Strategy Director at SweatWorks – Washington, DC

SweatWorks was founded to make technology relevant, accessible, functional and beautiful so that our partners can engage their clients like never before. We believe in embracing and using technology to solve problems, not create new ones.  SweatWorks has grown from a boutique fitness  agency into a leading technology firm that is creating some of the most innovative experiences for exceptional brands.

We are a force of digital strategists that create and implement extraordinary products for amazing clients. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, we work with clients to deliver digital solutions across web, mobile and all digital devices in between. From social networks to apps to complex content management systems, we have the capabilities to produce anything digital.

THE ROLE

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

SweatWorks, the leading technology company in the fitness industry, is hiring a Strategy Director,  with full time availability.

You will be responsible for working alongside company partners and the top designers and engineers in the industry, as well as with category-defining clients.  You will be able to develop a deep understanding of a client’s business, generate insights, and translate those into a plan of action. We are looking for individuals ready to quickly ramp-up on new industries and business models, define client goals, competition and target audiences, and deliver valuable product recommendations that transform brands.

YOUR SKILLS

WHAT WE REQUIRE

 

5+ years of experience helping to create digital products.

Ability to look at a situation, deconstruct it, and devise a way to make it better.

Experience with proposing project KPIs and validating them via both qualitative research and analytics.

Ability to rapidly build expertise on new businesses and industries.

Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Ability to persuasively present and defend your own strategic thinking and synthesis.

Ability to gain insight and modify your thinking based on the contributions and perspectives of others.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

Home-Based Position.

Up to 25 paid vacation days per year.

Competitive health insurance coverage.

Potential for reimbursement of home office expenses.

Credit for leading an active lifestyle by reimbursement of fitness expenses.

Bi-Yearly Team Summits.

Potential to travel to client sites internationally.

Working with the leading brands in fitness and wellness.

Ability to have continuing education courses and certifications covered.

Work with a global team.

Ability to grow – over 90% of employees who have been at SweatWorks for over a year have received promotions and/or raises.

Thank You and Goodbye
First and foremost, I want to thank you for either placing your blind faith in us by being a FitList customer, willing to try us out as a beta client, or using the platform to find a job.

Until today I have been trying to get two fitness sites off the ground - our job board fitlist.com and fitevents.com - an event discovery site and the only site of its kind to list all relevant fitness and endurance events in one place (please check it out!). 

I am not Elon Musk or Jack Dorsey (not yet anyway). I lack the bandwidth or capital to get two sites from zero to scale at the same time. While the traffic is admittedly flat for fitlist.com everything is pointing up and to the right at fitevents.com. A founder never has a clear answer when to shut an endeavor down but I believe the time is right to focus everything on the one that is kicking ass and I have made the decision to stop operating FitList. 

It's not just about dollars and cents for me. If that were the case I probably should have looked outside of fitness to build something.  As I was passionate about both fitness events and helping people find awesome jobs in the fitness and endurance space in both cases I built the platforms to scratch my own itch. 

I am confident I am building something unique on the event side. However, if I were to find a job in the fitness space now, I would point people to the team at Talent Hack. They are truly committed to the cause of connecting the fitness community with opportunities and talent.  Through them, I just found a great opportunity that I'm excited about.  They have been carefully and strategically growing their platform since 2015.

If you are interested in owning the fitlist.com domain name or site, it is up for auction at flippa with a starting bid of $1. 

Thanks again for your support and I look forward to seeing or meeting all of you in a random gym, on a trail or at an upcoming HYROX event (ask me about a gym discount for your team).   

Thanks,

Paul Buijs, fitlist.com
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