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Assistant Store Manager
Columbia Sportswear Company | Meridian, Idaho
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Job Description

The Assistant Store Manager is a key member of the Store Leadership Team and is responsible for

providing team leadership and supporting the Store Manager to ensure effective store operations.


Provide leadership and direction to the store staff, including supervisors and associates.

Support the Store Manager in developing a strong sales environment focused on teamwork and customer service.

Ensure store sales goals are achieved through providing direction in these areas: sales techniques, customer service, product knowledge, and store communications.

Assist the Store Manager in developing and implementing motivational incentives for sales staff. Track employee results and make suggestions for modifying goals accordingly.

Assist the Store Manager with the development and implementation of action plans to address any issues relating to store sales, goals, safety, training and personnel development. Demonstrate leadership, coaching, and listening skills through training and acting as a positive role model and leader on duty.

Provide excellent customer service by assisting customers in person or by phone, and providing information on current products, features, and benefits.

Assist the Store Manager in interviewing, hiring, training, and disciplinary action as it applies to the store staff.

Provide coaching & direction on a day-to-day basis to ensure staff performance standards are met.

Provide input to Store Manager on staff performance for the performance appraisal process.

Assist in the timely completion of all record keeping associated with applicants, new hires, payroll, performance appraisals, salary reviews, counselling, disciplinary actions and terminations.

Perform opening and closing duties, including balancing registers, preparing cash bags, and activating security system.

Assist in maintaining inventory levels by communicating with the Store Manager and Freight Supervisor.

Assist Store manager in the implementation and maintenance of management systems for sales tracking, organization, and controlling and auditing store operations.

Act as the Store Manager in that person's absence.

Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one for over 70 years, constantly working to perfect the art and enjoyment of the greater outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that offers them much more than just a paycheck.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

For US/CAN Postings Only:

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

About Columbia Sportswear Company

Columbia Sportswear Company (Columbia) is engaged in designing, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel, footwear and related accessories and equipment globally. The Company groups its merchandise into four categories, which includes outerwear, sportswear, footwear, and related accessories and equipment. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company distributed its products to approximately 14,000 retailers in over 90 countries. (Source: 10-K)

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