Careers at Newton!

We like to think that everyone who wears Newton Running gear is an ambassador for our company. But we're always looking for people who are especially passionate about Newton Running to join our team and be an official representative. Check below to see what positions we have available.

VP Sales

Who We Are:

Newton Running is based in Boulder, Colorado and we make the finest running shoes on the planet, maybe the Universe (had to qualify it with a “maybe” because it’s a big place…we don’t want to overreach). We are seeking a VP of Sales who demonstrates exceptional strategic, planning, execution and leadership skills and has a passion for the running footwear sector as well as Newton Running. We are a Certified B Corp, so you can be certain of our socially responsible pedigree. We exist to make every stride better.

Who You Are:

You have 12+ years experience in sales with 5+ years in sales management for an active lifestyle/CPG brand; experience with an athletic footwear brand is a plus. You can point to a proven track record leading a growing sales team utilizing exceptional people management skills. You have solid knowledge of the athletic retail sales market, including specialty and major account channels. You are an entrepreneurial leader with a tenacious work ethic and always lead by example. You enjoy collaborating across departments to build comprehensive sales plans and mentor staff. Forecasting and planning come second nature to you and you love analyzing and interpreting data. You are described by most as resourceful, ambitious and honest.

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Additionally, you have/are:

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or related field
  • Advanced computer skills with sophisticated ability to utilize excel, CRM and inventory management systems
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Must have the ability to travel extensively (50% domestic travel, some international travel required)
  • Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance
  • Management experience of a global sales team is a plus
  • An avid runner with background in running and/or multi-sports and personal experience in Newton Running shoes
  • A deep commitment to educational mission of the company

About The Position

The Vice President of Sales will lead and develop the North American retail sales teams across all channels including Specialty Run (both independents and National Accounts) and Majors (General Sporting Goods, Athletic Specialty, etc.) to meet aggressive growth and profitability goals. As the sales leader, this person will have responsibility for all sales targets, channel program development and implementation, department P&L, product forecasting, and management of sales staff. He/she will work closely with other sales units at Newton Running, including the VPs of International Sales, Sales Operations and eCommerce. This is an exempt position is based in Boulder, CO and will report to the President of Newton Running.

Principal Job Responsibilities

Sales, Forecasting and Sales Operations

  • Lead Account Management teams to achieve annual revenue, margin goals and relationships in the North American Sales channels: Specialty Retail Accounts (Gold); National Accounts (RRS, RSG Fit2Run, etc); Major Accounts (DSG, REI, etc) and Inside Sales (Silver)
  • Leadership around the development and implementation of sell through programs that maximize the use of an integrated field based Sales Specialist team
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive sales plan, detailed forecasting, inventory management plan and operating budgets for North American retail sales to support strategic direction
  • Execute against product releases, marketing promotions, merchandising plans and events
  • Target expansion opportunities and work to secure placement
  • Utilize the company’s cross functional resources to deliver best in class service
  • Develop and implement key operational improvements in support of the strategic plan that make it very easy to do business with Newton Running
  • Extensive US and Canadian travel (50&) to support sales team, engage in events and business development.
  • Adept at presenting product plans at all levels of retail including pre-lines and sales samples.

Business and Sales Analysis

  • Communicate with management team regarding progress against sales plans by measuring performance through detailed analytical sales reports
  • Provide management team reports evaluating ROI on programs and initiatives
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, merchandising techniques, etc., evaluating results and making recommendations
  • Drive in-depth, proactive and long-term planning
  • Collaborate on the merchandising and sales of newtonrunning.com to ensure continuity with brick and mortar sales.
  • Work with internal digital teams to capitalize on integration required in an omni-channel sales approach.

Personnel Management

  • Manage SRA Regional Account Managers, Director of National Accounts, Major Account Manager, Inside Sales channels, jointly manage Director of Sales and Marketing Integration
  • Hire, train, coach and mentor sales staff
  • Develop commission and salary structures
  • Determine individual and department goals; oversee staff performance evaluations
  • Promote a culture that reflects Newton Running’s values, encourages outstanding performance, and rewards productivity

Global Responsibility

  • Commitment to Newton Running’s core values
  • Personal involvement in the Company’s Social Responsibility goals
  • Participation in community volunteerism and in efforts to reduce the Company’s impact on the planet

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Interested applicants please write to runtowork3@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

RETAIL SALES CUSTOMER SUPPORT

2015 Position Overview    

Are you a “people person,” and a “numbers person,” and a “the only thing I love more than living in Boulder is my Newton Running shoes” person? Perfect. We have the position for you! Newton Running is looking for a Retail Sales Assistant to process orders and provide customer service to our retail partners.

