About the position
What we're looking for in our applicants (and a little background on Bicycle Habitat): We have been in NYC since 1978 and have a long history of activism and support for the NYC cycling community. Can you contribute to our history of excellence? We are recognized as a leader in providing bikes to women who ride. Can you help us support the women's cycling scene in NYC? An incredible number of our clients are urban cyclists. Can you commit yourself to helping them find the right bike for their cycling needs and assure they have the most appropriate equipment? We are a fast-paced full-service bike shop. Can you switch gears quickly and help the dedicated mountain biker, the casual rider, the cyclocross fanatic, and the road rider? We are the busiest shop in NYC. We sell 1 of every 200 bikes Specialized sells, and 1 in every 300 bikes Trek sells in the USA. These brands are the largest companies in the bike industry. They rely on us for excellence, quality and service. Can you meet their expectations?
Sales: Must be detail-oriented. In general, bike shops do not attract organized, meticulous, detail oriented people. But we need them! Without them we would be lost. Our shelves wouldnâ€™t be stocked, our customers would be stressed, and our displays would be a mess. If organization and a positive attitude are qualities you possess and you want to share them with us, we need you. Must have good customer service skills. Customer service is a constant challenge - you have to be ready to get creative and think on your feet, all while maintaining composure even on the busiest of summer days. Every rider's needs are unique, and every purchase, large or small, is treated with importance. Must be a quick learner. There are a lot of product, sales process, and technical details to absorb, and once the season starts there's not a lot of time to learn them. We provide the tools - training resources, knowledgable co-workers and managers, and training - but it's up to you to take initiative and build your knowledge. Do you know and love bikes but the details intimidate you? Donâ€™t be intimidated! If you start with a solid customer service base and a positive attitude, we can teach you. In-season, a large part of our business happens on the weekends, so weekends are required for new hires. Full and part-time positions are available. We are an equal opportunity employer. Tardiness is not acceptable.
We want our customers to love their cycling experience. We have been in New York City since 1978, and our mission has always remained the same: More people on bikes more often. If you want to be part of a creative, high-energy team, please fill out our job application with as much information as possible. We look forward to talking with you!
How to apply
Please submit an application by visiting https://www.bicyclehabitat.com/about/sales-application-pg438.htm