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Retail Store Manager

Retail Sales Associate

Stitcher Seamstress

Warehouse Associate/Laundry Attendant


Retail Store Manager

Locations:
  • Saugatuck, MI
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Rockport, MA
  • Portsmouth, NH

Contact: [email protected]

Description:

Purpose: Manages retail store overseeing all aspects of store operations. Represent the Sea Bags brand in the local market.

Scope: Leadership of the day-to-day operation of the Sea Bags retail store leading all selling, customer service, and operational functions. Ensures product levels are maintained and key out-of-stocks are communicated regularly. Motivates and manages store employees ensuring all service levels, standards and procedures are followed accordingly. Manages staffing plans, payroll hours and overall expenses to ensure costs stay at or below prescribed levels. Recruits and trains all new employees to ensure a solid understanding of company information, product knowledge, upselling techniques, and point of sale functions. Ensures the store environment and visual standards are maintained at or above standards providing a pleasant and enjoyable shopping experience for all customers and guests. Supports social media initiatives and company directives. Ensures all employees are well-versed on the sail trade program.

Basic Function:

Proactively share the Sea Bags brand story and cornerstones of the business in a manner that leads to increasing sales, exemplary service, and the best possible brand and shopping experience.

Responsibilities:
  • Be the driving force behind the Sea Bags brand and leading the store in driving sales.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to all customers and guests.
  • Expert on product knowledge by keeping current on all new products, collections as well as core product lines.
  • Motivates sales associates to meet daily goals and provide exemplary service.
  • Prepares and manages staffing schedules and plans to ensure adequate coverage exists and payroll budgets are maintained.
  • Communicates customer feedback, business trends and recommendations to the Director of Stores.
  • Consistently upholds a neat, clean and organized store and stockroom.
  • Maintains visual presentation standards and follows all directives accordingly.
  • Communicates with Merchandiser, Inventory Control and Director of Stores to ensure store is replenished and stocked accordingly.
  • Maintains the protection of all company assets, controlling internal and external loss.
  • Supports all social media initiatives, directives, company engagements and promotions.
  • Manages sail trade program within the store.
Job Qualifications

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

  • Be a team player and jump in and support any needs in the company when called upon.
  • Previous and successful experience as a retail manager, supervisor or have commensurate experience.
  • Good listener with solid interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate and articulate processes and instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Strong motivator of people.
  • Solid customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel.
  • Experience with POS software with aptitude for learning.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs in unloading trucks or receiving sail trades.
  • Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time.
  • Capable of occasional long work periods during store openings.
  • Ability to work a rotating schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays based on the needs of the business.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in business.
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and Google Sheets.


Retail Sales Associate

Locations:
  • Greenpoint, NY
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Kennebunkport, ME
  • Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Freeport, ME
  • Harbor Springs, MI
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Charlevoix, MI
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Chestbut Hill, MA
  • Chatham, MA
  • Portsmouth, NH

Contact: [email protected]

Description:

Purpose: Educate customers about the Sea Bags brand story and products leading to sales and loyal customers.

Scope: Provides exemplary and knowledgeable service in supporting all Sea Bags customers and visitors. Maintains relevant product knowledge and stays current on new product introductions, collections, and third-party products. Is knowledgeable of all point of sale functions and efficiently processes customer transactions. Ensures all customers and visitors are asked to provide his/her email address. Is knowledgeable and encourages customer engagement in attempting to sell custom order bags or totes using the iPad station. Supports all social media directives and promotions. Supports company sail trade program.

Basic Function:

Provides exceptional customer service, brand and product knowledge in selling Sea Bags products and accessories.

Responsibilities:
  • Acknowledge and openly greet all customers and visitors in sharing the Sea Bags brand story.
  • Proactively assists all customers and visitors with his/her questions and purchases providing appropriate selling techniques including upselling each item selected.
  • Expert on product knowledge by keeping current on all new collections as well as core product lines.
  • Strong user of the point of sale system.
  • Proactively communicates sail trade program to all customers and visitors.
  • Works a rotating schedule, including nights, weekends, based on the needs of the business.
Job Qualifications

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

  • Be a team player and jump in and support any needs in the company when called upon.
  • Solid interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate and articulate processes and instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Solid customer service skills.
  • Strong ability to listen and communicate thoroughly with customers, co-workers and others.
  • Ability to use a point of sale system.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds / climb a ladder / load/unload trucks and accept sail trades.
  • Capable of working occasional long work periods to support the needs of the business.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work a rotating schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays based on the needs of the business.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Equivalent work experience in sales and customer service.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced sales environment.


