Careers at Simms

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.  

We currently do not have any job openings. Please check back and #fishitwell.

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Finance Analyst

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the position of Finance Analyst. This is a full-time, in-house position based in Bozeman, Montana.

In this role, you will assist in maintaining complete and accurate financial records, work closely with all members of the finance and accounting teams and report to the Accounting Manager.

 

Duties of this role include:

  • You will work closely with the product team biannually to prepare a complete and accurate product costing plan that will be used by purchasing and planning to drive inventory purchasing decisions.
  • On a monthly basis, you will complete an analysis of actual inventory costs compared to plan. Any variances from plan should be addressed timely and communicated to the necessary parties.
  • You will assist the accounting team in the monthly close process. This will entail the timely and accurate completion of reconciliations and analytics on select balance sheet accounts, such as Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Excise Tax and Inventory.
  • You will provide support for recurring (monthly, quarterly and annual) regulatory and compliance activities such as Annual Financial Statement Audit, Banking and Tax compliance. This will include preparing supporting documentation, performing analyses on account balances and filing reports within deadlines (Royalties; B&O, Excise, Pesticide Taxes, Corporate Annual Reports).

 

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or other relevant course of study
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience with proven success
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Curious mindset

 

Opportunity:

For the right person, this can be a highly impactful role, providing timely insights on product costing and other finance-related analyses that will help drive better business decisions.

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.

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


E-commerce Technology Manager  DO NOT DELETE  this will come back, with modifications...

The Simms organization is growing and ready to fill the position of E-commerce Technology Manager with a specialty in Cloud E-commerce with Magento. This is a full-time, in-house position based in Bozeman, Montana.

In this role, you will be a leader on the IT team and will be responsible for the functionality, support, and optimization of Simms customer facing and backend technology platforms.  This role will work full time with the Simms e-commerce and marketing teams. 

The role will work closely with both technical and business staff to maintain a high performing optimized technology environment that drives process improvement.  

Outcomes of this role include:

  • Leads all aspects of the e-commerce technical environment and responsible for the technical function of the Simms web environments; has dotted line reporting accountability to the Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Leads significant enterprise projects and operational activities pertaining to the cloud/e-commerce/backend environment.
  • Produces a reliable, stable, up-to-date, high performance E-Commerce environment.
  • Effectively translates business rules, requirements, and customer experience needs into concrete and meaningful information for the business and functional assets in the e-commerce space.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to optimize and improve business process flows.
  • Adds value to technology and business process related projects as a key stakeholder and contributor.
  • Optimizes and manages the mix of partner, contractor/consult, and in house technical resources to accomplish the organizations e-commerce and marketing technology goals.
  • Produces highly capable stakeholders and systems users through exceptional teaching and training skills.  Can easily demonstrate key technology and testing processes to technical and non-technical users.
  • Able to develop, maintain, and measure process improvements pertaining to both the technology and the business environment (i.e., simplified checkout, page speed to CVR ratios, etc.).
  • Successfully automates manual processes with a focus and understanding of improvement cycles.

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in information systems management, computer science, or other technical field.
  • 3+ years of experience in an e-commerce team leadership role.
  • 7+ years of experience in e-commerce systems administration/engineering/development experience and a strong understanding of cloud and e-commerce/B2C/B2B systems and their application to the business environment is required.  Magento 2.x experience is a plus (MCSS or equivalent preferred).
  • 5+ years of experience managing both cloud based and Co-lo based hosting environments and services.
  • 4+ years of experience with E-commerce analytics tools such as Google Analytics, New Relic, Dynatrace, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience with E-commerce to backend middleware/integration (iPaaS experience preferred).
  • 3+ years of experience administering MSSQL, MySQL, or other leading database technology preferred.
  • A strong understanding and ability to use and optimize SQL and E-commerce based database platforms.
  • 3+ years of experience managing and configuring CDN’s.
  • 3+ years of experience managing and configuring application layer security technologies and/or hosted security solutions (certifications preferred).
  • 3+ years of experience managing and understanding DNS, routing, and e-commerce grade firewalls.
  • A strong understanding of SEO, site search, UX, and site performance, and site monitoring technologies and processes.
  • A strong understanding of consumer goods and manufacturing business practices, including order, warehouse, shipping, supply chain, and financial flow.
  • Strong communication and teaching skills.
  • A willingness and desire to participate in and lead change.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • A process-improvement driven attitude.

