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Assistant Manager, Outdoor Gear & Clothing Store


Posted by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company on 07/06/2020

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Lifestyle, Outdoor

Job Categories: Retail - Management- Staff

Company Type: Accessories, Apparel/SoftGoods, HardGoods/Equipment, Service, Retail

State: NY

City: Saratoga Springs

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is the leading independent outdoor specialty retailer in upstate New York.  Established in 1993 in the Adirondack Mountains, we are New York’s leading paddlesports retailer and complete Adirondack outfitter.  We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service and carry the finest products the outdoor industry has to offer.  Staying ahead of the curve, we are innovators and have been the launching pad for many new brands over the years.  Our downtown Saratoga Springs location has been voted the best footwear, men’s clothing and outdoor specialty shop in Saratoga Springs and our Old Forge location has been voted the leading outfitter in the Adirondack State Park.  We are Patagonia's largest dealer in upstate New York and have helped a number of local and regional environmental organizations in securing grants that Patagonia offers for protecting our natural environment. 


Saratoga Springs is a vibrant upstate New York community with an enormous amount of high-end customers and a year-round retail business economy.  The Adirondack Mountains are less than a half hour drive away where you and our customers can play in our 6-million acre Adirondack State Park. 


Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is looking for an assitant manager for our downtown Saratoga Springs location.  This position will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of a vibrant outdoor specialty retailer.  If you are the right person to join our team of employees who pride themselves on the work they do, you will become part of an amazing family of outdoor enthusiasts.   We provide a flexible schedule, retirement plan, paid vacation, substantial discounts on merchandise, and a positive, friendly work environment.


Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

=      Provide exceptional customer service through mentoring team members and leading as an example on the floor.

=      Hire, train, and schedule staff while maintaining payroll targets.

=      Achieve targets for sales, margins, customer service, and conversion rate.

=      Execution and oversight of daily store operations, including financial reporting, analysis, and coaching for success plans

=      Sales tracking and inventory supply management.

=      Work with Marketing Director to develop and implement location specific promotions and events.

=      Responsible for leading and controlling the inventory, sharing responsibility for forecasting sales, inventory and margins, managing pricing strategy, and ensuring appropriate levels of liquidity in the business at all times.

=      Ensuring we are in position to meet or exceed both sales growth and profit margin objectives consistently in all channels of business.

=      Assist in managing category and brand strategy.

=      Developing and overseeing seasonal conversions, as well as entry and exit strategies.

=      Seasonally help identifying the best brands, products, and business opportunities and building the plans/execution strategies necessary to bring them to market successfully.

=      Building strong and mutually-productive partnerships with suppliers.

=      Adhere to all company policies and procedures.


Ideally you will have:

=      3+ years of proven experience at Store Management level in a specialty apparel and/or outdoor retail POS environment.

=      Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

=      Merchandising skills and experience.

=      Marketing skills and financial acumen.

=      Ability to work weekends.

=      Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and delegate.

=      Must exhibit a high degree of flexibility, maintain a solution-driven focus in challenging situations, adapt quickly to changing business requirements.

=      Excellent computer skills and experience with MS Office and POS systems.


What we offer:

=      Competitive salary and performance-based compensation package.

=      Health Insurance

=      Vacation and Leave Time

=      Retirement Program

About Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company is New York State's largest Canoe & Kayak Dealer & Complete Adirondack Wilderness Outfitter. Our paddle sports stores carry over 1000 canoes, kayaks and whitewater boat with a complete selection of accessories. We have five locations in Old Forge and Saratoga Springs.

Our Gear  & Clothing Shops  carry a full line of camping gear, hiking footwear, outdoor clothing and supplies as well as quality bicycles from Giant, LIV and Growler.  Winter sports enthusiasts will find a great selection of X-Country Skis, Back Country gear and Snowshoes.

The Mountainman Rental Outpost rents Canoes & Kayaks and provides shuttles to Adirondack wilderness locations throughout the Park.