Fort Brands Job Opportunities

The Fort Inc., the proud owners of The Fort Western Stores, Fort Tuff, and Fort Brands Online, is experiencing dynamic growth where diverse and exciting career opportunities abound. We are currently seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:

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Mid-Town - Columbus, NE

Fort Western Stores - Columbus

St. Joe, MO

Fort Brands St Joe

Southeast - Lincoln, NE

Fort Western Outfitters

Downtown - Nebraska City, NE

Fort Western Outpost

E-Commerce

Fort Western catalog cover

Job Title:
Retail Store Manager
Location:
St. Joe, MO
Reports To:
Corporate Operations Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Weekends:
  • 01/01-10/30 50%
  • 11/01-12/31 75%
Wages:
$33,000 - $37,000/Annually
Salary Hours:
45 - 50 hours a week
Commission:
Incentive Commission Plan
Benefits:
3% match back in Simple IRA Account
50% funded Health Insurance
Funded Health Savings Account
Large Merchandise Discounts
Flexible Schedule
Overall Job Description:
We are looking for a results driven Retail Store Manager to be responsible for the overall store management. Candidate must be able to manage a staff of 15-20 people which includes supervising assistant Store Managers. Candidate must also focus on meeting sales goals by training, motivating, mentoring, and providing feedback to the sales staff. It will be a total team effort, and we’re looking to hire someone to lead the store and staff in this focused effort. The Fort is looking for a manager that can build strong relationships with customers that are shopping for the product we sell.
Duties:
  • Scheduling the staff to appropriately cover the Store’s demand
  • Maintain outstanding store condition and visual merchandising standards
  • Deal with issues that arise from staff and/or customers
  • Managing and leading your staff on a daily basis
  • Providing the highest level of customer service to everyone
  • Create Schedules
  • Sales floor merchandising and displays
  • Organize sales floor and store room areas
  • Over see a staff of 5 to 10 retail sales personnel
Requirements & Skills:
  • High school or GED or higher education
  • College education desired but not required
  • Firm understanding of MS Outlook & MS Office
  • Above average written and verbal communications skills
Beneficial:
Working knowledge of retail sales, department management and western lifestyle product knowledge.
Desired Lifestyle Skills:
A creative flair for western lifestyle and fashion sense of Western and main stream apparel along with creative flair in western lifestyle home decor.



Job Title:
Receiving & Property Maintenance Manager
Location:
St. Joe
Reports To:
Store Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Weekends:
Occasional Evening or Weekend
Wages:
$13.00 to $15.00 per hour
depending on skill set.
Overall Job Description:
Responsible for receiving in the daily shipments of the company. Must be able to work independently on very tedious tasks. Must be extremely detail oriented to catch any sort of flaws, snags, or discrepancies between what was ordered and what was received. Also responsible for the overall upkeep of the property inside and out.
Duties:
  • Receive daily shipments.
  • Report discrepancies between Purchase Orders and Shipments.
  • Inspect and Tag Merchandise.
  • Must work in a timely manner.
  • Will log data into our company's inventory system.
  • Minor cleaning in the receiving area.
  • Putting away Tagged Product
  • Keeping backrooms organized
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Light Maintenance such as fixing leaky faucets, small landscaping tasks, etc..




Job Title:
Safety, Sanitation & Maintenance Engineer
Location:
St. Joe, MO
Reports To:
Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Weekends:
As Needed
Hours:
40 hours a week
Overall Job Description:
The right person will be charged taking care on the building, parking area, interior space. Taking care of small maintenance concerns on the building, helping the retail staff arrange the sales floor, move stock, move shelves. Outside you will deal with lawn care, snow removal (plow truck, snow blower and shovel) keep the property clean and well kept.
Requirements & Skills:
  • Wages based on your experience.
  • Must have valid DL, understanding of tool and engines.
  • Great work ethic and be dependable.
  • Above average written and verbal communications skills




