Title:Vendor Partnership / Co-op ManagerID:668106Store Location:Fargo, ND - Corporate OfficesDepartment:MarketingPosition Description:SCHEELS is currently seeking a full-time Co-Op Manager for our Fargo, ND Corporate Office. This position is responsible for providing strong, aggressive leadership to assist in generating the maximum amount of vendor co-op dollars and marketing discretionary funds that may be available to SCHEELS in support of our initiatives. The primary focus will be on cultivating, maintaining and assisting in the growth of vendor partnerships.Responsibilities Include:Lead and execute comprehensive marketing strategies to reinforce SCHEELS position as a specialty retailerStudy industry marketing best practices and the competitive landscape to develop strategic and tactical marketing plansDevelop powerful, cohesive and consistent marketing plans in-line with SCHEELS ultimate visionStudy and identify SCHEELS and vendors’ business strategies, challenges and opportunities to drive brand awareness and demand generationStudy the competition and research new opportunities to enhance the SCHEELS brand and the vendor partners to increase market shareBuild and maintain strong relationship with key vendor partnersWorking with vendors to negotiate, plan and implement the use of any co-op, marketing or discretionary funds they provide across the entire companyCompile supporting documents for proof of performance and filing the claims with the vendorsManage the co-op marketing budget with a high degree of accuracy, consistently meeting and exceeding set goalsContribute to a work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team and promotes personal growthRequirements:Ability to be organized, multi-task, and detail orientatedStrong initiative and vision for continuous improvementHighly motivated, goal driven, strong collaborator good at organizing large scale projects with an omni-channel approachStrong oral / written communication and presentation skills to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with SCHEELS leadership, stores and vendor partnersStrong negotiation experience, marketing expertise, and a collaborative team first approachExercise judgment and tact and be able to effectively work with all levels within the organization while working on projectsExerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking or standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary are metScheels cares about the health and safety of our Associates. Associates are expected to follow all safety procedures and perform their job duties in a fashion that minimizes the risk of injuryEducation and Experience:Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in marketing, advertising, business or related discipline; and/or 5 years’ experience in corporate business practices with a proficiency and understanding of the ever developing retail environment.Schedule:Must be flexible to work between 7a.m. and 7p.m., Monday through Friday, with some weekends as needed and have the ability to travel up to 6 weeks out of the year.Benefits:SCHEELS provides attractive benefits that add value to your compensation packageEmployee Stock Ownership ProgramAssociate DiscountHealth & Dental InsuranceShort Term & Long Term Disability InsuranceEmployee Assistance ProgramPaid Time OffHoliday Pay401(k)/Roth(k)Maternity LeaveBereavement LeaveAdoption Assistance
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Three acres of potatoes were the seed for the first SCHEELS store in 1902. Frederick A. Scheel, a German immigrant, used the $300 he earned from that first harvest of potatoes as the down payment on the first SCHEELS, a small hardware and general merchandise store in Sabin, Minnesota. Over the years, SCHEELS opened in surrounding communities, including Fargo, North Dakota, where the Corporate Office is now located. Firmly planted in the hardware business, SCHEELS started adding a small selection of sporting goods to their stores in 1954. Customer interest grew, and more and more sports lines were added with athletic shoes and clothing being introduced to the SCHEELS' product mix in 1972. SCHEELS' first All Sports Superstore opened in Grand Forks, ND in 1989. SCHEELS' Reno/Sparks, Nevada location opened in 2008 and is the World's Largest All Sports Store. Today, SCHEELS is a 26-store operation with stores in 11 states including North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, and Kansas. Providing SCHEELS' customers with first-class customer service and the world's largest selection of sports, sportswear and footwear are the priorities throughout the organization. Today, Steve D. Scheel, the great grandson of SCHEELS' founder, is the company's Chairman of the Board, and great-great grandson Steve M. Scheel is CEO. Bill Nelson serves as President and oversees SCHEELS’ daily operations of more than 6,000 associates. SCHEELS is an employee-owned, privately held business that owes its consistent success to its empowered associates, leaders and partners who think and make decisions for their individual stores and the entire company.