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.

Sales Representative – Southwest

Newton Running Company is looking for a people person, running person, traveling person, passionate person. We are looking for a goal driven person, with experience in run specialty and an unparalleled work ethic. A person who fits well into our company culture, a person who loves their Newton Running shoes. If you are that person keep reading:

2014 Position Overview    

This position is part of a U.S. direct sales team and reports to the Director of Sales, Specialty Running.  The Sales Representative will be responsible for a proactive and hands on approach to achieving ambitious sales goals in the Southwest Territory, which includes: CA, AZ, and HI. The Sales Representative will develop and cultivate relationships with retail management and shop floor employees, implement company programs, and be responsible for achieving sales goals that align with the Company’s strategic plan. The position requires extensive travel (minimum 50-75% within the US) and can be based in or around Los Angeles, CA or Phoenix, AZ. 

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Principal Job Responsibilities

The Sales Representative will be responsible for the following:

Sales and Customer Service

  • Own territory planning that creates the required distribution to meet sales goals inclusive of local and national door fronts in the territory
  • Prioritize and manage customer relationships with retail partners in the territory to achieve annual sell-in and sell-thru sales goals, and deliver a superior level of service and touch for key accounts in territory
  • Develop an understanding of customer requirements making recommendations for programs, solutions and resource allocation.
  • Sell product and train employees on products, natural running form and company programs. Aid in the deployment of POP and company programs, as well as work side by side with retail partners on the shop floor and at key events with a focus on advancing product and natural running form knowledge in the minds of key floor employees
  • Utilizes and coordinates the company’s cross functional resources (Field Marketing, Customer Service, Product Development, Marketing, IT) to deliver best in class service
  • Develops and executes running, race events and educational events based on the company programs to benefit local retailers
  • Provides retailers and retail customers with education on running form and injury prevention

Sales Operations

  • Actively participate in forecasting and inventory planning process
  • Participate actively in weekly team calls
  • Proactively plan, document and manage retail partners’ business, including frequent formal business reviews, forecasting, ongoing development of merchandising plan, inventory management, developing and executing against promotions and events calendar

Business and Sales Analysis

  • Reports on business plan progress
  • Evaluation against programs and initiatives - performance, spending, results vs. forecast
  • Actively leverages knowledge of competitors and customers to enhance competitiveness and ability to accelerate business growth
  • Always be looking for a creative way to advance the brand with our retail partners

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

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

        • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or related field.
        • Minimum of 2 years of experience in sales
        • High level of business planning and presentation skills
        • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills 
        • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills
        • Advanced PC knowledge and skills
        • Must have the ability to travel extensively (50-75% domestic travel)
        • Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance

 

Required Personality Traits

        • Self-starter and very motivated
        • Passion for running. If we could think of a word more intense than “passion” we would use it.
        • Bias toward action - thrives on goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success  
        • Intrinsic leadership ability
        • Self-confident and exceptionally strong interpersonal skills
        • Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
        • Collaborative, able to work with multiple groups and teams
        • Flexible, innovative, unorthodox thinker
        • Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with the Company’s Core Values

 

Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork4@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

Sales Representative – Plains

Position Summary    

Newton Running Company is an authentic leader in running shoes designed for natural motion with a focus on specialty run retail as its primary distribution channel in the United States. This position is part of a U.S. direct sales team that reports to the Director of Sales, Specialty Running. The Sales Representative will be responsible for a proactive and hands on approach to achieving ambitious sales goals in the Plains Territory, which includes: KS, MO, IA, and NE. The Sales Representative will develop and cultivate relationships with retail management and shop floor employees, implement company programs, and be responsible for achieving sales goals that align with the Company’s strategic plan. The Sales Representative must be a hard-working and personable leader with deep experience creating programs and driving sales, fit well into the company culture, have a passion for running and personal experience with Newton Running products. The position requires extensive travel (minimum 50-75% within the US) and will be based in or around Kansas City, MO.

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Principal Job Responsibilities

The Sales Representative will be responsible for the following:

Sales and Customer Service

  • Own territory planning that creates the required distribution to meet sales goals inclusive of local and national door fronts in the territory
  • Prioritize and manage customer relationships with retail partners in the territory to achieve annual sell-in and sell-thru sales goals, and deliver a superior level of service and touch for key accounts in territory
  • Develop an understanding of customer requirements making recommendations for programs, solutions and resource allocation.
  • Sell product and train employees on products, natural running form and company programs. Aid in the deployment of POP and company programs, as well as work side by side with retail partners on the shop floor and at key events with a focus on advancing product and natural running form knowledge in the minds of key floor employees
  • Utilizes and coordinates the company’s cross functional resources (Field Marketing, Customer Service, Product Development, Marketing, IT) to deliver best in class service
  • Develops and executes running, race events and educational events based on the company programs to benefit local retailers
  • Provides retailers and retail customers with education on running form and injury prevention

Sales Operations

  • Actively participate in forecasting and inventory planning process
  • Participate actively in weekly team calls
  • Proactively plan, document and manage retail partners’ business, including frequent formal business reviews, forecasting, ongoing development of merchandising plan, inventory management, developing and executing against promotions and events calendar

Business and Sales Analysis

  • Reports on business plan progress
  • Evaluation against programs and initiatives - performance, spending, results vs. forecast
  • Actively leverages knowledge of competitors and customers to enhance competitiveness and ability to accelerate business growth
  • Always be looking for a creative way to advance the brand with our retail partners

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

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in sales
  • High level of business planning and presentation skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills 
  • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Advanced PC knowledge and skills
  • Must have the ability to travel extensively (50-75% domestic travel)
  • Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance

 

Required Personality Traits

  • Self-starter and very motivated
  • Passion for running. If we could think of a word more intense than “passion” we would use it.
  • Bias toward action - thrives on goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success  
  • Intrinsic leadership ability
  • Self-confident and exceptionally strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
  • Collaborative, able to work with multiple groups and teams
  • Flexible, innovative, unorthodox thinker

 

Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork4@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

Field Marketing Representative – Birmingham AL

2014 Position Overview    

Do you have a hard time stopping yourself once you start talking about your love for five lugs? Now you don’t have to! Newton Running is looking for a Field Marketing Representative for the Southeast area. If you are a natural leader who loves dropping some Newton knowledge on your fellow runners, read on:

Reporting to the Field Marking Lead, Field Marketing Representative will direct, manage and lead all education, training and field marketing efforts, with primary goals of: 1) leading and implementing regional marketing activation programs, including events, co-branding and co-op marketing, that drive brand awareness; 2) ensuring retail sales staff are fully educated on products; 3) increasing retail sell-thru; 4) successfully deploying all marketing and POP materials. The job requires extensive travel within the territory.

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Principal Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide extraordinary service to support customer relationships with retail partners in the territory, including:
    • Conduct running clinics, demo events
    • Provide technical sales presentations
    • Teach natural running form and technique - it is more than just left, right, repeat
    • Work key shifts at Newton Running retail stores
    • Check inventory and solicit fill-in orders
    • Coordinate and execute local expo events with retailer
    • Maintaining top level customer service
    • Help staff Newton Running Expos/Events
    • Implement in-store retail merchandising
  2. Activate regional marketing programs to advance and elevate the brand in regional markets
    • Actively gather and share competitor and market trend information
    • Execute successful regional marketing programs
    • Be an authentic ambassador for the Newton Running Brand
    • Capitalize on and develop “the Newton Tribe” on a regional basis
    • Develop a stable of key media influencers and tastemakers
    • Implement gorilla marketing programs
  3. Complete all administrative functions with timeliness and accuracy
    • Manage extensive travel logistics in efficient and cost-effective manner
    • Document your hustle with calendars, and submitted call and activity reports
  4. 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
    • At Newton, we let people walk a mile in our shoes. Literally.

    Core Competencies and Skill Requirements

    • 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
    • Demonstrative success activating marketing, merchandising and events
    • Experience as a runner or triathlete and strong natural running skills
    • Basic knowledge of running bio-mechanics
    • Sales experience is highly beneficial, especially if you were the seller
    • 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

    • o Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values
    • o Self-confident and strong interpersonal skills
    • o Must demonstrate proven record of goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success.
    • o Must have a proven record of problem solving skills and creativity to achieve goals.
    • o Highly customer service oriented, organized, proactive, hard worker
    • o Independent, self-directed and tenacious at follow-through
    • o Ability to work in a team environment
    • o Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
    • o 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, we don’t want your mom to get sick of driving you around

Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork5@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

Field Marketing Representative – Southern California Territory

2014 Position Overview    

Do you have a hard time stopping yourself once you start talking about your love for five lugs? Now you don’t have to! Newton Running is looking for a Field Marketing Representative for the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. If you are a natural leader who loves dropping some Newton knowledge on your fellow runners, read on:

Reporting to the Field Marking Manager, Field Marketing Representative will direct, manage and lead all education, training and field marketing efforts, with primary goals of: 1) leading and implementing regional marketing activation programs, including events, co-branding and co-op marketing, that drive brand awareness; 2) ensuring retail sales staff are fully educated on products; 3) increasing retail sell-thru; 4) successfully deploying all marketing and POP materials. The job requires extensive travel within the territory (75%+, we hear driving around the LA area is a piece of cake).

read more

Principal Job Responsibilities

  1. Provide extraordinary service to support customer relationships with retail partners in the territory, including:
    • Conduct running clinics, demo events
    • Provide technical sales presentations
    • Teach natural running form and technique - it is more than just left, right, repeat
    • Work key shifts at Newton Running retail stores
    • Check inventory and solicit fill-in orders
    • Coordinate and execute local expo events with retailer
    • Maintaining top level customer service
    • Help staff Newton Running Expos/Events
    • Implement in-store retail merchandising
  2. Activate regional marketing programs to advance and elevate the brand in regional markets
    • Actively gather and share competitor and market trend information
    • Execute successful regional marketing programs
    • Be an authentic ambassador for the Newton Running Brand
    • Capitalize on and develop “the Newton Tribe” on a regional basis
    • Implement gorilla marketing programs
  3. Complete all administrative functions with timeliness and accuracy
    • Manage extensive travel logistics in efficient and cost-effective manner
    • Document your hustle with calendars, and submitted call and activity reports
  4. 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
    • At Newton, we let people walk a mile in our shoes. Literally.

    Core Competencies and Skill Requirements

    • 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
    • Demonstrative success activating marketing, merchandising and events
    • Experience as a runner or triathlete and strong natural running skills
    • Basic knowledge of running bio-mechanics
    • Sales experience is highly beneficial, especially if you were the seller
    • 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

    • o Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values
    • o Self-confident and strong interpersonal skills
    • o Must demonstrate proven record of goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success.
    • o Must have a proven record of problem solving skills and creativity to achieve goals.
    • o Highly customer service oriented, organized, proactive, hard worker
    • o Independent, self-directed and tenacious at follow-through
    • o Ability to work in a team environment
    • o Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
    • o 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, we don’t want your mom to get sick of driving you around

Newton Running is based in Boulder, CO. We exist to make every run better. Interested applicants please write to runtowork5@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Position Summary    

Are you organized? Really organized? Like, your socks are arranged in the drawer by color and texture, going in order from smallest to largest? If so, we would like to talk to you. Newton Running is looking for an Executive Assistant to support our senior management team. We are a running shoe company, so it is beneficial if there are a few pairs of running socks in your well organized sock drawer. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5+ years of administrative support experience in a corporate setting, preferably managing C-Level executives. If this is you, please reply to the email below with your resume and a brief(!) pitch for why you are perfect for the position.

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A Day in the Life of a Newton Executive Assistant

  • Manage and maintain calendars, appointments and travel arrangements
  • Submit expense reports and handle invoices
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings and events
  • Handle confidential information with discretion
  • File and retrieve documents and reference materials
  • Conduct research, assemble and analyze data to prepare reports and documents
  • Commitment to Newton Running’s core values and Company’s Social Responsibility goals
  • Participation in community volunteerism and in efforts to reduce the Company’s impact on the planet

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience administrative support in a corporate setting
  • High level of computer proficiency (Word, Excel, MSProject, PowerPoint, Outlook, Netsuite and other ERP experience a plus)
  • Aptitude with numbers, able to create and analyze data and spreadsheets
  • Aptitude with numbers, able to create and analyze data and spreadsheets
  • Bachelors degree an advantage
  • Planes, trains and automobile travel savvy

Required Personality Traits

  • Ability to put information in the vault, and keep it there
  • Strong moral compass and sense of ethics
  • Proactive, strategic planner and highly process-oriented
  • Must have initiative, ability to prioritize and be skilled at working independently
  • Highly organized, accurate and detail oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • High customer service orientation
  • Exceptional organizational, planning and communication skills
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Organized, proactive, hard worker

 

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.

Sales Representative – MEXICO DISTRIBUTION

Note: This is not a position with Newton Running Company, Inc.   This is a job opening with our exclusive distributor in Mexico:

Go Ultra, S.A. De C.V.
AV San Antonio 202, Col. San Pedro De Los Pinos
Mexico D.F., C.P. 03800
Tel: (52) 55 5611 0191
newton@trail-sport.com

This position will work directly for Newton’s independent distributor in Mexico.  He/she would not be an employee of Newton Running Company, Inc.   The Sales Representative will be responsible for ambitious sales goals in Mexico. He/she will develop and cultivate relationships with retailers and manage the business development in support of the distributor’s strategic plan. Our distributor is looking for a leader with deep experience creating exceptional service and driving sales. The ideal candidate will have a passion for running and personal experience with Newton Running products.  The position requires extensive travel throughout Mexico.

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Principal Job Responsibilities

The Sales Representative will be responsible for the following:

  1. Sales and Customer Service
    • Aggressively identify, prioritize and manage customer relationships with partners in the territory to achieve annual sell-in and sell-thru sales goals for Newton Running Company’s distributor.
    • Directly achieves business results through developing understanding of customer requirements and making recommendations for programs, solutions, customer decisions and resource allocation. Demonstrates knowledge of key influencers and ability to use them
    • Develops and executes running and educational events to benefit local retailers
    • Provides retailers and retail customers with education on running form and injury prevention
  2. Sales Operations
    • Actively participate in forecasting and inventory planning process
    • Proactively plan and manage retail partners’ business, including frequent formal business reviews, forecasting, ongoing development of merchandising plan, inventory management, developing and executing against promotions and events calendar
  3. Business and Sales Analysis
    • Reports on business plan progress
    • Evaluation against programs and initiatives - performance, spending, results vs. forecast
    • Actively leverages knowledge of competitors and customers to enhance competitiveness and ability to accelerate business growth
  4. Core Competencies / Knowledge and Skill Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree is preferred in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sales
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • High level of business planning and presentation skills
    • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
    • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills
    • Advanced PC knowledge and skills
    • Must have the ability to travel extensively
    • Valid driver’s license and valid car insurance
  5. Required Personality Traits
    • Passion for running
    • Bias toward action - thrives on goal achievement, sense of urgency and dedication to success
    • Intrinsic leadership abilit.
    • Self-confident and exceptionally strong interpersonal skills
    • Must be sincere, ambitious and have a strong sense of ethics
    • Collaborative, able to work with multiple groups and teams
    • Flexible, innovative, unorthodox thinker
    • Must be willing to conduct oneself in accordance with Newton’s and distributor’s Core Values
  6. 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.

