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Careers at Boat Outfitters


GROW WITH US!

What We Do: We fabricate, source, and sell parts to customers looking to improve and customize their boats! A hybrid manufacturer-distributor-retailer; our experience allows us to provide products and services unique to the boating aftermarket space. Our direct from the manufacturer business model allows us to offer high (OEM) quality products at very competitive prices.

Our parent company (Teak Isle) manufactures original equipment parts for over 200 builders. As Boat Outfitters we are excited to bring boat owners the same high quality products trusted by boat builders for over 35 years. Our design, engineering and production capabilities make it an exciting place to work where new product development is always prioritized and encouraged.

Put Your Boating Passion To Work
  • Competitive
    Salaries
  • Casual Office with
    Casual Dress Code
  • Located in Beautiful Central Florida
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefit Plan
  • Annual Holiday Paid Plant Shutdown
  • 401k with Company Contributions
  • Fun, Collaborative Work Enviroment
  • Travel Opportunities (Conferences/Trade Shows)


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:


We don't have any openings at this time but will review all submitted applications.

eCommerce Product Lister (BoatOutfitters.com)

Grow our online store by adding new products and enhancing the existing catalog by improving product page content. This is done by curating external online content, generating custom internal content and ultimately integrating this strategically online to create engaging product pages. This position requires a mixture of research, organization and creative skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Research competitive online prices and key sales points
  • Generate sales content (product bullets, descriptions, etc.)
  • Capture product images with basic product photography/editing tasks (training provided)
  • Manipulate data in Excel to match templates for CSV importing
  • Update existing online products with new features or supplemental information

Requirements:

  • Minimum Two Year College Degree
    • Or 2+ years of satisfactory full-time experience in a similar job capacity
  • Strong writing skills with a focus on promotional marketing and persuasive sales language
  • Excellent online research skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented

Preferential consideration for:

  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Photography and/or photo editing experience
  • Marine/fishing related interest and experience
[updated July 11, 2016]

eCommerce Buyer Manager (BoatOutfitters.com)

Identify and facilitate the addition of new products and product lines into the Boat Outfitters catalog. Monitor existing catalog performance and make strategic product tradeoffs based on performance. This is a hands-on role for someone who can research and generate ideas, develop implementation plans and successfully launch new products to our customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the addition of new products
    • Identify and introduce new product lines
    • Negotiate initial stock orders or drop ship arrangements
    • Manage and direct product listing associates on new product key features, pricing, etc.
    • Review and approve new product pages to ensure engaging content that will convert
  • Build and maintain strong vendor partnerships
  • Monitor catalog, analyze changes in sales patterns and adjust pricing and/or merchandising accordingly
  • Attend trade and distributor shows to identify growth opportunities
  • Review industry periodicals, trade journals and catalogs for industry trends

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience
  • Advanced Excel data manipulation and reporting experience
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexible and able to effectively multi-task in a fast paced work environment

Preferential consideration for:

  • Previous online retail or E-Commerce experience
  • General interest, knowledge and/or experience with boating and marine/fishing accessories
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS
[posted Jan 5, 2016]

Customer Service Associate (BoatOutfitters.com)

Interact with customers in response to inquiries about Boat Outfitters products. Responsibilities will include traditional customer service tasks (phone calls, answering e-mails, taking orders) but will also include more complex projects such as helping to design custom products per customers' unique specifications.

This is not an ordinary customer service job. It requires extensive product training, basic engineering competency and excellent organization. It is not a position with repetitive tasks but rather one where you will face unique challenges daily that often require complex thinking and problem solving.

Responsibilities

  • Professionally handle incoming requests from customers and ensure that issues are resolved promptly and thoroughly.
  • Educate and advise the customer when applicable about appropriate products given unique applications.
  • Interpret customer requirements, identify engineering challenges and act as a liaison between customer and engineering team.
  • Accurately and efficiently place orders into our shopping cart backend systems.
  • Maintain a balance between company policy and customer benefit in decision making.

Requirements

  • General interest in boats and boating accessories (extensive boating experience preferred).
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and written.

Additional Information

  • Offers will take into consideration your background and related experience
  • Normal work hours for this position is Mon-Fri 7am – 5pm (overtime available)
  • Nights and weekends are not a normal part of our work schedule.
  • Limited travel to industry trade shows may be necessary.
  • We offer a generous selection of benefits including paid time off, a 401K plan with company contributions. We contribute heavily towards your selected medical and dental insurance and also provide life insurance coverage.
[updated Mar 17, 2017]

Inside Sales Representative/Marine Prototype Design Assistant (Teak Isle)

As an Inside sales associate you will assist the sales department with requests and follow-up of new prototypes and the maintenance of existing accounts and projects. Please note that this is not a typical "order taking" position. This team member will be actively involved in all projects from concept to completion. Working closely with boat companies and their engineering and design teams, this position offers a great opportunity for a motivated, technically inclined individual to become part of the Teak Isle team. Boat manufacturers come to Teak Isle for products to help solve a problem or meet a need for their boats. It is our job to find solutions, keep within their budgets, and produce a product for them of exceptional quality. If you are hard working and highly motivated we would like to have you on our team.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with company owners in the implementation of customer requests.
  • Maintain contact with boat companies on a regular basis to ensure their satisfaction with our quality of service and products.
  • Communicate with our engineering department to relay customer design needs.
  • Assist in pricing of new designs and projects.
  • Assist in Boat Show display set up and represent company in boat show booths.

Requirements

  • An ability to understand basic product drawings
  • AutoCad proficiency a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Dedication to customer service
[updated July 11, 2016]

Sales Representative (Teak Isle)

Working closely with boat companies and their engineering and design teams, this position offers a great opportunity for a motivated, technically inclined individual to become part of the Teak Isle team. As an outside sales associate you will be expected to actively seek additional business with new and existing accounts. This position requires a certain amount of travel around the country, in order to solidify face to face contact with our customers and to build and maintain strong relationships. Our customers come to Teak Isle for products to help solve a problem or meet a need. It is our job to find solutions, keep within their budgets, and produce a product for them of exceptional quality. If you are hard working and highly motivated we would like to have you on the Teak Isle team.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and pursue new sales opportunities.
  • Maintain contact with customers on a regular basis to ensure their satisfaction with our quality of service and products.
  • Communicate with our engineering department to relay customer design needs.
  • Assist in pricing of new designs and projects.
  • Follow through with steps to ensure customer requests and/or changes are updated in all necessary systems.
  • Attend and work trade shows.

Requirements

  • Good working knowledge of boats and boat systems
  • An ability to understand basic product drawings
  • AutoCad proficiency a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel
  • Dedication to customer service
  • Good driving record
[updated July 11, 2016]

Prototype Engineer (Teak Isle/BoatOutfitters.com)

Product design and engineering is a critical component to the success of our business and satisfaction of our customers. Our prototype engineers collaborate with the sales team and other designers to bring quality product to market rapidly. A collaborative environment, developing creative solutions, and a wide range of products make this an interesting and gratifying position.

Responsibilities

  • Develop 3D solid models and submittal drawings for new product including but not limited to doors/hatches, wind screens, sliding cabin entry doors, high-end tackle units, solid surface product, cabinetry, and other millwork.
  • CNC programming for 2 1/2 and 3-axis machining.
  • Conceptualize and design product for optimal functionality and manufacturability.
  • Work in a team environment to assist in the development and refinement of department standards, best practices, co-worker mentoring, and process improvement.
[updated July 11, 2016]