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.

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


Design Director

The Design Director is a player/coach position, simultaneously leading and managing product design for the Simms brand, as well as designing key products for the brand. The Design Director is responsible to continuously push function, performance, and aesthetics.

Duties:

  • Lead and inspire internal and external product design to its full potential through leadership, creative direction, and constructive criticism with a strong eye for Simms aesthetics.
  • Manage the product design process with internal and freelance designers from product brief to commercialization.
  • Oversee and manage a consistent design language across all Simms categories.
  • Design groundbreaking technical and lifestyle products.

Partnerships:

  • Marketing: Deliver product consistent with the brand positioning and Simms’ standards of quality, innovation, and craftsmanship. Collaborate on strategic initiatives to drive brand aesthetics.
  • Operations: Leverage expertise with the internal Manufacturing team and the Sourcing department to deliver supply chain efficiency, productivity and exceed margin targets.
  • Sales: Design a commercially effective product line which maintains Simms’ Brand integrity. Collaborate on     initiatives to drive sales growth. Provide training; lead the design point of view and present to the global sales force. Assist in key account sell-in activities. Help generate selling tools.
  • Finance: Create products to financial targets that are differentiated and win in the marketplace.

Requirements:

  • Personal and professional knowledge of the fishing and outdoor industry and the end use consumer.
  • Attention to detail at the most granular level.
  • Clear point of view developed through experience and market research.
  • Ability to present and defend a concept along with a willingness to accept other’s input and directional change.
  • Strong analytical, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Personal style which emphasizes and fosters open communication and teamwork.
  • A passion for the sport of fishing.
  • Significant domestic and international travel will be required.

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a product design function in an outdoor-related industry.
  • Experience in technical outerwear and sportswear is necessary; footwear sourcing experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated record of success designing innovative products which exceed performance expectations for target customer adoption, retail sell-through, profit margin and company metrics.
  • Proven project and people management skills.
  • Technical knowledge of fabrics and construction techniques.

Opportunity:

For the right person, this could be a high visibility platform to use experience, talent, and leadership in creation of premium technical apparel. Simms Fishing stands on the cusp of incredible growth with a strong brand and top-quality craftsmanship.

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.

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


Customer Care Representative

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill a Customer Care Representative position. This is a full-time, in-house position, based in Bozeman, Montana.

In this role, the Customer Care Representative will provide superior customer experiences with our professional guides, dealers and consumers at every touch point, creating brand loyalty through expert-level product recommendations, advice and guidance on all things Simms – this is the ‘go to’ for finding solutions for any and all situations that may occur, with a win-win solution as the ultimate goal.

This role will work with all types of Simms customers, ranging from Guides to consumers and dealers, handling all inbound order processing, product recommendation and post-sale activities, such as product returns and warranty needs.

Outcomes of this role include:

  • Efficiently handles order fulfillment through all three channels in a timely manner with the highest level of accuracy
  • Able to provide expert-level product knowledge to a variety of anglers, regardless of experience levels, and sell them into the right product based on their personal needs and goals and recommend appropriate care and maintenance
  • Effectively balances a variable workload, shifting when necessary to meet the demands of the department and company
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism while on the phone or communicating via email
  • Diligently utilizes and understands Simms’ inventory management system, contact center and ticketing management system as well as individual channel ordering sites and associated features
  • Looks for opportunities to improve overall customer experience by identifying and contributing to process improvements

Successful candidates should possess:

  • Strong customer service experience, preferably in the outdoor industry via retail or in-house sales/service
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to problem solve and actively listen with a focus on win-win solutions
  • Capacity to task switch quickly and efficiently, balancing a large inbound phone/email workload
  • Technical aptitude with inventory management systems, Excel and other programs used to track, manage and process orders, product returns and inventory assessment
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand the full product line, fabric technologies and expertly explain and recommend Simms products to a variety of anglers and experience levels

 

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.

