Careers


Looking for a career with an enthusiastic, great outdoors company?
Interested candidates for US positions please visit http://jarden.jobs/ to access all K2 Sports job opportunities posted on the website of our parent company Jarden Corporation. For international positions please contact through the email provided in the specific job posting.

Region: United States | Europe

United States
Supply Chain K2 Sports Product Planner I,

The Product Planner I will facilitate accurate and timely delivery of sourced product from supplier (manufacturer) to global distribution centers.

Primary accountabilities:

  • act as main point of contact between vendor and K2.
  • responsible for collecting, creating and monitoring PO placement on behalf of the US and K2 subsidiaries.
  • monitors current production and alerts management of less than plan output.  Develops remediation plan for any capacity/production shortfalls.
  • create and maintain product financial models.
  • give direction to vendors on packaging, documentation, and shipping to ensure smooth receiving at distribution centers.
  • responsible for passing accurate shipping documents and related info to US logistics and K2 subsidiaries.

Qualifications:

  • 1 year purchasing and or production planning experience.
  • proficient in MS Office systems.
  • accurate data entry and organizational skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in business administration, purchasing or related field.
  • experience in MRP


Manufacturing Backcountry Access - Production Assembly & Testing, Backcountry Access, Boulder CO

Backcountry Access located in Boulder Colorado,is a division of K2 Sports and a leader in avalanche and snow safety gear. BCA is looking for detail oriented, self-motivated individuals for assembly and testing in our Production Department. Our company makes life saving devices, so our employees must be responsible and take pride in their quality of work. For more information about our products and values, please take a look at our website: http://www.backcountryaccess.com



K2 Marketing K2 US Marketing Manager - Ski & Skate, K2 Sports Seattle, Washington

The US Marketing Manager strategizes and implements all marketing communication consistent with brand image.

Essential Job Duties

  • Build creative and promotional programs for K2 to maximize brand exposure and sales in the US market.
  • Identify the key communication channels (print, web, social, influencers, etc.) and deploy all marketing collateral and assets to best reach the consumer.
  • Manage marketing staff to meet deadlines and brand goals.
  • Build product launch strategies and manage product story creation.
  • Organize and implement all aspects of trade and consumer events including trade shows, on-snow demos, magazine tests/reviews, trade, retailer events, movie sponsorships, and athlete appearances.
  • Create and deploy all regional marketing collateral, POP, advertising materials, and other promotional tools needed to successfully drive K2 sales.
  • Develop and manage web/online strategy with brand director, including site launches, maintenance, online campaigns, etc.
  • Strategize and coordinate annual marketing/promo calendar (including media buy, product launch, online and all related campaigns)
  • Order and manage all product necessary for trade shows, promotions, public relations, and events
  • Identify and fulfill all retail marketing and promotional requests
  • Manage public relations efforts, including but not limited to: press releases, product tests, product reviews, editor relations, product pitches.
  • Manage consumer research efforts and communicate consumer segment information.

Qualifications

  • College Degree in marketing, business, or similar
  • 5 Years Minimum experience in action sports industry
  • Retail and business experience desired
  • Excellent work ethic and enthusiasm
  • Great leadership skills and team player
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and manage projects
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe products
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Active skier


Customer Service K2 Sports Customer Service Representative IV, K2 Sports, Seattle WA

The K2 Sports Customer Service Rep provides excellent customer service, warranty and technical support to authorized dealers and consumers. Establishes and maintains great relationships with dealers, independent sales representatives and internal customers. Manages sales orders in assigned territories, ensuring accuracy of price and terms and on time delivery by requested ship date. Communicates status of orders to dealers, consumers, sales reps and sales and customer service managers.

 

 



