Retail Fishing ManagerBirmingham, AL
We are a family-owned, international multichannel retailer, and we are proud of our culture, in which associates deliver world-class customer service, and exceptional products & learning opportunities.
As an Orvis Retail Fishing Manager, you support the Store Manager in recruiting, developing, and encouraging the team of associates to inspire customers to love the adventure and wonder in nature. You oversee all aspects of the fly-fishing department, where the soul of the brand comes to life. As a sales floor leader, you embody Orvis core values as you deliver world-class customer service, whether it is outfitting a customer for the trip of a lifetime or teaching a group of new fly fishers how to cast for the first time. Your relationship with the community is not bound within the walls of the store - you actively engage fly fishers of all skill levels through education, support, and genuine enthusiasm.
We are passionate, curious, and approachable.
Our store teams are teachers, mentors, and problem solvers. We live to develop and share our equipment, apparel, and expertise to outfit deeper connections and authentic experiences in the outdoors for a more inspired life.
We are the most-trusted lifestyle brand rooted in the innovation of fly-fishing and wingshooting.
Everything we make, offer, or share flows from generations of curiosity on the water, in the field, and around the fire.
The natural world is at the core of our passions and our business.
Cold mountain streams, high-country grasslands, and saltwater flats—these are the places we feel most alive. We know the power of the experiences they provide and live for the anticipation it brings. And we must preserve these places for future generations. This is why we commit 5% of pre-tax profits to protecting what we love.
We offer a retail career experience like no other. Our people are our most valuable asset and we empower our associates to take care of the customer and exceed expectations. To be at their best, we also recognize that our associates need time to recharge and connect with nature. We believe in ensuring our associates have great work/life balance, maintaining store operating hours that focus on our most productive periods, and offering a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Medical, vision, and dental coverage
- 401(k) savings plan
- Paid time off and holiday pay
- Paid Parental Leave
- Generous associate discount, including discount opportunities with other brands
- Incentives for travel
- Rod loaner program
You empower your team to deliver world-class customer service through empathy, critical thinking, and customer centricity
You are an ambassador of the brand, aligned with the Orvis Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Culture
You have in-depth knowledge of our products and services and serve as point person for training fly fishing associates on technical product knowledge, rigging, and instruction
You lead by example as a sales professional, engaging customers in all departments throughout the store
You are entrepreneurial and able to leverage assets across Orvis’ omnichannel retail platform
You communicate the Orvis brand and its lifestyle through creative and effective presentations, maintain visual standards, and maximize sell-thru by product placement and signage
In coordination with the Store Manager, you recruit, develop, train, and coach associates who are bought into the company’s vision and mission, and create a pathway for growth
The Retail Fishing Manager reports to the Store Manager and will interact on a daily basis with store associates. You will interface regularly with the District Manager, Outdoor Merchants and Planners, Orvis Travel, Regional Manager and Director of Retail Stores and Operations.
Independent leaders who can learn on the fly, demonstrate integrity and mutual respect, and create a fun and energetic store vibe
Passion for the outdoors with strong expertise in fly fishing and fly tying, and a love for sharing knowledge
Excellent retail business acumen including selling skills, visual presentation, and sales analysis
Ability to handle ambiguity, use sound judgement, and solve problems for customers and associates
Up-to-date computer skills with the aptitude to learn and utilize business programs as well as the ability to teach these programs to the team
Physical strength to reach, move, and handle merchandise in high and low areas, lift up to 30 pounds, and the stamina to execute floor sets
Physical ability to be on feet (standing/walking) for extended periods of time
- College degree
- Merchandising experience
- Knowledge of upland hunting
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