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At Western Power Sports, our motto is "work hard, play hard". We are seeking individuals who are passionate about life and bring that energy to their careers. As a member of our team, you will be exposed to the fast-paced powersports environment, which has experienced explosive growth over recent years. We offer competitive pay and benefits coupled with potential for career growth.

Company Culture

Love the great outdoors? Love riding anything with two wheels? Four wheels? Skis? Based in beautiful Boise, Idaho, access to the great outdoors is just outside your front door. So what is it we do? We like to say “we sell fun.” As one of the fastest growing wholesale distributors of aftermarket powersports parts, apparel, and accessories, we are a group of enthusiasts that work hard, play just as hard, and sell fun products to a nationwide network of dealers and fellow enthusiasts.

Beyond our enthusiasm for the powersports industry, we provide many perks besides easy access to a sportsman’s paradise. Take advantage of a fully groomed motocross track, during scheduled company ride days, at our on-site test motocross track; get in a lunchtime workout session at our state-of-the-art gym facility—complete with half-court basketball court; or, take part in our weekly group mountain bike ride.

What else? Well, in case you haven’t noticed already, we like to have fun around here. We value a casual office atmosphere paired with an intense competitive drive to succeed. We strive to bring our customers the best product, service and delivery in the friendliest, most helpful manner possible—while at the same time having fun and enjoying what we do. Sound like fun? Then join us!

Process

If you are interested in joining the WPS team, submit an application and resume to career@wps-inc.com. Please include the Job Title in the subject of your email and, if submitting a resume, always include a cover letter. All positions require a completed application unless otherwise stated in the job announcement. Current job openings are posted below. If we do not have a current job opening posted in your area of interest, feel free to e-mail a resume for consideration for future position openings. Download our job application (Adobe Reader 7 or higher required). You can fill the application out in Adobe Reader, save it, and then send it to the email address listed above. WPS is an equal opportunity employer and we promote a drug free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is required.

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Current Job Openings

HR Generalist

We are currently seeking an experienced HR professional with the desire to grow professionally to join our HR team. Well-qualified individuals will have at least five years of experience working in a generalist role and any experience with working with HRIS systems. If you thrive in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment, enjoy finding solutions to varying challenges, and have a passion for helping others, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to develop your career!

COMPANY CULTURE

Love the great outdoors? Love being a part of a fast-paced, expanding community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts? Well we do too. So what is it we do here at WPS? We like to say “we sell fun.” As one of the fastest growing wholesale distributors of aftermarket powersports parts, apparel, and accessories we believe in working hard and playing harder. We sell fun products, delivering to a nationwide-network of dealers from six warehouse locations around the country. Beyond our enthusiasm for the powersports industry, WPS is committed to lives of its employees and provides many perks. Take advantage of a fully groomed motocross track during scheduled company ride days; get in a lunchtime workout session at our state-of-the-art gym facility, complete with half-court basketball court; play ping pong, darts or use the pool tables in the company break room; and enjoy the employee-appreciation BBQ’s. We provide a comprehensive package of benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and supplemental insurance; 401K and ROTH 401K with company match; Vacation and Sick time, Hospital time, competitive pay and an exciting work experience!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support all HR priorities, initiatives, processes, procedures and systems
  • Coaches and advises managers and team members on HR policies, programs, legal compliance and systems
  • Responsible for a proactive and responsive approach to employee relations and issues that support a positive work environment
  • Drive recruiting activities including writing job descriptions, advertising, sourcing/ screening resumes, coordinating interviews with hiring managers, verifying references, and following-up with managers and candidates to ensure a positive candidate experience
  • Responds to manager, supervisor and employee inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs
  • Continual research to build and maintain progressive HR programs and policies
  • Manages and deploys information updates, HTML updates and link management within the Employee Self-Service website
  • Assists and provides backup for payroll processing and issuing of bi-weekly, semi-monthly and monthly payrolls for multiple locations, states and shifts
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite and HRIS systems
  • Using an HRIS system and MS Excel, compiles data from personnel records and prepares reports, both scheduled and by request
  • Uses HRIS and Employee Self-service website to keep records of benefits plan participation, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, and employee statistics for government reporting
  • Generate management informational reports and analysis, HR dashboard metrics and surveys as needed
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple special projects/tasks and daily workflow while working independently to ensure timely completion of key/critical operational tasks. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, with sound judgment and a high degree of maturity
  • Special projects, research and analysis- continual and ongoing research to build and maintain progressive HR programs and policies
  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment
  • Handle employee relations counseling and exit interviewing
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations

Competencies

  • Flexibility to adapt style and problem solving method based on the situation at hand. Must be able to successfully negotiate difficult situations or sensitive issues, and be able to react quickly within a constantly changing, fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task on a wide range of projects while maintaining a high level of productivity and efficiency
  • Strong business acumen with a clear sense of how critical HR operations can bring value to, and play a key role within, the organization
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy are critical components to this role
  • Developed critical thinking and research skills
  • A dependable person with excellent communication and organizational skills, who’s ready to dive right in and take accountability for projects and processes, as well as provide feedback and suggestions for process improvement and implementation
  • BS, BA or Masters in Human Resources or equivalent related experience; SHRM-CP or PHR preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive HR experience

To apply, submit your resume with references to career@wps-inc.com.


Web Content Coordinator

Department: Marketing
Location: Boise, Idaho
Status: Full-time

WPS is seeking a Web Content Coordinator to join its marketing department. The Web Content Coordinator will work directly with the Web Content Manager and interacts and communicates with various department staff to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of published content. This position will be responsible for the collection, editing, posting, and maintenance of various types of online content for multiple B2C and B2B websites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update web content, images, files etc. for B2C, B2B, and Media Vault websites
  • Performs meticulous editing and fact-checking for web content
  • Performs content quality assurance and corrects errors in collaboration with team
  • Support other content creators through collaboration on story ideas, copyediting, and proofreading content
  • Build and update website rotators and other special graphics as needed
  • Understand website and campaign analytics with a view toward enhancing content performance and traffic
  • Manage own workflow while coordinating with project teams and management on schedules, requirements, goals and assignments as needed
  • Learn Constant Contact email marketing platform and help build and distribute email marketing campaigns to dealers (B2B) and public (B2C)
  • Assist Web Content Manager and marketing department with other assignments such as new product and press release writing when needed

Competencies

  • Experience with typical content management systems; experience with Drupal a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign
  • Excellent SEO writing/editorial skills and attention to detail
  • Able to coordinate multiple assignments at one time including collaborating with product managers and catalog department personnel in the execution of tasks
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Basic knowledge of HTML a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Technical Writing or a related field preferred but not necessary
  • Experience with Constant Contact or other email marketing platforms a plus
  • Powersports industry experience a plus, but not necessary

To apply, submit your resume with references to career@wps-inc.com.


Seeking Independent Bicycle Sales Representatives

WPS/FLY Racing is seeking motivated, established independent sales representatives. House brand FLY Racing (owned by WPS) is one of the fastest growing Mountain Bike and BMX gear brands for helmets, apparel, footwear, and protection. In addition to FLY Racing products, WPS also distributes multiple brands such as Raceface, TIME, Maxxis, Niterider, E13, Pedros, SDG, Schwalbe, HOPE, Maxima, KMC, ODI, Kryptonite and many more. Products are shipped from WPS' six regional distribution centers across the United States.