Human Resources Human Resource/Office Coordinator, Seattle Washignton

The HR/Office Coordinator is responsible for the daily front desk and office support activities and the HR clerical administration and other general office support duties as they relate to the K2 Sports business operations.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Greet all visitors as they arrive at the K2 business reception desk in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner.
  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls / provide information to callers / take and relay messages accordingly.
  • Maintain an orderly work environment by ensuring the lobby and common areas are representative of a professional company image and are kept tidy and well-organized.
  • Sort, process and distribute incoming/outgoing packages (UPS/FEDEX) and regular mail.
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness.
  • Maintain Human Resources’ office including  files, forms, documentation and information in accordance with company procedures, as well as, federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Create and maintain employee personnel files/records.
  • Generate HR Action Forms related to new hires, promotions, transfers, merit increases, salary grade adjustments, etc.
  • Post open positions on K2Sports.com, Jarden.jobs careers website and on-line job boards, as requested.
  • Prepare new hire welcome packets and onboarding paperwork.
  • Coordinate onboarding process including: drug screens, requests for new hire IT needs including computer, phone, building access, etc.
  • Input and maintain employee data utilizing PeopleSoft HRIS System and coordinate with the Coleman Payroll department for bi-weekly payroll processing. 
  • Assist with various support projects, errands related to business operations or executive support and other duties which may include maintaining office supplies,and other general office duties.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Associate’s degree in Human Resources or related area or equivalent work experience.

  • 3-5 years experience supporting an HR department, preferred.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Experience using PeopleSoft HRIS, a plus.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

  • Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with the strictest confidence.

  • Must be able to multitask and take direction from multiple people.



K2 Marketing K2 Marketing Specialist - Product, Seattle Washington

The Marketing Specialist - Product will work with Brand Director, Graphics Manager, Product Managers and Sales team to manage all marketing functions associated with product.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Collecting data and using it to drive decision making

  • Work with Product and Brand Managers to create product stories that inspire consumers

  • Create and deliver product marketing collateral

  • Copywriting and global translation management

  • Direction for product communication videos

  • Consumer insight research, analysis, and communication

  • Tradeshow and sales meeting message strategies

  • Product Launch strategy and execution

  • Product naming

  • Creation of tech manuals, owner’s manuals, and other consumer product information

  • Timeline management for product marketing functions including collateral, product aesthetics, sales tools, and other related items

  • Participate in sales, marketing, and media events to help promote the brand and product offering.

  • Work with media outlets to drive product coverage and manage media product test effort.  

    Qualifications:

  • College Degree in marketing, communications, or related field

  • Experience in copywriting

  • 3-5 years of experience in action sports or related industry product marketing

  • A passion for product story telling

  • Excellent work ethic and enthusiasm

  • Good leader and team player

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and manage projects

  • Self-directed and motivated

  • Understanding of our sports and what appeals to participants

  • Possession of advanced computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe products

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Skier or Snowboarder desired



Art Department Graphic Designer, Seattle Washington

The K2 Sports Graphic Designer is a member of a design team responsible for developing graphic artwork for a variety of winter and summer products under K2 Sports.  In addition, team member prepares a variety of graphic design and layout work in preparation of various catalogs, on-line material, posters, pop, advertisements, packaging, collateral, books, newsletters, and flyers.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Creates and designs product graphics for various K2 Sports groups.
  • Creates and designs graphics for layout of marketing collateral, merchandising, and packaging.
  • Operates various graphic design programs.
  • Confers with marketing and sales teams regarding project specifications and creative direction.
  • Writes bid specifications for jobs assigned to outside vendors; coordinates production of material with outside vendors by monitoring jobs in progress, resolving technical problems, proofing materials and ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Manages studio and action photography of athletes and product.
  • Creates, designs, and/or manages the production of technical drawings and illustrations.
  • Designs, constructs, and or manages the production of visual displays, POP and exhibits; may determine materials and equipment best suited for the job.
  • Maintains department files of completed assignments; maintains accurate logs of work in progress such as time devoted to projects and materials used.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in graphic design or related field and 2 years experience in graphic design, or
  • four years experience in graphic design, layout and illustration.
  • Must be expert in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.


K2 Marketing K2 Marketing Specialist - Retail, Seattle, WA

K2 Marketing Specialist - Retail

This position focuses on supporting and driving sell through of K2 skis, snowboards and inline skates at US retailers.  Working closely with the sales team and with guidance form the marketing group this position creates and executes marketing and sales promotions for all retail outlets, both brick & mortar and digital. This position is also charged with executing Tradeshow and sales meeting planning, displays and logistics.  Additionally this role includes the management of our in store point of purchase material offering.  Ultimately, this position ensures the sales force has appropriate sell in and sell through tools they need to successfully sell and promote K2.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College Degree

  • Experience in retail sales and marketing

  • Excellent work ethic and enthusiasm

  • Good leader and team player

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and manage projects

  • Self-directed and motivated

  • Possession of advanced computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe products

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Education in marketing, communications, or related

  • Skier or Snowboarder

  • An understanding of the winter sports retail business

  • Event coordination experience

  • Experience in ecommerce

  • 3-5 years’ of experience in action sports industry

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Marketing K2 Marketing Coordinator, Seattle, Washington

The K2 Marketing Coordinator Position Purpose:

Support the efforts of the marketing department through fulfilment of marketing programs and events.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Direct consumer marketing – Social media responses, fulfilling direct customer requests, and other direct customer marketing opportunities

  • Event support – Setting up and breaking down sales meetings, trade shows, and other events

  • Marketing fulfilment – Coordinating the delivery of marketing product and collateral.

