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Sports Marketing Intern


Sports Marketing and Sales Intern at GAMEDAY MERCH and

Global Impex USA

Gameday Merch previously known as Guild is an apparel company based out of Minnesota that is under the umbrella of Global Impex USA. Gameday works with professional athletes and influencers to create custom merchandise and websites to enhance their brands. Currently, Gameday works with over 20 professional athletes and influencers and is rapidly growing. Some of the athletes that Gameday currently works with are Cordarrelle Patterson, JC Jackson, Vonn Bell, Eli Apple, and David Njoku. Gameday works with these athletes to create merchandise that effectively reflects their personalities and passions so their fans can support them on and off the field. Gameday wants to elevate all of our client’s brands far beyond the sport that they play.


To do this we use our team of in-house designers to make sure that all of our clients are satisfied. Gameday/Global is a tight-knit family that works together every day to deliver high-quality and innovative projects.


Job Description and Role:

You will work with professional athletes and influencers to help enhance their brands through merchandise and custom websites. You’ll have hands-on experience working with athletes and their agents to create products to engage their fans on a new level. Interns will work closely with the company owners to learn how to effectively communicate with clients. Interns will also have the opportunity to take on new roles and experiment with their own original ideas. You will be researching new potential athletes and agencies and reaching out to help bring them on board. Interacting with our clients on multiple social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter will be a frequent activity. You will also work with our in-house design team to create unique social media posts that highlight our players and influencers and promote their merchandise and brands. All of these will be crucial to make sure both parties will benefit.


Global Impex USA / Gameday is a social incubator devoted to the ideals of teaching emerging professionals’ real-world business and entrepreneurship skills. At Global Impex USA, our interns work as a tight-knit team of highly motivated individuals who directly influence the company’s growth and direction. In 2019, the St. Cloud Times recognized Global Impex USA as one of the best startups to work for due to the amount of hands-on experience it provides to its interns. Since then, Global Impex USA has been continually recognized for its achievement in various news outlets and international business magazines.


At Global Impex USA and Gameday, we take pride in utilizing the full potential of our interns. Thus, we never assign meaningless work, and thanks to our amazing leadership team, you will be assigned resume-worthy projects every week and become an active participant in the international textile industry.


Global Impex USA’s and Gameday company culture is unique in that every intern spends at least a few hours a week working with the company's owners 9whoc are also college business professors), learning what it takes for an international textile company to succeed in the 21st century. This culture causes our program to be an incredible opportunity in which one can experience real-world business scenarios and develop his/her professional skill set. Our workers are fun, passionate, and energetic. Join us and see how much our company can help you grow!


Tasks and Duties:

  • Reaching out to professional athletes, influencers, and their agencies.

  • Calling and reaching out to professionals athlete marketing agents in various sports like NFL, College Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, E-Sports, Volleyball, Swimming, Track and Field, Tennis, Women Athletes, and more

  • Calling Global Impex's textile customers and leads to enhance your sales skills

  • Research and find new customers, clients, sports agencies for Gameday and new customer leads for Global Impex

  • Meeting with athletes and their agents through phone calls or zoom meetings to brainstorm ideas to create their personal merchandise.

  • Work with the design team to create promotional social media posts.

  • Strategically target new potential clients.

  • Interact on social media with fans and athletes to boost engagement.

  • Following up with customers to make sure they received their orders.

  • Communicating effectively with other team members

  • Work with the vendors for apparel for order fulfillment and servicing the customers

  • Work with the analytics team to evaluate sales, and social media outreach and modify sales and marketing strategy as needed.

  • Work closely with the owners and management

  • Helping social media and PR terms with postings, blogs, new releases, and more

Successful candidates:

  • Are eager to learn

  • Go Getter attitude

  • Love to hunt, explore and find new leads for Guild and Global

  • Ask questions

  • Follow the trends in the sports industry

  • Are organized and prepared

  • Can handle multiple tasks at once

  • Have a good attitude

  • Work well with a team and is a team player

  • Are outgoing and willing to try new things

  • Are Energetic and bring positivity

  • Are willing to go above and beyond

  • Can work independently and is proactive

  • Team player

Duration

The internship is for 2023/24

Pay:

You get a stipend of 500 $ along with a bonus of 500 $ and a sales commission for 15 weeks and work part-time for 15-16 hours a week. You will work remotely as an independent contractor with a very flexible schedule. After the first semester the pay and the bonuses double (based on performance) and you will be promoted to Team Lead. After two semesters you will be absorbed in the company payroll based on the two semester's performance review.


