Manager- Outdoor Adventure Store


Job Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person to join our staff on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC as the manager. You are:

  • Excited about outdoor adventure activities and pursue them yourself
  • Able to share your passion for the outdoors with others
  • Confident working in a team environment as well as alone
  • Enjoy a workplace that is action packed with an array of objectives to complete
  • Knowledgeable about outdoor gear and able to assist clients in finding the right gear, trip or tour to suite their needs
  • Responsible and Dependable

The Store Manager coordinates all services provided by Alpha Adventures- including the retail operations in the store and the tourism operations (rentals, lessons, tours). The Store Manager ensures the store provides the highest level of customer service possible. This position is responsible for achieving revenue goals and monitoring expenses.

Essential Job Functions:

Customer Service

  • Instill in your staff the meaning and importance of customer service.
  • Promote and monitor quality service among staff through training and by acting as a positive role model.
  • Be personally available to all customers to communicate and identify their needs and address their questions or concerns.

Budgeting and Planning

  • In conjunction with the Owners, review the fiscal revenue, expense and profit goals for the store.
  • Ensure that goals will be met through appropriate planning and organizing of staff, inventory, and expenses for short and long-term success.
  • Work with the owners to establish the inventory levels for your store- and assist by writing orders  (pre-season, in-season and special orders).

Physical Requirements:

  • Available to work store schedule
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Comfortable in climbing ladders.
  • Some travel required.

Job Type: Full Time

Required Education, Skills or Certification

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Two years experience in retail store management/ operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and motivate staff.
  • Strong initiative and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of effective merchandise presentation techniques.
  • Understanding of basic retail concepts (gross margin, markdowns).
  • Excel / Word / Google Drive / Docs proficient.
  • Comfortable with advanced web browser operations and POS software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Product user.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and react positively to business needs and changes in strategies.
  • Willingness to set and maintain high standards of performance.

Opportunities for in-house professional training may be available. This position is available ASAP. We offer a great staff perks program and excellent opportunities for world class skiing, paddling, biking and hiking. The Sunshine Coast is short (40 minutes) ferry from Vancouver, BC.

This position is full time

Experience Required

  • Two years experience in retail store management/ operations.


$ daily

Accommodation Provided?


How to Apply

Please email your covering letter and resume. No phone calls please.

Company Information

Alpha Adventures- Outdoor Adventure Store
#2- 4330 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Sechelt, British Columbia
V0N 3A1

Company Description

Our outdoor adventure store services the entire Sunshine Coast. During the spring and summer months we specialize in sea kayaking and paddleboard excursions and rentals. In winter, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are our main activities.
Year round we operate a full service retail store selling high quality outdoor gear and supplying rentals.