Stitcher Seamstress

Location: Portland, Maine

Contact: [email protected]

Description:

Purpose: To meet stitching production goals and ensure Sea Bags are produced to the highest standards.

Scope: Stitches Sea Bags products from recycled sales as assigned by team leader. Manages time effectively on each sewing project. Maintains personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively. Communicates with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions.

Basic Function:

Provides exceptional customer service, brand and product knowledge in selling Sea Bags products and accessories.

Responsibilities:
  • Prepare work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting materials.
  • Prepare machine by changing needles and thread and inspecting machine.
  • Sew materials together by guiding material under machine needle.
  • Adjust machine settings as necessary after observing machine operation; detecting malfunctions.
  • Quality check materials by inspecting work performed for flaws.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; noting necessary repairs.
  • Maintains materials and supply levels, noting reorder needs with supervisor, anticipating needed materials and supplies as necessary.
  • Document action by completing production and time studies as requested.
  • Contribute to team effort and production goals.
Job Qualifications

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques.
  • Ability to operate with skill a variety of sewing machines including but not limited to: single needle industrial; industrial zig-zag; overlock, merrow or serger; domestic straight and zig-zag machines.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to read, count and write to accurately complete all documents.
  • Be a team player and jump in and support any needs in the company when called upon.
  • Strong ability to communicate and articulate processes and instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Capable of working occasional long work periods including evenings, weekends and holidays to support the needs of the business and overtime as deemed by management.
  • Hardworking and self-motivated; must be able to work at a fast pace with high accuracy and minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail including continually checking for completeness of work order requirement and components.
  • Able to professionally communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions with a positive attitude.
  • Deadline driven and goal oriented; comfortable working in an environment with production targets.
  • Work collaboratively while developing close working relationships with other members of Sea Bags team.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Equivalent work experience in manufacturing and quality assurance.
  • Commitment to recycling and a keen sense of the creative Sea Bags brand and knowledge of products used made in the USA.
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced production environment.


Warehouse Associate/Laundry Attendant

Location: Portland, Maine

Contact: [email protected]

Description:

Purpose: The Laundry Attendant's main responsibilities include operating a heavy duty washer to assist in cleaning, sorting, and organizing sail panels. To be successful as a Laundry Attendant, you should demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Scope: Duties include picking up sail panel from designated area on production floor, loading and unloading commercial washers and dryers, folding and sorting sail panel base on dimension, weight, quality and type of sail panel.

Responsibilities:
  • Sorting, washing, drying, and organizing sail panels.
  • Keeping an updated inventory of laundry detergents and other necessary supplies.
  • Ensuring the washer and dry are continuously running.
  • Ensuring that the facility always remains clean and organized.
  • Work autonomously and be self-directed.
  • Participate in quarterly and yearly inventory.
  • Communicate any maintenance and upkeep issues to warehouse manager.
  • Performs other reasonable duties as directed by the leadership team.
Job Qualifications

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

  • Be a team player and jump in and support any needs in the company when called upon.
  • Solid interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Good scheduling and time management skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate and articulate processes and instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to lift (50+ lbs) and stand for extended periods. Ability to move throughout the warehouse, which entails lifting, and perform all functions as set forth above.
  • Availability to work a minimum of 40 hour a week or as needed during busy season including weekend and holidays.
  • Ability to work as a team and independently.

Preferred Requirements:

  • A commitment to recycling and a keen sense of the creative Sea Bags brand and knowledge of sail is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate with management team.
  • Ability to accurately record counts and complete all documentation.


Equal Opportunity
We created Sea Bags with a commitment to providing jobs and career paths in Maine. It is our policy to consider all applicants for employment on the basis of his or her qualifications for the job without regard to age, sex, race, religious creed, color, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual preference, national origin, or citizenship. We actively pursue this policy in all aspects of employment including hiring, promotion, transfer, termination, recruitment, rates of pay, and selection for training, and general treatment during employment. We do reserve the right to refuse to hire or continue the employment of undocumented workers. At Sea Bags, being an equal employment opportunity employer is not only a legal principle; it is a moral commitment as well.