Sales Representative

Date:  Jan 18, 2023
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Operating out of Indianapolis, IN, our retail stores offer officially licensed headwear and apparel from collegiate and professional sports teams, plus top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas, and Mitchell & Ness.

We currently operate 1,200+ locations domestically and 50+ internationally, including specialty concept stores for the NBA, NHL, Paris Saint-Germain, and numerous MLB teams. In recent years, Lids has built partnerships with iconic global brands including Marvel, Playboy, and the Harlem Globetrotters, and gained ambassadors like Justin Jefferson, Quavo, and Josephine Skriver – creating a community for both sports fans and fashion lovers.

The company is currently expanding with the goal of becoming the largest licensed brick-and-mortar sports retailer across the globe.

General Description

The Business to Business (B2B) Sales Representative is responsible for expanding the reach of Lids Custom Hat Program through lead generation.  Identifying potential new customers, while building on existing relationships.  This role requires great communication skills, a motivated and energetic personality, paired with a strong work ethic and attention to detail. The B2B Sales Representative is responsible for prospecting, developing, and maintaining customer accounts.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching current clients who participate in Lids Custom Hat Program. Understanding their purchasing history with Lids and developing a strategy that creates continued and increased sales.
  • Analyze historic sales performance to identify new or additional areas of opportunity.
  • Identifying ways to partner with these institutions and grow Lids Custom Hat Program.
  • Researching Lids Custom Hat Program competitors and market trends to identify new lead generation opportunities.
  • Understanding prospective client’s unique apparel needs, and effectively managing a consistent sales pipeline through cold calls and consistent communication.

Additional Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a consultative resource to customers regarding service offerings, market trends, company standards and proactively develop strategies/solutions that address each client's unique challenges and needs.
  • Develop and execute a unique customer strategy for each account that provides continuous, profitable growth opportunities while honoring our core values and company vision.
  • Maintain operational efficiencies for customer’s product while communicating with Lids stores and internal departments to create production samples to provide to clients.

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2-3 years sales experience.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet performance metrics.
  • Strong negotiation skills – persuasiveness, aggressiveness, confidence, resilience.
  • Entrepreneurial and competitive spirit, passion, self-motivation
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Adaptability, multi-tasking ability, sense of urgency
  • Confident decision-making skills, problem solving ability, issue resolution skills

Additional Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven ability to perform independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to operate a computer and maneuver relative software programs
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Relationship Management: Able to build constructive and effective relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners, both internally & externally
  • Presentation Skills: Effective in a variety of presentation settings including one-on-one, small and large groups with peers and Executives
  • Planning and Priority Setting: Demonstrate an ability to set objectives/goals and work appropriately to meet and exceed goals
  • Ability to travel

Reports To

  • Director of Retail Customization

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EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Notice to Applicants:
In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

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Applicants who require accessibility assistance to submit an employment application, please email us at onboardingsupport@lids.com. A member of our Talent team will respond as soon as reasonably possible. This email address and is only for individuals seeking accommodation when applying for a career at Lids.

Req ID: 13167 

Location: Corporate Office 

 


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