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Folding Kayaks - Oru Kayak


Posted by Oru Kayak, Inc. on 11/25/2020

Industry Sector(s): WaterSports,

Territories Available:

States: AL, AK, AB, AZ, AR, BC, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MB, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NB, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NF, NC, ND, NS, OH, OK, ON, OR, PA, PI, QC, RI, SA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, DC, WV, WI, WY


Job Basics

Categories: hard goods,

Employer State: CA

Employer City: Emeryville


Posting Description & Requirements

About Oru Kayak:

We are an award-winning company on a mission to make the outdoors more accessible.  Our flagship product line is a series of origami folding kayaks that transform from a portable box, into a sleek, lightweight, and high-performance watercraft.

We are fast-moving and passionate about what we do, and now we're looking for the right teammate to help take us to the next level.

The successful candidate will be someone who is excited about the outdoor industry and is interested in the unique opportunities available in a startup environment. 

  • Our mission guides us to: Transform the way we connect to the outdoors

  • Our values run is: We are innovators and outdoor enthusiasts, who help others connect with the outdoors, and through that, with each other.

  • Our vision is our north star to become: The most recognized paddlesport brand in the world.

  • Our strategy is adaptable. We are driven and work hard.

Title: Independent Sales Rep

Job Type: Full Time

Salary:  Commission Only. Please send compensation requirements with your application.

Job Description: Oru Kayak is looking to build its networks of independent sales professionals globally. You will drive top-line sales for dealers and retailers.  

Responsibilities and Skills will include:

  • Actively promote Oru Kayak while delivering customer support to retail outlets in a defined geographical area.

  • Demonstrate product knowledge and provide technical assistance in selecting the best product for specific paddlesport and regional applications.

  • Coordinate retail customer marketing activities with the Oru Kayak marketing team as needed.

  • Ensure retailers are adequately supplied with product and marketing information and trained in all aspects of the Oru Kayak brand, working with technical service and customer care teams.

  • Ensure sales target is met each month and provide budget/forecast to the Oru Kayak Sales Manager on a monthly basis.

  • 4-10 years of direct to consumer eCommerce marketing experience.

  • Established territory required

Other Skills (Bonus/Not Required):

  • Sociable and willing to help

  • CRM experience

  • Google Drive, Excel, Word, etc.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to The subject line should read: “Applicant Name - Sales Rep - Application Date”

About Oru Kayak, Inc.

We believe that connecting to nature is a deep human need —even for those of us who live in cities. We love exploring the world around us, and we draw inspiration from all sorts of experiences—most obviously Greenland kayaks and Japanese origami, but many others that live in the details. We’re building a business, but our real goal is to change how people connect with the water.

We have lofty goals, but we’re also a bunch of fun-loving makers and doers. We recently moved from San Francisco to an old warehouse-style sewing factory in Emeryville, CA and are feeling quite at home in our quirky neighborhood by the water. The Bay and the ocean are both a short hop away —we can surf the Pacific in a Coast kayak in the morning, and head to a Giants game in a Beach kayak in the afternoon. We come from all around the world and we’re proud to have an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.