  • Provide direction to interns and other support staff as needed

  • General support of marketing department as requested

    Minimum Qualification:

  • Excellent work ethic and enthusiasm

  • Good leader and team player

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and manage projects

  • Self-directed and motivated

  • Understanding of our sports and what appeals to participants

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel

    Desirable Qualifications:

  • Skier or Snowboarder

  • College degree in marketing, communications, or related degree

  • Advanced computer skills including Adobe products



Supply Chain K2 Sports Product Planner II, Seattle, Washington

The Product Planner II position will ensure accurate and timely delivery of sourced product from supplier (manufacturer) to global distribution centers.

Accountabilities:

  • Acts as main point of contact between vendor and K2.
  • Manages and reviews KPI's for Product Planner direct reports.
  • Responsible for collecting, creating and monitoring PO placement on behalf of the US and K2 subsidiaries.
  • Analyze forecasts to plan capacity based on historical order dates and subsidiary capacity requests.
  • Develop product manufacturing plans for given commodity based on production capability, product development schedule and market needs.
  • Understand and prioritize incoming USA products according to actual customer sales orders.
  • Conducts overseas supplier review trips focusing on constant improvement in lead-time reduction, on time delivery, payment terms, and overall supplier relations.
  • Develops and executes direct ship and special packaging programs for key retailers globally.
  • Create and maintain product financial models as needed.
  • Give direction to vendors on packaging, documentation and shipping to ensure smooth receiving at distribution centers.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years of purchasing and or production planning experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, advanced skills in MS systems, ability to work independently, organized.
  • Import customs compliance familiarity and working knowledge of INCO terms.
  • BA/BS degree in business administration, purchasing ore related field is desirable.
  • International business travel experience is desirable.
  • Experience in MRP.

 



Product Development Design Engineer - Snowboard Bindings, Seattle, Washington

The K2 Sports Design Engineer's primary responsibility is Management and Engineering Development of the Binding Product Line. Working with the Category Manager, develop a product line that meets the quality needs, delivery goals, value objectives, cost targets, budget limits and innovation needs to be competitive in the market. 

BINDING DEVELOPMENT  (50%)

  • Work with Category Manager to set the goals and objectives of the Binding Product Line.
  • Utilize available development resources (Factories, ID firms, Graphic Design, in-house resources, etc.) to engineer a product line that:
  • Meets the needs of the appropriate riders (Team, novice-advanced rider, rental shop) for fit, durability, performance, convenience, comfort, and any other objectives
  • Meets unit cost targets for each model
  • Doesn’t violate competitor patents. Create new patents for “K2 Sports” where possible.
  • Manage generation, approval, and filing of 3D solid model and 2D drawing files.
  • Develop and Execute product test plan to ensure that designs meet performance and durability targets. Utilize FEA, factory test labs, Vashon Test Lab, Team riders and on-snow test group.
  • Material selection that balances performance, durability and cost.
  • Plan and Manage tooling schedule and build to meet delivery targets and capital budgets.
  • Manage execution of graphic sampling and buy-off to meet the goals of the creative department and also meets unit cost targets.
  • Manage execution of generating, sampling & buy-off of all binding packaging material, including Box, Warranty Card, Instruction Manual, etc.

LINE MANAGEMENT (40%)

  • Participate in Product Planning meetings (GSM/RAB/etc) to set line plans with detailed goals and objectives.
  • Develop, coordinate, maintain, and communicate detailed Project Lists, Development Plans & Schedules to meet program targets & milestones.
  • Generate & maintain accurate Bill of Materials
  • Manage and Maintain up-to-date database of 3D solid model and 2D drawing files.

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND WARRANTY  (5%)

  • Generation and Approval of top-level SOP’s and specifications for quality control of parts and processes.
  • Confirmation that QC processes are efficient and effective.
  • Monitor Warranty Reports and establish plan for addressing suspect or high wear parts.
  • Work with Warranty to prepare and stock appropriate replacement part quantities.

