Career Opportunities at APS


 

 APS, The World Leader in Outfitting Sailors, is a growing company always looking for motivated sailors to join the team. With a passion for sailing and drive to provide sailors with a superior customer experience, we pride ourselves on our sailing knowledge and experience. 


We are in a perfect location in the heart of the maritime district in Eastport, Annapolis, where you’ll have easy access to the three major sailing clubs in town. From dinghy to offshore, plenty of sailing opportunities await. It’s not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. 

We offer competitive wages, benefits for all year round employees and fabulous discounts on our products. 


FULFILLMENT ASSISTANT - (Permanent, Full Time - Hourly)

Responsibilities

  • Pick, pack and ship orders within the customer promised time frame
  • Ensure boxes are packed and shipped correctly and that the customer experience is excellent
  • Be proactive about the security of APS merchandise
  • Ensure inventory is in its correct allocated location at all times
  • Receive, label and put away inventory
  • Work well in a fulfillment team
  • Work cross-functionally to support the APS team when needed

Capabilities and Attributes Required

  • Ability to attend to detail and ensure accuracy of tasks
  • Ability to work productively in a team
  • Conscientious and energetic
  • Ability to work under pressure against daily deadlines
  • Other fulfillment and facilities duties as assigned
  • High School Diploma required, College Degree preferred
  • Sailing experience preferred, but not required

We offer competitive wages, health insurance including dental/vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, a retirement plan, and fabulous discounts on our products. APS is located in the self-proclaimed ‘sailing capital’ of the U.S.  Sailing experience is preferred, but not required.  Compensation commensurate with experience.
 

SAILING PRODUCTS COPYWRITER

APS is looking for an enthusiastic and highly effective sailor to join our website content team, who will produce and publish sailing product content that drives consumer engagement and sales on our ecommerce website. Content will be specifically focused on sailing products and will include:

  • Copywriting, editing, optimizing and publishing product descriptions
  • Editing and publishing product images

This is an opportunity to work in, and learn from a team that is results oriented, process driven, and uses the latest tools and knowledge in an enterprise environment.  Each team member is expected to be continually learning new skills, developing their knowledge, gaining valuable experience and contributing solutions to the team.

You Will:

  • Utilize keyword research and up to date SEO best practices to ensure all web content maximizes SEO value and drives increased organic traffic for the company while being customer facing.
  • Work effectively with the web/marketing team of three and report directly to the department manager.
  • Participate in other web/marketing activities as needed including website content maintenance, product content creation, graphics, and product specification data gathering.

Your Skills & Experience:

  • MUST BE an experienced and active sailor
  • Proven effectiveness in copywriting and self-editing
  • Exceptional spelling and grammar

Bonus Skills

  • Skilled in using Excel
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Experience with CSS and HTML

You Are:

  • Someone with years of sailing experience in small and large boats, and a love of the sailing lifestyle
  • Someone who enjoys the technical and mechanical aspects of sailing gear
  • Pro-active and self-motivated
  • Eager to keep learning new skills
  • Happy to collaborate in a team
  • Results oriented
  • High energy and not afraid of change

We offer competitive wages, health insurance, generous paid vacation, a retirement plan, and fabulous discounts on our products. APS is located in the self-proclaimed ‘sailing capital’ of the U.S. 

How to Apply

Interested parties should submit their cover letter, business resume and BRIEF SAILING RESUME for immediate consideration 


SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE

If you have a passion for sailing, enjoy talking to and helping sailors, are a sailing ‘gear-head,’ turn your sailing knowledge and experience into a career. APS is currently looking to add to our Sales and Customer Service team. Our Sales and Customer service team works as solution providers and educators helping sailors find and purchase the best product to suit their needs. Not only will you be assisting customers, but like all team members at APS your role will focus on providing a great customer experience and creating customers for life.

Responsibilities

  • Process phone, web, email, fax and mail order inquiries acting as a sales and service consultant within company policies to achieve customer satisfaction. 
  • Process and spec rigging orders.
  • Process and/or troubleshoot order returns, exchanges within company policies to achieve customer satisfaction and enhance their overall experience with APS.
  • Act as brand ambassadors for APS and add value to overall the customer experience utilizing your sailing knowledge and experience.
  • Look for ways to improve APS processes, procedures, services, and products
  • Continually look for and suggest ways to improve customers shopping experience on the APS website to ensure we remain the preferred online retailer for sailing products. 
  • Contribute to APS's overall marketing efforts when possible by writing blogs, product reviews and noting new and innovative solutions and products.

Qualifications

  • Experienced and passionate about cruising and racing sailboats
  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sailing and the APS product offering
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, professional manner
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly learn about APS products, processes, and software
  • Strong organizational and follow through skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work in a fast paced environment

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree or higher preferred
  • Previous experience sailing a wide variety of sailboats

We offer competitive wages, health insurance including dental/vision, paid vacation, paid holidays, a retirement plan, and fabulous discounts on our products. APS is located in the self-proclaimed ‘sailing capital’ of the U.S.  Sailing experience is preferred, but not required.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Interested parties should submit their cover letter, business resume and BRIEF SAILING RESUME for immediate consideration 

 


 

Not what you’re looking for? 

If you don’t find the right position, send your resume to Employment@apsltd.com. We’re always looking for sailors to join our crew and know that a good sailor is tough to find. 

 


      $500 APS Gift Certificate for Referrals

Do you know someone who would be a perfect fit? If you refer someone to us who is hired we will give you a $500 APS gift certificate after their 30th day of employment. Just be sure to send an email to employment@apsltd.com with their name and the position you are referring them for. This must be done prior to them applying for the position, and must be in email format sent to employment@apsltd.com.

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