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VF Corporation icebreaker Sale Associate (Portland Touchlab, OR) in Portland, Oregon

As a passionate and dedicated Sales Associate, you will thrive in an energetic

environment as the face and voice of the brand. You will deliver an elevated and authentic shopping experience for our customers by contributing as a team member and being knowledgeable and passionate about our brand and products. As a valued team member, you should have a passion for building engaging relationships with customers, selling and building loyalty for the brand.

Join the icebreaker Family

Founded in 1995 in New Zealand, icebreaker is a pioneer of ethical and sustainable natural performance apparel that offers an alternative to synthetic-based apparel, to help create a healthier and more sustainable future for our species and the planet. Now a part of the VF Corporation, icebreaker continues to challenge the status quo while championing natural, transparent, and responsible ways to do business.

We're passionate about connecting people to natural alternatives. In 2020 we continue to launch campaigns and activities to enable people to better understand how their clothes are made, what they are made of and how moving to natural alternatives can make a positive impact. Our plastic-free ambition: We are aiming for all our materials to be plastic-free by 2023 and transition all of our apparel to merino or plant-based fibers – and we are 91% of the way there!

The constant pursuit of better is what drives our progress. We are a community of passionate, authentic, and adventurous achievers! We're not perfect, but we're looking for solutions that make a positive difference. Today, we’re a global brand with a diverse team across the Globe. We strive to celebrate those differences and create an inclusive culture where all are welcome.

Sales Associate

How You Will Make a Difference

  • What you will do: You will demonstrate a customer centric mindset by presenting products in a compelling way consistent with our brand experience guidelines and modeling selling behaviors with a passion for the brand, customer, and product. You will deliver individual sales goals that contribute to team and store success.

  • How you will do it: You will work collaboratively as team player, maintaining an optimistic, positive attitude and being flexible to the changing needs of the customer and the business. You will adhere to policies and procedures, standards and practices and company directives. You will protect company assets and comply with safety, security, and shrink avoidance policies and programs. You will report all concerns to management.

  • What success looks like: You successfully meet and exceed sales results and business goals by offering solutions and inspiration to customers, and consistently providing an excellent consumer experience. You model authentic behavior that respects the backgrounds, experiences and cultural differences of others as part of our inclusive store environment.

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness, and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

  • Years of related professional/retail experience: 0-1 years preferred but not required

  • Educational position requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

  • Physical requirements: Standing required for entire work shift. Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds (as needed).

  • What we expect you already know: Strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills with the ability to be a team player and flexible in a fast-paced environment.

  • What we will teach you: We will teach you how to deliver our Brand and product story through elevated customer service and how to meet and exceed sales targets.

  • VF Guiding Principles : Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.

What’s In It for You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com.

We just have one question. Are you in?


VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.