Equipment Manager

  Nashville Soccer Club
  Southeast Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 04/17/19



Job Summary

Nashville is America’s “It City” and a soccer city on the rise. From the CONCACAF Gold Cup to FIFA World Cup qualifying, Nashville is becoming a destination for the nation’s most prominent soccer games. Music City’s local team, Nashville Soccer Club (the “Club”), just started its second season. The Club came off a successful first season; setting league records in corporate partners and season tickets and advanced to the playoffs. Now, the Club is ready for its next step, Major League Soccer. Nashville SC will transition into MLS in 2020 and is recruiting an Equipment Manager to strengthen the Club as it prepares for MLS.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Equipment Manager is responsible for the logistics of equipment and dressing of players and technical staff for the Club. This position will work with vendors and partners on clothing and equipment orders. The Equipment Manager will collaborate with the marketing department to represent the Club at all public events and Team Administrator for all away matches. The position will report to the General Manager.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Decide which shirts and clothes are worn for training, games, photo shoots and all public appearances.

  • Learn and adhere to all league and sponsor guidelines to ensure that the Club is represented in the best light in training and games, as well as at all public events.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day logistics of equipment used in training or games.

  • Work within the Club’s Adidas allotment to order and purchase the newest products.

  • Supply, maintain and replace all clothing work in training or games.

  • Supply the stock and reorder any training aids that are used while on the field training or during a game.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and partners to obtain the best and most up-to-date equipment.

  • Research the market and communicate with various people in the game to see what products to bring in for trial.

  • Meet regularly with vendors and sponsors to learn about new products and uses for existing products.

  • Work in conjunction with suppliers to ensure products are stocked in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Pack equipment on road trips in a manner to maximize the amount of equipment travelling while saving travel fees.

  • Distribute apparel and footwear to players as needed.

  • Foresee potential issues and problem solve.

  • Gameday responsibilities include the following:

o   Set up the Club’s locker room in a consistent and organized manner, as well as the 
     coaches’ locker room and lockers.
o   Organize the Equipment Room so that necessary items are accessible and easily distributed.
o   Prepare merchandise for post-game and pre-game interviews.
o   Adhere to the league uniform standards while ensuring all players are dressed for the            
     weather conditions.
o   Be prepared to solve any equipment malfunction or failure that may arise.
o   Organize and clean all items used during the game.
o   Organize and pack items that must be returned to the training center for the next training 
      session.
o   Maintain professionalism with visiting teams and other departments. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience with a professional soccer team;

  • Experience working with apparel provider;

  • Practical experience working with a heat press for screening and customizing apparel;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and knowledge of the Sports Office;

  • Ability to travel to all away matches and other trips with the team;

  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required. 

 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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