Part Time Market Development Manager - Phoenix, AZ

BDS Marketing Phoenix, AZ

Are you passionate and excited about technology and health & fitness category? Are you a storyteller that likes to explain the benefits of your product and how it can benefit people's lives? We are seeking energetic, driven individuals to proudly represent BDSmktg and our client's brand products at retail. Our employees are important partners with our clients; they deliver exceptional results and work to enhance our clients' retail performance each day.


The primary role of a Market Development Manager will be to act as an extension of the health and fitness brand and sales team. This individual will personify our client's mission statement / motto, possess key brand personality traits and excitement that will resonate with retail sales associates. Market Development Managers are passionate about health & fitness and excited by technology and how it benefits people's lives. The ideal candidate will also be a natural narrator, and will be able to explain how our clients product specifications and it's technology translate to simple consumer health and wellness benefits.


* Build our client's health and fitness manufacturer's brand loyalty and brand credibility with retail sales associates

* Establish and build retailer relationships on behalf of our client

* Advocate on behalf of the brand to increase retail sales associates' rate of recommendation of the brand

* Engage retail sales associates and create excitement

* Conduct in-store retail sales associate trainings--either 1:1 or in small/large groups focusing on product knowledge, device features, competitive advantages, specifications, and functionality

* Engage a store's customers during high traffic times during demo day events in stores to drive sales of brand products in key market locations

* Merchandising services: Deliver POS and POP marketing collateral or products to retail locations along with verifying product and display compliance and competitive details

* Ensure merchandising compliance and positively effect product presence in-store

* Monitor POP / POS materials to ensure it is current and placed according to planogram

* Mystery shop store locations to understand a retail sales associate's brand recommendation, assess their product knowledge, obtain sales associate comments and concerns as well as consumer comments and concerns and provide in-store observations of the brand and of the competition

* Report market intelligence regarding the program and the store environment

* Act as the voice as well as the eyes and ears of our client's brand.

* Other duties as assigned by management


* Degree in Communications, Marketing, or Training & Development preferred

* Minimum of 1-3 years of retail, marketing or agency experience

* Field representative experience helpful, but not mandatory

* Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in training and communications


* Strong presentation and communication skills

* Excellent verbal and written communication is required

* Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point applications

* Ability to travel within assigned territory and out-of-market assignments, as required

* Available to work Monday thru Friday and occasional weekends, as needed

* Must meet all pre-and post-employment requirements, including but not limited to background check and motor vehicle review


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

* Sit, stand, walk, bend over, grasp, talk and/or hear, and drive an automobile

* Occasionally carrying and lifting of materials and supplies up to 10 lbs

* Occasionally travel via flight or other modes of transportation

* Continuous hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation

BDS Marketing, LLC. ("BDS") is an equal opportunity employer in every aspect of employment, including but not limited to; selection, training, development and promotion of the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. BDS is committed to equal employment opportunity in all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment that may not be covered in this statement. BDS is an at-will employer.

BDSmktg is an award-winning retail marketing and sales partner. With over 30 years of experience guiding customers through the buying journey, we are experts at powering sales for the world's top brands. BDSmktg offers our clients fully integrated solutions that drive brand demand and sell-through: Brand Advocacy, Retail Readiness, Retail Environments, Research, Commercial, and Digital Marketing. We craft custom solutions from our suite of services, and our specialized teams ensure your brand is ready for each new selling season. Founded in 1984, BDS Marketing, LLC. is headquartered in Irvine, California with regional offices in Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.