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Principal Job Responsibilities

  1. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Coordination of communication between retail customers, Newton sales staff and Newton warehouse staff to provide best sales delivery outcome for retail customers.
    • Process retail sales orders in the Newton order entry system.
    • Support retail customers and regional sales reps with order and billing questions.
    • Issue return authorizations for retail customers.
    • Collect retail applications for new accounts and review for proper completion before submitting for credit approval.
    • Support regional sales reps with special order requests for retail expos, etc.
    • Support regional sales reps with reports on sales performance.
    • Occasionally support accounting team including invoicing and AR activity.
    • Occasionally assist with physical fulfillment or inventory counting at warehouse.
    • Occasionally out of town travel to work expos.
    • Commitment to Newton Running’s core values
    • Personal involvement in the Company’s Social Responsibility goals
    • Participation in community volunteerism and in efforts to reduce the Company’s impact on the planet

    Core Competencies and Skill Requirements

  2. The ideal candidate will have the following skills:
    • Exceptionally strong Microsoft office and data entry skills
    • Minimum 2 years of related work experience.
    • Accounting and related industry experience, a plus.
    • College degree preferred
    • Familiarity with NetSuite and Hubspot is a distinct advantage
    • Personality traits and background essential for this position:
      • Extremely detail oriented
      • Strong customer service orientation
      • Highly team-oriented
      • Organized, proactive, hard worker
      • Independent and self-directed
      • Tenacious at follow-through
      • Runner/triathlete is a strong advantage

Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

Customer Service Specialist

Position Overview    
If Batman ran marathons he would have been a Newton Customer Service Specialist. Really…he’d have joined the close-knit Newton team of cape-less but brightly colored crusaders who simply live for the joy of leaving the running world a better place. If you’re ready to channel your inner-super-hero, we’ve got the job for you. As the primary point of contact for all direct-to-consumer customer inquiries, a Customer Service Specialist must be passionate about running, knowledgeable about Newtons, unwavering patient, and a creative problem solver. Reporting to the Customer Service Lead, the Customer Service Specialist position is paramount in the communication between Newton and our customers. We do not just give great customer service, we are great customer service and we take great pride in our following of loyal Newton runners. Answering inquiries about shoes is only half of our job. We are here to be mentors, coaches, friends, consultants, cheerleaders, running buddies, and all around advocates for our customers.

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Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide timely and detailed response to customer service phone calls, emails and online chats related to Newton Running products and online orders
  • Educate customers on Newton Running products and natural running form, (and provide occasional therapeutic advice on fashion, favorite restaurants, love life etc.)
  • Be willing to go the extra mile for customers – sometimes you literally might have to run a mile or two
  • Build brand loyalty with Newton Running customers through quality service and delivery of proactive retention-building programs, around here, we call it “Newton Nation.”
  • Expertly guide customers through product selection. We have a shoe for everyone, even your grandma
  • Meet or exceed service quality, responsiveness and sales goals
  • Assist with grassroots marketing initiatives
  • Expeditiously process exchanges and returns
  • Troubleshoot problems with order processing, fulfillment and payment
  • Guide product and promotion set-up in ecommerce system.
  • Assist with administering order management and ecommerce systems to ensure an error free user experience
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve overall customer experience and recommend solutions for enhancement
  • Occasionally travel to running and triathlon expos to assist events group with set-up and booth staffing
  • Commitment to Newton Running’s core values
  • Personal involvement in the Company’s Social Responsibility goals
  • Participation in community volunteerism and in efforts to reduce the Company’s impact on the planet

  Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • 1+ years of work experience, ideally in a customer service or retail role
  • High customer service orientation
  • Self-confident and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to wear bright colors with lots of pride
  • Proactive problem-solver
  • Attentive to detail and follow-through
  • Friendly, outgoing, tolerant, patient.
  • Must deliver snappy responses to the call-out “Hey, nice shoes! Where did you get them?”
  • Runner and familiarity with basic biomechanics…left, right, repeat.
  • Organized, proactive, productive
  • Independent and self-directed
  • Ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong team player, mainly on a mental level, no heavy lifting required…except the phone, which isn’t really heavy
  • Driven and sincere with a strong sense of ethics and integrity

 Newton Running is based in Boulder, Colorado. We exist to make every stride better. Interested candidates please send resume to runtowork2@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.  

