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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 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life & Disability Insurance; 401K Plan with Employer Match; 10 Paid Holidays per year; Paid Time Off, starting at 3 weeks per year, discounts on our amazing products as well as outdoor industry-wide discounts.

 

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Open Positions



Production Specialist

 $500 Signing Bonus

 

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Become A Wader Maker At Simms Fishing Products

 

At Simms, we make the finest waders in the fishing market, right here in Bozeman!

 

We are looking to fill several Production Specialists roles. We have several roles and will train the right candidates to be members of our Wader Maker Team. An eye for detail, focus on excellence and a positive team member are the characteristics we’re looking for.

The mission of the Wader Production Team is to produce high quality waders. Roles may learn the production processes in the Pressing, Sewing/Taping, Attachment/Boot Building and/or Testing and Packaging area.

 

Outcomes of this role include:

  • Embraces the concepts of cross training and lean manufacturing;
  • Communicates effectively with team members and supervisors regarding issues that affect the production of waders;
  • Consistently maintains the highest level of quality; and maintains a safe, clean, organized work area.
  • Follows all Safety policies and procedures


Successful candidates should possess:

  • 2+ years experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective & professional communication skills
  • Works effectively with team member


We offer a few shifts to choose from:

  • Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am – 3:30 pm; Friday, 6:00 am – 10:00 am OR
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Monday – Friday Evenings: Noon – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday between 6:00 am and 4:30 pm

 

How we reward our team:

  • Our Wader Maker Team earns a competitive base wage, between $16.00 - $19.50 per hour
  • During the first 90 days, we add $1.50/hour as a training bonus
  • After 90 days, wader makers are placed in the Production Bonus pool. Bonuses are paid out monthly based on achieving weekly wader goals. This generally adds and additional $2.25 - $3.00 per hour to the base wage

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to:  cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com

 

 

Product Line Manager- Apparel

 

The PLM position is an apparel business and process management role dedicated to consistently bringing consumers compelling, distinctive product offerings that simultaneously deliver the company strong financial results. The PLM inspires, develops, and manages the execution of seasonal and long-term product line initiatives that move the brand and business forward. Seasonally, the PLM is responsible for developing comprehensive line assortment plans, product concept ideas and stories that support these initiatives. The PLM continually assesses the relevance and viability of past and current product offerings to determine future improvement, differentiation, and competitive advantage opportunities. The PLM conducts rigorous analysis, utilizing data-driven and consumer-driven business tools, and solicits cross-channel feedback to inform line plan decisions and manage business risk/rewards. The PLM proactively manages day-to-day product operations from concept through go-to-market/pre-production and maintains internal line planning tools and data management systems to ensure milestone dates are met.

To be effective in this role, the PLM will partner with Sr. Management, Product Team, Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Operations on all long-range and seasonal line planning initiatives and reflect those in the internal line planning tools and data management systems. Further, the PLM will work closely with the Development Team to support the successful execution of the product development calendar, materials management goals, and milestone review meetings.

The PLM brings a passion for the product creation process, a positive team player attitude, and enthusiasm for the consumer to add undeniable value to the brand-shaping lines from Simms. The PLM is a problem solver and finds workable, positive solutions to the challenges faced in driving these key product lines forward in a rapidly changing marketplace and quickly growing organization.

 

Key Areas of Focus: 

BUSINESS ANALYSIS, CONSUMER, MARKET, TREND INSIGHTS
  • Maintains a deep understanding of the business, consumer, competitors, and market trends.
  • Conducts rigorous seasonal historical performance analysis across channels at the category, class, color, and size level.
  • Prepares annual category SWOTs, conducts ongoing market research, competitive benchmarking, and reports observations with teams.
  • Gains additional insights into product and customer preferences by reading online reviews and evaluating return rates and/or sell-thru reports. Solicits feedback from DTC, sales, dealers, etc. Presents findings at key milestone meetings.
  • Synthesizes and interprets performance results, historical trends, and consumer insights to identify future product line merchandising opportunities across all channels (direct and wholesale).

PRODUCT INITIATIVE DEVELOPMENT, LINE PLANNING, SKU RATIONALIZATION

  • Creates and gains approval for seasonal product initiatives and category style/SKU line plans, mix ratios, key price points. Rationalizes proposed product line plans with supporting insights and learnings.
  • Provides input to Sr. Director of Product and Chief Product Officer to help inform development of long-range (LRP) product merchandising plans and objectives, business priorities and areas of focus.

PRODUCT IDEATION, DIFFERENTIATION & BRIEFING

  • Identifies compelling product concept opportunities to fill market white space, address existing or anticipated consumer-user needs or product issues. Articulately conveys these new, differentiated or betterment opportunities to key stakeholders during the pitch, approval, and brief writing phases.

