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Job Title
Sales and Operations Manager

Stites Design

Job Description
This position calls for a highly organized, engaging professional who can build strong relationships with customers and represent core values of Truck Trike. Creating sales is the primary responsibility, though the successful candidate will be expected to wear many hats, work independently, and play a leadership role in the organization’s development.
Truck Trike remains a small company poised for big growth, and we present a rare opportunity for ground floor participation on our team.
An appreciation for high quality and high service levels should be part of your DNA.

• Based at
Stites Design shop at 738 SE Washington Street, Portland, OR. 97214
• Position reports to
CEO [Bill Stites]
• Job Purpose Summary
Coordinate all aspects of company operations, with an emphasis on marketing and sales.

Key Responsibilities:
Work with the CEO to develop Sales Goals for generating revenue flow toward formidable growth.
Develop a Marketing Strategy to meet Sales Goals.
Research transportation and business trends to identify sales opportunities.
Develop protocols for engaging sales contacts, and follow through with sales leads.
Create contacts with potential new customers on a daily basis. Telephone work preferred.
Work with Production Manager to ensure sales are fulfilled in a timely fashion.
Develop metrics for measuring success.
Participate in weekly meetings to review progress toward goals, present new ideas, and ensure thorough communication among employees.
Maintain basic accounting standards using QuickBooks. Bookkeeping and accounting duties may be reduced or transferred, at the CEO’s discretion.
With such a small company, other tasks will be required from time to time.

First year salary will average $30,000 to $36,000, commensurate with experience and performance. Benefits currently include 2 weeks of paid vacation.

Person holding this position should have most or all of the following qualifications:
Educational requirement – Bachelor’s degree or higher
Sales and Marketing ability [min. 3 years experience]
Organizational Skills, with high attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strategic thinking and planning skills
Fluency with Social Media
Self-motivated and Innovative
Desire to get in on the ground floor and grow with our business.
Embraces diversity in the work force
A passion for Truck Trike’s mission and values
A good sense of humor
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meeting deadlines while maintaining a healthy work-life balance
Experience working with databases, websites, and other online communications tools

Preferred, but not Required:
Experience in the bike/trike/ebike/eV industry
Experience working in a small business environment and being creative with limited resources
Familiarity with bicycles or cycling world
Commitment to values that include sustainability and resilience

How to Apply
Truck Trike is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply no later than January 15, 2015. Send cover letter and resume via email to with subject line “Sales and Operations Manager.” We will review applications as they are received and may begin interviews as early as the week of January 19th. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt, and notification via email when a final decision has been made.
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