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Retail Associate

Snow Peak is embarking on an exciting period of growth in the North American marketplace. If you have a love for the outdoors, a passion for great product design, a keen business mind and a track record of building mutually beneficial sales relationships with customers, this position just might be the perfect fit for you!



The Retail Associate is a brand ambassador, generating sales by proactively engaging and connecting with our customers.


  • Status: Part Time
  • Compensation: $15 / hourly
  • Reports To: Store Manager
  • Schedule: Required availability on evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Location: NW 23rd Portland, OR

What You'll Do:

Retail Sales

    • Create an elevated, upbeat, welcoming experience for customers
    • Drive and increase sales by connecting with customers and asking open-ended questions to assess needs and make relevant merchandise suggestions
    • Speak with knowledge and confidence to customers about materials, styles, fit, fabrics, price and trends in the outdoor and fashion industry.
    • Strengthen our brand presence by encouraging customers to engage with social networking sites and email list.
    • Educate customers on brand history, products, offers, promotions, and events
    • Process customer transactions efficiently with excellent point-of-sale/cash-handling accuracy
    • Handle customer service complaints, refunds, and questions, assuring customers are satisfied
    • Answer phone and email questions, including notifying customers promptly regarding restocked product and special orders

Day-to-day Operations

  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the sales floor, fitting rooms, window displays, cash-wrap areas, and back of house
  • Apply knowledge of retail KPIs to make decisions that drive achievement of established sales targets
  • Execute all operational processes effectively and efficiently including shipment processing, back stock replenishment, inventory counts, loss prevention
  • Ensure that health, safety, and security rules are followed


What You Need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a retail environment
  • Extraordinary customer service
  • Basic mathematics and financial knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of operating personal computers, POS systems, and various software packages including MS office
  • Reliable and professional
  • Friendly and engaging with all types of people
  • Enthusiasm for a fast paced, high growth working environment
  • A creative mind with an ability to take initiative and be resourceful
  • A passion for the outdoors and the beneficial role it plays in people’s lives
  • The commitment to maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives


    Nice to Have

    • Coursework or degree from a college or university
    • Experience in the outdoor or fashion industries
    • Experience using Shopify


    Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods standing
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
    • Communicate effectively with a diverse audience in person, by phone, and using computer

    The Perks

    • A creative, fun, and dynamic work environment in beautiful Portland, Oregon
    • Employee discounts on incredible Snow Peak gear



    If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a cover letter (PDFs) to Tell us about the unique value you offer Snow Peak.

    Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.