LINE MERCHANDISING & FINAL ASSORTMENT SELECTION

  • Works closely with Product Designers, Sr. Director of Product, and Chief Product Officer to critically evaluate preliminary design concept sketches, details and materials for “slot” relevance and communicates any adjustments needed to team members.
  • Participates in product fit, fabric, and wear testing review sessions.
  • Provides input into development of core program and seasonal color palettes for the owned category/division. Makes recommendations to help build meaningful replenishment programs and bring freshness in key styles/categories.
  • Holistically evaluates line composition mix to minimize duplication. Evaluates style, color, print, pattern offer to optimize head-to-toe outfitting, cross-merchandising possibilities and to maintain a cohesive point-of-view.
  • Determines size range offer by style to optimize sales opportunities & operational efficiencies.

PRODUCT LINE/DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Drives divisional/category line development process from end-to-end to ensure milestone dates are met.
  • Maintains accurate product records and updates information in a timely manner to facilitate seamless workflow.
  • Proactively identifies and communicates potential issues, roadblocks, pain points to key stakeholders and collaboratively seeks resolution.
  • Continually evaluates efficacy of tools, reports, and general processes. Recommends areas for improvement.

PRICING, FORECASTING

  • Work with Sr. Director of Product, CPO, Sourcing and Sales to develop product pricing strategies. Identify product and/or category specific margin improvement opportunities, communicates to Design and Sourcing in product briefs.
  • Solve product margin and pricing challenges creatively and collaboratively without compromising brand quality standards.
  • Establish product rankings to inform unit forecasting and product/category growth targets. Support rankings through pre-line/sales rep feedback, historical sales knowledge, and trend indicators.

GTM, DTC, SALES SUPPORT

  • Identify product concepts to support big ideas, key stories, seasonal messaging.
  • Provide Sales and Marketing teams with all relevant product information for workbooks, digital catalogs, sell-in tools, website content, packaging needs, pricers. This role is a source of information and not the project leader.
  • Present product line to internal teams, sales, marketing, customer service and external dealers, key accounts, and public relations associates.
  • Work with Sales, Design, and Sourcing teams on any SMU projects.

 

Key Outcomes:

  • Drives and champions the long-range planning and day-to-day activities of managing the product lines to consistently meet or exceed established goals and objectives.
  • Execution of all line management activities to ensure internal systems are up to date with key decisions and hit established calendar dates.
  • Partner with Marketing and Sales to manage the successful execution of their line/s as it applies to the seasonal go-to-market initiatives: Product Marketing communication, Sales Meeting, Dealer Workbook and global selling tools & assets.
  • Build and maintain visual tools required to effectively communicate long-range and seasonal line planning decisions for the product line and meet calendar dates.
  • Create and maintain their respective line plan/s: product initiatives, product forecasts, sku analysis, volume analysis and sample management; produce market share analysis, catalog management and price list documentation.
  • Partner with Sr. Director of Product and PLM Team to support alignment of seasonal key stories in apparel with key stories in the other categories.
  • Drive the design and merch brief-writing process to ensure briefs are accurate, hit calendar, reflect decisions, and effectively drive the seasonal product creation and GTM process.
  • Research and extract actionable business statistics such as sales history, seasonal product mix, channel mix, market segment mix, seasonal price points, SKU performance, competitive landscape and provide and present in a compelling way to inform the planning, briefing, and decision-making.
  • Partner with Sourcing Team to maintain a strong understanding of Technical Apparel demand, forecast and inventory levels and provide concise, timely, and actionable information and reports to the Director of Technical Apparel to support efficient SKU management.
  • Partner with Sales, Development, and Sourcing Teams to successfully manage the global SMU process for Technical Apparel to meet goals and dates established by the Director of Technical Apparel and Senior Management Team.
  • Key point of contact for all product-related inquiries from Sales, Distributors, Dealers, and Repair/Warranty, Customer Service. Collects, collates, and presents feedback to the Sr Director and the Technical Apparel Team to inform decision-making and build positive engagement across the organization and with the market.
  • Present, as needed, prototypes to key Dealers, Sales, Marketing, and internal staff to help the Sr. Director communicate seasonal direction to key stakeholders.
  • Champion the successful go-to-market (GTM) process for Technical Apparel and serve as key point of contact to successfully execute established launch goals across all departments: selling tools, packaging accuracy, pricers, SMS, product documentation, DTC support, sales conferences, trade shows, prelines, etc.
  • Participant in marketplace analysis, focusing on the brand’s competition including market shopping to evaluate emerging opportunities.
  • Establish strong relationships and open lines of communication with the Sales team and retailers to maintain on-going communications regarding market dynamics.

