Kiefer Aquatics

Kiefer Aquatics, having recently acquired and merged with The Lifeguard Store, is the leading distributor and specialty retailer serving lifeguards, swim teams, facilities, and learn to swim programs in the U.S. market.  We support a broad selection of aquatic products from the leading brands in the industry through our portfolio of e-commerce and retail sites which include: thelifeguardstore.com, allamericanswim.com, kiefer.com, and our retail sites operating as All-American Swim, and Swim Shops of the Southwest.  Our mission is to provide the leading service, product expertise and selection serving lifeguards, swim teams, facilities and learn to swim programs everywhere.

 

Kiefer was founded in 1947 by Adolph Kiefer - US Olympic Gold Medalist, WWII Navy Instructor, and aquatics industry pioneer. The Lifeguard Store was founded in 1992 by Mark Oostman – certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Division I Swimmer.

Apr 26, 2019
Come grow with Kiefer Aquatics!  Our growing business is looking for a strong Graphic Designer to build visual story-telling elements, tools, and approaches that support our position as the leading multi-channel distributor in the aquatics/swim industry. The Graphic Designer will work closely with our e-commerce sites, retail stores, and B2B sales team to support an amazing customer experience.  Some of the duties of the position include:  developing visual assets and identity to support our marketing efforts and go-to market plans; enhancing and ensuring our consistency of visuals developed for both digital and retain marketing; and coordinating and developing marketing tools to support our sales team and go-to market tools.  We need someone who can enhance our customer experience both on-line and in our retail stores. Qualified candidates will have 2+ years of graphic design experience with a retail or consumer brand plus experience combining product descriptions with visuals for effective storytelling.  Background in the swim industry is definitely a plus!  A positive attitude demonstrating empathy towards customers and co-workers and strong attention to detail and follow-up are required!  If you are motivated to committing to continually learning about our products, processes, and services and have a strong background in graphic design, let’s talk!
Kiefer Aquatics Bloomington, IL, USA Full time
Apr 25, 2019
Are you an expert in E-Commerce selling and online customer service using Amazon?  Are you ready to work for a successful, growing business?  If you are a motivated, sales-driven professional, let’s talk!  Kiefer Aquatics is searching for an Amazon Sales Specialist to drive the day to day Amazon sales through both vendor central and seller central platforms.  In this unique, new role, the Amazon Sales Specialist will monitor product listings; upload new products, inventory, and pricing position; ensure product pages and content are up to date and optimized on Amazon; work with our internal team to ensure timely service and shipments; and ensure that customer and company reviews are effectively maintained. Qualified candidates will have a college degree and experience with e-commerce product selling and online customer service, preferably using the Amazon platform.  To be successful in this position, the candidate should have a process and metrics driven mindset, strong attention to detail and follow up, and a commitment to continually learning about our products, processes, and services.  A background in the swim industry is a plus! If interested, please email your resume and letter of interest to Staci Fairchild at sfairchild@kiefer.com .
Kiefer Aquatics Bloomington, IL, USA Full time
Apr 25, 2019
If cold-calling and prospecting new customers is your niche, this position is for you! The Lead Generation Specialist will develop B2B customer and channel specific sales leads to be called upon by the sales team.   Duties of this unique position include identifying and developing new prospect and customer leads for specific channels and product categories, assisting the sales team in the planning and execution of B2B email outreach campaigns, assisting in preparing sales and marketing tools utilized for prospecting and the sales process, and maintaining accurate prospect and customer information in our CRM for effective follow up by the sales team. Qualified candidates will have 2 - 4 years of sales or customer related experience working in a specialty sales channel or related customer channel type and excellent time-management and computer skills.  Pe rsistence and strong communication and relationship building skills are key to being successful in this position! While our headquarters is located in Bloomington, Illinois, this position can be worked remotely. If interested, please send resume and letter of interest to Staci Fairchild at sfairchild@kiefer.com .
Kiefer Aquatics Bloomington, IL, USA Full time
Apr 25, 2019
Motivated, sales-driven professionals are needed to accelerate our growth as the leading multi-channel distributor in the aquatics/swim industry. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and proven sales performance, we need to talk! The Inside Sales Representatives will become an expert on the product ranges and brands we offer to our customers, as well as pricing and program information.  Successful candidates will have a background in providing timely, consistent contact with customers plus a high level of service commitment.  Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills are required to maintain existing customer relationships as well as develop relationships with new customers. Qualified candidates will have sales and/or telemarketing experience working with customers via phone and excellent computer skills.  A positive attitude and strong attention to detail and follow-up are a MUST!  Background in the swim industry is definitely a plus! If interested, please send your resume and letter of interest to Staci Fairchild at sfairchild@kiefer.com.
Kiefer Aquatics Bloomington, IL, USA Full time
Apr 25, 2019
If you are a skilled problem solver with customer service experience and strong communication and relationship building skills, this may be the right fit for you! The successful candidate will provide accurate product, order, and service information to enhance the customer's experience with our company.  Other duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Processing incoming orders (via phone, fax, email) for existing customers and new customers setup Maintaining accurate customer records, updates and order information Maintaining positive rapport with every customer – including when resolving difficult situations Staying up to date on our products to ensure accurate product knowledge Partnering with the sales and operations team to exceed our customer’s expectations Qualified candidates should have 3+ years of customer service experience including order entry and daily phone interaction.  A positive attitude and patience in dealing with customers is a MUST!  Background in the swim industry is definitely a plus! Please email your resume and letter of interest to Staci Fairchild at sfairchild@kiefer.com .
Kiefer Aquatics Bloomington, IL, USA Full time
Apr 24, 2019
If you are ready to work for a growing organization, we may just have a job for you! Kiefer Aquatics is currently recruiting for the position of Purchasing Manager. We are in search of a seasoned professional to take the lead on purchasing, inventory planning and analysis, and supplier performance. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for developing expertise on our products, vendor pricing & terms, and inventory planning elements; creating, tracking, and providing updates of purchase orders and drop ships; providing analysis on purchasing metrics, inventory, and related supplier information; ensuring accurate vendor pricing/terms/quantity/quality on received purchase orders; and verifying with the Finance department that purchase invoices align with purchase orders. The right candidate will have a college degree, 5+ years of purchasing experience with both foreign and domestic suppliers, and a high level of integrity with a strong sense of accountability and ownership. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills are a must! Qualified candidates can send their resume and letter of interest to Staci Fairchild at sfairchild@kiefer.com . Please reference the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Kiefer Aquatics, having recently acquired and merged with The Lifeguard Store, is the leading distributor and specialty retailer serving lifeguards, swim teams, facilities, and learn to swim programs in the U.S. market.  We support a broad selection of aquatic products from the leading brands in the industry through our portfolio of e-commerce and retail sites which include: thelifeguardstore.com, allamericanswim.com, kiefer.com, and our retail sites operating as All-American Swim, and Swim Shops of the Southwest.  Our mission is to provide the leading service, product expertise and selection serving lifeguards, swim teams, facilities and learn to swim programs everywhere. Kiefer was founded in 1947 by Adolph Kiefer - US Olympic Gold Medalist, WWII Navy Instructor, and aquatics industry pioneer. The Lifeguard Store was founded in 1992 by Mark Oostman – certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Division I Swimmer.
Kiefer Aquatics Bloomington, IL, USA Full time