The Fitness Industry Jobs Marketplace

Retail Sales Associate


Posted by Down River Equipment on 10/13/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Fishing, WaterSports

Job Categories: Retail - Sales

Company Type: Accessories, HardGoods/Equipment, Service, Retail

State: CO

City: Wheat Ridge


Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Business Phone: 303-467-9489

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $14-$19 DOE

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

The Retail Sales Associate is an important and versatile position within our company.? We are looking for a candidate with a passion for river sports, an outgoing personality, and a positive attitude. The working environment at Down River Equipment is energetic and fast-paced.? Successful team members thrive in that environment by being self-motivated and by working with existing team members to develop effective communication and organizational skills.?  ? 

Responsibilities include:  

  • Clearly and effectively communicating with customers in-order to provide the best customer service in the industry.?  

  • This position will regularly interact with customers to help them understand the features and benefits of products as well as offer advice on various river trip logistic questions.?  

  • Assist with merchandising, stocking, and organizing of the retail store.  

  • Contribute to set up and breakdown of in-house events, as well as giving presentations on specified topics. 

  • The ideal candidate will be proficient in MS Office Programs (including Teams and SharePointas well as be able to efficiently learn new programs.     

  • You should be able to lift 30 pounds. 

The ideal candidate will have a background in retail sales along?with experience rafting, kayaking, or standup paddling.? We are willing to train a trustworthy candidate that displays the right temperament and personality for this position but lacks some of the desired experience. 

Our Mission is to provide the most sought-after river products, deliver the best customer service and provide beneficial information to our customers. We believe we manufacture the best rowing frame, frame accessory line and cargo gear in the industry. Our customers are river runners, whether they are private rafters, outfitters, or resellers. We will contribute time and resources to positively impact the river community and be a resource for river running history. Our Vision is to be a leader in the rafting niche of the outdoor industry and the company that best understands and satisfies the equipment and information needs of those that recreate on and around rivers. Our Core Values include offering a helpful, caring & informative environment where we provide quality customer service, best products, innovative ideas, and a good working environment that is family/friends owned and operated. 

Our team is full of river professionals and outdoor enthusiasts who believe in an open-door and open-minded philosophy.  If you want to have a real impact on a medium-sized outdoor company, Down River is the spot for you.  

This is a full-time position and compensation will be determined based on related experience.? Other benefits include health insurance (DRE pays $125/month), an annual gear stipend, employee purchase program, American Whitewater membership, “Protect Our Rivers” license plate program along with paid volunteer day, on-river day, and holidays.

About Down River Equipment

Down River Equipment is a small company that has been in business for over 32 years providing all types of rafting gear to private boaters and wholesale accounts. We specialize in manufacturing, distributing and retailing quality rafting and river equipment. DRE is most known for custom aluminum fabrication; rowing frames, kitchen boxes, camp tables and more. We distribute Sawyer, Carlisle, Advanced Composite, Extrasport, Engel and our own line of rafting Cargo Gear, made in Colorado. We offer a flexible schedule, a fun working environment, free employee demo gear and a chance to have a real impact on the business.