Retail Sales Leader - Women's Dept. (full-time)

Baton Rouge, LA, USA Req #1825
Friday, April 9, 2021

The Orvis Retail Sales Leader is responsible for creating a world-class shopping experience for Orvis customers and is a retail professional role model in attitude and appearance to other sales associates.  The Sales Leader assists the Store and Fishing Managers in management duties of the retail store and completes all assignments delegated by the managers, including store opening and closing responsibilities.  This position will work primarily in the women’s department – we are seeking applicants with retail experience in women’s apparel.


About the Company

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 of discovery and adventure 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 proud to own, use, and share our offerings in distinctive clothing for men and women, home furnishings, gifts, and dog products. 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.


We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental coverage, a generous merchandise discount, and an employer-matched 401(K) savings plan.  Orvis is an equal-opportunity employer.


Position Interface

The position reports directly to the Store Manager and will interact daily with other store associates.  Position will interact regularly with Accounting and Orvis Service Center 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:

    Stocking and maintaining sales floor

    Processing shipments into and out of store

    Processing catalog orders filled through store

    Maintaining visual presentation standards

  • Perform store opening and closing responsibilities;

  • Respond to and communicate with alarm company;

  • Make bank deposits;

  • Assist Store Manager and Fishing Manager in management duties.


    Required Qualifications:

  • Successful retail sales experience;

  • Excellent retail business acumen including selling skills, visual presentation, and sales analysis;

  • Flexibility in personal time commitments to do what is necessary based on the needs of the business;

  • Up-to-date computer skills with the aptitude to learn and utilize business programs and the ability to teach these programs to other store associates;

  • Physical strength to reach, move, and handle merchandise in high and low areas, and the stamina to execute floor sets;

  • Physical strength to lift up to 30 lbs.;

  • Physical ability to be on feet (standing/walking) for extended periods of time;

  • Ability to receive and process large shipments of merchandise daily as well as implement and oversee the efficient organization of inventory flow.


    Desired Qualifications:

  • Sales Leader experience in women’s apparel;

  • Specialty retail experience;

  • Merchandising experience;

  • College degree.

Other details

  • Job Family US Retail
  • Job Function Retail
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA