sales position where you can be proud of what you are selling,
sell with integrity, AND be well compensated.
of variety on the job, both physically and mentally, mixing mostly
sales and customer service on the phone, with shipping and other
of potential to grow and advance. Our upcoming website update will
bring much more growth and we need a
strong Assistant Manager on board.
We treat our
customers far above average (many call or email back just to express
their appreciation) and we are looking for an above-average
person to help us grow further, and to grow with us. Someone with
an above-average work ethic, integrity, and intelligence.
ArmorUP L.P. is an internet-based, retail and wholesale distributor
of Body Armor. We are a small business, but provide ballistic protection
to a very diverse base of customers, from the police and U.S. Military,
to security personnel, defense contractors, war correspondents,
export customers and private citizens. Established in 2001,
we are stable and profitable, with zero long term debt.
Our sales are
mail order, over the phone and email, but we pride ourselves on
a highly professional and personal standard of customer sales and
service. This has earned us a superior reputation in the marketplace,
and a loyal customer base that has kept our business strong through
word of mouth advertising.
For more information
on the business, see our homepage
Training, shipping, inventory handling and "grunt work"
would be a majority of your time at first, gradually becoming a minority
of your time as you learn the ropes, gain product knowledge, and become
and demonstrating mastery of the needed product knowledge,
the majority of your time would be to respond to incoming phone calls
and emails for sales and customer service for retail, and later, quantity
customers. Problem solving, consultative sales conversations, sometimes
technical, with customers calling from our website, or established
customer base. Definitely NOT high pressure sales (and we are
far too busy to do cold calling).
other major part of the job is handling inventory and order processing
quickly and efficiently:
to $ 55,000 per year. Compensation is not fixed but commensurate
with experience, responsibilities and performance. Your contribution
will determine what you make.
In the past
Assistant Managers have averaged $ 42,000 to $ 53,000 per year
with a 2 week paid vacation - after getting through the Body
Armor learning curve. (Typical training time would be the
first 2 or 3 months on the job.)
$ 15 per hour plus bonuses of $300 to $500 per month for
achieving training milestones. After getting up to speed, performance-based
bonuses are a significant part of the compensation, in addition
to base wages, and closely tied to the level of responsibility
successfully handled, and gross revenue attributable to your efforts.
POTENTIAL FOR ADVANCEMENT
want someone who demonstrates the drive, competence and integrity
to earn more responsibility and compensation, sooner rather than
later. One of the priorities in our plan for further growth is
updating the website, and we need a solid Ass't Manager in place
to handle the increase in sales.
There is a
golden opportunity for the right long-term employee who
performs at a high level, to buy in as a part owner with a very
attractive return on investment. This would be a superb opportunity
to become an owner, as well as an employee, to build equity, and
create long term wealth.
is to incentivize a employee who demonstrates high value to take
on more responsibility, and be there for the long term. Our long
term goal is to develop a Manager with financial "skin in
the game", who will work on the business with the mindset
and work ethic of an owner.
reimbursement offered after 3 month initial period.
office hours 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Overtime required
depending on workload.
Can start immediately if desired. We would like a new person on
board by May 1st.
motivated to serve the customer with
integrity, and pleasant on the phone - even under time pressure.
maintain a high level of attention to detail.
can be very costly,
so you must have the habit of double checking your work to minimize
mistakes. We deal in equipment for the protection of life,
so "dumb" mistakes are not acceptable.
A strong work ethic. Must be a self-starter
who can handle being left alone to get the job done, i.e., a
sense of urgency to get the job done without being prodded by
a supervisor. In a fast-paced small business, we don't have
time for hand-holding, or micro-managing.
college, or equivalent professional work experience. Must be
a fast learner to get on top of all the product knowledge,
and become comfortable with many varied tasks and roles.
- knowledge of
firearms, Concealed Handgun License, or police / military experience.
- computer skills
such as Quicken, Photoshop, video editing, etc., etc.
or video skills
IS THIS CAREER A GOOD FIT FOR YOU?
HOW TO APPLY:
Please do not call or visit - we are very busy on the phone!
me your resume (with a complete job history back to college) and a
cover letter that tells me:
1) what attracts you to this career opportunity,
2) some examples where you have demonstrated above average achievement
in your work, education, or life,
3) ideally, if you have letters of reference from previous employers
or customers, please attach
We will email you a confirmation of receipt of your email. In our
hiring process, typically we follow-up with selected candidates by
phone, then a personal interview, and online aptitude testing.
Thanks for your time,