SALES & MARKETING (5%)

  • Assist with development of promotional material and sales force education as required, including technical catalog copy & technical video generation.
  • Maintain market awareness through interaction with the team, test riders, dealers and sales force, on hill experience, trade show research & shop visits.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 1-5 years related product design engineering experience.
  • Willing to travel to trade shows, test sessions and factories.
  • Well versed in all aspects of development and manufacturing including prototyping, CAD, FEA, tool making, material selection, component selection, injection molding, metal processing, assembly. 
  • Must be passionate about, and be a proficient snowboarder.

 

 



Ride Marketing Digital & Social Media Coordinator - Ride, Line & Full Tilt, Seattle, Washington

The Digital and Social Media Coordinator for the RIDE, LINE/FT oversees the success of the brands digital marketing efforts. This role is actively participating in and managing a wide variety of online activities and digital projects throughout the year. This position is responsible for syndicating branded photo and video assets. This position regularly deploys digital content across multiple platforms, with the intent of tracking and refining for campaign success purposes – including but not limited to our branded website, social platforms, email marketing, website “takeovers” and other marketing outlets.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works closely with Web Services department to ensure creative ideas are technically feasible and leverage the latest technologies and best practices

  • Manage and work with creative teams to create templates for web banners, emails, and social

  • Produce and test email marketing sends, including copy writing and asset creation in collaboration with web services

  • Implement and manage all website content

  • Create, implement, and continually improve upon our digital ad buy programs – Google, AdRoll, affiliates, etc.

  • Create and manage unique programs that increase traffic on our branded website and through affiliate marketing

  • Manage all aspects of social media, include calendar creation, continually improving upon your findings

  • Prominently grow the engagement level on our social platforms (views, likes, comments)

  • Control and distribute all digital assets for Sales Reps, Distributors, Dealers and Media

  • Produce a variety of video content

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years creating and managing marketing campaigns, working across various platforms

  • 1+ years experience with online paid advertising

  • Comfortable working with Adobe CC, Microsoft Office Suite & Wordpress

  • Knowledge of latest online marketing trends and consumer behavior

  • Must be able to provide examples of result driven social campaigns

  • 2+ years with photography, video production and editing

  • Basic understanding of HTML, XML and PHP

  • Experience with visual effects and video editing

  • Ability to report on campaigns using Google Analytics

  • 4 year college degree

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong digital asset management skills

  • Highly creative, with a willingness to experiment

  • Comfortable with criticism and must have a willingness to change based on feedback

  • Ability to contribute individually, and lead, manage, or participate in cross functional teams

  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into actionable information

  • Basic video and photo editing skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to create great working relationships with all levels within the company

  • Snowboarder, Skier

 



Product Development Design Engineer - Skis, Seattle, Washington

The Ski Design Engineer is ultimately responsible for bringing new skis to market.  The skis should be high quality, good durability, marketable, capable of efficient production and cost effective.  The candidate needs to be passionate about developing new and innovative skis.



Product Development Design Engineer - Helmets & Goggles, Seattle, Washington

The Helmet and Goggle Design Engineer is responsible for developing innovative products for the Snow Helmet and Goggle Product Line.  This position works closely with the, Category Manager, Sales Team and Marketing Team to meet market and financial needs.  This person is responsible for managing development timelines and product documentation with the manufacturer and must be fluent in creating complex 3D CAD for new designs.



Europe
K2 Sports Praktikum Marketing, Penzberg, Germany

Für unser K2 Sports Marketing Team suchen wir jederzeit tatkräftige Unterstützung!

Du bist sportbegeistert und vielseitig, besitzt außerdem ein hohes Maß an Kreativität und Organisationstalent, bist neugierig und lernst schnell?

Wir bieten Dir die Möglichkeit in einem jungen und dynamischen Team mitzuarbeiten,  Erfahrungen in einem internationalen Unternehmen zu sammeln,  unsere Marketingaktivitäten aktiv zu unterstützen und Dich selbst einzubringen. Das Praktikum sollte einen Zeitraum von drei bis sechs Monaten umfassen.

Du unterstützt das Marketing Team von K2 Sports für die Marken K2 Skis, K2 Snowboarding, K2 Skates, Backcountry Access, Ride Snowboards, Line Skis, Full Tilt, Madshus und Zoot.


info@k2sports.de


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