Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Director for IPO-Economic Development Group. This position is responsible for management and oversite of internally owned business ventures kite+key, Rutgers Tech Store and TeKCheK Rutgers Computer Repair Service. University technology stores and certified repair centers are located on Rutgers Livingston Campus, Piscataway; Hahne & Co. Building, Newark; and Camden Campus Center, Camden. This role is responsible for all aspects of retail operations and ecommerce sites, price setting, procurement, merchandising, budget projection, managing P&L, strategic planning and staffing.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Responsible for retaining and expanding kite+key's institutional client base by promoting and introducing new products and services to department administrators across Rutgers university departments and neighboring universities.
Direct oversite of vending machine, charging station and commuter reward programs.
Drives cross-functional alignment across all departments to integrate strategic objectives including marketing plans and sales goals to maximize the potential of each channel and exceed target goals.
Initiates strategies for sales, marketing, and promotions; manages budgets, reviews financial reporting and billing and maintains contractual obligations and leases with Apple, Apple Financial and other outside vendors.
Minimum Education and Experience:
BS in business administration or a related field required or equivalent related experience.
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
eCommerce experience, retail account management and retail business development with tangible results.
A strong technology focus
Must be able to identify opportunities to drive sales and effectively communicate these opportunities to the sales team.
Must have experience with team development and demonstrate leadership ability.
Prior experience with budgeting and financial management
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to ensure completion in a timely manner with high quality outcome; able to learn independently and embrace change.
Must anticipate the impact of his or her actions, be accountable for the outcome and display integrity when interacting with others.
Additional qualifications include:
Passionate about technology and other retail ventures
Intimate knowledge of Windows, Apple and Android products and accessories
Proficient in MS Application (Work, Excel, PowerPoint)
Self-motivated and self-directed
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to demonstrate a respectful, professional, and courteous demeanor at all times
Well organized and attention to detail required
Ability to identify creative advertising campaigns to drive sales
Flexible with schedule as hours of operation are based on business need and may require occasional nights and weekends
Ability to travel out of state for overnight conferences
Apple Product Professional Certification
B2B sales experience
Prior supply chain experience
Experience managing multiple retail locations
Apple's GSX system
This position will sit in Piscataway, but will travel to Newark and Camden.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST3735
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 98661
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.