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Retail/Licensing: Retail Sales Associate
Retail Sales Associates (Part-time days,nights,weekends Maplewood Mall) - Minnesota Wild (Maplewood, MN)

Position Summary:   The Hockey Lodge is currently seeking part-time day, night and weekend shift Retail Sales Associates for our Maplewood Mall location.  Hockey Lodge retail stores are part of the Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) family of businesses which include Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL), Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and St. Paul Arena Company (SPAC) operating Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul RiverCentre and the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. These positions are excellent opportunities for those seeking professional part-time retail positions within in a fast-paced, service-oriented retail environment. Candidates should be reliable, flexible, passionate and dedicated to providing exceptional levels of service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Professionally greet and assist customers with the selection of retail merchandise and apparel selections, questions and sales of Wild merchandise in a high-volume, service-oriented retail environment
  • Accurate and timely processing of all sales transactions on register or point-of-sale terminal including sales, exchanges and returns
  • Assist in stocking merchandise on sales floor, refreshing inventory on shelves, assisting with displays or promotions, and special orders
  • Professionally represent and promote Minnesota Wild Brand to all customers, fans and guests
  • Help and assist in maintaining a professional store and sales floor appearance ensuring merchandise is properly displayed on floor
  • Available to work a flexible retail schedule (days, nights, weekends)
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

1. FORMAL EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

  • 1 to 3 years of Retail sales or customer service experience required

2. KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent customer service skills with ability to assist customers in the selection of merchandise and apparel, and answer related questions and inquires.
  • Passionate about providing exceptional levels of service ensuring quality retail experience for every fan, guest and customer.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, support and follow company and store policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to use computer sales terminal with strong attention to detail.

3. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong time-management skills with ability to prioritize service and requests with other related duties within retail environment.

4. WORK CONDITIONS

  • Lifting requirements – must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, etc.
  • Available to work a flexible retail schedule including days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays

The Hockey Lodge is committed to consistently delivering a quality retail experience and excellent service to all customers, fans, guests and community partners.

Local Candidates Only

NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED INQUIRING ABOUT THIS POSITION.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No: I have 1 -3 years retail, sales or related customer service experience.
2. Yes/No: I am driven and motivated by delivering excellent customer service within a professional retail sales environment.
3. Yes/No: I am available to work part-time hours including some days, evenings, weekends or holidays. Please specify availability.
4. Please specify hourly pay range requirements.


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Retail/Licensing: Licensing Sales/Marketing
Senior Manager, Quality Control - National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARY

The Senior Manager, Quality Control is responsible for the review and approval of artwork, products and all collateral materials created in connection with the following business categories: Electronic and other Games and Accessories; Toys, Gifts and Novelties; House and Home Furnishing; Catalogues; Character Licensing; Club Marketing; and certain materials related to Trading Cards.

Will review and approve QC submissions (products, packaging, promotions, catalogues, print advertising, internet web sites and sales offerings). Review submissions for compliance with contract, quality of goods, execution of logos and trademarks, execution of colors, NHL policies, player related issues and trademark compliance and other trademark issues and applications (including trademark clearances and restrictions). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to "rush" submissions to meet orders.
  • Interact with licensees and licensing directors and monitor licensee compliance. Generate non-compliance reports and follow-up.
  • Oversee day- to-day QC On-Line system. Register new licensees for system and work with IT on problems that may arise.
  • Respond to "hot market" requests during All-Star, NHL Winter Classic, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final and other hot market events.
  • Attend line reviews, interact directly with licensees and act as department representative at trade shows and other events, as required.
  • Other miscellaneous /departmental - related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have substantial experience and proven track record working in Quality Control and/or with intellectual property matters.  Exposure to licensing a plus.
  • Must have keen understanding of trademark and copyright law.
  • Must be able to identify and be proactive with sensitive legal and business related issues including sponsorship conflicts.
  • Ability to identify colors, to be color sensitive and distinguish color nuances.
  • Must be disciplined and able to work independently.
  • Must have ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines (to meet contractual obligations on a regular basis as well as provide responses during hot markets).
  • Must be able to perform multiple tasks, be highly organized, detail oriented and be very good at follow up.
  • Must be service oriented and able to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and maintain high standards.
  • Must be strong but diplomatic in advising licensees.
  • Must be computer savvy and able to learn/adjust to working with QC designed computer program.
  • Ability to identify sensitive business and legal related issues.
  • Ability to ask insightful questions, integrate information (e.g. policy, manufacturing limitations, etc.) and apply it to a variety of situations.
  • Ability to apply concepts and policies across different NHL businesses.
  • Ability to understand League and player related issues.
  • Ability to understand basic trademark applications.

A college degree is required, as well as a minimum of three years of Quality Control experience and/or significant paralegal experience with law firm or corporation, preferably sports oriented. Experience at a major sports league, licensing, apparel industry and experience with color and graphic applications a strong plus

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
2. Are you willing and able to commute to our midtown Manhattan office? (relocation will not be provided for this position).
3. Do you have substantial experience and / or a proven track record working in Quality Control department and/or with intellectual property matters? Please tell us where you obtained this experience.
4. Do you have experience reviewing and approving Quality Control submissions for products, packaging, promotions, catalogues, internet sales websites and sales offering? Please tell us where you obtained this experience.
5. Do you have a four year degree from an accredited college/university?
6. Do you have a solid understanding of trademark and copyright law? Please explain.
7. On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being the highest) please rate your knowledge of NHL teams and players.
8. What are your salary requirements for this position? Please provide a salary range.


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