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At Nordic Outdoor we want to work with people that want to grow together with us, and we are always interested in hearing from future employees. Even if we don’t always have vacancies, you are more than welcome to send us your details and we will contact you if we have an opening that we think is just right for you.

To apply for any of the jobs listed below please email a CV and short cover letter to [email protected]

Currently Hiring - Supervisor / Assistant Manager - Nordic Outdoor St James Quarter

We are now seeking experienced candidates for full time and part time sales assistant positions in Nordic Outdoor St James Quarter. We are looking for candidates who are looking to develop their abilities in a fast paced, high end retailer with a focus on product knowledge and customer service.

The successful candidate should have a background in retail, having worked in a similar type of retail environment. While it is of course ideal if you have a background, and perhaps more importantly interest, in the outdoor industry, training on the job will be provided.

Our staff are the most important part of our business. Since this role will involve spending time out on the shop floor, the ideal candidate should bring a passion for retail sales to the post, excelling at customer service while at the same time maximising the opportunities from each sale.

By providing knowledgeable and honest advice, you will guide the customer through the entire buying process while educating them about our way of looking at outdoor clothing and equipment. To make sure that our staff feel confident in this sales approach, all staff go through continuous product training as well as on the job skills development.

The task of applicants will be first and foremost to drive sales, but to an extent they will also be responsible for maintaining stock levels, ensuring that the stock is correct, and liaising with our Head Office in Edinburgh as necessary.

 We are looking for candidates who will work to ensure the success of our Central Edinburgh store and there are opportunities to advance into further management positions as the company continues to grow.

To be a successful Supervisor in our company, we would expect that candidates:

  • Enjoy speaking to customers and thrive in sales situations
  • Ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the store
  • Possess good merchandising skills
  • Ensure compliance to all guidelines involved with safety, loss prevention and cash handling procedures
  • Work together with the Manager to deal with staffing matters at the site

Success Profile

The successful applicant will be long term results oriented and able to look at the bigger picture. This applicant should also be very confident in their ability to sell, with excellent customer service and communication skills.

Since the applicant will need to work independently at times, it is important that they are proactive, with strong problem-solving ability and analytical skills.

This role will include some administrative tasks for the shop, for which the applicant will have to have strong organisational skills as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office, along with sufficient computer skills to handle our EPOS and stock management system.

Lastly, it is important that the applicant have flexible availability when it comes to holidays and working weekends. In return, we will be able to offer the successful candidate possibility to a close-knit team, with a passion for the products they sell.

Taking this role is a great opportunity to join the Nordic Outdoor team and leave your personal imprint as you grow together with the company.