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Old 11-15-2005   #1
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Yakima Road Warrior

Yakima Products Inc., the industry leader in rooftop car accessories, is looking for a few good Road Warriors. If you possess a winning high-energy personality, a great sense of humor, stellar people skills, & a passion for the Yakima lifestyle, then please keep reading. If you are able to drive business performance AND 500 miles, all in a day’s time, then you might be our next Road Warrior!


Field Marketing
• Help plan, coordinate & facilitate Yakima field marketing events & serve as onsite contact.
• Responsible for setting up & maintaining product displays, tour infrastructure and standard branding elements at Yakima consumer events throughout assigned region.
• Coordinate event logistics, provide technical support and drive brand awareness while in the field.
• Assist in the development & execution of promotions at events.

Retail Training
• Perform retail clinics onsite at both specialty and chain specialty rack retailers. Duties will include:
o Provide a 1 - 2 hour training clinic to shop employees to educate them on Yakima product & build brand loyalty.
o Communication with sales representatives and retail contacts.
• Provide shop support during your visit. Duties may include:
o Onsite sales, installs & product education for in- store customers.
o Stocking Yakima inventory and maximizing product placement.
o Evaluating & merchandising displays.
o Distributing promotional materials to store employees.
o Executing shop promotions at the trade and consumer level.
o Collecting product, marketing and buying trend data.

• Draft & email weekly event reports, retail reports and photos to manager.
• Track & manage budget & submit weekly expense reports.
• Attend & work at various trade events including Outdoor Retailer and Interbike.
• Cleaning & regular maintenance of marketing vehicle.
• Represent Yakima in a professional manner at all times.

• Acquire complete working knowledge of Yakima products (training provided).
• Exceptional skills within the following areas: communication, organization, public speaking, merchandising & customer service.
• Ability to work & multi-task with special attention to follow through with detail & accuracy.
• Must be able to work from the road for a minimum of 5-week increments.
• Able to lift & move 50+ lbs.
• Independent, creative-thinker, self-starter, ability to work without direct supervision.
• Have a valid drivers license & a good driving record.
• Must be extremely outgoing, professional & have a passion for the outdoors.
• Knowledge of MS Office programs.
• Prefer candidates with experience working at specialty retail & executing promotions.
• Pre-employment drug testing may be required.

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If you know of someone who may be interested, please refer them to this posting asap. This will be a great opportunity for fun, events-based, work on the road for the right candidate.

Fax resume & cover letter to: 971-249-7753; attn: "Road Warrior"
email resume & cover letter to: [email protected]

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