Job Opportunity: Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video

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Our friends at Backscatter Underwater Photo and Video have a job opportunity for a salesperson. The position is based in Monterey, California and they are looking someone that already dives and shoots images and/or video underwater to support their retail operation. For more details, please contact Backscatter.

Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo

Job Title: Salesperson

Location: Monterey, California

Start Date: ASAP

About this position:

The Salesperson is the primary contact for customers. The salesperson is the first person to answer the phone and is responsible for all sales activity from initial contact to close of the sale. The salesperson will focus on providing our clients premium service and support while meeting or exceeding sales goals.

The ideal candidate will have sales experience in a high-end retail environment. Backscatter is a business specializing in a lifestyle around water and imaging. We believe a candidate will thrive in this position if they share our company passions of diving and photography, thus experience in these areas is necessary for success.

Responsibilities and duties:

Generate sales and meet monthly sales goals.
Provide premium pre and post sale customer support.
Train customers on the use and care of their equipment.
Assess and troubleshoot technical problems and light servicing of underwater camera gear.
Periodically attend trade shows.
Attend special events put on in the store such as photography competitions and open house events.
Continual self education on the latest imaging trends in the industry.
Other sales related tasks, as required.

Required skills:

General understanding of photography and/or video shooting techniques.
Familiar with image and video editing software such as Lightroom, Premier, or Final Cut.
Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to work in a Mac OSX environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Able to work independently with a high degree of latitude and responsibility.
Able to lift up to 70 lbs safely.

About Backscatter:

Established in 1994, Backscatter is the largest underwater imaging retailer in the world with locations on both the east and west coasts of the United States. Backscatter also functions as the US distributor for many top brands and manufacturers a custom line of underwater imaging products. Our in-house service centers function as official warranty repair centers for most major brands. We also support over 100 days of instructional events, classes, and photo safaris annually.

Our headquarters and main showroom are located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey, California only a few paces from the water. While our local traffic is brisk in both west and east locations, our primary business is servicing US and international web customers with expedited shipments and industry leading pre-sale and post-sale customer support.

Underwater imaging is a relatively costly endeavor and the large majority of our clients range from very serious hobbyists to professionals in the broadcast and film industries. With a customer base such as this, premium customer support is priority one at Backscatter both before and after a sale. All Backscatter employees are encouraged to make use of our large inventory of demo camera equipment to further their personal knowledge and excel in professional technical support.

For more about Backscatter please visit our website.