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The Canoe Shops Group is well established in the paddlesport import and retail industry with nationwide stores. Employment opportunities arise as a result of expansion, promotions within the group and people simply moving on. If you are considering a career in the leisure import/distribution/retail sector then you should look at the list of vacancies below. If there is something there you like then please get in touch. Successful applicants are usually paddlers who are numerate, literate, computer literate, pleasant by nature and prepared to work hard and do their bit in a successful business.

Positions currently available:

  • Sales Advisor - Full Time & Part Time
  • Website Maintenance & Sales Advisor - Full Time

To apply, please send your CV and covering email to careers@canoe-shops.co.uk

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Sales Advisor (Part Time & Full Time)

Our busy showroom requires additional staff to assist in the day to day running of the business covering a wide range of duties. Primarily, you will be providing sales advice and after sales support to customers instore, over the phone and online. The position will also include some warehouse duties.

  • Advising customers on product suitability (face to face, telephone and online)
  • Assist in product purchasing, stock control and stock sharing.
  • Maintaining product presentation within showroom
  • Processing and despatch of orders
  • Processing and handling deliveries

Requirements:

To perform well in these roles, you will need to understand the products we sell, so you will need to have some paddling experience. Paddling ability or the type of paddling does not matter – our staff include kayak anglers, recreational family paddlers, sea kayakers, canoeists and white-water paddlers of all abilities.

Location: Southampton Canoes, Totton, SO40 3SA
Working week: Part Time or Full Time

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Website Maintenance & Sales Advisor

The position involves assisting in the continual development of our online business and assisting in processing day to day customer enquiries, daily sales and some warehouse duties.


Main duties will include:

  • Daily website updates
  • Product database maintenance including daily group stock updates and product updates.
  • Updating product images & product videos
  • Group eCommerce sales support via email, live messenger and social media.
  • Professional and knowledgeable presentation and product range advice to customers in-store
  • Stock management & order processing
  • Unloading/loading deliveries

Requirements

  • A working knowledge of HTML and experience with SEO would be advantageous
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Be an active paddler with an understanding about paddlesport
  • The retail and warehouse duties include lifting and carrying canoes and kayaks for which you will need to have a reasonable level of physical fitness.

Location: Southampton Canoes, Totton, SO40 3SA
Working week: Full Time - 40hrs / 5 days per week Monday - Saturday.

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Other Employment Opportunities

Other employment opportunities within our group of companies are listed on www.canoe-shops.co.uk