Title: Product Tester with a Marketing Brain

Department: Design & Supply AND Marketing

This position is located in Hood River, Oregon and will serve all 7-Nation Brands (primarily: Slingshot Sports and Ride Engine). Expert level kitesurfing skills are required for the product testing responsibilities of this position.

This is a unique position that works between two of our biggest and most important departments: Design & Supply (D&S) and Marketing. D&S is responsible for the design, testing, and manufacturing of our products. Marketing is our brand’s voice to the World and is responsible for all marketing aspects related to the products we sell.

Main Design & Supply Duties:
  • -Working closely with the Research and Innovation Department Chief Designer and Developers
  • -Product testing and feedback via recording system that tracks and records dates, times, number of hours of use, and equipment performance results
  • -Managing beta test team and documenting feedback
  • -Competitive landscape reviews including in-depth research and testing of competing products
  • -Maintain, repair, and modify test equipment as needed to keep in good working order
  • -Managing R&D inventory

Main Marketing Duties:
  • -Communicating Product Unique Selling Propositions (USPs) internally to Brand Managers, Sales, and Marketing
  • -Developing and writing product copy – according to brand narrative and style guide - in effort to promote and sell products to the targeted consumers
  • -Managing and reporting product specs and details to both Marketing and D&S departments
  • -Communicating products USPs externally to dealers, distributors, and media partners
  • -Identifying strong/stable/weak products and communicating the vision to improve positioning
  • -Strong Microsoft Office skills with understanding of Excel
  • -Identifying and communicating market/product trends to Brand Managers, Sales, and Marketing
  • -Attending and assisting photo/video shoots and tradeshows

    Required Skills:
  • -Strong work ethic and innate desire to make best-in-class and innovative products
  • -Excellent problem-solving skills
  • -Impeccable written and verbal communication skills
  • -High degree of organizational detail and focus
  • -Continual improvement mindset
  • -Ability to work productively without a lot of oversight
  • -2+ years of experience in the kiteboarding industry
  • -EXPERT kiteboarding skills
  • -Willingness to work outside normal 8-5pm hours and/or weekends when necessary to meet deadlines, and to conduct testing in all weather conditions
  • -Ability to travel when necessary
  • -High school diploma/GED

    This is a full-time salaried position competitive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company retirement program & vacation package. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. Salary DOE

    Please email your cover letter, resume and salary history/requirements to


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    Founded in 1999 by brothers Jeff and Tony Logosz, Slingshot Sports has always been about tinkering, exploring and finding the next great adventure. Growing up around the ski slopes of Utah, Jeff and Tony were on a constant search for their next rush of adrenaline. No matter where you were around their property, there was always some crazy shit going down. “We were mad scientists of weird boards and weird shapes, human CNC machines. Every once in a while we found something that really worked. It has come such a long way, but at the same time... nothing has changed.”- Tony Logosz.

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