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Strider Careers

International Business Development Specialist

Location: Rapid City, SD

“At Strider we love riding bikes and we love inspiring kids to ride.” This is the first sentence of our mission statement and we are 100% dedicated to inspiring kids to not only learn to ride, but also develop a lifelong love of riding.

If you believe that riding a bicycle is a fundamental skill that changes lives, we want you to join our team! Strider Sports International, Inc, is the South Dakota-based company behind the industry leading, Strider Balance Bike for toddlers and children. This is your chance to join our work-hard, play-hard team.

Strider is looking for someone to provide support and assistance in coordination of the company’s int’l business functions, sales reporting, and data entry. This role will work directly with the business development department to aid in the sales and reporting tasks for various sub companies as well as communicate with our international franchisees regarding sales and marketing results in their countries. The ideal candidate will need to display proficiency with computers, and the confidence and ability to quickly learn specialized software related to the position. Candidates must be organized, driven, attentive to detail, have great communication skills (especially on the phone and via email), be comfortable using translation systems to communicate with other countries and be prepared to help make large contributions to the company’s ever-changing landscape.

Essential Functions:

  • Build expectations and relationships with group of small international accounts as their direct point of contact
  • Follow up and monitoring of contract expectations regarding IP and company standards
  • Assist with and follow up on franchisee monthly reporting functions
  • Be a backup to our amazing customer service team domestically and internationally during peak season
  • Assist with inventory tracking through weekly and monthly reporting entries and some warehouse communications
  • Data entry to assist the product and logistics team in completion of reports
  • Manage a variety of monthly tasks that aid in the completion of the forecasting, purchasing and inventory for our business partners
  • Compose and send global company information and announcement emails monthly

Essential Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to easily adapt to new software such as a CRM, or an ERP
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on and self-starter
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to identify and implement improvements to streamline processes

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • Thriving in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Being committed to an active lifestyle and exercise
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude is a must

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and move items up to 30 lbs
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time using a phone, computer keyboard and monitor
  • Must be able to travel freely throughout the US and possibly internationally

Location and Hours:

  • This position is in Rapid City, SD
  • Regular office hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Hours will need to be flexed to achieve a 40-hour week
  • Some travel and occasional support of weekend events should be anticipated


  • $18-$25 per hour depending upon experience
  • This position reports to the Director of Business Development
  • This full time, non-exempt position qualifies for a full benefits package that includes paid sick leave, paid vacation, a 401K plan, health insurance, and an extensive list of perks..

Strider values passionate people who believe their efforts will change the world for the better.

BEFORE taking action, re-read this ad and the job requirements to make sure it fits your skills and philosophy. If you see yourself as a candidate submit your resume and cover letter by end of day January 26, 2022, by filling out the Employment Application form below.

Employment Application

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