The Orvis Job Wall 06.20.14


The Orvis Home Office in Sunderland, VT

Welcome to the Orvis Job Wall, where we update you periodically on the opportunities to be a part of the Orvis team. If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably already aware of what a great place this is to work—from the beautiful office building nestled into the Green Mountains, to the onsite bass pond, to the opportunity to run into Tom Rosenbauer every day. (Of course, I get to sit right next to him.)

This week, we wanted to shine the light on five opportunities, which run the gamut from vice-president level, to Rod and Tackle product developer, to retail sales. Locations range from Louisiana to Virginia to Massachusetts and Vermont. Click the job titles to see a complete job listing, as well as instructions for applying. Click here to see all available jobs openings.

Vice President – Rod and Tackle/ Orvis Adventures
The VP of Rod and Tackle/Orvis Adventures is responsible for managing the business unit including all fly fishing and hunting products for the Orvis Company as well as the Orvis Adventures division which includes our Sandanona Shooting facility, Fly Fishing and Shooting Schools, Orvis Travel and the Endorsed Lodges, Operators and Guides program. This is an executive position in the organization, overseeing all aspects of the outdoor product category. The VP is responsible for ensuring that the outdoor division supports the company direction and develops product strategies to support those goals.

Product Development Specialist – Rods and Reels
The Product Development Specialist will be responsible for the development, growth, and profit of key the Orvis fly fishing sub categories of Rods, Reels and Optics for retail, catalog, web, and wholesale at Orvis. Additionally this individual will be fully engaged in the Manufacturing process of rods and reels both domestically and internationally. This individual will have an excellent background, knowledge and experience of the outdoor market with solid experience in freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.

Retail Fishing Manager in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN
The Orvis Retail Fishing Manager is a retail professional role model in attitude and appearance who drives sales and profit growth by providing a world-class shopping experience to all Orvis customers. The Fishing Manager assists the Store Manager in all management duties of the retail store, completes assignments delegated by the Store Manager, and is responsible for the daily operations of the fly-fishing department including coaching and training other store associates to be confident in selling fishing and outdoor products.

We are looking for managers who can establish, maintain, and promote Sporting Tradition activities that enhance our reputation in the marketplace as well as introduce new customers to this lifestyle through fly-fishing schools, casting clinics, and seminars. The successful Fishing Manager has experience developing relationships with local fly-fishing organizations, conservation groups, Orvis Endorsed Operations, and other partners that can increase customer traffic and the use of Orvis products.

Sporting Travel Planner: international fly fishing and wingshooting tours
The Sporting Travel Planner is responsible for direct sales to individuals and groups. This position is in close communication with international travel providers and an important link between Orvis Travel and operators in the field, and plays a role in product development based on knowledge of the destinations. This position participates in field inspection of lodges seeking an Orvis endorsement and must be competent to assess the lodge’s qualifications.

The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of international fly fishing and wingshooting travel based on personal experience, as well as a sincere desire to help customers in the travel planning process. This individual will have professional sales experience related to sporting travel preferably with a tour operator, a retail shop with a significant travel business, or a sporting lodge. The position is a combination of front line sales and customer service with some involvement in trip operations, so the ability to manage multiple projects is required.

Retail Sales Associate – Fishing Dept. (Carmel, IN)
The Fishing Dept. Retail Sales Associate is a retail professional who embraces The Orvis Culture and provides a world-class shopping experience to all Orvis customers with an emphasis on fly-fishing and outdoors merchandise. This position will also provide assistance in the men’s department.

3 thoughts on “The Orvis Job Wall 06.20.14”

  1. I read that there is an Orvis store coming to Greenville, SC. Any idea when you would start accepting applications for jobs at that location?

  2. I am a chef by traid but my passion is fly fishing. I have been cooking for the past15 yrs and am currently the head chef of the Manchester country club in CT. I grew up fishing the salt water around the island I grew up on off the coast of Mystic Ct.Then I went off to college at MSU in Bozeman MT. My love for the sport grew & I even had the oppertunity to guide the Yelloestone river for a summer. We currently live 20 min east of Hartford on coventry lake. I have been a die hard orvis fan for the past 20 yrs! ALL of my gesr is tried & true from my Trident TLS 6wt to my little CFO reel. My first job was in retail sales for a major boating company.
    I feel like i could be a great attribute to your company & would love to join the Orvis team in any way possible. Thanks for your time. & thanks for the amazing gear.

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