The company that became Mammut started in Dintikon in Switzerland in 1862 making mountaineering ropes. The familiar Mammut logo was first seen in 1943; the Mammut or ‘mammoth’ in English, was chosen to represent strength and durability.
Over the years, as Mammut grew, it built up other product expertise by acquiring the sleeping bag brand Ajungilak and the Raichle footwear company. Avalanche safety transceivers were introduced in 1968, Gore-Tex clothing was introduced in 1978, climbing gear and harnesses in 1984 and Backpacks in 1989. All of these developments and companies are now part of the Mammut Brand.
More recently, Mammut was a founding member of the Fair Wear Foundation to protect people working in our supply chain and established the “We Care” programme to ensure Mammut’s operations and product have the lowest possible impact on our environment.
Mammut’s mission continues to be to develop innovative performance driven products across footwear, clothing, climbing hardware, sleeping bags and backpack product categories that help users enjoy their time in the great outdoors; regardless if that’s up a mountain, walking around the local lake or simply commuting to work.
One of the keys to our success has been that retail staff have the knowledge to talk to their customers with confidence about our products.
We are currently looking to rebuild our retail training team; initially with one new trainer, but with an ambition to add another in the near future.
In the short term, this means the successful applicant will work with the UK sales team to collectively deliver a seasonal training plan across the UK. Your primary focus will be visiting branches of the UK multiple accounts where you will be responsible for the motivation and training of retail personnel. Your goal will be to promote both our brands values and the technical specification of our wide and diverse product range whilst developing excellent lasting working relationships. Additionally, retail staff training will be delivered in outdoor environments. The successful candidate will have the ability to shape Mammut UK’s retailer training for the future to include additional team members or technology tools when needed/appropriate.
The role is varied, exciting and challenging. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, well organised and a great communicator. Ideally they will be an active outdoor enthusiast who understands our products, our customers, and has the ability and presentation skills to inspire retail staff with the Mammut brand story and product knowledge. You may already be working in outdoor retail or elsewhere within the outdoor industry and will be passionate about the outdoors. You may have a background in sales, training and/or teaching. This is a full time position which on average equates to 37.5 hours a week; mostly between Monday and Friday, with occasional weekend working.
The role will be home based but involves regular travel away from home with overnight stays and regular visits to the Mammut offices in Macclesfield and Switzerland. It is essential that you have a full clean driving licence and the right to work in the UK. Given the nature of the role and our office location, the ideal candidate will live centrally in the UK, for example, within easy access of the Macclesfield/Manchester area.
In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, company vehicle, phone, IT equipment, uniform allowance and a very favourable staff deal on products. We operate an open, friendly company and you would be joining a dynamic business with the opportunity to bring your own ideas to helping the business grow within the UK.
Applicants should apply by sending a CV and covering letter with current remuneration to Neil Bradley, the Mammut UK Managing Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for applications is Friday, March 8th 2019.