 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Design, Marketing or Retail Merchandising.
  • 4-8 years of experience in buying, merchandising and/or product line management.
  • People and team leadership experience preferred.
  • Strong apparel knowledge of market/industry, competitors, product construction techniques, fabrications, etc.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of product creation and GTM process, methodologies, and processes.
  • Strong communication skills: verbal/written, the ability to engage and influence others, skilled presenter.
  • High proficiency in PLM systems, Adobe Creative Suites & Microsoft.
  • Solid business acumen and applicable experience.
  • Solid record of achieving results, managing P&Ls.
  • 3+ years of experience with catalog, web and/or eCommerce merchandising.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to:  cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com

 

 

Apparel/Textiles Materials Manager

 

The Apparel/Textiles Materials Manager will lead the cross-category implementation and management of raw materials. This includes sourcing, research and development, commercialization and seasonal management to established cost targets, design intention and testing standards.  This role is critical to adhere to milestone dates and established workflow.  The Materials Manager will manage a broad range of raw materials across multiple product categories and global vendors.

 

In this role, the Materials Manager must facilitate positive collaboration within/across the category team(s), the entire organization, and with external raw materials partners to successfully build a detailed, efficient, timely, and market-leading materials management department that supports the premium positioning of the Simms brand.

 

Key Responsibilities and Priorities:

  • Maintain a robust, organized, relevant, accessible, and easy-to-use materials library that supports market-leading design and category direction.
  • Detailed creation, management and socialization of standardized Materials Management documentation, database & dashboards that successfully drives the proto and commercialization phases forward.
  • Manage the greige booking process (Proto and SMS) and successfully partner with the category team(s), Finance, Sourcing, and Operations resources to hit milestone dates and workflow requirements.
  • Evaluate emerging materials technologies across multiple categories and industries.
  • Establish regular meetings with key raw materials suppliers for new developments, line review, and industry trends.
  • Create and present seasonally & technically relevant materials palettes and critical metrics (unit cost, lead-time, MOQ, etc.)for review to Category Management, Design, and Development Team at appropriate milestone date in the workflow.
  • Support the QA lab & field testing team to ensure all nominated materials are successfully tested against standards.
  • Negotiate costing, MOQ, lead-times, and leftover material charges with all raw material suppliers.
  • Partner with Design staff to support the successful management of the lab dip process (milestones and workflow).

 

Key Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking & Vision
  • High Standards
  • Analytical Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Attention to Detail

 

Key Requirements:

  • 2-3 years prior experience in Materials Management with an outdoor brand.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

    This full-time position offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:

    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • 10 Paid Holidays, including your Birthday
    • 3 Weeks Paid Time Off Days, to start
    • Awesome Employee Discounts on Simms & Other Industry Brands
    • Summer/Fishing Hours
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • 401K Plan with Simms Matching Funds
    • Paid Community Stewardship Volunteer Time
    • Employee Wellbeing Coaching
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Disability Insurance
    • Employee Referral Program - $1,500
    • Tenure Awards
    • Bark City Doggy Daycare Discount
    • ZALA Childcare
    • Free Craft Coffee
    • Events & Activities

     

    Interested candidates should send their resume to:  cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com

     

     

      

     

    Digital Marketing Manager

     

     

    The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for managing paid channel strategy and execution to deliver against customer acquisition and digital DTC revenue targets. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the paid marketing ecosystem, is comfortable working with agency partners, and is a strong collaborator. S/he must operate with an eager, entrepreneurial, innovative mindset and cultivate strong connections within the SIMMS global organization.

     

    Working closely with the marketing team, this role is responsible for driving brand awareness and engagement via digital media. The Digital Marketing Manager also works closely with the DTC team and external agencies to drive e-commerce traffic and revenue behind key seasonal product initiatives via digital advertising, email, affiliates, paid social, and search.

     

    While this role is primarily focused on hitting SIMMS “full-funnel” digital KPIs, s/he will play an integral role in developing our brand communication plans more broadly. The Digital Marketing Manager will be an omni-channel resource, also contributing to our digital marketing efforts on Amazon and the wholesale side of the business.

