learning – Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Plans and aligns – Plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Resourcefulness – Secure and deploy resources effectively and efficiently.
Situational adaptability – Adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
Experience and Education:
Associate’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.
At least 2 years of work experience post college.
2-3 years of experience in retail sales.
Experience in Field marketing or sales preferred. Outdoor retail experience highly valued.
Proficient with MS Office, including Word and Excel.
Physical Demands & Working Conditions: Position is field based with up to 75% travel via airplane or vehicle. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently stand or walk; sit; use hands to handle, grasp, or keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally climbs; bends, stoops or crouches; lifts; pushes/pulls; and talks and hears. In addition, employee must be able to lift 5 lbs. Occasionally will lift items with a maximum of 55 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a personal home or similar setting. Employee will occasionally be exposed to a production environment. Job requires travel up to 75%.
Position also requires extensive driving and flying throughout the year, standing for long periods of time, and assisting in trade show booth assembly, lifting objects of various size and weight.
Excellent Benefit Package: Competitive Compensation, Bonus Plan with Performance Multiplier, 401k Employer Match up to 5%, Onsite Health Clinic, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Award Winning Wellness Program, PTO, 10 Paid Holidays, On Premise Gym, Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth with Educational Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program and Employee Discount on Products. Come be part of the Leatherman Team. Leave nothing undone . . . . Including your career!
Core Values: We thrill our consumers with quality, products and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures; We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential
Pre-employment background check and drug screening is required. Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, please go to our website www.leatherman.com, scroll to the bottom of the page, under about click careers then find the position you are interested in, click on position/location you are interested in and apply. We look forward to getting to know you better.
About Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
Out here in Oregon, we are used to getting things done you could call it our pioneering spirit. It's why Leatherman Tool Group is proud to support U.S. workers who, just like our founder Tim Leatherman, are dedicated to the quality craftsmanship that goes into each of our original American multi-tools.
After spending his childhood in Oregon, Tim Leatherman stayed local and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. A low-budget, post-college trip abroad, which included many fix-it situations, convinced Tim of the need for a pliers based multi-purpose tool.
Once back home in the states, Tim set to work developing his idea. On July 5, 1983 Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. was officially incorporated based on a few simple principles: manufacture quality products that deliver excellent value to the consumer while providing good, living-wage jobs to the local workforce. More than thirty years later we are still going strong in the U.S., in our home town of Portland, Oregon.
Every multi-tool and knife we make is crafted by one of the 600 Oregonians who call Leatherman a great place to work, and we stand behind our products with a no-questions-asked 25 y...ear warranty. When asked about the company's devotion to quality, Tim always replies, it has to be perfect; my name is on every tool.
We are proud to live and work in the USA and it shows in every original multi-tool and knife we make. Leatherman. Leave nothing undone.