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Posted by GORE Wear of W.L. Gore & Associates on 10/28/2019

Industry Sector(s): Bike, Fitness,

Territories Available:

States: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, LA, MS, MT, NE, NM, NY, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT, WY,

Territories: Rockies, Southwest, Southeast

Job Basics

Categories: accessories, apparel,

Employer State: MD

Employer City: Elkton


Posting Description & Requirements

Job Description: GORE® Wear Sales Representative

Title: Independent Sales Representative

Territory: Various- Rockies, Southwest, Southeast


W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
295 Blue Ball Road
Elkton, MD 21921

GORE Wear, a division of W.L. Gore & Associates and a leader in the Endurance Sports technical and performance apparel market, is seeking an experienced Independent Sales Representative. We endeavor to be the unrivaled resource for endurance athletes driven to holistic self-improvement. We offer these athletes a complete, year-round line of Cycling, Running, and XC Skiing apparel and accessories.

Job Description:

The independent sales representative for GORE Wear will be responsible for all wholesale sales activities in the assigned territory. This includes, but is not limited to: sell in, sell through, staff education, merchandising, order collection, account maintenance, account prospecting, and primary contact for retail stakeholders. We are looking for someone that lives the brand and can share that passion with wholesale partners to insure success with our brand. Strong business acumen is the cornerstone to helping our retailers continue to grow in an ever changing landscape. A trusted partner is key. 


  • Responsible for maintaining sales samples
  • Educate staff on brand vision, technologies and products
  • Frequent account visits with high emphasis on merchandising and refill
  • Seasonal bottom-up forecasting by account
  • Actively participate in local industry-related events
  • Identify, coordinate and attend regional and national tradeshows as identified and approved
  • Maintain contact with all clients in the territory to ensure high levels of Client Satisfaction
  • Provide feedback from the field on marketplace and competitive landscape
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values
  • Develop strong professional relationships with retail store owners/buyers and management
  • Maintains accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments within GORE Wear


  • 5+ years in the Cycling, Running, XC Ski industries
  • Strong knowledge of performance apparel
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Insured vehicle to support travel, presentations and sales within territory
  • Computer/tablet and smart phone with access to internet
  • Be available for rigorous seasonal travel within assigned territory
  • Strong understanding of retailer/consumer/market dynamics and requirements
  • Proven ability to set and achieve goals and objectives

About GORE Wear

GORE Wear is the unrivaled resource of apparel and accessories for the Endurance Sports Athlete looking to achieve their goals in Cycling, Running, and XC Skiing.