Available Territories:

  • Northern California
  • Southern California San Diego/Orange County
  • Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri
  • Minnesota, North and South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey
  • West Virginia
  • North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama
  • Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds quickly to dealer needs and requests, involving resources as necessary, to deliver solutions and produce sales
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of market behavior and competitive trends and responds accordingly
  • Introduces and demonstrates new products, using sales samples, WPS catalogs and web resources to emphasize features and benefits
  • Effectively communicates the value of a WPS business partnership, including available brands, products, eCommerce options and exceptional dealer support staff
  • Assists dealerships in sales-floor layout and point of purchase displays to encourage growth of WPS brands and products
  • Designs and implements territory management and account growth strategies
  • Creates partnerships to foster cooperation with sales and support team, dealer employees and vendor representatives
  • Provides outstanding customer service by identifying and actively addressing dealership needs and requests
  • Presents sales samples, specials and related support material to provide comprehensive product presentations

Competencies

  • Proven ability and keen understanding of how to close a sale
  • Competitive spirit and an intense ambition to succeed
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, with an acute sense of responsibility and follow-through
  • A proactive, solutions-based approach with a desire to provide exceptional customer interactions to drive sales
  • A demonstrated ability to meet the growing needs of the customers and company, alike
  • Willingness to travel throughout assigned territory using self-provided, reliable transportation
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Apple iPad applications
  • Minimum three years of outside sales or industry/dealer-related experience, five years preferred.

We pay excellent commissions. To apply, submit your resume with references to career@wps-inc.com.


Senior Product Designer

Location: Boise, Idaho - Local candidates only.
Annual Salary: DOE

WPS is currently seeking a senior level product designer. Brand segments include the design and development of motorcycle (street), snowmobile, and cruiser garments and protective gear. Candidates should have strong design portfolios with graphic design abilities. Candidate should be proficient in the product development process. Well qualified individuals will have industry experience with soft goods design in the motorsports industry.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Able to work through all phases of the product development process – concepts through production
  • Provide high-quality execution of product designs, graphics, and product language directions
  • Produce dynamic trend directions with colors, materials, features, and graphics
  • Create detailed tech packs for vendors that provide all needed information for production
  • Work with vendors and developers through the development and production process while maintaining timelines and budgets
  • Overseas travel as needed

Competencies

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • BA/BS/BFA in Industrial, Product, Graphic, or Illustration design
  • 5 years professional industry experience
  • Portfolio samples must show creative thinking, innovative designs and product development process
  • Have an outstanding ability to communicate form through 2-D means
  • Show a comprehensive understanding of the design, manufacturing, and production processes
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office. 3-D modeling would be a plus

If you match these desired qualities, we invite you to send your resume and portfolio. Portfolios may be uploaded using WeTransfer or DropBox sent to: career@wps-inc.com.


PHP Web Developer

Are you a relentless problem solver who is not afraid to search for a needle in a stack of hay? An ardent learner who's always looking to improve? Do you play nice with both humans and machines? If so, WPS needs you.

Seeking a PHP web developer with a technical background and a passion for writing high-quality, extensible code. We are looking for junior-level to mid-level candidates with experience in building web applications with PHP and who aren’t afraid to learn something new along the way.

Most of our projects reside on a fleet of cloud-based, load-balanced, autoscaling Linux server instances on AWS. We are currently doing work in Drupal and Laravel, so be prepared to dive into those if you haven’t already. The primary languages that we develop in are PHP, HTML5, and JavaScript but we do not necessarily limit ourselves to that area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Choose one fundamental problem.
  2. Solve it in the simplest possible way.
  3. Repeat.

Competencies

  • Self-starting learner with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Medial understanding of PHP, application architecture and object-oriented design.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux environments and open source tools/platforms.
  • A solid foundation of semantic HTML and CSS and at the very least minimal experience working with JavaScript and related libraries.
  • Knowledge of cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility.
  • Experience building applications that use REST based web services and JSON data structures.
  • Experience with version control systems (particularly Git)
  • Comfortable learning and embracing new languages quickly; ability to help us assess where new technologies, languages, and platforms may be things we should consider.

Bonus points (Not required!)

  • CMS experience, PHP framework experience, Laravel 5, Drupal 7, Magento CE, Zend Framework.
  • Server (EC2) administration on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • MySQL, DB2, and/or other database knowledge.
  • Mobile Development (Web-based HTML5 mobile responsive design)
  • Providing URLs of sites you’ve developed.
  • Providing your GitHub username so we can view some of your projects/code.