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Good Wolf Gear: Outdoor Retail Store Manager

Good Wolf Gear Herndon, VA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $44 to $48 Hourly (plus commission)
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Good Wolf Gear is a local outdoor retailer in Herndon, VA, that buys, sells, and trades new and used outdoor gear and apparel. Our vision is to leave the people, places, and things we encounter a little better than we found them through recommerce and education.

We’re on the prowl for new members to join our pack! We are in search of like-minded individuals who love the outdoors and are eager to share their experiences and expertise with others. Consider joining us as we prepare to open our doors and launch our business!


We are looking for a store manager with extensive outdoor gear knowledge who is passionate about nature and sustainability. The store manager will oversee daily operations and help us create and cultivate the core business elements--the people, the culture, and the processes--that will define Good Wolf Gear. The candidate must have strong organizational skills and demonstrate outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal abilities.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promote our mission and vision to our staff and customers

  • Create a culture that reflects our core values of sustainability, responsibility, agility, kindness, and integrity

  • Grow the store into a resource for resale, sustainability, and outdoor expertise

  • Initiate conversations to identify and address areas of customer interest

  • Develop and execute community events to meet customer needs and advance our brand story

  • Create schedules and processes to meet customer needs and optimize staff coverage

  • Leverage data and insights to make business decisions that increase sales and improve service

  • Develop a strategy for merchandising/planogramming to maximize our brand story and incorporate seasonal trends and special themes

  • Assess the condition and monetary value of products brought in by customers

  • Actively work with merchandise (to include processing, tagging, hanging, replenishing, and displaying per store guidelines)

  • Ensure store compliance with health and safety regulations



  • A love of the outdoors and a commitment to sustainability

  • Expertise in outdoor brands and products (to include apparel, backpacks, footwear, sleep systems, camping accessories, and more) and desire to share that knowledge

  • Prior retail keyholder, retail supervisory, cash-handling, and customer service experience (3-5+years), preferably in specialty outdoors

  • Be welcoming, positive, engaging, and friendly towards our guests and team members

  • Strong merchandising skills

  • Able to work a flexible schedule, weekends, early evenings, and holidays

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds

  • Must be at least 21 years of age



  • Competitive hourly rate

  • Store discount

  • Fun and energetic environment!


We are an equal opportunity workplace and prioritize inclusion and diversity in our company culture.


Good Wolf Gear

Why Work Here?
Help build a local business that is focused on community, sustainability and helping to leave this world a little better than we found it!


287 Sunset Park Drive

Herndon, VA



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