Otter Hockey University Ambassador


 

We are recruiting for University Club Ambassadors nationwide. It is a remote, campus-based role with flexible working hours around your university degree. Otter Hockey started when we were students and we want our next employees to be at the roots of where we began. Furthermore, we are looking to make the game of hockey more affordable while offering top of the range equipment. 

We produce equipment to be used at the elite level and grassroots level and currently support over 30 Separate University Clubs, including the University of Bristol Men’s and Women’s teams and the University of Nottingham Men’s team. 

This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain experience within the sporting goods industry. We are looking for those with an understanding of sales and marketing. 

Our business is split into three areas;

  • Otter Hockey - Our elite, affordable hockey brand. 

  • Otter Wear - Our custom clothing operation.

  • Otter Non-Profit - Our nonprofit section that is working with the Hockey Dreams Foundation.  

As the student University Ambassador, you will be responsible for getting clubs and societies at your University to order Otter Wears custom stash. 

 

Job Description

 

You will be responsible for growing Otter Hockey’s presence at your University. 

To do this you will have to:

  • Create a unique strategy so that you can sell Otter Wear to your University Clubs. 

  • Implement your unique strategy. 

  • Meet with the President and Kit Secretary for each society at your University and pitch our kit offering. 

  • Meet with your University Hockey Society (s) committee and pitch our Hockey offer to them.

Once you get the first society signed up, the rest is easy, everyone will be jealous of that first club!

You will receive an information pack about Otter and will need to stay in consistent contact with the Club Manager who is also one of our Directors. This gives you a chance to impress the management at Otter right from day one, expanding your network. You will also provide regular updates on a monthly basis, to the rest of the team. 

 

Who would suit this role?

 

Someone who is a real social butterfly and well connected on campus. An all-rounder in both their academic, social and sporting lives. 

The ideal candidate will have exceptional sales and negotiation skills with solid basic knowledge of the sporting goods industry. You will be a confident, proactive and organised individual who is a natural problem solver that can thrive in a rapidly changing market environment. 

A proven track record of providing demonstrable positive change within an organisation will also be looked upon favourably. We are an extremely small team, and everyone is held accountable for their actions. 

If you can make an impact from day one or have a plan of how you will make an impact within your University before you even start, that will be taken into account when hiring. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Meeting with as many society members from different sports clubs as possible. 

  • Consistent communication with potential and current clients via Formal (email) and Informal (methods).

  • Planning a clear strategy with timely goals to grow the Otter Brand. 

  • Creating exciting and professional-looking proposals to use as an aid to convince clubs to order from Otter Wear.

  • Contribute to the designs of new products: both personalised for clubs and get your chance to create new Otter products. 

  • Follow our sales and negotiation strategies to win new clients.

  • Have informal weekly chats with our Club Manager and Monthly Formal meeting, with the whole team. 

  • To communicate clearly with our in house designer to get draft designs made for potential clients. 

  • To get documents approved and signed by clients so we can start production. 

  • Give clients weekly updates on the progress of their orders. This is key for positive customer experiences. 

  • Ensure customers pay their invoice in full and in a timely manner. 

  • Maintain those relationships after an order cycle is complete. This will ensure repeat business. 

  • Get photos and videos of the teams in their stash, so we can grow the presence of Otter Apparel via social media. This is key. We can also promote the clients via socials as a way of boosting their club presence on campus.  

Requirements from you:

  • Studying at a University in the UK

  • Member of a University sports team (if you are on a Committee that’s even better!)

  • Creative and not afraid to bring new ideas to us. 

  • Able to manage multiple projects at once. 

  • Passionate about sport and fashion. 

  • A strong network of potential clients on campus. 

  • Fluent with Social Media and Microsoft Office. 

  • Good email etiquette. 

  • A proactive individual when it comes to completing projects. 

  • Relaxed attitude, good sense of humour. 

  • See new tasks as exciting opportunities. 

  • Excellent organizational skills to fit in meetings around your studies. 

  • Excellent communication skills, happy to talk to clients. 

  • Amazing presenting skills and ability to put together interesting presentations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. 

  • Outstanding negotiation and sales skills. 

What to expect from us:

  • B2B sales experience that can not be taught in lectures. 

  • Autonomy to be able to work and manage your own work schedule to achieve targets. 

  • Be part of a young, experienced team of entrepreneurial people. 

  • Hands-on experience of working for a rapidly growing sports brand. 

  • Compulsory direct online training via Zoom from the Management Team.

  • Direct support from our Club Manager. 

  • The flexibility to work on your own schedule. 

  • A glowing reference for your CV after you leave Otter. 

Job Role: University Ambassador. Part-Time Role

Compensation: a strong, structured, commission-based scheme. Free stash packages. 

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours.

  • Bonuses for specific levels of performance.

  • Company event invites. 

If you feel like this role is for you click here

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