Event Merchandise Operations Manager


To trailblaze a future of professional sports that is player-led and fan-focused.

Core Values

Stay Grounded

Think Critically

Encourage Creativity

Persevere through the noise

Operate like an owner

Be Helpful

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams with the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of The Chernin Group (TCG), Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, WWE, 35 Ventures, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other top investors in sports and media. For more information, visit and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (

Company Values:
  • Stay grounded
  • Think critically
  • Encourage creativity
  • Persevere through the noise
  • Operate like an owner
  • Be helpful
Position Overview:
The PLL is looking for an operational mastermind to own, build, and iterate on all of PLL’s event merchandise operations. The ideal candidate exhibits a high level of ownership and will have prior experience working within the event merchandise space, is highly analytical and organized, and is driven by the opportunity to build, daily puzzle-solving, and finding opportunities for continuous improvement. This role will require travel for up to 60% of the time, including 14 weekends in-season (June to September), Championship Series in February, and weekend travel to lacrosse tournaments in the offseason.

  • 3+ years experience working within onsite merchandise operations
  • Prior experience managing an onsite merchandise sales team
  • Experience managing inventory processes and working with warehouse partners
  • Highly analytical, organized, and able to prioritize and execute against deadlines
  • High proficiency with Excel and Google Suite
  • Experience working in Shopify backend and other ecommerce platforms
  • Own, execute against and iterate on onsite merchandise experience and processes at tournaments and growing roster of PLL events, optimizing for scale
  • Optimize onsite assortment with the goal of maximizing revenue
  • Manage vendor and onsite merchandise team and ensure detail-oriented execution to vision to maximize sales
  • Own customer touchpoints and liaise with external partners to deliver a world-class onsite experience
  • Maintain onsite merchandise metrics reporting dashboards and share insights with internal team
  • Identify and conduct analysis around new areas of opportunity
  • Work with marketing partners on onsite merchandise initiatives, from ideation to execution
  • Diligently manage end-to-end inventory processes to minimize onsite shrinkage and maximize integrity
  • Place onsite inventory replenishment orders and manage shipments to and from warehouse
  • Create and manage onsite SOPs
  • Manage onsite costs and make sure we’re tracking to budget
Extra Credit:
  • Experience working in sports
  • Experience building out shoppable physical infrastructures
We require Covid-19 vaccination. We will consider reasonable accommodations only for valid and documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Premier Lacrosse League is an equal opportunity employer. Premier Lacrosse League is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.


The Premier Lacrosse League (2020 SBJ Sports Breakthrough of the Year) is a North American outdoor professional lacrosse league featuring the world’s 200 best players. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur, and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other leading sports and media executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. The league has partnered with blue chips brands through its first two years of play, such as Ticketmaster, Gatorade, and Progressive. For more information, visit and follow on social media:

Instagram: @PLL

Twitter: @PremierLacrosse

Facebook: @PremierLacrosseLeague