Recently I sat down with Brooks’ manager of human resources, Teresa Ritter, who offered tips on building a career in the footwear industry. Brooks is one of the best places to work on the planet and that’s because of the amazing people we have at this company. Run Happy!
1. What types of jobs are there at a shoe company like Brooks?
We hire a wide range of team members, everyone from graphic designers and IT talent, to customer service representatives and logistics staff. If you have a passion for running, there is probably a job at Brooks that fits yours skills.
Our newest positions at Brooks are in the apparel and footwear product development departments–all specialized positions that require apparel and footwear product experience. In 2011, we have also expanded our sales and marketing teams.
Many times employees start their career at Brooks by working in the customer service department or at our outlet store in Bothell. Brooks also has compliance, finance, and IT departments that occasionally have openings.
2. What is the most enjoyable part of hiring talent for Brooks?
We interview a lot of positive people that are passionate about the product and the company. Most applicants that apply know Brooks and want to work for a company that represents an active healthy lifestyle. Most candidates that we hire have the run happy spirit.
3. What advice would share with someone who is interested in working for Brooks?
If you’re passionate about running and want to work at a great company, continue to check out the career page on www.brooksrunning.com. Networking with Brooks employees is another great way to get connected and learn more about the company. Some managers even make time for 20 minute informational interviews.
4. How can the public find out about openings at Brooks?
5. Any other advice to share?
Our human resources department would be happy to answer any other questions about working at Brooks. Post a comment on this blog post and we will do our best to respond.