Career Opportunities at West Coast Sailing

Our staff of dinghy sailors works hard to grow the sport of sailing by providing excellent products, service, and advice. The members of our team have a variety of backgrounds, yet we all share a goal of advancing our professional aspirations. Our employees are actively involved in the sailing community and we are looking for an individual who is as passionate about sailing as we are. We work hard to make West Coast Sailing the largest and most respected small sailboat company in the world.

 

WHERE WE ARE

Our warehouse is located in Portland, Oregon, home to a small but vibrant river sailing community. The local junior program produces some of the finest sailors in the Pacific Northwest, and our two rivers are home to many sailors who are competitive on both the national and international levels in both dinghies and keelboats. Additionally, Portland lies within a two-hour drive from every other outdoor activity you could dream of.

 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

West Coast Sailing is seeking creative and passionate individuals to join our team. We are a small but growing sailing business that prides itself on outstanding service, quality products, and helpful information. We are looking for detail-oriented, hardworking, and self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our shop is fast-paced and tasks change daily so we need individuals who are flexible and willing to help others while managing their own priorities and responsibilities.

 

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US?

  • - Friendly, hard-working, self-motivated, and a team player!
  • - Familiarity with small boats and passion for sailing.
  • - Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Quickbooks, and Gmail. Strong computer skills and ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • - Ability to work with customers, determine their needs, and guide them to select the best products for those needs.
  • - Strong email and written communication skills- our customers are all over the world!
  • - Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • - A desire to learn more about sailing and help others do the same.
  • - Ability to work with other departments to provide the best and most efficient service possible.

 


 

Current Job Openings:

 

 

Outside Sales / Business Development                                                                        

Outside Sales is a key position on our team that directly supports our quest to grow our business.  By working hard and being focused on new opportunities, they will help us significantly expand in North America.

We are looking for a driven, experienced salesperson who communicates passion to customers. They listen effectively, match up product offerings to customer needs and provide rapid responses to inquiries.  More than just excellent service, this person should know how to solve customer problems, put our products and services in front of new groups, and build comprehensive sales strategies across numerous customer and product segments.


Core responsibilities:

  • - Prospect for new customers on a daily basis
  • - Work to establish long term relationships with administrators, program directors and coaches
  • - Identify new customer groups (such as government programs, resorts, and others)
  • - Create new orders and new business that is processed through our existing fulfillment system
  • - Build a strategic marketing plan that effectively generates prospects across the continent

Marketing and pipeline building:

  • - Suggest sponsorships for important programs, influences or with our manufacturers
  • - Create weekly content and marketing material specific to new customer groups
  • - Attend and oversee trade shows, events and relevant meetings
  • - Analyze our current products, and seek new and previously unapproached customers for them

Compensation and Benefits:

  • - Base salary, DOE
  • - Sales Commissions
  • - Company-sponsored health insurance (50% subsidy)
  • - SIMPLE IRA retirement plan - with company match
  • - Paid time off (two weeks vacation + one week paid holidays + paid sick time)

 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter via email: Sales@WestCoastSailing.net.