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If you think that you’ve got the skills and vision to work with the industry’s most progressive and forward thinking kitesurf brand then we’d love to hear from you. Best is always looking for dedicated kitesurfers with business experience and the ability to be a team player to help us spread our message.


Currently we are looking for:


Tech Reps Job Description

Best Kiteboarding is looking for Tech Reps, who will work closely together with the Area Manager to actively support the sell-through of Best products by organizing and executing in-store trainings and demo test events at the beaches of their region. Main Focus is kiteboarding, kiteboarding and kiteboarding!

With your endless passion for kiteboarding and the brand Best Kiteboarding, you will contribute to share our history and heritage and promote the most innovative gear on the market. You will be part in one of the world’s leading brands in kiteboarding and promote the sport and the brand at your regions kiteboarding spots.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work together with the Area Manager to conduct effective in-store visits: 1. Build a lasting and productive relationship with customers through regular visits 2. Provide product trainings for store staff and by spreading seasonal key products and doing test sessions.
  • Work together with the Area Manager to design an annual category door plan with clear quantitative targets of number of doors, training sessions and store visits that are integrated into the overall category door plan.
  • Plan and conduct educational product clinics for store staff of category key doors with a focus on seasonal key products.
  • Plan and execute centrally organized seasonal product training sessions/academies by account.
  • Create and implement education plans by effective use of Best samples, seeding and product trials.
Consumer Interaction:
  • Work together with the Area Manager to design an annual category Best consumer interaction plan with clear quantitative targets of number of events and consumer connection points that is integrated into the overall category brand plan.
  • Develop local market and consumer knowledge to facilitate consumer focus group meetings as part of product feedback and overall marketing process.
  • Visit Best retail spaces regularly to better understand consumer buying behavior and brand preferences.
  • Provide expert product support during major Best sponsored consumer events.
Internal communication and reporting:
  • Inform the Area Manager on store visits; coordinate & monitor them.
  • Occasionally support internal product presentation and product education events.
  • Provide regular Best reports to brand and sales teams containing: 1. Relevant consumer information and local market trends. 2. Feedback on Best products and Best brand initiatives. 3. Competitor product quality and product sell-through information as well as competitor brand activities.
  • Occasionally support Best lead & PR manager on the cross-check for technical accuracy on product articles going to 3rd parties (magazines etc.).
  • Provide quarterly overall and end of season report of above.
Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Passion for kiteboarding and deep knowledge of kite gear (preferably a kite instructor license).
  • Driver license and available to travel to visit customers and hold demo events.
  • Retail and/or trainer experience.
  • Strong sense of brand awareness; Product and market knowledge.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A passion and drive to develop the current business.
  • Fluent in English and German both verbal and written communication.

Please send your application to: Markus Woike.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Marketing Manager (San Francisco, CA) Job Description

Pure Action Sports is seeking a Marketing Manager to help establish and lead its newly created subsidiary Action Sports Retail Store. The future oriented store will focus on emerging technology in Action Sports as well as the sales of traditional action sports hard goods and soft goods.

This management position will have significant influence in the direction, style, and establishment in this new brand identity. The Marketing Manager position will require hiring and managing of your own team including a content creator and assistants. The primary responsibility of this role is to take ownership of e-commerce and digital marketing communications, as well as create a continuous stream of digital content and disseminate it through various digital marketing channels. You will be pulling content together from internal and external resources, and pushing it out as a part of the department’s overall communication strategy. The Marketing Manager must be able to think strategically, work independently on brand initiatives, and execute tactics at a high level of detail and collaboration. This position will own the process, and must have the confidence and communication skills to perform website updates, perform posts in various social media channels as the voice of the brand, e-mail marketing campaign creation and execution, and trafficking collateral to various digital media outlets.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Fulfill brand marketing communication priorities and the execution of annual brand marketing plans within the digital space
  • Develop and manage e-commerce store production schedules and product promotions
  • Be a Web Merchandiser, and Brand Ambassador to ensure designs are aligned with Company expectations, follow web usability best practices while driving improvements in sales conversion, translating to increases in customer acquisition, retention and up/cross-sales
  • Manage and analyze the implementation and optimization of marketing programs to increase traffic, loyalty and overall sales including, but not limited to, search engine marketing campaigns, affiliate relationships, comparison shopping engines and social networking initiatives
  • Manage the content creation calendar; have the ability to juggle multiple time-sensitive projects
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business, or 5 years digital commerce and/or e-commerce work experience that demonstrates an ability to manage web stores and increase sales, and customer loyalty experience
  • Experienced knowledge of:
    • Adobe suite
    • Google suite (AdWords, Analytics)
    • Email campaigns
    • Photo/Video editing
    • Two years’ experience in the action sports industry
    • Experience managing a marketing budget
    • A thorough understanding of search engine optimization strategies
    • Confident in writing personified product copy
    Recommended:
    • Proficiency in the following: Microsoft Excel, Google Products
    • 1 – 3 years of supervisory experience leading a marketing team
    • Operations analysis skills
    Desired:
    • 2 years of web merchandising experience
    • 2 years of budgetary responsibility
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, tight deadlines and changing priorities and show constant entrepreneurial initiative
    • Passionate Action Sports enthusiast

    This position offers a competitive Base salary plus an excellent benefits package.

    Are you seeking an opportunity to combine your passion for action sports with your job and you can see yourself working in this position? Then please get in touch with us and drop an email with your application to Ryan Evans:Revans@pureactionsports.com.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you.


    Direct Sales Manager (San Francisco, CA) Job Description

    Pure Action Sports is seeking a Direct Sales Manager to help establish and lead its newly created subsidiary Action Sports Retail Store. The future oriented store will focus on emerging technology in Action Sports as well as the sales of traditional action sports hard goods and soft goods.

    We are looking for a full time Direct Sales Manager to build and manage a team of passionate action sports direct sales representatives in addition to actively working as a direct sales lead. With your organizational and management skills, you will manage the direct sales team tracking sales KPI’s and be responsible for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly sales goals. All the while helping to create a supportive, fun, and engaging workplace environment. You’ll be expected to coordinate sales needs and ideas with the marketing manager while thinking outside of the box and being creative with regard to ways to engage customers.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Managing and lead direct sales team
    • Achieving sales goals
    • Assisting in the filming of online product reviews as well as the creation of unique web content
    • Desire and analytical mindset to learn and become a master of hard goods product features and technology across product categories
    • Creating customer engagement strategies across different mediums
    • Teaching other sales people techniques and working independently to achieve goals rs
    • Setting an example of company work ethic while as siting in creating a fun and engaging company culture
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing ,or related field; or 4-5 years direct sales experience
    • Experienced knowledge of Excel (pivot tables and analyzing sales metrics)
    • Two years’ experience in the action sports industry
    Recommended:
    • Proficiency in one or more of the following: Microsoft Dynamics/ Navision, NetSuite, Google Products
    • Energetic and passionate Action Sports enthusiast with great product affinity and sound market knowledge
    • Creative mind
    • Exemplary social and customer service skills

    Are you seeking an opportunity to combine your passion for action sports with your job and you can see yourself working in this position? Then please get in touch with us and drop an email with your application to Ryan Evans:Revans@pureactionsports.com.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you.


    Accounting Manager (San Francisco, CA) Job Description

    Pure Action Sports is seeking an Accounting Manager to help establish and lead its newly created subsidiary Action Sports Retail Store. The future oriented store will focus on emerging technology in Action Sports as well as the sales of traditional action sports hard goods and soft goods.

    This management position responsibility consists of preparation of financial statements, budgets, monthly closes, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger, fixed assets, analysis and special projects. The Accounting Manager must be able to think strategically, work independently, and execute tactics at a high level of detail and collaboration. This position will own the process, and must have the confidence, attention to detail, and accuracy with a solid accounting knowledge.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Manage all PO’s as well as inbound/outbound payments
    • Prepare weekly sales reports for management
    • Delivery of Product Marketing info on time
    • Full charge of Month End closing
    • Cash Management and payment of all vendor invoices
    • Resolving any pricing or inventory discrepancies with vendors
    • Assist with monthly and quarterly financial statements
    • Create PO's for all third party vendors, process receipt of merchandise
    • Investigate and resolve all credit card charge-back issues and requests to ensure minimal charge-back expense
    • Manage and analyze the implementation and optimization of KPI’s alongside the sales manager
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting or Business, or 5 years retail accounting experience that demonstrates an ability to manage a stores accounting needs
    • The ideal candidate should have an accounting degree and 3+years related experience. Retail or wholesale experience is a must
    • Experienced knowledge of Point of Sale (POS) system
    • Exceptional analytical skill sets
    Recommended:
    • Excellent judgment and proactive process implement capabilities
    • Exceptional experience in accounting control procedures especially within Retail
    • Mastery of Excel and Google Products
    • 1 – 3 years of supervisory experience leading a team
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Navision/Dynamics, Netsuite or Sales Force
    • Operations analysis skills
    Desired:
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team
    • Passionate Action Sports enthusiast
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Works well under pressure and with minimal supervision
    • Honest and able to handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner

    This position offers a competitive Base salary plus an excellent benefits package.

    Are you seeking an opportunity to combine your passion for action sports with your job and you can see yourself working in this position? Then please get in touch with us and drop an email with your application to Ryan Evans:Revans@pureactionsports.com.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you.


    Product Manager Apparel Job Description

    The Product Manager is an experienced market expert with an ability to create trends and breathes the strategy of Best. As a central role he owns processes in the company and coordinates with all other functions. The position is based in Berlin, Germany.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Ensure that product offering is targeted, competitive and in-line with business strategy
    • Delivery of Product on time
    • Delivery of Product Marketing info on time
    • Ensures margin goals are met
    Product portfolio Management:
    • Conducts market research (Positioning, Pricing, Competitors Trends; Benchmark products; Innovation)
    • Create SWOT
    • Creates Value Propositions for each product
    • Elaborates product briefs and target positioning
    • Manages product lifecycles (Total lifespan; seasonal release dates of product versions)
    • Maintains range plan
    • Ensures coordination of all items associated to products. (Labels, Hangtags etc.)
    • Defines strategy for collections
    • Defines structure of entire product offering
    Communication:
    • Provide product content to Marketing and Sales department
    • Provide content for sales trainings
    • Together with Marketing, elaborate yearly market plan and three year business plan
    • Manages going to market process
    • Compiles and updates product briefs
    R&D:
    • Establish and overviews development timelines with product units
    • Prioritizes and allocates development projects to contractors
    • Reports development status to CEO, Sales and Marketing
    • Selects outsourced contractors. Allocates and manages projects and associated timelines
    • Integrate product testing to: Check if product development is according to brief; Evaluate commercial approval, Ensure product reliability (long term testing for new materials and specific designs)
    Production:
    • Controls production along with Product units and QM
    • Manages going to market process (product related information and details are available)
    Language Requirements:
    • Fluent in English and Spanish

    Please send applications to: hr@pureactionsports.com.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you.


    International Customer Service (Full time) Job Description

    We are looking for a full time International Customer Service to join our dynamic and international team. With your personality, your knowledge and your engagement you will support our Importers and Sales Reps to handle orders and to deliver a professional service in different projects. The successful candidate must have effective communication skills in English, French or Spanish or Italian. The position is based in Berlin, Germany.

