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Retail Associate Full Time

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
    Sales & Business Development
  • Auburn
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AI generated summary

  • You need 2 years experience in retail, operate POS system & lift up to 40 lbs. Be flexible & able to work in active environment.
  • You will provide exceptional customer service, maintain store standards, handle cash register transactions, and contribute to store profitability by managing product flow efficiently.


  • You Have:
  • No specific education required (High School Diploma or GED preferred)
  • 2 (or less) years of experience in position or specialization
  • Skill operating a Point of Sales (POS) system, other in-store computerized systems, and telephone
  • Job Conditions:
  • Frequently in a more active environment (i.e., requires ability to constantly move about) that can be physical or strenuous in nature (frequently adjusting/moving items weighing up to 40 lbs.), may frequently use specialized equipment, may have exposure to dust and noise
  • Occasionally requires the ability to work in place
  • Ability to clearly communicate with others
  • Availability to work a flexible, often changing retail schedule to support needs of the business which may change seasonally and in response to business trends or forecasts


  • ​Provide exceptional customer service by responding to consumer questions or issues regarding product features, benefits and availability; engage with consumers to understand their needs and preferences (e.g., demonstrate and explain merchandise, make suggestions on suitable options for consumers etc.).
  • Maintain store standards for visual merchandising, cleanliness, safety; retrieves merchandise from sales floor, stock room, or other inventory locations.
  • Perform all required cash register transactions (e.g., sales, returns, exchanges, connecting consumer to loyalty program) efficiently and accurately.
  • Contribute to store profitability by receiving, handling, replenishing and processing incoming and outgoing product flow in the stores accurately and efficiently


What are the primary responsibilities of a Retail Associate?

Retail Associates are responsible for providing exceptional customer service, maintaining store standards for visual merchandising and cleanliness, performing cash register transactions, and contributing to store profitability through handling and processing incoming and outgoing product flow accurately and efficiently.

What qualifications are required to become a Retail Associate?

No specific education is required, but a High School Diploma or GED is preferred. Retail Associates should have 2 years or less of experience in a similar position or specialization, be able to operate a Point of Sales (POS) system, and have basic computer and telephone skills.

What are the physical requirements of a Retail Associate?

Retail Associates may work in a more active environment that can be physical or strenuous in nature, frequently moving items weighing up to 40 lbs. They should be able to clearly communicate with others and have the availability to work a flexible retail schedule.

What is the minimum age requirement for a Retail Associate?

At the time of hire, the minimum age requirement to work as a Retail Associate is 16 years old.

Retail & Consumer Goods

Mission & Purpose

Based in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM) is a global outdoor brand that crafts active lifestyle gear fortified with industry-leading technologies and tested in our backyard. Our apparel, footwear, and accessories reflect our Pacific Northwest heritage and indomitable spirit. Over the last 80 years, Columbia and our family of brands, Sorel, prAna, and Mountain Hardwear, have grown to over 10,000 employees and proudly sell products in over 100 countries. At Columbia, we're as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available around the world, we're proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest where the lush forests, snow-covered mountains, rugged coastline, and wide-open spaces serve as our playground. This is where we hike, fish, hunt, camp, climb, shred, paddle, golf, run, and just enjoy the fresh air with friends. We hope to see you out there.