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Retail Store Manager

Defender Industries (Courtesy Job Posting)
Job Description
Retail Store Manager - Boating
Defender is a debt-free, family-owned marine outfitter located in Waterford, CT, in business for nearly 80 years.  We strive to maintain an excellent reputation as a retailer of boating equipment and supplies, inflatable boats / outboard motors, and earn the trust and loyalty of boaters around the world. Our Mission is to be the marine outfitter of choice, offering the widest selection of products at the most competitive prices, and providing only the best customer service.
This a true career opportunity for an experienced Retail Store Manager to run our Boaters’ Warehouse Outlet Store. The ideal candidate will be an experienced boater and marine industry professional with strong leadership, retail sales management, organizational, merchandising, marketing, customer service, communications, and inventory control skills.  Getting the details right the first time is important - to us and to our Customers.  You must be a take-charge, independent self-starter with high energy and a positive attitude that is also comfortable with computerized sales and inventory systems.
Your primary responsibility is to direct all outlet store operations and Associates in the pursuit of company goals for sales, Customer service, inventory control, and merchandising. Boating &/or Marine industry experience required.  Five years successful retail management preferred, P&L responsibility a plus.  Maintaining win-win relationships with Staff, Customers, and Suppliers in an inclusive environment that houses the entire company in one location.
Defender Employees enjoy a broad benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 401(k), Profit Sharing, paid vacation and holidays, and very generous Employee Merchandise Discounts.  If you take pride in your work and enjoy a fast-paced and pleasant environment where there is more focus on delivering honesty and value to serious boaters than increasing sales, please submit your confidential résumé to:
Defender Industries, Inc.
42 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385
860-701-3437 (fax)
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