Fleet Feet Davis has both full and part-time positions of employment, and we accept applications anytime regardless of whether a position is open.
We are currently accepting applications for part-time sales. We encourage you to drop off your application if you are interested.
Everyone starts on the sales floor learning Fitlosophy, the complete fit experience. Additional responsibilities in areas such as marketing, inventory management, and merchandising are added as employees gain experience in job number one, which is delivering consistently excellent customer service every minute of every day.
Benefits include competitive pay, a generous employee discount, downtown parking permit, health insurance (for full-timers), Simple IRA retirement savings, flexible scheduling, store logo apparel, and cake on your birthday (but you have to share).
Weekend and evening availability is required and retail or customer service experience is preferred.
Download the Employment Application and bring it or mail it to Fleet Feet Davis, attn. Carol Owen, 615 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616.
Before you consider filling out our employment application, we have some things for you to think about.
Are you available on evenings and weekends? In this business, evenings and weekends are a KEY TIME when many of our customers shop and stop by the store for one of our many fun runs and seminars.
Are you passionate about running and fitness? Our customers expect us to identify with their goals and aspirations. Expect to chat to them about races you've done, injuries you've had, and how great running is while remembering it's the customer's experiences and history that are important to focus on.
Do you have a sales sense? Our customers appreciate learning about our products, from shoe technology to the importance of carrying a hydration pack. You should be comfortable (even passionate and excited!) about suggesting items people might enjoy.
Are you good at switching gears? When traffic slows, you will find yourself busy with stocking, cleaning and more. But when somebody walks in the door, your focus has to switch 100% to friendly service, even if you are behind in your other tasks.
Can you stay calm and friendly under pressure? Imagine providing superior service to two customers at the same time while two more are waiting. They all want the same level of attention and care, they want it in a timely fashion and they want you to be friendly and appreciative. Things can get very busy here, and there is always something to be done. Expect a fast pace.
Are you a team player? Fleet Feet is like a family and we work closely with each other, sometimes under stress or with other things on our minds. But no matter what's going on in your week, your team members will be counting on you to be here when your shift starts. We all depend on each other and support each other. You need to be respectful and patient, and you need to pull your own weight.
Are you willing to learn? People know us as the FIT experts. "FIT" does not just refer to shoes but to all of our products and services. You'll need to make an effort to get educated about our products, so that you can deliver the level of service our customers have come to expect. We'll help you, but it will be up to you to ask questions and take the time to learn.
Do you sweat the small stuff? It's the thoughtful little touches that make a "specialty" store special, like remembering a customer's name and what type of shoe they wear. Going the extra mile for a customer by staying open late or rush shipping them a pair of socks before a big race is what sets us apart from your average chain store. Fun little extras go a long way and will make your job worth the effort.
Are you patient and willing to serve people? We expect team members to exhibit a warm, welcoming attitude towards customers--to smile and greet them as soon as they walk in, to make conversation with all kinds of people, to serve their needs, and to take time and care for them. If you feel shy or awkward about talking with strangers you might not like it here.
Do you like feet? You are going to get up close and personal with lots of feet. Can you do that?
Do you want to move up and become a manager? There are challenging and lucrative careers to be had in the retail business. We are a growing business in a growing market. Can you stay the course and grow with us?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, please email carol@
YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE THE PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE AND A PASSION FOR RUNNING, WALKING AND FITNESS!