Mountain Studio Manager - Retail FT

Stio | Freeport, ME, United States

Posted Date 11/15/2021


Stio® is a mountain apparel brand that designs, develops and sells beautiful, functional, and innovative apparel infused with the soul of the mountain lifestyle. With headquarters in Jackson, Wyoming, Stio draws inspiration from the surrounding Teton Range and offers product via, catalog and its three Mountain Studio® retail locations in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Park City, Utah and Boulder, Colorado and Freeport, Maine - COMING SOON!


The Mountain Studio Manager – Freeport is the team and performance leader of Stio’s newest Mountain Studio location. Ongoing responsibilities include driving sales, ensuring store profitability, and providing an exceptional experience that is true to the Stio® brand as customer acquisition is gained in this new market. The MSM creates and meets budget objectives for both revenue and operating expenses and adjusts operating procedures and staffing to compensate for budget shifts. In managing the marketing and merchandising efforts for the new location, the MSM creates strategies to engage the local community and welcome them into the Mountain Studio. In hiring and training the team, the manager fosters a culture of trust, accountability, and balance amongst the staff, ensures a strong working knowledge of Stio® products, and guarantees best in class operations and service.

The MSM reports to the Retail Director.

This role is performed in our Mountain Studio location. The Mountain Studio Manager must live within a reasonable commute of our Freeport, Maine Mountain Studio.


  • Plan and execute an exceptional retail environment for customers
  • Inspire and lead team on the sales floor while working alongside them each day
  • Hire and develop associate manager, full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees
  • Forecast and manage of the store budget, including revenue and operating expenses
  • Proactively implement plans to hit monthly, quarterly, and annual goals
  • Implement strategies to drive new customer acquisition and presence in a new market
  • Plan and execute visual merchandising and marketing plans
  • Serve as the liaison between your store team and corporate leadership
  • Proactively manage schedule and availability to ensure leadership presence


  • High school equivalency or GED required
  • Bachelor’s or associate degree preferred
  • Retail leadership and/or management experience leading 2+ employees required
  • Experience in building teams and connecting in new market communities
  • 5+ years in retail operations required
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive space for every person who enters the Mountain Studio
  • Budget forecasting experience required
  • Inventory management experience required
  • Proven experience in visual merchandising required
  • Exceptional customer experience, organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with teams at every level of seniority
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office required and Google Suite preferred
  • Commitment to our mission, vision, and values


  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • 401K with match
  • Generous paid time off policies
  • Annual gear allowance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Generous employee discount, industry perks, and more
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Must be able to move around the retail space for 8-12 hours per day
  • Must be able to move items upwards of 50 lbs, occasionally traverse ladders
  • Available to work a combination of opening, closing, weekend and holiday season shifts to support the business and scheduling needs in combination with the Associate Studio Manager
  • Annual salary $52K+ DOE

This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, we reserve the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed. Stio is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, veterans & individuals with disabilities.

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