Location: Florida - Jacksonville
Employment Type: Salaried
Team: Buying & Merchandising
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
About the Team
Our merchandise is the key component to the Fanatics Commerce engine. The merchant team at Fanatics is responsible for planning, buying & selecting the merchandise we sell across all platforms and the hundreds of sites we operate. We keep our finger on the real-time pulse of the sports world and work with world-class vendors, such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and our own in-house Fanatics Brands division, driving overall top and bottom line results. Teamwork is what we rely on and an essential aspect to everything we do.
I. ** **Primary Purpose
This position reports to the Director of Integrated Merchandising & Marketing and is part of a team that reports into the Merchandising department and serves as the key liaison managing the relationship and on-going strategy between the Merchandising and Marketing divisions.
GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
II. ** **Key Responsibilities
· Support leadership of the Merchandising team with market analytics and insights, including data collection, analysis and reporting.
· Manage market analytics to drive innovation and best-in-class merchandising and marketing practices.
· Identify opportunities and implement process improvement within Integrated Merchandising/Marketing and across cross-functional partners as appropriate. Troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
III. ** **Dimensions
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities
· 2+ years of experience in merchandising, marketing, or a related field with a major retailer
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to influence team members through building trust and demonstrating business expertise
· Self-motivated to independently organize and prioritize broad workload and competing priorities to meet deadlines
· Passion for cross-collaboration with internal and external partners
We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at Fanatics. Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day; across all races, gender, gender identities, age, sexual orientation, religion & spiritual beliefs, neurodiversity, disability and all identities of our people both current and future. If you have any requirement(s) for reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, and/or to perform essential job functions, please contact us.
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.
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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.
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