VACANCY: Merchandising Committee MemberĀ 

Join our dynamic team as a Merchandising Committee Member for Scottish Ice Hockey! As a crucial part of our voluntary organisation, you will play a key role in enhancing the fan experience and supporting the growth of ice hockey in Scotland through strategic merchandising initiatives. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Product Selection and Design: Collaborate with the committee to curate a diverse and appealing range of merchandise, including jerseys, apparel, accessories, and promotional items. 
  • Vendor Management: Identify and establish relationships with reliable vendors, negotiate pricing, and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality merchandise. 
  • Inventory Management: Oversee the organisation, storage, and tracking of merchandise inventory. Implement efficient systems to prevent overstock or shortages. 
  • Marketing and Promotion: Work closely with the marketing team to develop effective strategies for promoting merchandise, both online and at live events. Utilise social media, email campaigns, and other channels to maximise visibility. 
  • Event Presence: Coordinate merchandise booths at games, tournaments, and other events. Ensure a seamless shopping experience for fans, offering assistance and promoting merchandise effectively. 
  • Financial Oversight: Monitor budgetary constraints, pricing structures, and sales performance to maximise revenue while maintaining affordability for fans. 
  • Customer Engagement: Foster a positive relationship with fans through excellent customer service. Gather feedback to continually improve the merchandise selection and overall shopping experience. 

Qualifications: 

  • Passion for ice hockey and a strong understanding of the Scottish ice hockey community. 
  • Organisational and project management skills to coordinate multiple tasks effectively. 
  • Creativity and an eye for design trends to curate appealing merchandise collections. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration with team members, vendors, and fans. 
  • Previous experience in merchandising, retail, or event sales is a plus. 

Time Commitment: 

  • This is a voluntary position with flexible hours, primarily requiring dedication during the ice hockey season and special events. Regular committee meetings and occasional weekend/evening availability may be necessary. 

Benefits: 

  • Immersive involvement in the Scottish ice hockey community. 
  • Networking opportunities within the sports and merchandise industry. 
  • Personal and professional development in merchandising and event management. 

Join us in growing the sport and experience for Scottish ice hockey fans whilst contributing to the vibrant culture of the sport! Apply now to be part of our dedicated Merchandising Committee. 

PLEASE NOTE: This position is a voluntary role. Expenses are reimbursed in-line with the SIH [Scottish Ice Hockey] Expense Policy. 

How to apply

Please send a CV (including contact details) and covering letter detailing the relevant skills, knowledge and experience you have in relation to the above position[s] to: nomination@scottishicehockey.co.uk

 Closing date for applications is: April 12, 2024