Graphic Designer

Are you a graphic designer who likes to run, even if you aren’t being chased? If the thought of creating original razzle-dazzle graphics on a deadline pumps you up more than it freaks you out, we want to talk to you. Newton Running is looking for a full time Graphic Designer. This position reports to our Associate Creative Director, and is based in Boulder (telecommuting is not an option). The perfect candidate loves running, loves living in Boulder, loves Newton Running shoes, and loves creating graphical masterpieces. We realize “love” is a strong word. That is why we used it.

2014 Position Overview    

Design and create graphics to meet specific company promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, advertisements, web content, logos, email content, posters, event collateral, catalogues, etc. Must be self-motivated, as well as a team player. Like Peyton Manning. Only better.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates concepts, designs and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles, esthetics and company design guidelines.
  • Concept and present new designs
  • Incorporate feedback into design revisions
  • Uses computer software to generate new images.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Prepares finished copy and art by operating typesetting, printing, and similar equipment.
  • Completes projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
  • Maintains all visual assets in a comprehensive, organized and easily accessible manner.
  • Navigates the appropriate approval channels for all creative
  • Effectively manages timelines to hit all project deadlines
  • Basic 3D modeling a plus
  • Motion graphic design a plus
  • 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
  • At Newton, we let people walk a mile in our shoes. Literally.

Core Competencies and Skill Requirements

  • High level of competency using graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign as well as desktop publishing tools
  • Creative
  • High attention to detail
  • Extremely deadline-oriented
  • Deeply customer service oriented
  • Flexible
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Trend setter
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the marketing team.

Required Personality Traits

  • Incredibly creative and innovative
  • High attention to detail
  • Extremely deadline-oriented
  • Flexible. Mentally. Physical flexibility is not a requirement
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Bonus points for candidates who are runners
  • Double bonus points if you run in Newtons
  • Triple bonus points if you named your dog “Sir Isaac Newton”

 

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.

Independent Sales Representative - Nordrhein Westfalen/Bremen Niedersachsen/Schleswig Holstein

Newton Running Company is the authentic leader in running shoes designed for natural motion with a focus on specialty run retail as its primary distribution channel in Europe.

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This position is part of our European sales representative team that reports to the Director of Sales for Europe.The Sales Representative will work as an independent agent, and will be responsible for a very proactive and hands on approach to achieving ambitious sales goals in the Nordrhein Westfalen, Bremen Niedersachsen and Schleswig Holstein regions. The Sales Representative will develop and cultivate relationships with specialty run retail management and shop floor employees, implement company programs, and be responsible for achieving sales goals that align with the Company’s strategic plan. The Sales Representative must be a hard-working and personable leader with deep experience creating exceptional service and driving sales, fit well into the company culture, have a passion for running and preferably personal experience with Newton Running products.

Qualified applicants should contact the Director of Sales for Europe - jonathan.small@newtonrunning.com

Sr. Art Director

Are you a creative leader who likes to run, even if you aren’t being chased? If the thought of creating original razzle-dazzle ideas on a deadline pumps you up more than it freaks you out, we want to talk to you. Newton Running is looking for a full time employee to play a key role in our creative department. This position reports to our VP, Marketing, is based in Boulder (telecommuting is not an option) and is an excellent opportunity for a skilled graphic designer who is working toward leadership of creative team. The perfect candidate loves running, loves living in Boulder, loves Newton Running shoes, and loves creating branding masterpieces. We realize “love” is a strong word. That is why we used it. .

2014 Position Overview    
Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, design and create concepts to meet specific company promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, advertisements, web content, logos, email content, posters, event collateral, catalogues, etc. This is a player/manager role: you will help lead the creative team, but must also be deeply involved in graphic design and asset creation. Must be self-motivated, as well as a team player. Like Peyton Manning. Only better.

