Academy Sports + Outdoors Sales Team Lead Hardlines - Full Time in Grapevine, Texas

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, our Mission is to make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors. Through a passion for the great outdoors, the Hardlines teams drive sales for our customers seeking excitement in the shooting sports and outdoor activities such as bass fishing and camping. As a Hardlines Sales Team Lead, you’re responsible for guiding the team toward successful execution of store projects and ensuring a premier customer experience. Through this important work, the Hardlines Sales Team Lead impacts customer satisfaction, store profitability, and Academy’s Mission.

Job Description:

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

Work Experiences:

  • At least two years of relevant work experience required.

  • In-direct support of people and processes to drive operational excellence and expected sales targets.

Other Requirements:

  • Must meet federal and state requirements for selling and processing firearms transactions.

  • Must meet requirements to qualify to obtain/maintain FOID card (Illinois only).

Skills:

  • Excellent customer service orientation; an effective problem solver and communicator with customers and team members.

  • Read, interpret and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, plan-o-grams and procedure manuals.

  • Prepare routine reports and correspondence.

  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

  • Working knowledge of inventory software, order processing systems, Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel.

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as lead and provides guidance when needed to team of sales team members and Enthusiasts in Camping, Fishing & Hunting and Team Sports to ensure that exceptional customer service is the priority of every interaction and for execution of operational tasks.

  • Provide prompt and friendly service to all customers.

  • Drive sales through exceptional customer service skills, sales techniques and store knowledge to connect customers with the right products.

  • Assists manager with daily planning of operational tasks assigned to the store.

  • Oversees special or ongoing process improvement projects and initiatives.

  • Executes plan to ensure team members are compliant with established policies and procedures, and applicable laws.

  • Assists with departmental zoning by providing support, guidance and overseeing the recovery process.

  • Actively participates in floor walks with Store Manager, Store Director, District Manager and Regional Vice President.

  • Process firearm sales in compliance with federal and state law, including properly completing ATF Form 4473 and conducting background checks.

  • Required to complete Firearms Sales Certification Training.

  • Required to learn and follow company policies, procedures and safety rules.

  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior.

  • Duties may change and team members may be required to perform other duties or roles as assigned.

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

  • Constantly stand, walk, reach, handle, use repetitive motions (hand/wrist/fingers), feel and lift up to 20 pounds.

  • Frequently stoop, crouch, use fingers, grasp, push, pull, talk, hear and lift up to 21 to 40 pounds.

  • Occasionally required to sit, climb, balance and lift 41 to 60 pounds.

Full time

Equal Opportunity Employer

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 70 years. With over 22,000+ team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.