Sitka Gear  Career Opportunities

SITKA® Gear Category Marketer - Big Game-181803


Description
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.
 
Job Description
Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a Category Marketer – Big Game to join our team in Bozeman, MT.
 
You will:
  • Have experience in and excitement for the marketing of high-performance hunting gear
  • Have experience taking consumer insights through the commercialization process and executing multi-channel go to market strategies
  • Be skilled at integrating a diverse group into a cohesive team focused upon achieving a singular objective
  • Be an experienced and passionate Big Game hunter
Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to hone an in-depth understanding of the Big Game hunting consumer and market
  • Partnering with the Category Product Team to create the 3-year strategic plan for the category, including Annual Marketing Plan (Tactical Activation Plan)
  • Key Stakeholder in creating and implementing (multi-channel) Big Game-focused elements of SITKA®’s Loyalty Business Plan (product, .com, retail, earned and paid media, social, etc.)
  • Aligning internal associates across product, sales, marketing and other cross-functional partners (i.e. serve as a liaison between Product and overall Marketing team ensuring all marketing touch points have the information they need to execute effectively)
  • Developing and implementing new product go-to-market initiatives, including writing briefs, helping to manage the development timeline, and budgets
  • Ensuring authenticity of the SITKA® brand voice across all consumer touch-points
  • Identifying and managing influential relationships across the Big Game industry, including athletes, conservation organizations, media, and Gore Optifade™ / Brand partners
  • Continuous tracking of metrics to evaluate SITKA®’s effectiveness in reaching the target segment (consumer research, consumer focus groups, business analysis, etc.)
Required Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • An experienced and passionate Big Game hunter
  • At least two years of proven experience leading people and/or projects from ideation through launch
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent teaming, influencing, and interpersonal skills proven to effectively collaborate internally and externally
  • Creative, proven self-starter
  • Have experience and appreciation of the hunting lifestyle
  • Ability to:
    • Adapt and change direction/approach when necessary
    • Effectively collaborate internally and externally
    • Navigate early-stage development when working with limited data
    • Work reliably with remote team members
    • Travel up to 30% (hunts, influencer meetings, industry shows, etc.)
    • Willingness to relocate to Bozeman,MT.
Desired Job Qualifications:
  • Marketing or Business degree
  • Portfolio of connections within the Big Game industry
  • 3 years of premium brand consumer marketing experience
  • 2 years experience as a category marketing manager
  • 2 years of digital or content experience
  • Experience leveraging market research, opportunity-assessment tools, project reviews, and stage-gate development processes to critically analyze business opportunities and/or new product/applications
  • Experience creating and executing go-to-market strategies
  • Prior experience:
    • Working with premium consumer goods
    • Developing or marketing technical outerwear
    • Working in the hunting channel
    • Managing external agencies

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Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

 

SITKA® Gear Content Producer-181804

Description
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.
 
Job Description
Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers.
 
SITKA® Gear, a subsidiary of Gore and the hunting industry’s fastest growing brand of technical and performance apparel, is looking for an expert Content Producer to join our team in Bozeman, Montana. Beginning with our introduction of premium hunting apparel, and extending to every element of our business, SITKA is committed to continually advancing the hunting industry. We approach the ever-changing world of Content with the same conviction to change our industry.
 
From our industry-leading photojournalistic stories to insightful documentation of systems and technology, our Content Producer will empower our team of photographers, videographers, writers and agencies to define the SITKA lifestyle through remarkable content.
 
