Simms Employment

Simms Fishing Products is a leader in the fishing industry – driven to create growth and vitality in the community. We build trustworthy and angler-driven products. Our employees communicate openly, keep their commitments and inspire trust.   We build for the long haul with products that last and a brand that endures. Our employees are our most important catch.

To be a great fit at Simms, you must embrace the fishing culture and follow our practice to work like we fish – with purpose, passion & curiosity. Be prepared to share your latest fishing adventures.

Simms Fishing Products, a leader in providing the finest fishing waders and apparel, currently has the following position available:


Director of National Accounts

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the Director of National Accounts position. This is a full-time, in-house position that will be based in Bozeman, Montana.

In this role, the Director will be a cultural leader within Simms and our National accounts. This individual will be dynamic in forging relationships that develop strategies for sustainable and sometimes aggressive growth opportunities for each organization. This individual will possess a personality that is strong, passionate, proactive and persistent, yet is most importantly is a good listener who is accommodating, understanding and fair.

Developing relationships and building trust is a critical element in maximizing this role and the potential for Simms to become the ultimate supplier and brand for the retailer. The role will be to create and drive a cohesive path towards the coordination of business communications throughout both Simms and the retail partner’s organization. As a result, this role will lead the planning to obtain business forecasts, purchase orders, and marketing plans to ensure that Go-To-Market campaigns have the highest opportunity for success. It is essential for this individual to be seen and respected as a vital partner in the fishing department’s success and that of Simms.

The Director of National Accounts will communicate regularly with category managers, production, finance, and executive team members within Simms to ensure that planning is in place to deliver upon the national account’s needs. The role will regularly collaborate with the VP of Sales and the National Sales Manager to ensure that the organization is in alignment to support key product investments in the field with in-store sales training, product education, events, and point of sale support to increase brand success at retail and deliver profitable growth for all business parties.

Outcomes of this role include:
  • A pro-active commercialization calendar aligned with the National Accounts to manage the day to day business operations and to launch new products to ensure brand momentum and category growth
  • Product forecasts and purchase orders will be secured to schedule production commitments to meet the needs of the retailer’s in-store and delivery requirements
  • A fully aligned organization within Simms that supports the execution of product deliveries with sales and marketing campaigns to drive sales at retail
  • Regular communication with National Accounts to avoid situations where needs are unmet.
  • Individual is sought out for critical information on business direction and growth opportunities both within Simms and with the National Accounts; A respected source of business opportunities

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or related field
  • 3 -5 years sales planning with national accounts in the fishing and hunting market
  • 7 – 10 years or proven sales experience within the outdoor, hunting and fishing market
  • Experience in working with buying and purchasing groups
  • Strong communication skills: written, verbal, and presentation
  • Exceptional creator of solutions to business challenges and complications
  • Strong team building skills
  • Confident decision maker with a process-driven attitude that builds upon daily improvements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel 60 days per year

Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to [email protected].


Simms Marketing & Brand Presentation Manager

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill a vital position in our Brand Marketing organization.   It’s our mission to deliver the ultimate brand and product experience to anglers across the globe.

This is a full-time, in-house position that will be based in Bozeman, Montana.

In this role, you will help grow the Simms brand as the leader in the fishing industry by developing, planning, and executing innovative consumer experiences for retail and on-ground activations.  You will ensure our connection with consumers at the moment of truth is inspiring, engaging, and effective.  

The Manager of Marketing & Brand Presentation will partner with Simms Brand Marketing leadership to set, adopt, and enrich seasonal plans that define the vision for product presentation, communication, and consumer experience, as well as integrate cross functionally with sales and product merchandising.  You will effectively communicate with Simms leadership and regional teams to ensure buy-in, and make sure deliverables are met.  You will build and maintain strong relationships with product, sales, and marketing functions to ensure plans are aligned across the business.

  • Development and execution of retail brand presentation strategies and guidelines
  • Development and roll-out of a tiered retail environment strategy with emphasis on delivering a consistent, on-brand consumer experience
  • Development and production of fixturing systems, communication platforms, and in-store product presentation materials including but not limited to packaging, seasonal graphics, branding, and product catalogs
  • Creation and management of seasonal calendars encompassing key initiatives and events
  • Development and execution of retail marketing and product presentation initiatives in partnership with regional Sales teams and internal stakeholders.  Initiatives can include, trial displays, space management, merchandising training, and digital content integration
  • Efficient management of all aspects of retail and event projects, including timelines, briefings, budget, execution, and evaluation
  • Individual is sought out for consumer and marketplace insights inclusive of retail innovations, consumer expectations, and competitive landscape analysis to ensure we win at the moment of truth

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communication, Business or related field
  • Minimum of 6 years directly relevant work experience (Retail Marketing, Visual Merchandising) 
  • Additional 2 years’ experience in lieu of degree 
  • Cross functional integrated marketing experience, strong background in window and in-store marketing 
  • Ability to brief and manage external teams
  • Strong creative judgment
  • Strategic planning and business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Industry knowledge with an empathy and understanding of the fishing marketplace and those who play, including consumers and competitors
  • Retail experience is highly preferred

Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:  Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to [email protected].

 

Customer Service Representative – Pro/Guide Desk & Direct to Consumer

The Customer Service Representative role will provide outstanding customer service to direct Simms customers, professional guides and industry professionals. Works with customers via telephone and/or email to place orders, track shipments, and provide top-notch guidance in product selection to create a remarkable Simms brand experience from start to finish. Must take the initiative in identifying customer needs for Simms products and actively promote the Simms product line to a diverse customer base.

Specific duties include:

  • Deliver products to customer on time and at a competitive cost
  • Vetting and approving Pro applicants to the program, using defined criteria and due diligence
  • Interface with Pro & consumer regarding status of orders, delivery dates and resolution of product or shipping issues
  • Ensure Pro & consumers understand the Simms warranty and return processes
  • Assist and/or create return authorizations for Pro & consumers
  • Provide assistance/information to Pro & consumers related to products, repair services and Simms Dealers, via phone, email and/or walk-in visitors
  • Completes special projects or assignments as assigned by Simms management

Successful Candidates Should Have:

  • Exceptional customer service and phone skills, with prior experience in a sales or customer service role preferred
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, task-switching environment
  • Persistence, a can-do attitude, and always follows through with commitments
  • Excellent professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly describe features and benefits of Simms products to a wide variety of customer-types and anglers
  • Must have a working knowledge of IBM compatible PC and Microsoft Office software
  • Experience with Navision or other integrated manufacturing software preferred
  • Fishing experience and/or guiding experience preferred
  • Minimum travel to attend sales meetings, trade and consumer shows required

Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to [email protected].

 

If you would like to submit a resume for future consideration for Simms Fishing Products' positions should they become available, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected].