Meet The Fishing Sports Team – Left Column

Big Rock Sports is North America’s premier distributor of freshwater, saltwater, ice fishing, camping and marine products. Although the company is far-reaching, Big Rock Sports strives to be your next-door distributor. Our new Fishing/Camping/Marine Division is more customer-oriented and locally focused. Dave Martin is President of the Fishing Division, and his experienced and passionate team knows the fishing industry as well as anyone.

Meet The Shooting Sports Team – Left Column

Big Rock Sports is one of the largest distributors of firearms and ammunition in North America. In order to provide more specialized products and services Big Rock created a Shooting Sports Division in the spring of 2013. Division President Brian Phillips leads our team of shooting sports specialists who are dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of retailers on a local level.

Meet The Executive Team – Left Column

Since its inception in 1996, Big Rock Sports has grown at an extraordinary rate, and Big Rock’s leadership team is a big part of the reason why. They work to ensure that everyone—vendors, retailers and employees—benefits from our growth. Because of their guidance, Big Rock is one of the largest distributors of firearms and fishing gear in all of North America.

Locations – Left Column

Big Rock Sports has three distribution centers in the US and two in Canada. These regionally-focused distribution centers enable us to serve our retailers’ needs on a more personal basis. This is what has allowed Big Rock to become a true hometown distributor retailers rely on for local expertise and world-class service.

Life at Big Rock – Left Column

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Distinct Advantages – Left Column

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This is what you can expect from Big Rock Sports

 

  • A sales team who knows what customers in your area want
  • Industry leading buying shows
  • Online ordering 24 hours a day, seven days a week

 

More than a Distributor

 

Although we’re one of the largest hunting and fishing distributors, the main focus of Big Rock Sports is on developing relationships with retailers and giving them the tools they need to succeed in today’s marketplace. We do this by offering these exclusive business-building resources:

 

  • Marketing tools, including the set up and maintenance of an e-commerce website
  • Up-to-date information, advice and trends from business experts and industry leaders
  • Online drop shipping and customized order management

Big Rock Services

We offer tools and resources in three distinct areas to help your business grow. LEARN MORE

Our Shows

We put on the biggest and most successful buying shows in the industry. LEARN MORE

Dealer INSIGHTS

Listen to some of our retailers talk about their techniques and secrets for success. LEARN MORE

 

Advocacy

 

We are strongly committed to protecting the rights of hunters, anglers and all outdoor enthusiasts. That is why we act as the voice and advocate of the outdoor sporting goods retailer. We do this by participating in Washington, DC committee hearings that could impact the industry, supporting organizations that preserve gun rights and keep our waterways and woodlands open and keeping you abreast of issues that could affect your store and helping you take action.

 

Current Openings – Left Column

POSITION: Inside Sales Representative

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop and consistently update a working knowledge of all company systems, product lines, customer programs and offerings;
  • Manage time effectively, meet personal goals, and work effectively with other members of the team;
  • Identify and evaluate all potential customers within the assigned sales rep territories;
  • Accurately process customer transitions such as orders, quotes, or returns;
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions;
  • Identify trends in customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction;
  • Recommend alternate products based on cost, availability, or specifications;
  • Proactively recommend items needed by customer to increase customer satisfaction and improve transaction profitability;
  • Communicate to the purchasing department unexpected increases or decreases in demand for products;
  • Travel in support of sales or training meetings, customer site visits, or trade shows as required or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree, or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Outdoor fishing and shooting sports experience a plus

POSTING DATE: October 14, 2013

LOCATION: Sauk Rapids, MN

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POSITION: Inside Sales Representative

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop and consistently update a working knowledge of all company systems, product lines, customer programs and offerings;
  • Manage time effectively, meet personal goals and work effectively with other members of the team;
  • Identify and evaluate all potential customers within the assigned sales rep. territories;
  • Accurately process customer transitions such as orders, quotes or returns;
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions;
  • Identify trends in customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction;
  • Recommend alternate products based on cost, availability or specifications;
  • Proactively recommend items needed by customer to increase customer satisfaction and improve transaction profitability;
  • Communicate to the purchasing department unexpected increases or decreases in demand for products;
  • Travel in support of sales or training meetings, customer site visits or trade shows as required or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree, or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Outdoor fishing and shooting sports experience a plus

POSTING DATE: July 26, 2013

LOCATION: READING, PA

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POSITION: Inside Sales Representative

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop and consistently update a working knowledge of all company systems, product lines, customer programs and offerings;
  • Manage time effectively, meet personal goals and work effectively with other members of the team;
  • Identify and evaluate all potential customers within the assigned sales rep. territories;
  • Accurately process customer transitions such as orders, quotes or returns;
  • Determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions;
  • Identify trends in customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction;
  • Recommend alternate products based on cost, availability or specifications;
  • Proactively recommend items needed by customer to increase customer satisfaction and improve transaction profitability;
  • Communicate to the purchasing department unexpected increases or decreases in demand for products;
  • Travel in support of sales or training meetings, customer site visits or trade shows as required or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree, or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Outdoor fishing and shooting sports experience a plus

