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Outdoor Research, LLC Part Time Retail Sales Associate  in Des Moines, Washington

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Title Part Time Retail Sales Associate

About the Organization At Outdoor Research, we built a company from a feeling: the urge to get out. It's what drives us. We love coming to work every day and inventing ever better solutions to what nature throws our way. But we're more than just the gear we build. We're part of a community of friends whose lives are connected by our common need to be outside. Our community is devoted to exploring our outdoor passions and challenging ourselves in the mountains, water and deserts of the planet we love so much.

In 1981, a brilliant scientist and adventurer named Ron Gregg watched his frostbitten partner get airlifted off a glacier on Denali. He'd spent months planning a new route in the purest style, skiing 100 miles from the road to the base of the climb. Barely halfway to the summit, their trip ended with the failure of a simple pair of gaiters. Stubborn to the end, Ron refused a seat on the helicopter and descended alone for two weeks, pondering what had happened. Somewhere along the way he realized he could both fix the gear problem and devote his life to pursuing his passion for adventure. By the end, he knew one thing for sure: He wasn't going back to his old job.

Ron Gregg built Outdoor Research on the idea that life is an adventure, and the best gear makes it more fun. Though he died tragically in an avalanche more than a decade ago, his legacy remains at our core. In our world, it's not about chasing heroes; It's about being on the journey. It's not how often we get out as much as how often we want to be out that makes us who we are. Our goal is to do all we can to expand the community of people who share our belief that progress is spiritual and life is unimaginable without the quest.

And we want you in it, because we're pretty sure that the bigger our community gets, the better off the world will be.

Outdoor Research. Designed By Adventure.

Position Part Time Retail Sales Associate


Location: Des Moines Position: Full Time

About this role

Assists in the daily operations of the Outdoor Research Seattle Store and upholds the Outdoor Research brand identity and culture.

What you will do

  • A commitment to provide Outdoor Research Legendary customer service

  • Greeting and thanking customers in a helpful, positive, manner throughout the purchasing and decision process

  • Ring up sales

  • Loss prevention

  • Weekly inventory counts

  • Other duties as assigned by the Store Manager and/or Assistant Manager

    Position Requirements

What you should bring to the table

  • Participation in one or more of OR core sports preferred

  • Knowledge of and/or intermediate to advanced experience with various outdoor gear and equipment, Outdoor Research products preferable.

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and point of sale systems

  • Previous customer service experiences preferred

  • Must be able to communicate easily and clearly in English

  • Must be able to legally work for any employer in the United States of America

  • Excellent communication & customer relationship skills

  • Self-managed and motivated for sales success

  • Approachability, yet also able and eager to initiate customer interaction

  • Ability to meet schedule and attendance requirements

    Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

    Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time

    Location Des Moines, WA

    EOE Statement OR is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful manner. Employment-related decisions are made based on an individual’s qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or military status, genetic information, political ideology or other applicable protected class status. This commitment extends to all employment practices including selection, hiring, placement, recruitment advertising, promotion or transfer, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, demotion, layoff, or separation. All employment decisions are based upon the qualifications of the individual and the job requirements.

OR supports this commitment with an Affirmative Action Program, which is updated annually. The

objectives of the Affirmative Action Program are to ensure that our team reflects the diversity of our local community. We fully support affirmative action to include women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities throughout our workforce. The OR Affirmative Action Program is available for review by all employees and is maintained in the Human Resources Department.