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Retail Department Manager -Hunt/Fish

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Job Details
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Company Name
L. L. Bean, Inc.
Physical Address

Freeport, ME 04032
Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

Our historic heritage L.L.Bean Hunt/Fish Store on the Flagship Campus in Freeport, Maine is now hiring for a Department Manager!This Leader will be responsible for driving business results, developing talent and will ensure delivery of the legendary L.L.Bean customer experience for the hunting and fishing department(s) within an outdoor lifestyle concept retail store. This Leader will communicate and drive Retail strategic initiatives as well as be accountable for profit and loss performance. They will promote the company’s core values of Outdoors Heritage, Integrity, Service, Respect, Perseverance and Safe and Healthy Living to ensure the integrity of the brand, culture and mission of L.L.Bean is upheld at all times.


+ Delivers legendary world-class customer service and ensures staff does the same

+ Addresses employee issues/conflicts and provide input, feedback and coaching

+ Recruits, hires and develops employees, recognizing achievements

+ Actively drives and promotes the Learn, Try, Buy and Enjoy experience

+ Leads and executes compliance with Loss Prevention policies and procedure

+ Communicates and interacts with employees at all levels of the organization, including senior leadership.

+ Drives and communicates consistent priorities regarding visual merchandising

+ Creates compelling and effective merchandise displays

+ Coordinates service, apparel and product training

Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.Education Level: 2-Year Associates DegreeYears of Experience: 3+ yearsSkills and Qualifications:

+ Minimum 3+ years of retail management experience in relevant traffic and volume Retailer ($6.5-8M)

+ Strong visual merchandising acumen and experience visually merchandising departments

+ Strong business acumen with the ability to achieve sales and service goals

+ Capability to build strong partnerships and to work collaboratively to achieve goals

+ Proven leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate employees

+ Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude

+ Established time management and organization skills

+ Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays


+ 3-5 years of experience required in a hunting and fishing retail environment

+ Ability to meet the federal requirements for handling and processing firearm transactions

+ Must possess strong knowledge of firearms and current regulations

+ Strong knowledge of fishing equipment, including that for ice, saltwater, fresh water, fly, etc.

+ Experience with varied fishing setups and services

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more.

From coastal marsh to alpine forest, ecosystems depend on diversity to flourish. We believe the same is true in the workplace. That’s why L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer, committed to sustaining our strengths by welcoming all kinds of people.

Over a century ago, company founder Leon Leonwood Bean set out to make a boot to keep hunters’ feet warm and dry. Today, we continue to follow the trail he blazed, adding new paths to help more people discover the outdoors, whether it’s the thrill of sea kayaking, the quiet of early morning fishing or the vigor of a challenging climb. Of course, we remain true to L.L.’s core values, and are committed to quality, service, and putting the outside, inside everything we make. So join us, adventure awaits…

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