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 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. 


RETAIL STOREFRONT Function Owner

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 seeking a qualified sailor to run and supervise our retail storefront in Annapolis Maryland.  Our storefront team works as solution providers and educators helping sailors find and purchase the best product to suit their needs.  Not only will you be leading the success of the storefront, but like all team members at APS your role will focus on providing a great customer experience, creating customers for life.

This position is for someone who wants to take ownership of a retail operation, and continue to build its success.

In addition to working within the sailing industry, APS offer’s matching retirement, health benefits, paid time off, ongoing training on the latest marine products and gear and discounts on our products.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the effective day to day management of the retail storefront
  • Assist customers with their purchase decision making, and provide solutions for their needs within our offering or apparel, rigging, line, hardware, and accessories.
  • Recommend and specify materials and configurations for wire and line rigging orders, for running and standing rigging.
  • Maintain an easy to shop and well-merchandised storefront
  • Consistently seek out new product trends and product knowledge
  • Maintain a positive and motivating work environment in order to provide the best possible experience for both coworkers and customers
  • 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 provide, develop and implement ways to improve the customer’s storefront shopping experience, such that APS is providing a superior customer experience.
  • Perform daily maintenance in store including stocking of apparel, creating displays, and light cleaning
  • Works in other functional areas as necessary

Qualifications

  • Experienced and passionate about sailing - 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 products, processes, and software
  • Strong organizational and follow through skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs and stand for up to 8 hour

Education and Experience

  • MUST HAVE AT LEAST 5 YEARS OF SAILING A WIDE VARIETY OF SAILBOATS – dinghy and keelboat, cruising and racing.
  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred
  • Experience working in retail, sales or hospitality industry useful but not required

How to Apply

Interested parties should EMAIL to Employment@apsltd.com  their cover letter, business resume, and BRIEF SAILING RESUME for immediate consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


FULFILLMENT ASSISTANT - 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.

Interested parties should EMAIL to Employment@apsltd.com  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 great customer experience and creating customers for life.

Responsibilities

  • Process phone, online chat, email orders, and inquiries, acting as a sales and service consultant within company policies to achieve customer satisfaction. 
  • Recommend and specify materials and configurations for wire and line rigging orders, for running and standing rigging.
  • 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 the customers shopping experience on the APS website to ensure we remain the preferred online retailer for sailing 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
  • MUST HAVE experience sailing a wide variety of sailboats – dinghy and keelboat

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. Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Interested parties should EMAIL to Employment@apsltd.com  their cover letter, business resume, and BRIEF SAILING RESUME for immediate consideration.


Rigger – Sailboat Line Splicing (Permanent, Full-Time, Hourly)

An APS Rigger executes our mission – “APS is an enjoyable place to shop and work for all who share our passion for sailing.  We are sailors serving fellow sailors to improve their time on the water.”  They archive our vision – “APS is the preferred outfitter of high-quality apparel, hardware, line & services for all sailors.  Sailors depend on APS as the leading resource for sailing knowledge and information and a staff of sailors who provide an outstanding customer experience.”

Rigging at APS is done exclusively in-house at our Annapolis MD rigging shop, and includes mainly spliced fibrous rope running rigging and some swage terminated wire standing rigging and lifeline assemblies. 

Our ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined and work very well with their hands.  Some spicing and/or rigging skills are required, but training will be provided to introduce new skills and ensure work is produced as per our high standards.  Collaborative interaction with our Sales & Customer Service team to ensure customer order success and satisfaction are essential.  Successful production of high quality, finished rope and wire rigging, while meeting and managing day-definite shipping dates to customers, is the core objective.  Riggers report to the rigging supervisor.

This position can lead to the position of Rigging Supervisor in early 2020 for a motivated and talented candidate due to our current supervisor’s retirement plans.  The Rigging Supervisor oversees and runs the day-to-day operation of our rigging shop, and directly supervises one to two additional riggers.  Supervisory or Management experience is not required but is preferred.  The rigging supervisor reports to the department manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete Rigging Services efficiently, effectively, and properly produce finished products.
  • Ensure rigging orders are completed when expected to support excellent customer experience.
  • Develop and maintain documentation on best splicing and rigging practices for APS in order to produce high-quality work.
  • Supervise and effectively delegate work to members of the rigging team.
  • Report to the Department Manager weekly.

Capabilities and Attributes:

  • Have at least 5 years of sailing experience.
  • Be organized, detail oriented, and manage time effectively.
  • Work productively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure against daily deadlines.
  • High School Diploma required, College degree preferred.

   Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested parties should email their cover letter (including any sailing experience) and resume to employment@apsltd.com.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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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