Rhode Island FC

Rhode Island FC

Merchandise Manager

Rhode Island FC - Manager
Pawtucket · RI
Retail/Licensing: Retail Management
Merchandise Manager: 
Reports To: President
The Merchandise and E-Commerce Manager is responsible for e-commerce and event revenue generation, as well as the merchandise life cycle, which includes purchasing, forecasting and inventory maintenance. The role will oversee retail locations at the Club front office and the stadium, in addition to managing all online shop operations. 
  Areas of Responsibility:
  • Supervise and execute the entire retail operation including policies and procedures, inventory and accounting for on-site, off-site, non-game day and internet sales.
  • Order all products (jerseys, head wear, novelties, garments, etc.) for the online and in-venue Team store.
  • Responsible for receiving inventory (including physical count) and disbursing inventory via P.O.S. system.
  • Stocks and sets up all merchandise retail locations prior to each game or event. 
  • Responsible for becoming an expert with the Team’s P.O.S. system.
  • Each game closes out retail locations by receiving money and running P.O.S. reports or compiling inventory spreadsheet for any non-P.O.S. locations.
  • Performs end of month physical count of all inventory including storage. 
  • Maintains vendor files including copies of all purchase orders and invoices.
  • Approves all merchandise payables for payment
  • Tracks via the P.O.S. system all inventory sold at a discount with coding for the purpose of the discount. 
  • Tracks via the P.O.S. system all inventory comped, who requested the comp merchandise and the purpose for which the merchandise will be used (i.e. community relations, business development, etc.).
  • Tracks via the P.O.S. system all inventory sold as part of ticket packages, birthday parties, family day, etc.
  • Hire, supervise and train all part-time merchandise employees
  • Prepares master merchandise employee schedule prior to each home stand.
  • Other duties as assigned – particularly in the off-season – as assigned based on the skill set of the employee.
  • Minimum of 3 years in retail with at least two years of management experience, professional sports experience in a high-volume retail operation preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of practices and principles of retail sales/management
  • Successful track record of meeting sales goals, displaying creativity showing initiative

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?

  2. When could you start this role?

  3. What is your salary expectation for this position (Proving a range is required)?

  4. This position is a full-time, in-person role at our Pawtucket, Rhode Island offices. If selected for this position, when could you begin employment?