Sales Specialists – Minneapolis

Position Summary

Reporting to the Account Manager, the Sales Specialists work to increase sell-thru and grass-roots outreach at major accounts. Sales Specialists’ primary goals include: 1) leading and implementing programs that drive retail sell-through; 2) ensuring retail sales staff are fully educated on products; 3) successfully deploying marketing and POP materials designed to increase sell-through. These are exempt, full time positions that are based in specific territories and require extensive travel within the territory (75%+).

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Principal Job Responsibilities

1.Manage consumer activation in the territory, including:

    a.Build relationships with retail staff
    b.Manage education of retail sales staff
    c.Plan in-store programming and events including try-on programs, demo runs and fun runs
    d.Work on the floor during key shifts and encourage trial
    f.Implement in-store retail merchandising
    g.Maintain exceptional customer service
    h.Support other community events that are specifically tied to the retailer
    b.Manage education of retail sales staff

2.Support business planning at accounts in the territory including:

    a.Check inventory and report back on sell through to the Account Manager
    b.Participate in a planning meetings with Account Manager to map out in-store merchandising, support and activities
    c.Participate in a quarterly business review
    d.Be an active part of planning for growth beyond pilot phase

3.Elevate the Newton Running brand in regional markets

    a.Capitalize on and develop “the Newton Tribe” on a regional basis
    b.Actively gather and share competitor and market trend information back to Marketing and Corporate Leadership
    c.Be an authentic ambassador for the Newton Running Brand
    d.Develop a stable of key media influencers and tastemakers
    e.Implement grassroots programs to elevator the Newton Running brand

4.Recruit and manage part time/volunteer employee pool of ambassadors

    a.Recruit, train, manage, deploy and help develop part-time employees or volunteers (“Newtonites”) in the territory to provide more floor support in the communities where they live
    b.Help define and refine the “Newtonite” or Alchemist program

5.Complete all administrative functions with timeliness and accuracy

    a.Manage extensive travel logistics in efficient and cost-effective manner
    b.Document your hustle with calendars, and submitted call and activity reports

6.Commit to Newton Running’s core values

    a.Personal involvement in the Company’s Social Responsibility goals
      b.Participation in community volunteerism and in efforts to reduce the Company’s impact on the planet

Core Competencies / Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    • 2+ years sales experience is critical, deep experience in specialty run shops preferred
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Familiarity with the running shoe industry or related outdoor products
    • High level of competency presenting to groups and answering challenging questions
    • A charismatic personality and a customer focused mentality
    • Demonstrated success activating sales programs, merchandizing and events
    • Experience as a runner or triathlete and strong natural running skills
    • Intermediate PC knowledge and skills
    • Planning and executing cost effective frequent travel plans (airline, car rental and hotel)
    • Personal experience with Newton Running shoes
  • Required Personality Traits
    • Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values
    • Self-confident and strong interpersonal skills
    • Must demonstrate proven record of goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success.
    • Must have a proven record of problem solving skills and creativity to achieve goals.
    • Highly customer service oriented, organized, proactive, hard worker
    • Independent, self-directed and tenacious at follow-through
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
    • Ability and desire to travel frequently
  • Education and Training
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Degree in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or related field
    • PC literate; MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Must have valid driver’s license and valid car insurance

    Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork3@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

Sales Specialists - Los Angeles, Baltimore and Seattle

Position Summary

Reporting to the Account Manager, the Sales Specialists work to increase sell-thru and grass-roots outreach at major accounts. Sales Specialists’ primary goals include: 1) leading and implementing programs that drive retail sell-through; 2) ensuring retail sales staff are fully educated on products; 3) successfully deploying marketing and POP materials designed to increase sell-through. These are exempt, full time positions that are based in specific territories and require extensive travel within the territory (75%+).