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a deep understanding of the principles of storytelling
  • Be capable of telling a great story
  • Have a proven track record of curating remarkable stories
  • Be passionate about premium brand communication, gear and the SITKA lifestyle
  • Be able to manage large numbers of projects and partners (at the same time)
  • Have a passion and the capability to be excellent in all you pursue
  • Seek and appreciate constructive criticism because you know it makes you better
  • Be quietly confident
  • Contribute to our culture and build relationships with partners—enjoyable on road trips required
Responsibilities include:
  • Producing all content required for all channels of the brand. Content will be remarkable, on brand, on time and on budget. Examples include:
    • Digital (e.g. studio technical videos, technology stories, editorial stories, direct email, print)
    • Wholesale (e.g. retail fixture signage, print collateral)
    • Events (e.g. booth creative, promotional)
  • Identifying and curating on-brand stories
  • Creating and managing the annual Communication Calendar in alignment with the Editorial Calendar
  • Identifying, cultivating, and continually improving relationships with content creators
  • Understanding and applying provided creative direction and feedback to achieve desired results
  • Working cross functionally with internal and external teams to accomplish objectives
  • Providing feedback and guidance on incoming stories for quality and consistency of brand voice
Required Job Qualifications:
  • At least 3 years of content production experience
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit wildly strong organizational skills with the ability to simultaneously manage many priorities and projects
  • Proven understanding and success in storytelling
  • Spirit of adventure—constantly digging deeper to capture the underlying story
  • Proven success in discovering remarkable stories
  • Deep understanding of premium brand communications and how they create loyalty
  • Have experience and appreciation of the hunting lifestyle
  • Exceptional writing and editorial skills
  • Ability to understand and adopt the style, tone, and voice of the brand
  • Demonstrated:
    • Ability to excel in a fast paced, demanding, deadline driven environment
    • Ability to seek, apply and appreciate feedback
    • Effective communication skills, both verbal and in written
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Follow through on commitments to internal and external teams
  • Ability to influence key internal and external stakeholders to drive initiatives to completion while successfully developing lasting relationships
  • Highly resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset
  • Relocation to Bozeman, Montana
  • Ability to travel (20-30%)
Desired Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university

Apply Online



Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

 

SITKA® Gear Site Content Coordinator-181508

Description
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.
 
Job Description
Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers.
 
SITKA® Gear, a subsidiary of Gore and the hunting industry’s fastest growing brand of technical and performance apparel, is looking for a Site Coordinator to join our team in Bozeman, MT.
 
If you are searching to join a team where you can make a difference, we are looking for you.
 
The ideal candidate will:
  • Be passionate about products that are the highest quality in their class
  • Be energized by working for a world-class brand and collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Deliver speed and efficiency allowing our team to be nimble
Responsibilities include:
  • Site Merchandising
    • Web Performance
    • Campaigns
    • Messaging
  • Owning website landing pages
  • Managing email campaigns
  • Site Support
  • Coordinating with distribution calendar
  • Coordinating activities across SITKA® team and external partners
Required Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years of digital experience
  • Strong technical proficiency in e-commerce and CMS technologies
  • Understanding of the broader e-commerce ecosystem
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Demonstrated:
    • Ability to strive in a fast paced, demanding environment
    • Follow through on commitments to internal and external teams
    • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to exhibit strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Willingness to relocate to Bozeman, MT.
Desired Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience
  • A passion for the SITKA® brand and appreciation of hunting
  • Experience with branding
  • Experience with premium-priced technical brands in the outdoor/hunting industry

Apply Online



Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)


 

SITKA® Gear Independent Channel Manager-181510

Description
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.
 
Job Description
Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a SITKA® Independent Channel Manager to join our team in Bozeman, Montana.
 
If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will be challenged to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans to aggressively grow SITKA® market share within the Independent dealer channel. The candidate must have the ability to identify opportunities to drive increased sales volume while exercising sound analysis and judgment, influence the thinking of others and managing the relationships with our key retail business partners.
 
