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Current Employment Opportunities:

Director of Retail Stores

Shipping and Fulfillment Associate

Retail Store Manager

Retail Sales Associate

Stitcher Seamstress


Director of Retail Stores

Location: Portland, Maine

Contact: [email protected].

Scope of Job

Builds strong working relationships in leading the district managers and retail store managers and teams to ensure all key performance indictors (KPI’s), goals and objectives are achieved across all stores. Motivates and leads district and store managers ensuring all service levels, standards and procedures are followed accordingly. Leads the recruitment, retention, promotion, and staffing plans while managing payroll hours and overall expenses to ensure costs stay at or below prescribed levels. Identifies skill gaps and schedules training as needed for all managers and teams as required. Recruits top notch managers and oversees the recruiting of all store level employees ensuring all are thoroughly trained and have a solid understanding of company information, product knowledge, upselling techniques, POS and service standards and expectations. Leads new store opening initiatives and pop-up selling opportunities. Completes performance reviews and feedback and oversees store level performance reviews as needed and in a timely manner. Ensures the store environment and visual standards are consistent across all locations and maintained at or above standards while ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable shopping experience occurs for all customers and guests. Partners with Vice President of Retail Stores in developing new business strategies for business growth and revenue generation. Supports company programs and directives including social media initiatives. Builds positive working and learning environments for team members. Ensures all employees are well-versed and trained on all retail sales and operational initiatives including the sail trade program.

Basic Function

Proactively leads and shares with district and store managers and teams 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 in leading districts and store teams in achieving financial goals, KPI’s and objectives.
  • Support new store opening initiatives and tasks associated with growing the retail division.
  • Build strong working relationships with district managers and store managers in ensuring regular store supervision and visits (minimum 3x per month during peak selling seasons) by providing feedback and support in achieving business goals.
  • Conducts regular review with district managers of store product levels and communicates with VP Retail Stores, Merchandiser and Inventory Control to ensure stores are replenished and stocked accordingly.
  • Motivates district and store managers and teams to meet and exceed daily goals while ensuring exemplary service is provided by all store teams.
  • Closely manages retail staffing plans and payroll expenses as necessary to ensure all districts and stores stay within budget.
  • Leads the recruitment and retention plan ensuring all stores are adequately staffed and employees thoroughly trained while identifying skill gaps and training opportunities as needed.
  • Ensures the completion of all performance reviews of managers on an annual basis and ensures performance reviews are completed for all store-level associates across all stores.
  • Ensures all stores are neat and clean and all visual presentation standards and directives are followed accordingly.
  • Maintains the protection of all company assets, controlling internal and external loss.
  • Leads and supports all company social media initiatives, directives, engagements and promotions.
  • Leads all boat show and other selling events including Blue Crew truck for seasonal selling opportunities.
  • Works closely with retail operations manager in supporting retail operational goals and strategies including sail trade initiatives.
Requirements

"Must" Requirements

  • Five years of experience as a director of stores, regional director or district manager
  • Solid leadership skills with proven track record as a successful leader in a growing retail organization
  • Be a team player and jump in and support any needs in the company when called upon.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. in unloading trucks or receiving sail trades.
  • 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.
  • Ability to travel overnight and for extended periods as needed.

"Preferred" Requirements:

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


Shipping and Fulfillment Associate

Location: Portland, Maine

Contact: [email protected]

Description:

Purpose: Manage workflow to ensure Sea Bags orders are filled to the highest standard within 24-48 hours.

Scope: Effectively coordinate with team members and internal production groups for order shipping and fulfillment including all wholesale, retail and corporate orders. Assist retail and production during busy seasonal periods. Work at annual trade shows and other outreach events.

Basic Function:

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.

Responsibilities:
  • Pull/pick orders in preparation for packaging to ship.
  • Package orders for shipment in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain orders and shipments in a neat, orderly and safe manner.
  • Prevent order errors by reviewing for accuracy.
  • Communicate with appropriate teams regarding order fulfillment or shipment delays and/or errors.
Job Qualifications

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

  • 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.
  • Solid interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate and articulate processes and instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team and as an individual.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • 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.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 1+ years experience in manufacturing.
  • 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.


Retail Store Manager

Locations:
  • Carmel, California
  • Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • Boothbay Harbor, Maine
  • Ogunquit, Maine
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Edgartown, Massachusetts
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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:
  • Portland, Maine
  • Carmel, California
  • Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Harbor Springs, Michigan
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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.


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.