Job Title:
Replenishment Specialist - Purchasing Clerk
Location:
Fort Brands - The Fort and Fort Tuff - Lincoln, NE
Reports To:
Corporate Operations Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Wages:
$26,500 - $33,280 a year - Full-time, Contract
Salary Hours:
40 hours a week
Benefits:
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Employee Discount Program
Simple IRA (401K)
Flex Scheduling
Weekends required only on store Grand Openings or special promotional events
The Fort Inc,. is a EOE - Drug Free - Clean Environment
About The Job:
This is a long term full-time position, based out of our Lincoln Nebraska location at 5601 South 56th Street. Typical casual office attire, wear what we sell - we sell jeans and boots.
Duties:
  • Negotiate contracts for their company
  • Assess suppliers along with the price, quality and ease of delivery of their products and services
  • Keep accurate records of items, costs, deliveries and inventory
  • Meet with vendors
  • Work out agreements with suppliers, such as when products will be delivered
  • Analyze proposals and financial reports to determine reasonable prices
  • Go to meetings, trade shows and conferences to keep abreast of industry trends and network with suppliers
  • Deal with defective goods or problematic services and take necessary action with vendors
  • Ensure that vendors comply with contracts and assess the need for changes
  • Evaluate item turnover and make recommendations on fast and slow moving merchandise
  • Participate in store opening and set-up
Core Skills for Purchasing Clerk:
  • Analytical skills: Buyers and purchasing agents have to analyze many variables in order to choose a supplier based on price, service, delivery and quality.
  • Negotiation skills. Negotiating the terms of a contract with a supplier is essential. Interpersonal skills are part of that package to engage successful negotiations and resolution.
  • Mathematical ability. Buyers and purchasing agents need basic math skills to assess cost and make sure their company is getting a good deal.
Requirements:
  • Associates degree with one year purchasing experience is required; Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 2+ years purchasing experience is desired
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly with centers suppliers, customers and other business contacts via telephone and email
  • Must be able to deal with high pressure situations
  • Ability with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point, fax
  • We want to hire someone with purchasing experience but if you have the core skills we will train the right person how to use our internal systems.
Beneficial:
Working knowledge of retail sales and western lifestyle products.
Desired Lifestyle Skills:
We are looking for a highly organized, self-managed, self-starter individual to perform weekly, bi-weekly and monthly replenishment purchase order with our top 15 to 20 vendors. Your foremost responsibility will be tasked with keeping all core/replenishment product(s) on the shelf. Maintaining a relationship with vendors and several department, fashion forward buyers, accounting, return to vendor department, IT support and senior management. Your role will be key to the sales goals of all locations.




Job Title:
Retail Store Co-Manager
Location:
Lincoln
Reports To:
Lincoln Operations Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Weekends:
  • 01/01-10/30 50%
  • 11/01-12/31 75%
Wages:
$12.00 to $15.00 per hour or $26,500 to $33,250 first year salary higher based on qualifications
Salary Hours:
Average of 42.5 to 45 hours a week
Commission:
Incentive Commission Plan
Benefits:
3% match back in Simple IRA Account
Partially funded Health Insurance
Funded Health Savings Account
AFLAC Coverage Available
Large Merchandise Discounts
Flexible Schedule - Pool Hours
Overall Job Description:
Manage, train and oversee the assigned departments and staff. You'll be in charge of 5 to 20 retail sales staff and large amount of retail sales floor. Job requires a self starter, self manager and someone who see task through to completion. You should have working knowledge of retail sales floor security to combat shoplifting. You will need to have an above average set of customer service skills that include how to handle difficult customers. If you thrive in a team setting and you can be the team member that everyone respects this will be an easy job. You must have excellent communications skills, both written and oral. You will need to be proficient with computers, Windows Office and keyboarding skills. Most importantly you must want to see the company thrive and succeed.
Duties:
  • Manage and Train Sales Staff
  • Oversee the proper handling of Special Orders
  • Maintain Inventory Levels
  • Manage sale staff spiffs programs
  • Assign and manage the cleaning & organization departments
  • Work directly with customers to close & increase sales
  • Open and Close the business (turn-key)
  • Schedule Staff
  • Hire, review and terminated staff as needed
  • Sales floor merchandising and displays
  • Organize sales floor and store room areas
  • Over see a staff of 15 to 30 retail sales personnel
Requirements & Skills:
  • High school or GED or higher education
  • 3 to 5 years of retail store management
  • College education desired but not required
  • Firm understanding of MS Outlook & MS Office
  • Above average written and verbal communications skills
Beneficial:
Working knowledge of retail sales, department management and western lifestyle product knowledge.
Desired Lifestyle Skills:
A creative flair for western lifestyle and fashion sense of Western and main stream apparel along with creative flair in western lifestyle home decor.
How to Apply:
To apply please send a resume or completed application with cover letter and detailed job history with pass wages or salary information. Optional submit letters of reference, photograph and any other information you feel noteworthy. Email all information to [email protected]



