Sports Marketing Coordinator

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Jan 4

The Sports Marketing Coordinator will support the Athlete Manager with the ordering and building of athlete bikes; manage the logistics and at-event management of the XC team; be on hand for other SCB events and races. You will be the in-house coordinator of the race and athlete programs and travel for certain events and races. 

Overall Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Coordinate the XC race team logistics and on-site management of racers and mechanics; update and stick to the Race and Racer calendar; will work closely with the Athlete Manager who has overall management and accountability for the team
  • Event activation: represent the brand to the public, pit setup and tear down, organize logistics (often with other team members/departments). You will be the face and voice of Santa Cruz’s No Missed Rides rider support pledge; providing mechanical and product knowledge, advising riders on the best course for success with any issue
  • Data diligence: track and keep tabs on athlete bike and parts orders, track and process product needs of team and riders through the SAP ERP system; you will need to provide insight and advise on dates of receipt for athlete bikes with the Athlete Manager and athletes
  • Build athlete bikes and provide spare parts and shipping logistics for teams and riders
  • Liason for North American ambassadors and athletes to communicate with for their needs and orders
  • Keep inventory tracking records up to date, receive frame, parts and bike orders. You are responsible for organizing team orders effectively and efficiently
  • Track all contracted and non-contracted athlete needs - grassroots to pro, not including Syndicate


  • 2+ years experience of running and coordinating race teams or athletes
  • 3+ years experience of being on-hand at events, knowing how to conduct themselves and represent the brand to the public
  • ERP or CRM experience, advanced computer and organizational skills
  • Professional level bike building and mechanical knowledge
  • Excellent event logistics and presentation skills
  • Self-starter and independent problem-solver
  • Ability to travel 30-40% (including weekends) throughout North America. Must have a valid passport and clean driving record
  • Ability to communicate professionally with athletes, the general public and co-workers

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend and explain documents in English. Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in English.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the overall duties and responsibilities of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the overall duties and responsibilities.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use of hands and fingers, handle, or feel, reach above head with hands and arms, lift, push, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl, pull, talk and hear. The employee must lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Vision may be corrected within normal range. The noise level in the work environment is quiet.

Why work here: For over 25 years Santa Cruz Bicycles has tried to do things a bit differently. Our ultimate goal is to consistently build the best bicycles in the world and have fun doing it, but there is a lot more to it than that. 

We can offer you great benefits that include 100% paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401K matching, monthly employee events and major discounts on bikes and bike gear. Those parts come with the industry. We can offer you a relaxed working environment, local singletrack, and the opportunity to work with a group of bike enthusiasts in a great place to live. Those parts come with the territory.

But what we really want is what you have to offer us. We want to attract job seekers that are looking for a brand that they can be an integral part of, and not just "a company to work for". It's the individual personalities, and the raw enthusiasm for the brand that makes this place special, and that comes directly from the employees of Santa Cruz Bicycles.

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