     

    Key Responsibilities and Priorities:

    • Manage the SIMMS digital marketing program including, affiliate, paid search, paid social, organic social and digital re-targeting programs.
    • Build and implement campaigns, allocates paid budget, and measures performance.
    • Collaborate with the broader e-commerce team to understand business objectives & results, develop test & learn strategies, and ensure financial targets and organizational goals are met.
    • Pull and analyze campaign reports to extract insights and transform those insights into actionable changes that will accelerate performance across conversion, engagement, and acquisition.
    • Ensure the digital marketing strategy is integrated and executed in category-specific go-to-market plans across channels.
    • Works closely with Product Marketing and Brand Communications teams to develop and respond to creative briefs for digital product marketing needs. Provides feedback and signs off on creative based on industry best practices and SIMMS’ performance trends.
    • Creates, maintains, and evolves a departmental calendar that matches business objectives with the activities and output of the department.
    • Develops and maintains KPI dashboards and/or regular reports to keep teams and Executives informed on the return of ad spend, overall marketing performance and to help inform the balance of spend per channel and success metrics.
    • Drives development of the annual digital marketing budget; inclusive of agency support, production, media, paid search, and other expenditures to comply with organizational financial objectives.
    • Manages department expenses, ensuring all invoices are provided to Accounting, signed off and paid on time, communicate spend pacing and accrual needs
    • Establishes and coordinates reporting on all efforts.
    • Contributes to the development of seasonal GTM strategies. Collaborate with marketing colleagues to bring seasonal stories to life.

    Key Competencies:

    • Solid understanding of brand universe as well as digital marketing, direct marketing and social media practices
    • Hands on experience with Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and Affiliate networks, and product feed solutions and partners
    • Strong organizational, time management, and prioritizing skills
    • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
    • Ability to drive project in a complex multi-stakeholder environment
    • Results-driven, goal-oriented
    • Problem solving, critical thinking
    • Organized, detail-oriented
    • Flexibility and adaptability to work with changing priorities, evolving responsibilities, and scope of work in a rapidly growing company
    • Team-oriented and collaborative
    • Effective interpersonal skills

    Key Performance Indicators:

    • Traffic, conversion rates, and customer acquisition efficiency metrics
    • Fluid, full-funnel investment behind key product marketing stories – in real time - to ensure they reach their digital marketing goals
    • Creative assets needed to implement robust campaigns being developed in collaboration with Brand Communications and agency partners
    • Efficient and proactive service from our media agency partners
    • Appropriate growth and support behind Amazon and key online customers

    Key Requirements:

    • 3+ years of relevant DTC digital marketing experience including hands-on experience managing campaign execution across a combination of paid search, paid social, video, display, mobile advertising, and remarketing programs.
    • Experience working with BI, data and analytics tools (Data Studio, Google Analytics, Omniture, Tableau etc.)
    • Experience using offline PPC management tools (i.e. Facebook Power Editor, Google AdWords Editor, Microsoft Bing Ads Editor.
    • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments to analyze and inform optimization of content, landing page and user funnels.
    • Certifications across key platforms like Google Ads, LinkedIn Ads, Google Analytics, and Facebook Blueprint are preferred.
    • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager

     

    For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to:  cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com

     

     

    Shipping Associate

     

    The Shipping Associate works as part of the warehouse team to accurately and efficiently perform functions related to the following areas: Leads day to day shipping, generates shipping documents for exports, leads sale sample receipts and orders and manages internal inventory of samples and marketing POP. When necessary, the Shipping Specialist will assist the warehouse team to accurately and efficiently perform functions related to the following areas: customer returns, wader transfers orders, cycle counts, warehousing, stock replenishment and will assist to develop, promote, and support continuous improvement and other cross-functional initiatives.   This is full-time position, located at our headquarters in Bozeman, MT.

     

    Outcomes for the role

    • Lead for day-to-day shipping responsibilities to deliver products to the customer on time and in a quality manner
    • Prepares Sample and Marketing orders for shipment including managing inventory, picking products, packing, and shipping orders
    • Measures and records all dimensions and weights for all SMS
    • Communicates changes, delays, problem resolution in an efficient and timely manner
    • Assists with processing customer returns and finished good or raw materials cycle counts as needed
    • During busy times assists with other warehouse tasks or cross-departmental shipping tasks
    • Implements new techniques or process to improve SMS/POP inventory accuracy, efficiency, or safety

     

    Interested candidates should send their resume to:  cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com

     

     

     

    Retail Associate-The River's Edge

     

    Simms at the River’s Edge is hiring at both retail locations in Bozeman, MT!

    Share your passion for fly fishing while working in a fun, fast paced environment. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and product knowledge.

    Local fishing experience required. Competitive wages and benefits available DOE. Stop by to fill out an application at either location:

     

    The Rivers Edge West              The Rivers Edge East

     

     

    52 North Star Lane                    612 East Main Street

     

     

    Bozeman, MT 59718                 Bozeman, MT  59718

     

     

     

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