Job Title:
Retail Store Co-Manager Trainee
Location:
Lincoln
Reports To:
Lincoln Operations Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Weekends:
  • 01/01-10/30 50%
  • 11/01-12/31 75%
Wages:
$12.00 to $15.00 per hour or $26,500 to $33,250 first year salary higher based on qualifications
Salary Hours:
Average of 42.5 to 45 hours a week
Commission:
Incentive Commission Plan
Benefits:
3% match back in Simple IRA Account
Partially funded Health Insurance
Funded Health Savings Account
AFLAC Coverage Available
Large Merchandise Discounts
Flexible Schedule - Pool Hours
Overall Job Description:
Manage, train and oversee the assigned departments and staff. You'll be in charge of 5 to 20 retail sales staff and large amount of retail sales floor. Job requires a self starter, self manager and someone who see task through to completion. You should have working knowledge of retail sales floor security to combat shoplifting. You will need to have an above average set of customer service skills that include how to handle difficult customers. If you thrive in a team setting and you can be the team member that everyone respects this will be an easy job. You must have excellent communications skills, both written and oral. You will need to be proficient with computers, Windows Office and keyboarding skills. Most importantly you must want to see the company thrive and succeed.
Duties:
  • Manage and Train Sales Staff
  • Oversee the proper handling of Special Orders
  • Maintain Inventory Levels
  • Manage sale staff spiffs programs
  • Assign and manage the cleaning & organization departments
  • Work directly with customers to close & increase sales
  • Open and Close the business (turn-key)
  • Schedule Staff
  • Hire, review and terminated staff as needed
  • Sales floor merchandising and displays
  • Organize sales floor and store room areas
  • Over see a staff of 15 to 30 retail sales personnel
Requirements & Skills:
  • High school or GED or higher education
  • 3 to 5 years of retail store management
  • College education desired but not required
  • Firm understanding of MS Outlook & MS Office
  • Above average written and verbal communications skills
Beneficial:
Working knowledge of retail sales, department management and western lifestyle product knowledge.
Desired Lifestyle Skills:
A creative flair for western lifestyle and fashion sense of Western and main stream apparel along with creative flair in western lifestyle home decor.
How to Apply:
To apply please send a resume or completed application with cover letter and detailed job history with pass wages or salary information. Optional submit letters of reference, photograph and any other information you feel noteworthy. Email all information to [email protected]



Job Title:
Sales Partner Member

The Fort Western is looking for enthusiastic, ambitious individuals who possess a flair for fashion and strong communication skills to become sales partner. Whether you seek a full or part-time position, The Fort Western is a great place to develop the skills that will allow you to succeed both personally and professionally. As a sales partner, you'll become a valuable contributor to the team by driving sales, building relationships, and helping us fulfill our mission of creating the most enjoyable shopping experience possible for our guests.

We are currently looking for General Retail Sales Partners for our Nebraska City and Lincoln stores. We are also looking for Sales Partners for our Lincoln store Ladies' Department, Men's Suits, Boot Department, Cowboy Shop, Work Department, Tack Department, and Retail Cashiers. These are Full or Part Time positions, requiring 3 of 5 weekends in rotation.

The Fort Western provides you with the opportunity to:

Be challenged. At The Fort Western, every day is different. You must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be able to think on your feet, and be willing to learn from others.

Be the brand. At The Fort Western we want our sales partners to "Ride for the Brand", we strongly promote wearing what we sell, and special generous merchandise discounts are given to help all partners proudly ride for the brand.

Be involved. Building long-lasting relationships with our guests and providing exceptional service is our first priority. You must have the ability to interact with all types of guests, listen to their unique needs, and suggest the right mix of merchandise to help them express their individual style.

Be intuitive. From the art of sales to the fundamentals of fashion, there's a lot to discover at The Fort Western. You must be a fast learner who can take your newfound knowledge and put it into action - right there on the sales floor.

Be rewarded. The Fort Western offers competitive wages, a flexible schedule, and a generous employee discount, as well as an excellent benefits package for our full-time posse.

Overview:
As a Sales Partner, you will be the most critical link in ensuring that our customers have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back time after time. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to demonstrating OUTSTANDING customer service skills, meeting hourly selling and loyalty program standards, providing product knowledge to our customers and working as part of a team to meet individual, department and store objectives. This position is a Commission Sales position.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Customer service priority and selling priority
  • Teamwork oriented with the ability to work in a learning environment
  • Drive to meet and exceed performance expectations
  • Strong sense of pride and responsibility for the maintenance of department areas
  • Flexibility & dependability with schedules, including nights and weekends
  • Must work every other weekend. (no exceptions)
Skills Summary:
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with customers; Demonstrate an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities and quickly learning new procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of store products and services, using this knowledge to build sales
  • Ability to meet or exceed sales, customer service and loyalty program standards
  • Adhere to Loss Prevention control and compliance procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers and management
  • Ability to handle physical requirements to accomplish daily responsibilities
Department Specific Skills:
  • Applicants for the Hat Department must have knowledge of hat shaping and cleaning procedures.



Job Title:
Receiving Clerk
Location:
Lincoln
Reports To:
Receiving Manager
Hours:
Full-Time
Weekends:
Occasional Evening or Weekend
Wages:
$9.50 to $11.00 per hour
depending on skill set.
Overall Job Description:
Responsible for receiving in the daily shipments of the company. Must be able to work independently on very tedious tasks. Must be extremely detail oriented to catch any sort of flaws, snags, or discrepancies between what was ordered and what was received. Will work in a small team of 1-2 people most of the time and directly answer to the Receiving Manager.
Duties:
  • Receive daily shipments.
  • Report discrepancies between Purchase Orders and Shipments.
  • Inspect and Tag Merchandise.
  • Must work in a timely manner.
  • Will log data into our company's inventory system.
  • Minor cleaning in the receiving area.



Job Title:
Construction Helper/Maintenance
Location:
Lincoln, North Location. Includes work at other Fort Locations
Reports To:
Construction Project Manager
Hours:
Part-Time - 30 Hours a Week
Weekends:
Occasional Weekends
Wages:
$11.00 to $16.00 per hour
depending on skill set.
Overall Job Description:
Act as a member of the Fort Western construction crew, and help with painting, carpentry, and general construction skills. Work will take place at all 3 retail locations. Hours will start at 30 hours per week, working 2 to 4 days a week, 6 to 8 hours a day with some weekends.
Duties:
  • We are looking for someone to help the construction crew do painting, carpentry, and general construction skills.
  • We are looking for someone to help with interior/exterior facilities maintenance
  • Work will take place at all 3 locations.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have driver's license in GOOD standing.
  • Must be able to work on a ladder, lift or roof top.
  • Must have working knowledge of tools and basic construction
  • Must be willing to learn, clean-up job site, paint and do demo work
  • Maintenance of properties: lawn care, weeding, sweeping, and snow removal in winter.



Job Title:
Maintenance
Location:
Nebraska City
Reports To:
Nebraska City Operations Manager
Hours:
Full-Time / 3/4-Time
Monday - Friday 8:00-4:30pm
Wages:
$9.00 - $11.00/hour
Based on qualifications
Salary Hours:
Average of 30 to 40 hours per week
Benefits:
3% match back in Simple IRA Account
Partially funded Health Insurance
Funded Health Savings Account
AFLAC Coverage Available
Large Merchandise Discounts
Flexible Schedule
Overall Job Description:
Maintain and perform simple repairs on all company buildings and retail locations in Nebraska City. Light lawn maintenance and snow removal. Keep things running smoothly and the wheels greased (literally) on the company trucks. Daily janitorial duties for 2 buildings. Perform preventative maintenance on building mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis; check belts, change filters, replace light bulbs, replace ballasts, etc… Drive our company truck twice a week to Lincoln and Columbus.
Duties:
  • Keep common areas clean – both inside and outside the premises
  • Keep company vehicles maintained and clean
  • Snow removal using a company owned snow blower
  • Lawn mowing using a company owned Lawn Tractor
  • Change out light bulbs throughout all buildings (must be willing and able to climb 18’ ladders)
  • Keep scheduled checklists of building equipment maintenance
  • Drive our company truck from store-to-store-store every week
  • Must move and swap out fixtures from the retail floor to the warehouse per season
  • Must be willing to learn, clean-up job site, paint and do demo work
Requirements & Skills:
  • High school or GED completion
  • Valid Driver’s License
Beneficial:
Basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, jack of all trades knowledge.
How to Apply:
To apply please send a resume or completed application with detailed job history with past wages or salary information. Optional submit letters of reference, photograph and any other information you feel noteworthy. Email all information to [email protected]



Job Title:
Caretaker
Location:
Eagle, Lincoln, and Nebraska City
Reports To:
Property Owners, and General Manager
Hours:
Part-Time, M-F (3-8 Hours a day, 24- 26 Hours a week) Summer/Fall Months
Wages:
$9.00 to $11.00 per hour
depending on skill set.
Overall Job Description:
Looking for a mature, dependable and self motivated person for the summer/fall months to do lawn care, tree trimming, landscaping, fence repair and general outside maintenance at the property called The Pines. Some hours are possible at either Lincoln or Nebraska City Store locations to help with special projects. Excellent job for high school or college student. Flexible hours accommodate special activities like summer sports.
Needs Working Knowledge of the Following:
  • Starting and using lawn mower, both riding and walk behind, gas powered trimmers, chain saw and etc.
  • Shovels, broom, rakes, hammers, saws, wheelbarrow, and etc.
  • Skill Saw, electric drill, screw gun and etc.
  • Mowing, weeding, mulching, fertilizing, planting, watering and general property care and upkeep.
Requirements:
  • Driver License and dependable transportation is required.
  • Driver License and dependable transportation is required.
  • Lift 50 lbs. and be able do physical labor.
  • Preferred 18 years of age. Mature 16 or 17 year old considered with parent consent



Job Title:
SEO/SEC Ad-Words Manager
Location:
Lincoln
Reports To:
E-Commerce Manager
Hours:
Part-Time - Day Shift
Positions Required:
1
Wages:
$10.00 - $12.00 per hour
Benefits:
  • 3% match back in Simple IRA Account
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
Overall Job Description:
The Fort Western Store is seeking an SEO/SEC Ad-Words Manager who will be responsible for increasing our search engine placement, maintaining and updating our google adwords campaigns and general site maintenance. Applicant must have a good enough understanding of SEO to write keyword rich product descriptions, text ads, articles and website posts.
Duties:
  • Maintaining CPC campaigns
  • Increase SEM/SEO
  • Coding HTML and CSS
  • Other duties as needed
Requirements & Skills:
  • At least 2 years Experience or Education in a related field
  • Web savvy
  • Firm understanding of Google Adwords
  • Firm understanding of SEO and SEM
Beneficial:
Experience using Yahoo! Search Marketing and Microsoft adCenter.
Lifestyle Skills:
A creative flair for western lifestyle and fashion sense of both western and mainstream apparel along with creative flair in western lifestyle home decor.



Job Title:
Programmer/Web Developer
Location:
Lincoln
Reports To:
E-Commerce Manager
Hours:
Full Time - Monday - Friday
Positions Required:
1
Wages:
$30,000-$35,000/year based on skills and experience
Benefits:
  • 3% match back in Simple IRA Account
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
Overall Job Description:
Fort Western Stores is searching for an innovative programmer/web developer to take our online store to the next level.
Duties:
  • Code/Edit HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP.NET and jQuery
  • Database design and development
  • Maintain, test and develop ecommerce software
  • Keep up-to-date on new Web technologies
  • Other duties as needed
Requirements & Skills:
  • Degree in Computer Programming or a related field
  • Experience with PHP, most recently PHP5
  • Experience with ASP.NET
  • Exposure to Content Management Systems (custom and out of the box)
  • Experience with relational databases, SQL, etc.
  • Front end development with jQuery, HTML, CSS, and an API
  • 2-4 years of web development experience
Beneficial:
  • Familiar with the western lifestyle and western apparel.
Applying for Job:
  • Attach resume



Job Title:
Front End Developer
Location:
Lincoln
Reports To:
E-Commerce Manager
Hours:
Pat Time/Full Time - Monday - Friday
Positions Required:
1
Wages:
$22K to $38K a year based on qualifications
Benefits:
  • 3% match back in Simple IRA Account
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
Overall Job Description:
FORT WESTERN BRANDS is looking for a Front End Developer to grow with our IT/Ecom Development department. This position is responsible for maintaining, supporting, and enhancing the existing infrastructure as well as participating development of new systems and applications both to the live web-site and back-office systems.
Duties:
  • Participates in development and maintenance of web applications including eCommerce web applications and its supporting systems.
  • Participates in development and maintenance of interfaces between the systems that allow FORT WESTERN BRANDS staff to complete operations.
  • Consult with back end team to build database requirements for web applications.
Requirements & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience in JavaScript libraries such as, jQuery.
  • At least 2 years of experience in using AJAX techniques in building dynamic web applications.
  • Experience using browser development tools (Internet Explorer Developer Tools, Chrome Developer Tools, Firebug, etc)
  • Experience in cross browser development and testing.
  • Understanding how Web Services & APIs interface with front end code.
  • Understanding of Bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Basic knowledge of LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Experience using smarty a plus.
  • Experience using version control and collaborative systems such as GitHub a plus.
  • Work closely with other Software Engineers and Solution Delivery team to-implement best architecture approaches.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task between projects and triage work requests -- based upon priority and complexity.
Business Initiative Requirements:
  • Education -- Learn and implement newer technologies and techniques that will make you and your team more efficient, productive and competitive.
  • FORT WESTERN - Ascent/Apropos Software Systems -- Have a basic understanding of software used to complete daily tasks in other business areas of the company. (OJT)
  • Task Management -- Display ability to provide accurate estimates around the effort of an individual task. Learn about providing options to your team managers so they can make better decisions about what the development team can deliver in the allotted time frame.
  • Foundation and performance -- Develop your code for scalability, robustness, and reusability. Develop your code to deliver better performing applications.
  • Usability -- Basic knowledge of front end usability standards. Become familiar with how to implement your code to meet these standards.
Beneficial:
  • Familiar with the western lifestyle and western apparel.
Applying for Job:
  • Attach resume



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Fort Brands is seeking models to be used in local and national print advertising. Our catalog mails to all 50 states and about 12 international countries. No professional experience necessary. If you are interested in modeling for The Fort Western Stores Advertising Department please download, complete and return the application form.

Fort Models (As Needed) -
Local Talent Only
  • Men approximately 18-34 years of age
  • Women approximately 18-34 years of age
  • Children approximately 2-8 years of age

Location
Fort Western Outpost
5601 South 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516







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