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Monday, June 27, 2011

Dwindle is looking for a skateboard manager…

Dwindle is looking for a skateboard manager…
Pierre Luc Gagnon has been leading the charge on the competitive vert ramp circuit for a couple of years already:
the Dew Tour, the X Games and the Maloof Money Cup, PLG is the man to beat He is riding for Darkstar.
I know you always wanted to work in the skateboard industry and you wanted to avoid the tons of internship (read non-paid) jobs. If you like to skate, to travel around the world, to get new boards 6 months before they are on the market and to blog about your prowess, here’s one for you: dwindle Distribution, the manufacturers of Almost, Blind, Enjoi, Darkstar and many others is currently seeking a Marketing Manager for its location at El Segundo by the sea. So if you like to hear the planes landing all day long and you think you have the guts (the ad says skills and experience) for the position, take you phone and let dwindle know you are the best one. And don’t forget to thank isTia if you are hired…

Here what you will be supposed to do for dwindle (and we corrected the original typos…):

Yeah, If you are hired by dwindle, maybe you’ll get a chance to meet PLG…

Location: El Segundo, CA. Experience: 6 years
Rate: N/A (Full-Time) + 5-7 years in SKATE INDUSTRY required.
Job Description: Dwindle Distribution is looking to add a Marketing Manager to work closely with its current staff and Brand Manger’s to help creatively expand brand awareness while helping develop and manage marketing goals, campaigns, calendars and initiatives.

The role has clear potential to grow into a senior global management position over time.

• Help develop and implement brand strategies and marketing plans to communicate to customers/consumers in new and innovative ways.
• Work with creative and branding to develop brand positioning.
• Develop and create unique marketing strategies including but not limited to:
+ Event concepts that connect to consumer and/or build retail relations.
+ Grow media, industry and consumer database and relationships.
+ Define and manage online and social media communications.
+ Manage Dwindle rider and brand media assets for global use.
+ Define company touring schedule based off sales and demographic needs with the International staff, Brand Manager’s and Team Riders.
+ Collaborate and develop industry rider and product marketing initiatives/partnerships.

• 5-7 Minimum years experience within the skate Industry.
• A strong understanding of the skate board consumer/retail environment and competitive marketplace.
• Is a creative thinker and innovator with experience in creative development coordination in marketing related projects.
• Experience managing people, teams, projects.
• This individual must be a team player and will work closely with our global staff to plan and execute marketing initiatives
• Established relationships with editors, bloggers and key industry contacts.
• Necessary computer skills include – Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
• Publishing, design, editing and web development skills/experience a plus.
• Must be able to manage projects within allocated budgets.
• Self Starter and motivator – ability to define objectives, prioritize and execute.
• Some travel required.

Good luck!


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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Monday, June 27, 2011 


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