    • Support of Importers and Sales Reps in order to provide a professional service
    • Active support of the International Sales team
    • Handling of different Key Accounts
    • National and international project management
    • Work as the interface of International Sales team, Importers, Sales Reps and Warehouse to ensure a trouble-free communication
    Desired Skills and Experience
    • 25 or older and kiteboarding knowledge
    • Preferably professional sales education with advanced trainings
    • Work experience in a comparable position would be an advantage
    • Responsible, flexible, service-oriented and reliable personality with a strong perseverance
    • Fluent in English, French and Spanish or Italian
    • Good MS-Office knowledge
    • Motivated and have a talent for sales

    If you are seeking an opportunity to combine your passion for kiting with your job and this description sounds suitable, please get in touch with us! Please shoot an email with your application and your salary expectation to our Global Sales Director Markus Woike: mwoike@pureactionsports.com.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you.


    Supply Chain Manager Job Description

    We are looking for a full time experienced Supply Chain Manager to join our dynamic and international team. The successful candidate must have effective communication skills English verbal and written. 
The position is based or Berlin (Germany).

    • Manage vendor selection and relationship; develop strategies and negotiate with vendors and/or suppliers.
    • Direct and manage sourcing strategies from beginning to end.
    • Direct distribution strategy and find solutions to optimize cash flow and cost
    • Ensure sufficient capacities for production, define required safety stocks and ensure that ATS is above 90%
    • Prepare forecast for manufacturers
    • Review and report on Forecast vs. Actual
    • Participate in product development decisions ensuring quality, reliability and efficiency targets are met throughout the supply chain.
    • Establish and manage critical paths for important manufacturing and raw material sourcing
    • Develop and implement purchasing policies and procedures in order to support production and product development.
    • Monitor vendor performance to ensure quality of service.
    • In collaboration with product development, interview, identify and qualify potential new vendors or suppliers in order to secure more cost-effective sources of products and services.
    • Negotiate pricing, terms and conditions of contracts, sales, and warranties with vendors and/or suppliers.
    • Analyze trends and market conditions for present and future sourcing opportunities.
    • Establish and maintain accurate BOM
    • Manages raw material inventories with suppliers and sub suppliers
    Desired Skills and Experience
    • 3-5 years experience in Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Strong IT skills, Excel and Microsoft Dynamics NAV
    • Excellent organization, planning, problem-solving and follow-up skills are essential.
    • Ability to learn quickly, work independently and in a team setting.
    • Fluent in English.
    • German communication skills are desirable.

    Salary depends on relevant experience

    Applicants please send an email to hr@pureactionsports.com


    Accountant Assistant Manager We are looking for a full time experienced Accountant Assistant Manager to join our dynamic and international team that is able to work a rigorous schedule. The successful candidate must have effective communication skills in English, verbal and written.
    The position is based in Barcelona (Spain) or Berlin (Germany).

      Responsibilities:
      Our Accountant Manager is responsible for processing all invoices and payments from all Pure Action Sports Group companies which include subsidiaries in the US, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Australia and HK.
    • Liaison between Companies and external third parties accountant, assisting in details of transactions, fixed assets and prepaid accounts each month.
    • Coordinates any accounting or tax compliance issues with our third parties accountants.
    • Maintains monthly schedules for each company summarizing current month’s disbursements by category highlighting missing invoices for accrual purposes.
    • Organizes and approves all accountant documents received by different departments.
    • Monitors transaction posting accuracy to ensure proper allocation of payments.
    • Manages worldwide cash and payments.
    • Assists month end processing including Bank reconciliation, AR, AP and Intercompany accounts and reconciliation.
    • Coordinates and prepares weekly payments committee.
    • Ensures that the proper approval for payment has been noted en each invoice.
    • Manages Intrastat.
    • Coordinates with Accounting and Collection departments in order to ensure all payments and credits are correctly posted prior to month end.
    • Tracks monthly travel expenses from BKB employees.
    • Assisting with financial and operational special projects as required.

    • Desired Skills and Experience:
    • 5-10 years Accountant experience in Europe and/or US.
    • Excellent organization, planning, problem-solving and follow-up skills are essential.
    • Ability to learn quickly, work independently and in a team setting.
    • Fluent in English.
    • German communication skills are desirable.
    • Microsoft Dynamics ERP experience is strongly desirable.

    • All interested qualified applicants please send your CV and letter of interest to sgali@pureactionsports.com