The ideal candidate will:
  • Be passionate about providing sales support for a world-class manufacturer
  • Be energized by collaborating on cross-functional and cross-regional teams
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
Responsibilities include:
  • Fostering and managing strong business relationships with independent sales representatives to drive profitable sales volume within the assigned territory
  • Becoming an indispensable resource and “go to” contact for new business opportunities
  • Working with the Wholesale Channel Leader in developing plans for prospecting new account opportunities
  • Creating target lists, sales strategies and assisting with merchandising concepts to help build the SITKA® brand presence
  • Owning the sales quota within the assigned channel and planning the monthly business including inventory needs, promotions and product introductions to achieve maximum sales potential
  • Becoming a channel expert: Providing input for development of new products or markets for the SITKA® brand and partner with Wholesale Marketer in developing strategic marketing concepts for branding, advertising and merchandising
  • Preparing reports that monitor, analyze and forecast sales activity and trends
  • Communicating regularly with leadership team to discuss sales forecasts and developing plans to fulfill requirements for availability of product, merchandising and promotional needs
  • Developing creative sales tools and promotional programs tailored to customers as appropriate within the channel and SITKA's ® overall marketing strategies
  • Building annual plans for and coordinating with marketing on participation in trade shows and other events aimed at increasing buyer awareness and knowledge of products
Required Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5 years of sales and/or merchandising experience
  • Demonstrated executed brand expansion to multiple outdoor retailers with an understanding of sales strategies and proven entrepreneurial focus
  • Proven success in the development of sales plans, excellent analytical and creative problem solving abilities, verbal/written communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in getting results through others
  • Strong sense of urgency and customer focus
  • Exceptional product knowledge in the channel, both internal and competitive
  • Ability to troubleshoot and address challenges to adjust to a constantly changing environment
  • Willingness to relocate to Bozeman, MT
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Ability to travel up to 40%
Desired Job Qualifications:
  • 5 or more years sales and/or merchandising experience in the outdoor industry
  • A passion for the SITKA® brand and appreciation of hunting
  • Experience working with the independent dealer channel in the outdoor/hunting industry
  • Experience with premium-priced technical brands in the outdoor/hunting industry

Apply Online



Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)
 

SITKA® Gear Footwear Product Line Manager-180978

Description
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.
 
Job Description
Best-known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in demanding environments—from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers.
 
Sitka Gear, a subsidiary of Gore, designs and manufactures one of the fastest-growing brand of pinnacle performance hunting and archery gear. We are looking for a Footwear Product Line Manager to join the Sitka Gear team in Bozeman, MT.
 
If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will drive the strategy, creation, positioning, and profitability of a multiple product line category. You will use your experience in and knowledge of strategy. You will partner with a category marketing associate to become the core of a merchant team for this category of hunting gear. This team will provide the direction and focus of our product driven organization within the category by exercising sound analysis and judgment, influencing the thinking of others, and managing relationships with our key vendors and other associates to creation of the best hunting apparel in the world. 
 
The ideal candidate will:
  • Be an experienced and passionate outdoor activity participant
  • Have experience in, and excitement for, the development of innovative high-performance footwear.
  • Have a passion and discipline to ensure that new products perform the first time and every time
  • Be skilled at integrating a diverse group of participants and contributors into a cohesive team focused upon achieving a singular objective
Responsibilities include:
  • Developing Sitka’s global footwear category product strategy
  • Leading the execution of the product strategy which delivers profitable revenue growth, market leadership and being the reference brand for performance hunting apparel
  • This includes:
    • Accountability for developing and maintaining the product and collection strategy
    • Responsibility for the Fitness For Use (FFU) of all products in the category
    • Establishing pricing for products which includes meeting product costing expectations of categories
    • Driving product positioning by market/channel and partnering with the Product Experience Communication team to ensure a successful product launch plan
    • Successfully integrating the team (technology/product development, sales/marketing, and operations) to meet product category objectives and ensure clarity of product decision making and accountability for product performance
Required Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum 5 years of footwear product management experience, which can include previous experience in a footwear product development role
  • Passion for innovative footwear and accessories
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging market research, opportunity assessment tools, project reviews, and stage-gate development processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of product line management, product life cycle, and multiple season product development processes
  • Ability to build strong relationships and get things done in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Adapt and rapidly change direction/approach when necessary
    • Effectively collaborate internally and externally
    • Navigate early-stage development when working with limited data
    • Maintain schedules and deadlines 
    • Work reliably with remote team members
    • Work reliably and effectively without outside contractors
    • Experience leading projects from ideation through launch
  • Excellent teaming, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Prior involvement in product costing and cost modeling 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Creative, proven self-starter
  • Must be willing to relocate to Bozeman, Montana
  • Ability to travel up to 40% mostly internationally
Desired Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior experience in the Outdoor or Hunting Industry
  • Working knowledge and drawing proficiency including Illustrator, Solid Works, and/or Rhino
  • Experience with navigating and implementing sustainability initiatives

Apply Online



Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)