POSTING DATE: July 26, 2013

LOCATION: Columbia, SC

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POSITION: EDI Specialist

STATUS:  Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Troubleshoot day-to-day communication, mapping and data-related production issues;
  • Support communication, translation, transfer and integration processess in EDI;
  • Continuously improve the EDI integration process and data quality;
  • Maintain up-to-date technical documentation, specifications mappings and configurations for all trading partner implementations;
  • Conduct testing and configuration verification for new EDI partners and for configuration changes of existing partners;
  • Analyze current processes in order to make recommendations for improvements;
  • Identify EDI solutions to business needs and constantly improve the effectiveness of our EDI communications.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience in EDI required
  • Familiarity with EDI and EDI file transfer protocols
  • Ability to accomplish tasks independently while being a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency, quality, and professionalism while remaining customer-focused
  • Ability to muli-task and prioritize effectively to handle shifting priorities professionally
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong understanding of the EDI process from testing to production

POSTING DATE:  October 3, 2013

LOCATION: Newport, NC

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POSITION: OpenEdge Developer

STATUS:  Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: This position will involve analysis, coding, testing, and maintenance of a wholesale distribution application.  Modules include Inventory, Purchasing, Order Entry, Warehouse, Shipping, Invoicing, AR, AP, and General Ledger.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with Progress Character programming, Webspeed, WDS-II, UNIX, business applications, distribution, warehousing, order processing, and accounting preferred
  • Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field

POSTING DATE:  September 16, 2013

LOCATION: Newport, NC

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POSITION: E-Commerce Marketing Manager

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Drive online sales and improve the online customer experience to achieve company targets;
  • Identify and manage organizational changes needed to meet goals involving e-business strategies;
  • Work with Director of Marketing to shape e-commerce strategy and execute initiatives to better serve customers, vendors, and internal staff;
  • Maximize brand awareness through all websites and associated digital marketing tools;
  • Work closely with division teams, merchants, IT, and creative resources to enhance website functionality, and recommend new features and functionality designed to increase conversion and revenue;
  • Conduct ongoing research on e-commerce trends, methods and strategies;
  • Enhance search engine optimization through careful planning and execution of SEO strategies, and the use of analytics to drive SEO efforts;
  • Manage day-to-day marketing-related site operations;
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Staff management including documenting and communicating objectives, conducting performance reviews, and appropriately addressing individual or group performance issues;
  • Partner with merchants to develop online exclusives and e-commerce focused marketing initiatives;
  • Monitor online quality and service levels;
  • Constantly evaluate new digital and e-commerce opportunities, and make recommendations for optimizing performance;
  • Analyze all digital marketing programs to determine success and areas for improvement;
  • Establish a foundation for web and online analytics, including measurement and analysis of KPIs, building dashboards, presenting key insights quarterly, and ensuring data drives actions to improve the business;
  • Leverage analytics tools, including but not limited to Google Analytics, to gain deeper insight into the business and consumer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understanding of all things “digital” including, but not limited to, e-commerce, social media, mobile marketing, SEO, affiliate marketing programs and apps
  • Deep understanding of SEO
  • Motivated, independent worker who delivers and tracks results
  • Organized, quick thinker who has the ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to educate, influence, and collaborate with others to achieve results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • A passion to establish and maintain positive relationships with partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all management levels, including partner executives
  • Ability to analyze digital marketing activities and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a desire for continuous improvement

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience
  • Bachelors degree in marketing and/or communications; MBA a plus
  • B2B experience required; B2C experience a plus
  • Demonstrated experience developing digital marketing strategies, integrated marketing plans, and executing demand-generation programs

POSTING DATE: October 3, 2013

LOCATION: Graham, NC

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POSITION: Import Demand Planning and Inventory Performance Specialist

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Issue purchase orders to domestic and international suppliers;
  • Work with international suppliers to build container load size shipments;
  • Coordinate shipping with the assistance of freight forwarders and suppliers;
  • Assure that all appropriate documentation is prepared and provided to necessary functional activities;
  • Prepare and submit documentation needed for any regulated material, and track the activity of these items for required reporting;
  • Work with logistics team members on matters related to international transportation;
  • Coordinate between supplier and freight forwarding companies to ensure on-time pick up of all shipments;
  • Handle all necessary paperwork per local or origin country rules and regulations;
  • Monitor shipping and tracking updates on inbound shipments;
  • Coordinate with logistics team members to ensure shipment delivery dates are met;
  • Work with various federal departments that may be needed to support importation or exportation;
  • Work with customs brokers to ensure smooth clearance of all incoming shipments;
  • Establish and maintain forecast ladder plans in line with inventory and in-stock targets;
  • Continuously improve forecasting techniques, methods, and approaches;
  • Develop and manage the demand management and forecasting processes, policies, procedures for all import product.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of U.S. and Canadian customs, and international logistics
  • Knowledge of U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and U.S. Department of State requirements regarding importation and exportation of regulated items
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint applications
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Systems, and Demand Planning and Replenishment Systems
  • Excellent leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills and ability to operate in a Windows-based environment