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Job Responsibilities   
Product Portfolio Management

  • Manage all creative staff: hire, supervise, train, mentor, delegate work and conduct performance reviews
  • Manage the design requests, development, approval and production process
  • Work closely with the VPM and agencies in the creative development and execution process at Newton Running
  • Maintain consistently high executional excellence by ensuring appropriate resources are assigned to projects, time lines are managed and strategic brand objectives are met.
  • Create concepts, designs and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles, aesthetics and company design guidelines.
  • Concept and present new ideas
  • Incorporate feedback into design revisions
  • Use computer software to generate new images.
  • Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
  • Complete projects by coordinating with outside agencies, art services, printers, etc.
  • Maintain all visual assets in a comprehensive, organized and easily accessible manner.
  • Navigate the appropriate approval channels for all creative
  • Basic 3D modeling a plus
  • Motion graphic design a plus
  • 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

  • High level of competency using graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign as well as desktop publishing tools
  • 5+  years of experience as a graphic designer; some management experienence is a is a distinct advantage
  • Able to work with multiple functions in marketing to target commercial objectives and deliver creative output that meets the stated objectives.
  • A good listener and a person who can sell ideas by articulating the vision for work
  • Has an understanding of the running consumer and is capable of connecting emotionally with him/her and with people who live an active lifestyle
  • Experience managing a team
  • Agency experience is an advantage
  • Experience and familiarity with front-end web page design and development (HTML and CSS) strongly preferred
  • Ability to work as a part of a team in a very fast paced environment
  • High attention to detail

  Required Personality Traits

  • Incredibly creative and innovative
  • High attention to detail
  • Extremely deadline-oriented
  • Deeply customer service oriented
  • Flexible. Mentally. Physical flexibility is not a requirement
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Bonus points for candidates who are runners
  • Double bonus points if you run in Newtons
  • Triple bonus points if you named your dog “Sir Isaac Newton”

 Newton Running is based in Boulder, Colorado. Interested candidates please send resume to runtowork@newtonrunning.com. Newton Running is an equal opportunity employer.  

Product Manager

Passionate about running? Check. Knowledgeable about the running market and the Newton Running Brand? Check. Creative thinker who loves dogs, Boulder, and making things happen? Check, Check, Check. If this conversation just happened in your head, and you dream of combining your love of running with your experience in product management and marketing, read on.

As the Product Manager at Newton Running, you will be responsible for supporting the Newton Running brand in achieving its long term vision and annual growth targets through management of the footwear and apparel product portfolios. This is a visible leadership position and highly cross-functional with responsibility for market insights, portfolio/product line strategy and management, annual planning, sustainability, launch pipeline creation, new product design and bringing product to life though compelling launch programs. In this position, you are critical to the Newton Running product experience, constantly developing the line to meet the needs of the target market, the brand and all Newton Running channels. This position is based in Boulder, CO and reports to the President.

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Principal Job Responsibilities

