Careers

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Working at Winmark

We are always in search of talented individuals in management, support and business development to support our award-winning brands.

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Health Care

  • Comprehensive health care plan
  • High level of coverage
  • Low premiums
  • Low deductible
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Family-Friendly

  • Family is what our business is all about
  • High level of support to employees, through good and tough times
  • 10 paid holidays in addition to PTO
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Competitive Pay

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Discretionary retirement contribution
  • Large portion of medical premium paid by company
  • Anniversary recognition
  • Free parking
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Discounts

  • Car repairs
  • Computers
  • Printer ink
  • Travel
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Open Door Culture

  • Value employee input
  • Encourage open communication
  • Foster mentorship opportunities
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Fitness

  • Partial gym reimbursement to gym of choice
  • 24/7 fitness center on site
  • Walking paths nearby

Open Positions

If you do not see the position fit for you, please email us your cover letter and resume.

We are seeking a talented retail professional interested in using their retail management expertise to help our franchise owners. Our Field Operations Managers are key in providing business consulting support to a region of stores in all areas of retail operations; with focus on improved operational and financial performance of each franchise location, and region and brand growth.

Winmark Corporation is a premier, nationally recognized franchisor of over 1270 resale retail stores in North America, including Once Upon A Child®, Plato’s Closet®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. This role will support a region of franchise owned locations. The position is the best of both worlds with regular business hours in our Minneapolis office, but also time in the stores by traveling about 12 weeks throughout the year (approximately 25 – 30% out of town travel).

Primary qualifications for Field Operations Manager role include:

  • 4 – 7 years Retail Management experience including inventory, financial management, P&L analysis, preferably in multi-unit retail management with soft lines or similar industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills with a high level of professionalism, tact, and diplomacy
  • 2- or 4- year degree preferred in Business Management or related field; or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Demonstrate ethical standards, using confidentiality
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to travel (approximately 12 weeks throughout the year, 25 – 30% out of town travel)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

The Field Operations Manager role is on-site at Winmark’s Plymouth, Minnesota location, with travel to franchise store locations. Annual salary is $70,000 – $80,000 DOQ, plus discretionary profit-sharing and great benefits package.

At Winmark Corporation you will work in collaboration with others who are passionate about cultivating strong relationships and those who want to make a positive influence on communities, while making a sustainable impact on the world. At Winmark you will discover what it’s like to work for a company where taking care of our people is genuinely a top priority – where we seek out those looking for a career, not just a job, and we offer exceptional benefits.

In exchange for your talent, Winmark offers rich health and welfare benefits such as a low premium, low deductible health plan, dental insurance, company-paid life and short-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, profit sharing, 401(k) retirement plan, and more. Open doors, relationships and taking care of our people are essentials of the Winmark culture; we offer career pathing, development opportunities and promote from within. Looking to surround yourself by people that help you become your best you, then let’s connect!

    Seeking great candidates who have retail operations experience, enjoy training others, have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, loves retail, and wants to have a positive impact while developing a career at a thriving business!

    Winmark Corporation is a premier, nationally recognized franchisor of over 1270 resale retail stores in North America, including Once Upon A Child®, Plato’s Closet®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®. As a New Retail Store Development Manager, you will support franchisees in opening new resale retail stores. Work in a collaborative group setting to help create a tailored experience for new franchisees and guide them though the beginning operations of a new store. You will assist franchisees before their store opens, training essential skills, and helping the stores as they open to buy, grand openings to sell, and help create continued training programs. This role is pivotal to the successful onboarding of new retail store franchisees.

    Primary qualifications for New Store Development Manager role include:

    • 3 – 5 years experience in retail operations, retail sales, or merchandising; retail leadership experience desirable
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, paired with the ability to present and train small to mid-size groups
    • Strong relationship building skills with a high level of professionalism, tact, and diplomacy
    • 2- or 4- year degree preferred in Business Management or related field; or a combination of education and relevant experience
    • Demonstrate ethical standards, using confidentiality
    • Computer literate
    • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
    • Requires frequent travel 2 – 3 days during the M-F work week, up to 50% of the weeks
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    The New Store Development Manager role is onsite at Winmark’s Plymouth, Minnesota location, with up travel to new store locations. Annual salary is $48,000 – $58,000 DOQ, plus discretionary bonus and great benefits package.

    At Winmark Corporation you will work in collaboration with others who are passionate about cultivating strong relationships and those who want to make a positive influence on communities, while making a sustainable impact on the world. At Winmark you will discover what it’s like to work for a company where taking care of our people is genuinely a top priority – where we seek out those looking for a career, not just a job, and we offer exceptional benefits.

    In exchange for your talent, Winmark offers rich health and welfare benefits such as a low premium, low deductible health plan, dental insurance, company-paid life and short-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, profit sharing, 401(k) retirement plan, and more. Open doors, relationships and taking care of our people are essentials of the Winmark culture; we offer career pathing, development opportunities and promote from within. Looking to surround yourself by people that help you become your best you, then let’s connect!

      At Winmark Corporation you will work in collaboration with others who are passionate about cultivating strong relationships and those who want to make a positive influence on communities, while making a sustainable impact on the world.  You will discover what it’s like to work for a company where taking care of our people is genuinely a top priority – where we seek out those looking for a career, not just a job, and we offer exceptional benefits.

      Winmark Corporation is a premier, nationally recognized franchisor of over 1270 resale retail stores in North America, including Once Upon A Child®, Plato’s Closet®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®.  As a Marketing Manager, you will be positioned to utilize your knowledge and experience to support our brands and franchisees. You will be responsible for developing, executing and communicating integrated marketing strategies, programs and tools for franchisees; managing marketing-initiated partnership activities with outside organizations; providing marketing training and guidance for new and transfer stores; consulting with franchisees on local marketing plans and strategies; and planning and managing brand budgets. You will be in an environment that supports your ongoing growth and offers different career paths to support your interests.

      This is a mid-level position, where you are offered an excellent opportunity to grow your career! 

      Primary qualifications for the Marketing Manager role include:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, related focus or comparable experience
      • 3-5 years previous hands-on marketing experience in multi-channel marketing: traditional, digital and social
      • Experience and understanding of digital and social marketing strategies, execution and analysis
      • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as well as handle multiple shifting priorities
      • Excellent leadership and communication skills required along with a high degree of professionalism, tact and diplomacy
      • Proficiency in Windows Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
      • Previous exposure to Adobe Creative Cloud or similar program helpful but not required

      In exchange for your talent, Winmark offers rich health and welfare benefits such as a low premium, low deductible health plan, dental insurance, company-paid life and short-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, profit sharing, 401(k) retirement plan, and more.  Open doors, relationships and taking care of our people are essentials of the Winmark culture; we offer career pathing, development opportunities and promote from within.  Looking to surround yourself by people that help you become your best you, then let’s connect!

      The Marketing Manager role is onsite at Winmark’s Plymouth, Minnesota location.  Annual salary is $60,000-70,000 DOQ, plus discretionary bonus and great benefits package.

        Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion

        At Winmark Corporation, we are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where each individual is valued for their own unique perspective and experiences. Together, we form a dynamic team to enhance the businesses we serve.

        Equal Employment Opportunity

        Winmark Corporation is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity to all applicants and employees in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. In addition, Winmark Corporation will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

        Please contact us at careers@winmarkcorporation.com, or (763) 520-8671.


        *The number of items recycled since 2010 is based upon cumulative historic sales information from Winmark’s franchised stores from the beginning of 2010. For purposes of count incrementation, the average daily sales rates are distributed evenly through the day and based on the Company’s estimates derived from historical data. Actual items recycled may vary.