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Business or fields related to a position of this nature
  • 3+ years experience in a related field, 3+ years experience in inventory forecasting and/or marketing analysis

POSTING DATE: August 5, 2013

LOCATION: Graham, NC

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POSITION: Sales Coordinator, National Accounts

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Handle sales and administrative reports, and confidential documents and agreements;
  • Support and guide the sales team in attaining sales targets;
  • Communicate with the sales team to gather information useful for management in research and planning;
  • Provide input and ideas to the company, and monitor the response;
  • Observe, supervise and prepare proposals, agreements, sales reports, and presentations based on sales analysis;
  • Regularly maintain and update database;
  • Monitor trends and evaluate sales goals;
  • Work closely with departments and coordinate all requests for internal meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to convey valuable information to higher officials
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and able to use planogramming software
  • Some travel required

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, or other business-related degree
  • Retail experience a plus

POSTING DATE: July 23, 2013

LOCATION: Graham, NC

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POSITION: Director of Product Management

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Utilize a number of techniques to assess and determine how to develop our business in targeted products, regions, segments, and/or channels;
  • Develop formal proposals, and business and budget models;
  • Investigate the market conditions surrounding our target business activity such as regional and industry trends, shifts in brands, new technologies, and competitive information on our competition;
  • Develop strategies for creating new revenue streams from products, regions, and services;
  • Develop analysis and recommend plans to optimize income from existing lines, customers, shows, and regions;
  • Research new business opportunities, identify likely sales points, and develop strategic plans and sales strategies;
  • Attend field events, trade shows, and seminars to keep up-to-date on changes in the industry;
  • Assist in the development of a situation analysis of the division including its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and assist in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the business.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to think strategically and distill multiple variables into innovative approaches and strategies
  • Ability to influence teammates and to achieve objectives with a team approach
  • Strong analytical, strategic, and interpersonal skills

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree in business-related field; MBA highly desirable

POSTING DATE: May 31, 2013

LOCATION: Graham, NC

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POSITION: Trade Channel Manager

STATUS: Full-Time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 

  • Accountable for on-time, orderly flow of all marketing projects within the Retailer and Vendor channel from initiation to launch;
  • Lead the development and execution of integrated marketing strategies for assigned customer segment to attract, retain, and grow value of the channel;
  • Engage and influence cross-functional Big Rock Sports teams to execute channel marketing plans and operations, and develop further internal awareness of the channel and business needs;
  • Leverage knowledge of Big Rock Sports brand strategy, solutions, and products to develop channel marketing project plans and execute campaigns with partners;
  • Responsible for ensuring that strategies increase sales and opportunities, meet business needs, and are integrated across all delivery channels;
  • Manage research activities to assess competitive strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities;
  • Work closely with internal creative resources and collaborate with technology, media, and production colleagues;
  • Work with internal and external departments to present ideas and understand channel needs;
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion simultaneously;
  • Foster new programs within the channel that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Motivated, independent worker that delivers and tracks results
  • Organized, quick thinker who has ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to educate, influence, and collaborate with others to achieve results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A passion to establish and maintain positive relationships with partners
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all management levels, including partner executives
  • Ability to analyze marketing activities and make recommendations for continuous improvement;
  • Creative and enthusiastic

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 4 years relevant experience
  • Bachelors degree in marketing and/or communications; MBA a plus
  • Demonstrated experience developing channel marketing strategies, integrated marketing plans, and executing demand-generation programs
  • Experience with reseller channel models a plus

POSTING DATE: April 16, 2013

LOCATION: Graham, NC

Careers – Left Column

At Big Rock Sports, we believe that a sound and profitable company is dependent upon its employees. That’s why we look for positive, enthusiastic and efficient people who can work well together. Our employees also have to be committed to providing unparalleled service on a national level while retaining a local focus.

 

FEATURED OPENINGS

Big Rock Advocacy – Left – Column

The Big Rock Advocacy blog keeps you informed about legislation and other issues that could affect the outdoor industry. Each article is written by Conservation Foundation President Gary Zurn and also appears in our bi-monthly Sporting Retailer magazine. 

 

A longtime advocacy leader, Zurn has served on the American Sportfishing Association’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Government Affairs Saltwater Committee.

Big Rock Advantage – Left Column

Access More with Big Rock Sports

Big Rock Sports is North America’s premier outdoor sporting goods distributor. We offer the broadest selection of firearms, ammunition, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and taxidermy products available. Although Big Rock Sports spans the globe, we serve our retailers’ needs on a local basis, enabling us to be a true hometown distributor.
 

This is what you can expect
from Big Rock Sports

What separates Big Rock from all other outdoor distributors is our expertise. We have a sales team that is familiar with your area and, most importantly, knows what customers there want. With us you will also have access to online ordering 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, Big Rock puts on the biggest and best trade shows in the industry.