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Lewis Mull loved adventure and believed there should be a place where others like him could go and find the quality outdoor gear they needed. With this vision in mind, he started Backwoods in 1973. And over the years, we have evolved. Lewis' daughter Jennifer, CEO since 2003, has taken Backwoods and expanded its reach without losing the original authenticity.

Backwoods has always been an exclusive portal to adventure. It is known as the place to find experts on everything adventurous. And now people of many interests – those who climb tall mountains, those who have never set foot on a trail, those who travel the world, and those who travel downtown – will all discover that Backwoods is the perfect place for them. These adventurers find travel gear and accessories, technical outdoor equipment, and casual clothing and footwear with that special, adventurous flair. Make a visit to Backwoods your next urban adventure

At Backwoods, we believe in what we sell. Our business is a lifestyle and we choose to embrace it wholeheartedly. We are all adventurers. We are all a part of the community that makes us unique. We are all in it together. We're looking for others like us. People who can contribute, grow, dream and evolve with us. Embark on the adventure...

Backwoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Accordingly, we promote equal opportunity in the areas of recruitment, employment, training, development, transfer and promotion. Our employment practices are without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, veteran status and all other categories protected by federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. Backwoods will not tolerate the harassment of or discrimination against one employee by another. It is our policy to maintain an environment free of intimidation, insult, harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, national original or disability.

Current Job Openings 

 

Sales Manager (Oklahoma City Store)

Position Title: Sales Manager

Position Summary:

Backwoods Equpment is looking for a Sales Manager for our Oklahoma City, Oklahoma store.  The Sales Manager is responsible for the sales floor.  The Sales Manager owns the Summit Project. Leading by example and maintaining team direction is a primary responsibility.  The Sales Manager trains the team with tools provided by Backwoods to include but not limited to Backwoods Sales Standards, Addressing Customer needs, Coaching, and on-going sales instruction.  As Sales Manager, the abilities to "conduct and orchestra", forecast staffing needs, and maintain an enthusiastic attitude are part of the day to day functions.  The Sales Manager will provide leadership and direction, exercise independent judgement and discretion, and promote company strategies.  Acting with integrity and business maturity, building trust with staff and customers, maintaining approachability, the ability to listen and enact change when needed are all parts of this position.

Sales Managers must be able to communicate company objectives in a manner that is positive and understood by staff.  The Sales Manager will also need to maintain open communications with the corporate office andbe timely in any and all reporting involving store directives, events, and staffing information.

 

Tasks include:

  • Responsible for interviewing, selecting and hiring sales associatees
  • Submits new hire paperwork completely and accurately to Human Resources
  • Directs store associates in attaining goals within the Summit Project
  • Complies with Backwoods' company personnel policies in addition to federal and state laws along with documentation surrounding all policies
  • Accesses individual performance and provides an appropriate level of feedback as per Backwoods' company policy
  • Develops business strategies and delivers results for the store through managing merchandising
  • Helps implement corporate goals, plans and strategies for the store
  • Sets individual sales goals for each sales associate within the Summit Project
  • Assists in ensuring that montly and weekly sales and expense goals for the store are implemented and monitors progress on those goals
  • Reviews monthly P&L statements for the store and makes corrections to goals based on results
  • Oversees sales floor to ensure Backwoods customer sales standards are met and provides ongoing training and coaching when deficiencies are found
  • Merchandising is maintained with displays accurate and seasonal and where applicable according to provided plan-o-grams.
  • Ensures that all Standard Operating Procedures are followed as it relates to POS, Backwoods Adventures, Customer programs and company policies
  • Assists in maintaining stock levels with adequate and timely feedback to buyers

 

General Manager Manager (Norman Store)

Position Title: General Manager

Position Summary:

Backwoods Equpment is looking for a General Manager for our Norman, Oklahoma store.  

The General Manager provides leadership and direction to the store team by exercising independent judgement and discretion in order to successfully execute company strategies. This position must exude a high level of excitement, professional presence and confidence. This includes but is not limited  to the ability to act with great integrity and business maturity, build trust, be approachable, listen to others, drive and manage change, and ensure that all business is conducted without bias or prejudice.  The General Manager drives and monitors store performance through sales management, G.E.A.R., Summit Program, operational and personnel functions, as well as store visual aesthetics and environment. This position drives results through creating short term plans, implementing long-term strategies, processes, and events that create positive in-store experience for the internal and external customers.

The General Manager leads company initiatives, and ensures maximum productivity, profitability, and compliance with company procedures in the store and should consistentyl demonstrate and act in accordance to Backwoods expectations. It is imperative for the General Manager to foster a positive environment that develops and engages their people, generates sales and promotes operational excellence. 

 

Tasks include:

  • Minimum 5-7 years managing a retail store
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Proven experience in leadership and management
  • Strong outreach experience
  • Candidates must be willing to be part of a team!

 

General Manager Manager (Austin Store)

Position Title: General Manager

Position Summary:

Backwoods Equpment is looking for a General Manager for our Austin, Texas store.  

The General Manager provides leadership and direction to the store team by exercising independent judgement and discretion in order to successfully execute company strategies. This position must exude a high level of excitement, professional presence and confidence. This includes but is not limited  to the ability to act with great integrity and business maturity, build trust, be approachable, listen to others, drive and manage change, and ensure that all business is conducted without bias or prejudice.  The General Manager drives and monitors store performance through sales management, G.E.A.R., Summit Program, operational and personnel functions, as well as store visual aesthetics and environment. This position drives results through creating short term plans, implementing long-term strategies, processes, and events that create positive in-store experience for the internal and external customers.