    1. Product Portfolio Management
      • Evaluate market needs through a strong understanding of runner’s consumer behavior, the competitive landscape, and detailed response to Newton’s products.
      • Craft product briefs and pitch concepts to the Newton executive team with relevant information including: competitive landscape, target MSRP/costs/margins, product features and benefits needs, sustainable production & materials, target consumers, target accounts, etc.
      • Work closely with running specialty retailers in acquiring product feedback and direction.
      • Discover, evaluate and prioritize Newton product assortment and growth opportunities relative to consumer needs/segments; competitive running products and pricing; customer assortments, segmentation and merchandising opportunities; and overall design and cultural trends
      • Working with Marketing and Product Development, define 3 year and annual product line imperatives/priorities and seasonal initiatives to achieve sales and margin, enrich the brand and deliver on consumer and retailer/channel needs and goals
      • Evaluate and set financial goals for product pipeline initiatives that achieve annual and strategic product growth targets for the portfolio
      • Build business case in support of annual product initiatives
      • Lead and align key cross-functional and Newton Running stakeholders on product strategy and key annual product line priorities and initiatives
      • Adapt product plans to address shifting needs and opportunities of the market
    2. Product Design & Merchandising
      • Evaluate portfolio to deliver on diverse merchandising/assortment opportunities of consumers and channels including core product improvement, seasonal refresh/extensions, new segment entry and innovation
      • Map and calendar product introductions aligned to portfolio plan
      • Ensure portfolio and select products align with brand DNA and positioning
      • Partner with design to create category and product stories and concepts that address identified market opportunities for Newton Running brand and portfolio
      • Partner with design, development and manufacturing to ensure products meet sustainability goals and contributes to Company goals to reduce environmental impact
      • Lead product cross-functional briefing process for multiple seasons
      • Translate market insights into articulate design briefs including clear product positioning, core design challenge and requirements, including pricing/margin
      • Ensure product design meets strategic direction and positioning of brief; partner with design to deliver product concept and story according to brief/strategy
      • As needed, lead research to validate product concepts and design with target consumer in terms of needs, fit with brand and differentiation
      • Present product line, concepts and designs to senior management, cross-functional stakeholders, and retailers at key points
      • With design team and product development project manager, oversee schedule from brief to production; solve schedule, cost and scope challenges as needed to hit launch dates in annual and seasonal plans
      • Craft process and identify opportunities to accelerate time-to-market
      • Complete all/any paperwork approving designs
    3. Cross-Functional Partnership
      • Align and communicate product strategy and annual initiatives on an on-going basis
      • Plan, project manage and launch annual and seasonal products in order to achieve targets
      • Serve as the brand’s lead on all product presentations both internally and with retailers, trade and lifestyle media outlets, and co-branding partners.
      • Evaluate product launches, discontinuance and expansion opportunities
    4. 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
    5. Core Competencies and Skill Requirements
      • BA or BS in marketing, business or a related field of study; MBA is advantageous
      • Minimum of 4+ years of experience in product management and marketing, footwear product management is an advantage along with exposure to the running specialty trade channel through retail experience and/or a buyer role in running footwear.
      • Finance & Planning: Demonstrated ability and experience in strategic planning, annual planning, sales planning, forecasting and analysis
      • Product Design & Merchandising: Understanding of the product design and development process; experience and exposure to design and working with design teams; understanding of retail merchandising and assortment planning and metrics
      • Project Management & Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects across functions and external partners, on budget, and on schedule.
      • Analysis: Ability to bring together diverse data sets to inform and shape strategy, annual initiatives and action steps to grow the business
      • Product launches: Demonstrated experience launching numerous products
      • Agility: Experience working in a fast paced, start-up or business unit/product platform of a mid-sized organization. Demonstrated record of thriving in a fast-paced, diverse, entrepreneurial work environment in rapid growth stages
      • Communication: Articulate. Able to effectively communicate to leadership, peers and team members. Facility with key methods of presentation. Must have a high degree of social intelligence
      • Committed runner with personal experience with or in-depth understanding of Newton Running brand, running consumer, sales channels and competitive set
      • Must like office dogs and running as frequently as possible
    6. Required Personality Traits
      • Drive for results
      • Bias for action and solving problems
      • Ability to think creatively, not constrained by traditional approaches
      • Opportunity focused
      • Entrepreneurial and agile; able to adapt and flex as business requires
      • Strong mind for consumer
      • Capacity for strategic, conceptual and problem-solving skills plus tactical execution
      • Strong communication and team building skills, with ability to communication across departments and skill sets, especially field teams
      • Able to balance analytics and intuition when thinking through strategy and daily tactical decisions
      • Results driven and proactive; strong desire to own and execute area of responsibility with excellence Able to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of time.

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.