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Clothing Department Head


Posted by Outdoor Gear Exchange on 05/10/2023

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Fitness, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow, WaterSports

Job Categories: Retail - Sales

Company Type: Retailer

State: VT

City: Burlington

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: Starting rate of $37,060 / year

Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

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The Clothing and Kids' Department Head is a full-time retail floor position responsible for the merchandising of product and training of staff in OGE's Clothing Department. They collaborate with the Clothing Team (Clothing Department Manager and Buyers), sharing responsibility for the department as a whole.


  • Customer Service: Providing the highest level of customer service within the department
  • Merchandising: Ensuring the department is properly merchandised to retail and OGE standards (product and signage), and consistently conveying this vision to floor staff
  • Training: Developing guidelines and materials for all Clothing Staff training, and implementing that training within the department
  • Backstocking and Product Management: Making sure all new seasonal product reaches the floor in a timely manner, and properly utilizing Warehouse and Inventory Control Team (ICT) procedures for product management and backstocking


  • Providing expert-level knowledge in the department as well as additional coverage for lunches, tent sales, sale/holiday backup coverage, and other impromptu department needs
  • Communicating sales floor feedback from customer interactions and about product selection to the Clothing Department Manager and Buyers
  • Implementing seasonal changeovers under the direction of the Director of Floor Sales and Clothing Department Manager
  • Overseeing picking, monitoring of product levels, and backstocking during our tent sales
  • Providing informal and formal clinics (product education) to new and veteran staff. Communicating with managers about any follow-up staff training needs and providing written follow-ups directly to staff


  • A high level of knowledge of the clothing products we carry, and a high-level understanding of the layout of our Clothing Department
  • Outstanding customer relations and knowledge of the outdoors
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

About Outdoor Gear Exchange

We are Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE), located on Church Street in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. Smart buying and over 25 years in the outdoor industry allows us to offer the best deals possible on a fabulous selection of gear for camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, telemark skiing, alpine touring (AT skiing), nordic skiing, biking, kayaking, canoeing, adventure travel and yoga. We also have a fantastic selection of footwear and apparel from casual to technical. If you find yourself in town make sure to stop by for a visit.


To empower outdoor activity, adventure, and exploration of all kinds by cultivating community and encouraging knowledge sharing, while outfitting all people with gear that best meets their needs.


A world where everyone feels welcome and is able to experience the wonder, well-being, and adventure of the outdoors in the most fulfilling way possible.