Tennis-Point US Pro Shop Associate, Merchandiser, or Stringer

SIGNA Sports United US • New York

  • Full-time

New York City

as soon as possible

For more than 30 years, Tennis-Point (formerly Midwest Sports Tennis) has served as one of the world's largest tennis suppliers. We are also the official on-site tournament retailer of the ATP Western & Southern Open Masters tournament in Cincinnati each summer and the official racquet sports products retailer of the ATP Tour.

We are one of the world's largest sellers of all things tennis: racquets, shoes, apparel and accessories. Whether you're looking for a great deal on tennis racquets or the latest in tennis accessories, you can find it at Tennis-point.com -- Run by tennis people, for tennis people. 

What you will be responsible for

THE OPPORTUNITY: Associates for our TENNIS-POINT Pro Shop located at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the US Open Tennis Championships August 19-September 11, 2022.  These are temporary full-time opportunities.

THE NEED: We need people who are passionate for, involved in, and knowledgeable about the great sport of Tennis; and ready to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.

THE COMMITMENT: A minimum of four 8-hour days per week for 2 weeks. Each day presenting a choice between two shifts, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and 4:30 pm to close (variable based on tournament schedules). A maximum of five 8-hour days per week for 3 weeks (120 hrs.).

THE WORK:

Racquet Stringers: Expeditious and high-quality stringing, plus friendly, attentive, and patient customer service to tournament patrons shopping for tennis racquets and accessories from the finest and most well-known manufacturers of product in the industry. Additional duties will also include maintaining an orderly and clean workspace and product presentations.

Retail Sales Associates: Friendly, attentive, and patient customer service to tournament patrons shopping for Tennis Apparel, Footwear, Equipment, and Accessories from the finest and most well-known manufacturers of product in the industry. Additional duties will include merchandise stocking and maintaining an orderly and clean workspace and product presentations. Associates experienced with point-of-sale systems may also have an opportunity to assist with customer check-out.

Back-Stock Merchandisers: Working with the Retail Sales Associates to ensure that product displays are always kept fully stocked with available inventory, and the presentations are maintained in an orderly fashion. The merchandiser is also responsible for keeping and communicating an accurate, running inventory count of all products. Additionally, this position may need to assist with friendly, attentive, and patient customer service to our tournament patrons when additional support on the sales floor is needed.

What we're looking for

THE REQUIREMENTS: The ability to be on your feet for the duration of your shifts, be a flexible team player…and work hard and have fun. It is your responsibility to provide your own transportation to and from the facility, be on time, and stay for the duration of your commitment. Retail experience is helpful and preferred, but not mandatory, and the minimum age is 18 years old.

In accordance with laws and policies of the State of New York and New York City; all applicants must have proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

What you need to know

THE BENEFITS: The experience of working with a globally recognized company and being able to watch in-person action at one of the premier Tennis events in the world. Meeting the minimum work requirements will grant the staff member credentials to roam the facility in their off-hours and watch any practices and matches not requiring a specific and separate ticket for entry.

THE COMPENSATION: The pay is $18 per hour, payable by check upon completion of work, and accompanied by appropriate tax form filing at year end.  Other benefits include employee discounts on all product purchases made at Tennis-Point. Additional considerations may be available based on the extent of the staff members' time commitments.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

 

SIGNA Sports United (SSU) North American Holding is firmly in growth mode. In 2021, SSU entered the US market with the acquisitions of Tennis Express and Midwest Sports (now Tennis-Point), two of the largest tennis platforms in the US. In December 2021, SIGNA Sports United successfully floated on to the New York Stock exchange and is now a publicly traded Company. Our growth has been propelled by acquiring new Brands in leading sports businesses and scaling our current portfolio through our end-to-end e-commerce as-a-service solutions, connecting & enabling offline specialist retailers, and integrating with digital sports communities. As such these two business currently make up our growing US Tennis business.

In our US Tennis businesses, we value innovation and believe that the strength of our business is our people. We value integrity and honest communication, which are guiding principles in managing our business. It is our passion to build champions on and off the court. We channel our passion for the sport we live every single day to deliver exceptional results and push the boundaries of what it means to be a tennis retailer. As part of our team, you will discover that the pursuit of excellence is truly rewarding.

About us

We are innovators. Breaking new ground every day isn‘t just for athletes. In inter-disciplinary teams across Business Units we relentlessly work on enabling direct-to-consumer and business-to-consumer commerce at scale. We are constantly looking for aspirational colleagues who are passionate about building the infrastructure to be the ecosystem partner for the sports industry and their customers, brands, offline and online specialists and broader sports communities.

 

News & Insights

since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange
since 15.12.2021 we are listed on New York Stock Exchange

Since 15.12.2021 we are a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. We have been honoring this important day with some celebratory moments together with our Business Units and colleagues watching remote all around the world. Being a publicly listed company is an amazing achievement and has fueled our energy even more - we are here to conquer! If you have passion for sports - join us! Many exciting open vacancies are waiting for you!

Our benefits

Fast paced company with exciting challenges

Flat hierarchies and fast decision making

Highly self-organised and autonomous way of working

Open and transparent international company culture

Exciting Combination of Tech and Sports e-commerce

Very dynamic environment with sport-enthusiastic colleagues

Reports

Tayla
Tayla
Recruitment Manager

I’m Tayla, The Recruitment Manager at SIGNA-Sports United.

Throughout my career I have had a people-centric focus. It is what drives me and gives me purpose. My passion is to help others, explore and accomplish their dreams.

With an analytical mindset and a passion for people recruitment became my home. A home where I
could build strong relationships and match candidates with their dream positions and careers. My
purpose has always been about inspiring, encouraging and fulfilling aspirations.

Hence why I started at SSU, it is a place that encourages growth, autonomy and innovation. An
environment where your opinions are valued and your impact great. A place filled with passionate
people, hardworking and collaborative, with a team spirit that inspires.

Be INSPIRED, by joining an amazing team of high-calibre individuals that are passionate about sports
and the outdoors. We are SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, we are DRIVEN, we are PASSIONATE, and we are INNOVATIVE!

Get in Touch: careers@signa-sportsunited.com

Contacts

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