What You’ll Receive

At the end of the internship, you:

  • Will be awarded a certificate after successful completion.

  • Will receive a $500 stipend and the potential for a $500 bonus along with a sales commission.

  • Will have the opportunity to gain a full-time position based on the performance of three semesters.

  • Could be promoted to team lead.

  • Could be part of the management team based on the performance review of the first 3 months.

  • Will be working with a team of interns from across the country from various schools and diverse backgrounds representing 10-20 leading schools in the country and abroad.

  • Will have regular and direct access to the management.

  • Learn entrepreneurial skills from business professors receive Mentorship and Learn team building.

  • Get a paid trip to spend a fun weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota, if you are a top performer.

About The Global Impex USA Group Inc.

In 2017, entrepreneur and college professor King Mukherjee founded Global Impex USA based on the idea of creating a social incubator and entrepreneurial venture where students get to learn hands-on business experiences. Currently, Global Impex USA is a leading importer and distributor of fabric, textiles, apparel, and made-ups focused on the global market. Within the textile category, our focus is on industrial fabrics, artist’s canvas, dyed textiles, and protective medical fabrics. We also manufacture finished products including branded sportswear, bags, face masks, and specialty medical apparel.


Global Impex USA is an international textile distributor and sourcing expert that specializes in business-to-business (B2B) sales. The company produces and stocks large quantities of industrial, medical, artist, and military-grade textiles for clients who wish to create their products from the highest-grade material with multiple distribution centers across the country. GI is one of the Top three suppliers of industrial, medical, and artists’ fabrics across all 50 states.


Global Impex USA also owns three subsidiaries, Guild Apparel, Gameday Merch & Stryv Medical, which aid the company in more specialized forms of value-added finished apparel and clothing. Guild and Gameday Apparel is the crown jewel of the group. Gameday merch does custom merch for leading NFL Athletes as well as for influencers dealing with apparel and more. Stryv Medical produces medical scrubs and lab coats for large medical institutions and private practices.


GI is a proud member of the prestigious national association of Advanced Textiles Associations. Home - Advanced Textiles Association and various other organizations including a few non-profits.


Join a leading Minnesota startup with a team full of energy, passion, and determination to excel! https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-global-impex-usa/


Global Impex USA Internship Culture

Global Impex USA’s company culture is unique in that every intern spends at least a few hours a day working with the company's owners to learn what it takes for an international textile company to succeed in the 21st century. This culture causes our program to be an incredible opportunity in which one will experience real-world business scenarios and develop their professional skill set. The culture is upbeat, with great vibes, and a young team of college students and recent graduates.


GI is one of the most diverse companies in the world of textiles, fabrics, and apparel. You get a chance to work with like-minded young professionals from 10-15 leading schools in the country. Since our founding in 2017, we have mentored over 30 interns from distinguished schools such as the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Saint Cloud State University, the University of Chicago, University of California – Davis, University of Minnesota – Duluth, St. John’s University, College of Saint Benedict, University of Michigan, and others.


We provide our interns with a great platform to embrace leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurship. We have a team full of energy, creativity, and ambition. We provide numerous engaging activities and events to keep you motivated throughout your internship. Realize your potential and enhance your knowledge with us!


Many of our interns leave with glowing testimonials!


Read more about how Global Impex USA started 2021 with its next generation of interns (https://www.etextilecommunications.com/012721-global-impex-internships)


The leading newspaper of the region, St. Cloud Times published on the front page of the GI Internship program. Learn more about the benefits of joining us in this article in the St. Cloud Times! (https://www.sctimes.com/story/news/2019/07/25/st-cloud-textile-startup-provides-hands-business-experience-entrepreneur/1817265001/)

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