Piragis Northwoods Company is hiring for our retail store manager position!    Piragis Northwoods Company is a year-round retail store, outfitter, and catalog business on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  We are a family owned business approaching our 40th year of providing expert wilderness advice and product to wilderness lovers around the world.  

Our store manager is the leader on our fast-paced retail floor in Ely, Minnesota.  The store manager’s responsibilities lie in creating an environment in which customer service is the focus and results in meeting and exceeding sales goals.  To reach these goals, the store manager’s duties include hiring and training staff, facilitating product knowledge sessions, scheduling, tracking sales and trends in the outdoor industry, and participating in the merchandising of the store and inventory management.  The store manager must be able to balance labor during the fast-paced tourist season of 5-6 months with a slower winter season.   

A candidate for this position would possess the following qualifications:

  •          Love for the outdoors and canoe experience preferred
  •          Retail or customer service, preferably in the outdoor industry
  •          Leadership of a team of 20+
  •          Management and scheduling
  •          Time management and organization
  •          Merchandising skills