Garmin Seeking Candidates


As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Now seeking: Dreamers. In marketing communications, we dream it and create it. All of the company’s promotional and communication needs are completed in-house by these “creatives” in an advertising agency-based set-up. This includes everything from advertising, promotions and print production to media relations, exhibition coordination and website maintenance. Everyone from artists, writers, designers, media buyers, event coordinators, video producers/editors and public relations specialists work together to bring campaigns and product-centric promotions to life. If you’re a dreamer, gather up your portfolio and show us your vision.

We are looking for a full-time Sponsorship Marketing Specialist for our headquarters in the Greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying, developing and implementing strategic sponsorship and promotional programs that give exposure to Garmin products and build awareness and value in the Garmin brand.

Candidates with experience or interest in outdoor marketing, hunting, hiking, dog training, overlanding are preferred!

Other essential functions include:

  • Work closely with marketing leaders to understand sales and marketing objectives in order to identify and pursue sponsorship, promotional, and event opportunities relative to each of Garmin’s markets
  • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities related to Garmin’s sponsorships, promotions and events
  • Work with company spokespersons and other personalities who support Garmin brand initiatives
  • Evaluate all unsolicited in-coming marketing sponsorship opportunities and act on those that are deemed relevant to Garmin’s marketing objectives
  • Attend and represent Garmin’s interest at sanctioned sponsor events
  • Evaluate and secure product placement opportunities through movies, television and other mass media/promotional outlets
  • Establish ROI goals for various activation components and track performance against objectives
  • Evaluate qualitatively and quantitatively each event/program and continuously improve measures of success

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, advertising, communication, journalism or another related field from a four year college or university.

Other requirements include:

  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years marketing activation and/or promotions execution experience
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Willing to travel
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

To apply for this position, please visit this link.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.