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eVent Fabrics - Sales Manager


Posted by eVent Fabrics on 06/04/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Fishing, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow

Job Categories: Sales - Company Rep & Support

Company Type: Apparel/SoftGoods

State: KS

City: flexible

Country: United States

Required Experience: 10+ years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within: Telecommute

Job Description & Requirements

Sales Manager for eVent® Fabrics


eVent® fabrics—a privately held, global performance fabrics business focused on supplying high performance waterproof breathable fabrics to top apparel and footwear brands and companies—is expanding its sales organization to handle growing global interest in the eVent® brand with the addition of a Senior Sales Manager in North America. The Senior Sales Manager will contribute to business growth in all aspects of the sales and customer development process, including creating new opportunities, developing relationships, and supporting customers throughout the development process.

Job Responsibilities

1.         Identify and establish new customers throughout North America, with a focus on the following markets: outdoor, cycling, running, snow sports, hunting, fishing, urban/fashion, workwear and various professional categories.

2.         Deliver product and marketing presentations to product teams, marketing teams and senior management.

3.         Earn the trust of the customer by exhibiting a strong knowledge of fabrics and material technologies.  

4.         Manage existing customers to increase share of wallet, promote the use of the eVent brand, and increase volume. 

5.         Transfer market intelligence to the eVent product team to support the creation of desired high-performance products that meet evolving customer needs.

6.         Support company sustainability goals and objectives through product development and smart sourcing.

7.         Assist in the troubleshooting of products, quality issues, and sourcing challenges.

8.         Provide regular forecasts, sales and customer updates, and trend information in weekly meetings with leadership and the global team.

9.         Provide regular reporting to eVent’s global management team.


Experience and Qualifications

1.       Undergraduate college degree. Specific education in material sciences, product design or marketing a plus.

2.       At least 10 years of experience in the textile industry. Outdoor sportswear background is a plus.

3.       Should have a strong understanding of textile manufacturing process especially weaving / knitting and lamination process.

4.       Should be well connected in the sports apparel or outdoor industry. An ideal candidate will be the one who has first-hand experience with a branded textile fabric manufacturer.

5.       Self-motivated and business oriented with the ability to multi-task.

6.       Strong communication and presentation skills.

7.       Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software.

8.       Able to work in a multicultural environment.

9.       Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

10.    Work flexible hours that might include weekends and evenings on occasion.

11.    Enjoys participating in outdoor sports activities.


Salary: Includes base salary plus commission, commensurate with experience.

Location: Kansas City or Remote


For additional information, contact Chad Kelly:

About eVent Fabrics

eVent Fabrics is a provider of high performance air permeable and waterproof fabrics.     We sell our technical solutions for apparel, footwear and accessories to consumer brands and military organizations globally.     The business has a footprint in North America, Europe and Asia.    We are actively expanding our organization in all markets.