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Retail Sales Associate - Fishing Dept.

Birmingham, AL, USA Req #646
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Retail Sales Associate is a retail professional who embraces The Orvis Culture and provides a world-class shopping experience to all Orvis customers.  This position will work primarily in the fly-fishing department of the store.

 

Position Interface

This position reports directly to the Store Manager and will interact daily with other store associates.
 

General Responsibilities:  

• Be an ambassador of the brand and instill the Orvis Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Culture in the entire team;

• Achieve defined sales goals;

• Assist customers by providing individualized attention;

• Acquire knowledge of Orvis products;

• Complete additional assignments from store management, including but not limited to:

     a. Stocking and maintaining sales floor

     b. Processing shipments into and out of store

     c. Processing catalog orders filled through store

     d. Maintaining visual presentation standards
 

Required Qualifications:

• Outgoing, friendly & personable with a positive attitude;

• Fly-fishing experience;

• Team oriented with the ability to take direction and execute with exactness;

• Ability to multi-task;

• Flexibility with schedule;

• Physical strength to reach, move, and handle merchandise in high and low areas.
 

Desired Qualifications:

• Retail experience;

• Merchandising experience;

• Successful sales experience;

• Appreciation for the outdoors


About Orvis – http://orvis.com/

In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, offering superior fly-fishing equipment, and priding himself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, Orvis is the trusted source for the discovery of adventure and the wonder in the natural world. For more than a century and a half we have loved the wild, explored it, and protected it. At our core, we are a fly-fishing and wingshooting brand, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. We are the world leader in fly fishing, but our passion for nature and the outdoors fully extend to our offerings in a wide assortment of men’s and women’s sportswear, fine gifts and home furnishings, luggage, and travel accessories. We are an industry leader in dog beds and innovative dog products. Our culture of “We Love Dogs” inspires us to be a central source of education and information for all dog lovers. We offer fine shotguns, gear, and technical apparel for wingshooting and sporting clays, and Orvis sporting services also include fishing and shooting schools, an international sporting and eco-travel agency, the Orvis-endorsed network of lodges, outfitters, and guides, and Orvis-endorsed hunting dog trainers and breeders. Each product and the services we offer is rooted in our heritage, inspired by our love of the wild, and backed by superior customer service and a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.

 

Privately owned by the Perkins family since 1965, Orvis is headquartered in beautiful Southwestern Vermont with major operations in Roanoke, Virginia and the United Kingdom. Today Orvis is an international, multi-channel retailer with approximately 1,700 employees. Our award-winning website, orvis.com, offers more than 5,000 products with 32 million visits/year. The company mails more than 44 catalog editions each year with a total annual circulation in excess of 45 million. As of 2017, Orvis has 70 retail stores and 10 outlets in the US, and 18 retail stores in the UK. Our wholesale division services more than 500 independent dealers worldwide. The Orvis blog (orvis.com/news) offers a wide variety of editorial and educational content to more than 2.5 million visitors per year, with extensive articles and videos about fly fishing, wingshooting, dogs, conservation, and more. Our Learning Center (howtoflyfish.orvis.com) provides the most comprehensive collection of online videos and resources devoted to teaching the world how to fly fish.

 

At Orvis, we firmly believe in a company culture that is supportive and inspiring to the individual. It is inherent that Orvis create a workplace atmosphere that allows all our employees to reach their maximum success within the company. Orvis strives to have a workplace where associates will come to work every day being fully engaged in helping the company meet its goal of exceptional customer service while producing profits necessary to be successful long-term. Orvis offers competitive compensation commensurate with scope of responsibilities and experience required; plus a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, 401K with a company match, generous Associate Discounts, and other excellent benefits.

 

Come join us in a life outdoors. We believe the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities.

Other details

  • Job Family US Retail
  • Job Function Retail
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Birmingham, AL, USA