Working at Winmark
We are always in search of talented individuals in management, support, and business development to support our award-winning brands as well as our technology and equipment leasing customers.
Join our Support Center team! We are seeking a recent grad or entry-level IT candidate to assist our franchisees in their use of technology related products and services in 1,184 retail stores nationwide and growing. Our Support Center Technicians diagnose and resolve issues relating to Winmark Corporation's proprietary and third party software, networks, hardware, and peripherals. This phone support role handles calls timely and professionally, logging the calls and the resolution.
Qualifications include 2–4 years of computer-related support and/or education, with A+ and/or Network+ certification preferred, or willingness to obtain certification. Must possess knowledge of PCs and operating systems including troubleshooting capabilities and networking experience. Successful candidates are detail oriented with excellent problem solving skills and good verbal and written communication skills. Previous customer service or retail experience is desired, diplomacy with franchisees, professionalism, confidentiality, and tact are required.
Use your retail management expertise to help small business owners! Winmark Corporation is always seeking talented retail professionals to provide business consulting support to a region of stores (approximately 35-50) in all areas of operations, financial analysis and small business development. Provide constructive tools, guidance, and feedback with focus on improved operational and financial performance in each franchised location, as well as, continued region and brand growth.
Qualifications include 4-7 years retail management experience including inventory, financial management, and P&L analysis, preferable in multi-unit retail management with soft lines or similar industry. Strong relationship-building, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills are essential. Position works fairly independently with approximately 40% out of town travel (must be able to travel every other week or 2 full weeks/month in an out-of-town region). Great opportunity to take the next step in your career beyond store management! Position is based in Minneapolis, MN.
Winmark Corporation is seeking an energetic full time entry-level Marketing Coordinator to join our Marketing team. This is a great next step in your career! Role will work directly with the Creative Manager to support all creative aspects of Marketing including establishing workflow processes for photo shoots, video, internal and external facing content library, brand newsletters, and monthly campaigns and promotions. Responsible for helping to implement, coordinate, and administer tracking system for projects. Position will also be the liaison with external vendors, agencies, and designers.
This exciting opportunity assists with creative marketing efforts for Winmark’s 5 industry leading retail brands, Plato’s Closet®, Style Encore®, Once Upon A Child®, Play It Again Sports®, and Music Go Round®!
Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or similar with 2+ years of previous marketing, traffic coordination, creative, or comparable experience. Ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication with a high degree of professionalism, keen listening ability, patience, and strong attention to detail and time management. Experience with project scheduling and tracking tools is a plus! Position is based in our corporate office in Minneapolis, MN.
Winmark Capital Corporation, a solution-driven middle market leasing company and division of Winmark Corporation, has an opportunity for a sales professional with a successful track record to call on targeted companies. Position will lead the sales effort by successfully developing new business and partnering opportunities with high-level key decision makers in a territory.
Qualifications include: minimum of 3-5 years of proven direct sales development experience calling on medium to large companies. Must be able to work independently and be driven by success in building relationships, closing sales, and earning substantial income. Position works out of business office and requires approximately 15 - 20% travel to a remote geographic territory. Position based in either our Minneapolis, MN or Santa Barbara, CA offices.
Winmark Capital is also seeking Master's-level or recently graduated Business minded students looking to gain corporate business sales experience and jump start their career! This role will be responsible for a designated geographic territory of the country, prospecting medium to large companies' key decision makers, and communicating Winmark Capital's value proposition. Position identifies and builds relationships in the emerging and middle markets with business professionals including Venture Capital, Private Equity and Commercial Banking engaged with growing businesses. Will also engage directly with the senior leadership in the market to gain understanding of the business and identify opportunities to add value.
The position requires 3+ years of work experience or exposure prior to graduate school in business, finance, technology sales or related fields. Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability in effectively interacting with executives and senior leaders. Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and driven by success in building relationships. Strong quantitative and analytical skills, along with the ability to learn quickly a must. Position is based in Santa Barbara, CA office on either a full-time or part-time basis.