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


Warranty & Repair Associate

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the Warranty & Repair Associate position. This is a full-time, in-house position, based in Bozeman, Montana. The Warranty and Repair Technician will work as part of the Warranty & Repair team to perform a variety of repairs on customer returned products. This is an entry-level position and will work under direct supervision.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Process product evaluations
  • Repairs waders utilizing approved methods and materials (ie re-glue, heat taping, etc.).
  • May enter repair information into database
  • Maintains high level of communication with supervisor regarding returns.
  • Assists in other functions as required.

The successful employee shall:

  • Be a team player that follows the above referenced procedures, but is also willing to take further direction from the Warranty & Repairs Manager. 
  • Be able to stand and sit for extended periods of time and move and lift materials. 
  • Have limited exposure to odorous substances and solvents (i.e. methyl-ethyl ketone). 
  • Demonstrate patience, detail orientation, and focus on quality. 
  • Prior manufacturing experience is helpful
  • Adhere to Safety procedures and guidelines

 

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.

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


Warranty & Repair Associate

A Repair Associate Level I will work as part of the quality team to perform a variety of assessments and repairs on customer returned products.  This is an entry-level position and will work under direct supervision.

Specific Duties:

  • Repair waders and garments utilizing approved methods and materials including but not limited to cleaning, laminating, heat-pressing, taping, sewing, gluing, and replacing missing items.
  • Water test for wader leaks
  • Maintain high level of communication with supervisor and Customer Service team regarding warranty and repair tickets.
  • Assist in quality inspections and packaging of finished product and raw materials using parameters and samples approved by Simms.
  • Assist in other functions as needed. The successful employee should possess:
  • a team player that follows the above referenced procedures,
  • but is also willing to take further direction from the Warranty & Repairs Manager. 
  • Must be able to stand and sit for extended periods of time and move and lift materials. 
  • Position requires limited exposure to odorous substances and solvents (i.e. methyl-ethyl ketone). 
  • Requires patience, detail orientation, and focus on quality. 
  • Prior manufacturing experience is helpful.

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.

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


Production Specialist

At Simms Fishing Products, every job is important in the support of our mission to build trustworthy, innovative, angler-driven products so that our customers can focus on the fishing.

Anyone who’s ever created something out of nothing knows it takes more than talent and smarts. It takes hard work, courage and the refusal to give up. Building products means caring deeply about details nobody else may ever see. It's not just about how a product works, it's about how it makes someone feel.

Believe it or not, building world class fishing waders is difficult and time consuming. Finding the right people for the right job is one of the top priorities for our ever growing production team.

We are fortunate to have an awesome Production Team of men and women. We are one of the highest paying companies in Gallatin Valley for production positions, with full benefits and production bonuses.

Why should you apply?

  • Great pay
  • Minimum of 21 days paid annually: Paid-time-off and holiday/birthday pay, after 60 days
  • Bonus opportunities for employee referrals & process improvements
  • Significant discounts on Simms products, including biannual employee sales
  • Educational Fishing-related activities (casting & rowing lessons, fly-tying station, annual spring creek fishing event, summer fishing schedule, etc.)
  • Maybe you don’t fish, but are interested in learning. Our team can teach you
  • Community activities (Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Polar Plunge, river & highway clean-ups, etc.)
  • Company-sponsored lunches (BBQs, tacos, pizza, etc.)
  • Clean & comfortable working environment
  • Fun events throughout the year

To be a world class wader maker, we look for people with:

  • High energy
  • Ability to focus on the detail
  • Quick learner
  • Team-focused

To apply for this position, please email your resume to cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com or if you would prefer to complete an application you may download a Simms Application.

Customer Service Representatives

We are continually searching for great talent interested being a part of the Customer Care team here at Simms. If you are very customer-focused and love to fish, you may be a perfect fit for us! Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com.

Don't See Your Dream Job?

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 cheri.hollenbaugh@simmsfishing.com.