Bicycle Shop Retail Sales
Posted by Now Bikes on 03/09/2023
Industry Sector: Bike
Job Categories: Retail - Sales
Company Type: Retailer
City: St Paul
Required Experience: 1 - 3 years
Contact Name: PAUL HIMMELMAN
Contact Cell: 6123093901
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $40,000 to $50,000 per year
Required to Relocate: No
Required to Travel: No
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles
Job Description & Requirements
Hello Bike Professionals!
We are Now Bikes, the Twin Cities' #1 performance bike shop. We have opportunities for Full and Part-Time Sales Staff.
Now Bikes offers premium bike solutions to the Midwest cycling community, as well as the most experienced service staff in the state. We are looking for excited and eager individuals who want to help us continue to grow our sport, community, and store. Whether you're into off-road, on-road, gravel, or bar crawling, as long as you are passionate you may be a good fit to join the team.
Employees enjoy livable wages and an excellent benefits package including 401k, Disability, and Health Insurance.
Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
- Selling bicycles and related products by working closely with customers to determine their needs
- Store Merchandising and stocking
- Contribute ideas about products and services we carry
- Participate in rides and events
- Keeping current on new product through training
- Previous Sales or Bicycle Shop Experience
- Looking for long term position in bicycle retail
- Hardworking, professional with positive attitude
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
- Generous compensation based on experience and qualifications with room for advancement
- Health and Disability Insurance
- 401K plan
- Substantial discounts for employees on the products we sell
- Opportunity to Demo new bikes each season
- Shower and storage provided for all employees that commute
READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY:
If you are interested in this position. INCLUDE A COVER LETTER. We want to hear in your own words why you would be a good for our company. Compose a Cover Letter outlining your experience and knowledge in the bicycle industry answering the following questions:
What is the extent of your knowledge in the bicycle industry?
Are you an avid cyclist?
What kind of cycling do you do?
Have you ever worked in a bike shop?
Do you have any sales experience?
Are you familiar with new bicycle technology for bikes, parts and related accessories?
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Up to $24.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee discount
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
About Now Bikes
David Himmelman opened the Cross Country Ski Chalet in November of 1972, and his son Paul worked there part-time while going to high school. In the spring of 1973 the 'Ski Chalet' started carrying Gitane bicycles and the company name was changed to Cross Country Ski Chalet/Now Bikes. In the winter of 1976 (at the ripe age of 20) after two years of studying philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Paul left school, worked out a purchase agreement with his father and took over operations of the business.
In 1978, Bob Sumada (a friend of Paul's since 2nd grade and his college roommate) joined the business. One of the first things to change was the company name, which became simply Now Sports so "we could answer the phone without putting people to sleep!" according to Paul. In July 1980 we opened our 2nd location on James and Lake Street in Minneapolis. In addition to cross country skis and bicycles we sold and rented roller skates and windsurfing equipment. In April, 1981 we rented out a building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and billed it as "The World's Largest Bikes Sale." This annual event ran for 20 years and put thousands of bikes on Twin Cities roads and bikeways.
Over the last decade, Now has consolidated its business from seven stores to two (both over 6,000 square feet) offering a uniquely personal service not often found today in retail. We foster a culture of education and inclusion, and carry a wider variety of premium bicycle lines not typically found in many bike shops. Paired with our attention to detail and a passion for providing the best customer experience, we've grown into the shop you see today, nearly 50 years from its inception.
In this most recent chapter of Now Bikes' history, we've been fortunate to have the staff, vendors, and community to support us through the pandemic. We are so grateful for every one of you that has been there for us in the past, present, and on into the future. Here's to 50 more years!