Softball Ambassador

Dick's Sporting Goods
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Job Details

  • Location: Glen Allen, VA, 23059
  • Date Posted: 4 months ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Marketing
  • Req Number: 220005JW
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Description

Description

THE SOFTBALL AMBASSADOR IS A TECHNICALLY FOCUSED ROLE THAT IS CENTERED AROUND PROVIDING A DIFFERENTIATED ATHLETE EXPERIENCE SPECIFICALLY TO SOFTBALL PLAYERS. THIS INDIVIDUAL WILL PULL FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND INDUSTRY RESEARCH / TRENDS TO PROVIDE STRONG PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ALIGN TO THE ATHLETE’S NEEDS.

Responsibilites: 

  • Meets the athlete where they are in their softball journey, creating a tailored and unparalleled customer service experience; adapting sales style appropriately and leveraging in store technology (e.g., HitTrax when applicable and appropriate) to gather data driven insights that in turn help inform recommendations.
  • Leverages on-the-field expertise and/or softball knowledge to provide recommendations that meets the athlete’s needs.
  • Translates / aligns product technology to the athlete and the position(s) they play (e.g., material of the bats, glove size by position, etc.); contributing to and enhancing the athlete’s overall game day experience.
  • Fully outfits athletes with appropriate product, equipment and accessories to equip them for any occasion - from practice / training to game day
  • On occasion, participates in Diamond Sports Universities across the nation to test and learn new products in order to then share knowledge and insights with both teammates and athletes
  • Partners with store teammates by regularly utilizing training materials to educate others on new softball-related products
  • Maintains merchandise presentation standards and signage of Footwear Department to Company standards as directed
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures related to safety, loss prevention and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all Company information.Complies with all workplace safety programs. Any other tasks as assigned by management
  • As needed, assists in other areas within the store

 

Qualifications

  • APPROACHABLE AND OUTGOING: Ability to quickly build rapport with runners of all experience levels.
  • SOFTBALL ENTHUSIAST: Actively involved in softball-related activities (e.g., coaches, associated with or plays in competitive clubs, etc.) and regularly builds upon strong foundational understanding of the sport by staying up-to-date on every aspect of the game (e.g., latest product technology, national pro fastpitch league players, etc.).
  • COMFORTABLE COMMUNICATOR: Ability to simplify insights when speaking with newer players, yet also builds rapport with seasoned athletes by leveraging their on-the-field experience and/or knowledge of the game
  • LEADS WITH EXPERTISE TO SELL: Leans on expertise of the game to understand and align the athlete’s needs to appropriate products (e.g., bats, gloves, training aides, etc.).
  • Flexible availability including nights, weekend, and holidays
  • 1-3 years of Retail or Team Sports preferred, but not required