read more

Principal Job Responsibilities

1.Manage consumer activation in the territory, including:

    a.Build relationships with retail staff
    b.Manage education of retail sales staff
    c.Plan in-store programming and events including try-on programs, demo runs and fun runs
    d.Work on the floor during key shifts and encourage trial
    f.Implement in-store retail merchandising
    g.Maintain exceptional customer service
    h.Support other community events that are specifically tied to the retailer
    b.Manage education of retail sales staff

2.Support business planning at accounts in the territory including:

    a.Check inventory and report back on sell through to the Account Manager
    b.Participate in a planning meetings with Account Manager to map out in-store merchandising, support and activities
    c.Participate in a quarterly business review
    d.Be an active part of planning for growth beyond pilot phase

3.Elevate the Newton Running brand in regional markets

    a.Capitalize on and develop “the Newton Tribe” on a regional basis
    b.Actively gather and share competitor and market trend information back to Marketing and Corporate Leadership
    c.Be an authentic ambassador for the Newton Running Brand
    d.Develop a stable of key media influencers and tastemakers
    e.Implement grassroots programs to elevator the Newton Running brand

4.Recruit and manage part time/volunteer employee pool of ambassadors

    a.Recruit, train, manage, deploy and help develop part-time employees or volunteers (“Newtonites”) in the territory to provide more floor support in the communities where they live
    b.Help define and refine the “Newtonite” or Alchemist program

5.Complete all administrative functions with timeliness and accuracy

    a.Manage extensive travel logistics in efficient and cost-effective manner
    b.Document your hustle with calendars, and submitted call and activity reports

6.Commit to Newton Running’s core values

    a.Personal involvement in the Company’s Social Responsibility goals
    b.Participation in community volunteerism and in efforts to reduce the Company’s impact on the planet

Core Competencies / Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    • Sales experience is critical
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Familiarity with the running shoe industry or related outdoor products
    • High level of competency presenting to groups and answering challenging questions
    • A charismatic personality and a customer focused mentality
    • Deep experience in specialty run shops
    • Experience as a runner or triathlete and strong natural running skills
    • Intermediate PC knowledge and skills
    • Planning and executing cost effective frequent travel plans (airline, car rental and hotel)
    • Personal experience with Newton Running shoes

Required Personality Traits

    • Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values
    • Self-confident and strong interpersonal skills
    • Must demonstrate proven record of goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success.
    • Must have a proven record of problem solving skills and creativity to achieve goals.
    • Highly customer service oriented, organized, proactive, hard worker
    • Independent, self-directed and tenacious at follow-through
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
    • Ability and desire to travel frequently
  • Education and Training
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Degree in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or related field
    • PC literate; MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Must have valid driver’s license and valid car insurance

    Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork5@newtonrunning.com and indicate in the subject heading of your email the territory to which you are applying. Newton Running is based in Boulder, Colorado. We exist to make every stride better. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

Newton Running Lab - Part Time Retail Assistant

PART TIME RETAIL ASSISTANT

Remember the time you said, “I love my Newtons so much, I wish I could work for the company”? Consider this your lucky day! Newton Running is looking for a part time sales associate in the Newton Running Lab, Newton’s flagship retail store.

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The Short Story: Newton is looking for someone enthusiastic and awesome

The Long Story:

Running Lab Responsibilities

  • Part time assistant to handle retail sales of Newton Running footwear and related accessories 
  • Be an authentic ambassador for Newton, we live this stuff
  • Teach technical aspects of the shoes, as well as natural running form and technique
  • Maintain top level customer service
  • Running is a solo sport, this job however, is for a team player
  • Your running shoes must arrive to work on time, and we prefer it if you do, too

Required Skills and Traits (other than being enthusiastic and awesome)

  • Fun, energetic and community oriented
  • Highly customer service oriented
  • Independent, self-direct and tenacious at follow through
  • Basic computer skills
  • Valid driver’s license and Insurance
  • Basic knowledge of running bio-mechanics
  • In-store and social media marketing experience is a distinct advantage
  • Retail experience is preferred


Working Conditions

Weekend work required. Newton Running is based in Boulder, Colorado. We exist to make every run better. See newtonrunning.com for more information. Interested candidates please send resume to run2work@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.