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Wind Product Manager (kiteboarding, winging, foiling, and windsurfing)


Posted by WND&WVS on 01/19/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: WaterSports

Job Categories: Customer Service, Ecommerce Management, Marketing & Digital Marketing, Purchasing, Retail - Sales

Company Type: Accessories, Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment, Retailer

State: VT

City: Burlington

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Business Phone: 8025402529

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


WND&WVS is looking for a passionate and motivated wind & water sport enthusiast to be our WIND PRODUCT MANAGER. This person will manage all operations related to
kiteboarding, winging, foiling, and windsurfing for WND&WVS. This is a new, full-time, year-round position based in Burlington, Vermont. Responsibilities include category planning & strategy, marketing & sales and customer service for all wind- related gear. An intimate knowledge of retail buying and sales and e-commerce is required. The perfect candidate will possess a thorough understanding of the wind & water sports industry with the technical skills to back it up.

Retail Sales Responsibilities

  • Manage sales and budgets for the wind product categories
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors to negotiate best price, guaranteed sales, markdown allowance terms, and shipping to improve costs of goods sold
  • Attend various industry trade shows
  • Determine pricing, margins, and markdowns of merchandise
  • Purchasing strategy for all wind equipment needed for retail sales
  • Responsible for receiving deliveries, merchandising the sales floor and inventory management
  • Customer phone calls and warranty claims process
  • Answer daily e-mails from customers to guide them through the selection process of equipment
  • Coordinate customer gear repairs and product assembly
  • Assist with a variety of WND&WVS duties as needed, including floor sales of surfboards and SUP equipment, wetsuits, and related gear
  • Management and training of staff on wind categories

Website & Online Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for marketing online
  • Add/edit product content on including product photos, unique descriptions, optimized descriptions for SEO, and creation of product packages
  • Coordinate internet sales and daily fulfillment of orders

Marketing & Promotional Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies for new business and promotional ideas
  • Engage the local wind community through promotions and events
  • Promote winter snow & ice kiting, winging, and windsurfing
  • Create and edit simple 3-5 minute You Tube quality product videos as well as photos
  • Promote wind-related gear through various advertising mediums including

Digital Media, Social Media, and Print Media

  • Create online promotional campaigns, cross promotion of items
  • Create content of technical articles/newsletters

Lessons & Camps at the Burlington Surf Club

  • Oversee WND&WVS Wind School; including the kiteboarding, wing, foil, and windsurfing lessons and camps
  • Oversee booking of lessons and coordinate with instructors
  • Manage the wind sports rental gear and locations
  • You should be prepared to teach lessons, if needed


  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years related retail experience
  • Strong social skills with a customer service background
  • E-commerce experience
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Occasional air travel is required for this position
  • Skills as a surfer and/or SUP surfing and paddling is a bonus
  • Boating and jet ski experience is helpful but not required

What We Offer/Perks

  • Year-round employment with established water sport brand
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 70/30 split on health insurance after 3 month probationary period
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Access to Hula, Burlington Surf Club, and Spot restaurant networks
  • 30% discount on equipment and apparel
  • Access to our Caribbean surf resort in Rincon, Puerto Rico


WND&WVS is all about the passion of getting out on the water and having a killer time in all possible conditions. Surfing, stand up paddling, windsurfing, and kiteboarding are the athletic pursuits of virtually all water men and women who love to glide across the water under the power of wind and waves. The WND&WVS brand was born from the stoke and excitement of wind on water and the opportunities that are presented each time our feet touch the sand and our boards hit the water.