The General Manager leads company initiatives, and ensures maximum productivity, profitability, and compliance with company procedures in the store and should consistentyl demonstrate and act in accordance to Backwoods expectations. It is imperative for the General Manager to foster a positive environment that develops and engages their people, generates sales and promotes operational excellence. 

 

Tasks include:

  • Minimum 5-7 years managing a retail store
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Proven experience in leadership and management
  • Strong outreach experience
  • Candidates must be willing to be part of a team!

 

Assistant Buyer (Austin Corp Office)

Position Title: Assistant Buyer

Position Summary:

Backwoods Equpment is looking for an Assistant Buyer to predominately support the Equipment Buyer in daily responsibilities, and clerical needs.  The Assistant Buyer will also supoort clerical needs for the Footwear Buyer.

Ideally, the person filling this role has knowledge of outdoor equipment and footwear.  He/She must possess the ability to multi-task in an ever changing environment.

This role requires working in an office setting on a computer for a large percentage of the day.

The position is exposed to all aspects of the buying role.

 

Tasks include:

  • Following direction of Buyers
  • Creating and maintaining item details in Retail Pro
  • Management of all types of purchase orders (special orders, replenishment, ASAP, preseason)
  • Monitor deliveries to at least 9 physical locations and resolve shipment issues 
  • Generate reports and manipulate data
  • Manage inventory according to buyer: markdowns, transfers, merchandise swaps
  • Communicating effectively with buyers, vendors, and stores
  • Providing input on assortment decisions
  • Serve as an additional point of contact for the departments


A Successful Assistant:

  • Has meticulous attention to detail and acts thoughtfully
  • Is organized with a desire to follow through and finish projects
  • Understands retail merchandise lifecycle and retail math
  • Can confidently make informed decisions based on inventory, trends, and sales history
  • Has a knack for understanding software and databases
  • Is proficient with Excel and pivot tables
  • Gracefully juggles numerous relationships
  • Accepts interruptions and can reprioritize tasks easily
  • Will flourish with mentorship but works well under minimal supervision


Fly Fishing Sales Associate (Tulsa, OK)

Position Title: Fly Fishing Sales Associate

Position Summary:

Within the structure of Backwoods, the Fly Fishing Sales Associate plays an important role in achieving the department’s sales goals and is offered the opportunity for personal growth focused help and training. The fly fishing sales associate brings with them the ability to be a self-starter, is easily approached by staff and customers, learns and uses the Backwoods Steps of the Sale (G.E.A.R.), and has a desire to reach personal goals and objectives.

The Fly Fishing Sales Associate is considered the store’s expert on fly fishing. He or she will be the go-to person when questions arise about the department and will help customers with choosing products while offering (when needed) useful advice on how certain products are used along with fishing techniques and fishing locations. The fly fishing sales associate will assist in the completion of tasks and duties when directed by his or her supervisor. Backwoods operates as a team and its success is a sum of all staff.

Tasks include:

  • Showing, demonstrating and selling fly fishing products while striving to achieve set personal sales goals.
  • Maintains the fly fishing department in a clean and functional manner according to Backwoods standards.
  • Re-stocking of all available fly fishing products from the stockroom.
  • Responsible for ongoing visual presentation of the fly fishing department.
  • Makes suggestions of product and materials to bring into the department.
  • Ensures the department is fully stocked with display models of major departmental offerings (i.e. Rods, Reels, Waders etc.) and ensures the maintenance of products displayed on days worked.
  • Assists in department price changes and transfers. 
  • Keeps up to date concerning fly fishing seasons and trends. 
  • Shares feedback from customers comments or concerns with the fly fishing manager in a timely and meaningful fashion.

 

Fly Fishing Sales Associate (Ft. Worth, TX)

Position Title: Fly Fishing Sales Associate

Position Summary:

Within the structure of Backwoods, the Fly Fishing Sales Associate plays an important role in achieving the department’s sales goals and is offered the opportunity for personal growth focused help and training. The fly fishing sales associate brings with them the ability to be a self-starter, is easily approached by staff and customers, learns and uses the Backwoods Steps of the Sale (G.E.A.R.), and has a desire to reach personal goals and objectives.

The Fly Fishing Sales Associate is considered the store’s expert on fly fishing. He or she will be the go-to person when questions arise about the department and will help customers with choosing products while offering (when needed) useful advice on how certain products are used along with fishing techniques and fishing locations. The fly fishing sales associate will assist in the completion of tasks and duties when directed by his or her supervisor. Backwoods operates as a team and its success is a sum of all staff.

Tasks include:

  • Showing, demonstrating and selling fly fishing products while striving to achieve set personal sales goals.
  • Maintains the fly fishing department in a clean and functional manner according to Backwoods standards.
  • Re-stocking of all available fly fishing products from the stockroom.
  • Responsible for ongoing visual presentation of the fly fishing department.
  • Makes suggestions of product and materials to bring into the department.
  • Ensures the department is fully stocked with display models of major departmental offerings (i.e. Rods, Reels, Waders etc.) and ensures the maintenance of products displayed on days worked.
  • Assists in department price changes and transfers. 
  • Keeps up to date concerning fly fishing seasons and trends. 
  • Shares feedback from customers comments or concerns with the fly fishing manager in a timely and meaningful fashion.

 

 
 

General Job Inquiries (All Locations)

Full-Time Sale Associates - (All Locations) 

Part-Time Sale Associates (All Locations) 

Position Title: Full and Part time sales in our Austin Store

Position Summary:

Our Austin location is currently looking for full time and part time sales people who have a passion for the outdoors.  We are proud of our mission statement that ecompasses inspiring people to seek active, adventurous lives, providing exceptional products and sharing our expertise with others.

We are looking for excited, willing people who want to be part of that adventure.  If you are that person, we definitely want to talk to you about a future with Backwoods.  Please apply here for consideration.