45, Metty Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

CAREERS AT ANN ARBOR ARMS

Careers and Job Openings at Ann Arbor Arms

Please check this page often for job openings at Ann Arbor Arms!

At Ann Arbor Arms we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our Teams are seeking committed, service-oriented individuals who are passionate about educating and outfitting customers with the products we sell. We offer flexible schedules and opportunities for professional growth and development.

All employees must be able to pass a comprehensive background screening.

What Ann Arbor Arms Offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical benefits
  • Simple IRA Matching plan
  • Future growth opportunities with an expanding organization

Please send your resume to jobs@annarborarms.com

 

Sales and Range Associates Full and Part Time

An Ann Arbor Arms Sales and Range Associate is responsible for assisting customers in both the range and retail space.  As a retail person you will assist customers in their selection of products that meet their needs for their desired personal defense and outfitting and will maximize store sales. As a Range Associate you will be responsible for the basic safety and compliance of range rules for all customers and users of the Ann Arbor Arms range facility as well as work in Range check in area. Both roles focus on building customer loyalty through outstanding customer service by asking questions, listening, recommending products and closing the sale. Stocking, merchandising and maintaining a clean, replenished shopping and shooting environment for our customers is essential in creating a repeat customer.

  • Responsible for assisting customers in their selection of products that meet their needs and will maximize store sales.
  • Must be an NRA certified Range Safety Officer. Or must pass an NRA online course/or NRA RSO course classroom session as a condition of employment
  • Ability to work on POS system and greet customers
  • Must be able to recognize and clear common firearm stoppages. Extensive knowledge of firearms, both handgun and common long guns required
  • Associates will focus on building customer loyalty through outstanding customer service by asking questions, listening, recommending products and closing the sale.
  • Assure visual standards are met by up-keep and maintenance to include, but not limited to restock, remerchandising, dusting and cleaning sales floor as needed.
  • Ensure safe and proper handling of all firearms and weapons while interacting with the customers.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Ability to understand, recall and follow complex compliance regulations.
  • Must have the ability to pay close attention to detail to insure accuracy of work.
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple projects as well as the ability to troubleshoot and resolve common problems. 

Education/Experience:  High School diploma as appropriate for age or working towards a High School diploma, GED or equivalent required; with 3+ years in a fast paced retail environment mandatory.  Extensive firearms knowledge is a plus, but we can help educate you, so not mandatory.  Military experience a plus, and women strongly encouraged to apply.

Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, both verbally and written, clearly and concisely in English, and other business contacts in a courteous, positive and professional manner. 

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule based on business needs, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Able to freely access all areas of the store including sales floor, stock area and register area by standing, walking, stooping, crawling, climbing, crouching, kneeling and climbing a ladder; ability to lift, and/or move up to 50 lbs.

Must be at least 21 years of age and be eligible to sell firearms under ATF regulations

Compensation is competitive and based on level of experience.

Great benefits!

Ann Arbor Arms is seeking a Retail Buyer with experience from either a specialty store, department store or online store.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assesses merchandise offered for sale based on value, store philosophy, customer demographics and ROI
  • Selects and orders merchandise based on nature of our clientele, customer demand, turns modeling.
  • Selects vendors to purchase from based on terms, shipping costs, ease of returns.
  • Verifies quality of stock received from vendors.
  • Works with Inventory to assure pricing is accurate on price tags.
  • Conducts staff meetings with sales to introduce new merchandise.
  • Keeps regularly scheduled time on retail floor to ensure knowledge of customer trends
  • Develops and achieves seasonal unit plans
  • Travels occasionally to purchase merchandise, develop key items or vendors and make new market contacts

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Job Knowledge – Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision.

Use of Technology – Adapts to new technologies; uses technology to increase productivity.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.

Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations.

Business Acumen – Displays orientation to profitability.

Cost Consciousness – Contributes to profits and revenue.

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Achievement Focus – Recognizes and acts on opportunities.

Initiative – Takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an Associate Buyer working in a retail environment, sporting goods or firearms is a plus
  • Four year degree in Retail Merchandising, Business Administration and/or Marketing or equivalent retail buying experience
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of   Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong retail math skills