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Retail Store Manager

Carson, CA

“We are innovators who make purpose-built technical apparel, footwear, and gear for life's most demanding missions.”

5.11 Tactical is the fastest-growing and most well-known brand of tactical apparel, gear and functional products in the world. We are now opening 5.11 retail stores nationwide to complete the total 360-degree experience our customers crave. Our teams work closely with First Responders, Special Forces operators, industrial professionals, tactical and fitness enthusiasts around the globe to design, develop and deliver unique apparel and gear that inspires readiness. 

In order to accomplish this mission, we have an exciting opportunity to manage and grow our 5.11 Tactical Retail Store in 20759 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746. We are seeking an exceptional, service-minded, retail Store Manager who will be responsible for delivering an exceptional 5.11 brand experience, building and maintaining customer relationships while leading the retail sales team and achieving store sales goals.



  • Establishes and oversees plans, budgets and variable cost for store; works with comparable sales to last year, sales to budget and future trends to maximize profitability
  • Accurate recording of sales figures and performs cash operational functions.


  • Directs and models 5.11’s Values, Mission and Service standards providing an elevated customer experience
  • Works closely with 5.11 Tactical Merchandising team to coordinate merchandising updates, identify opportunities and develop long-term strategies
  • Leads and delegates merchandise processing, replenishment and recovery of sales floor to brand standards
  • Ensures team is trained in the appropriate fitting techniques and accurately executing fittings
  • Ensures all alterations and embellishments are executed according to department specs
  • Directs and models an efficient and satisfying cash-wrap experience
  • Ensures housekeeping duties are completed to maintain a neat, clean and professional store experience.
  • Establishes, monitors and follows up on sales goals, sales plans and sales budgets to optimize profit
  • Executes reductions, price changes, and transfers
  • Unloads delivery truck, receives, opens and unpacks merchandise and labels merchandise with security tags
  • Follows and executes safety and security routines to prevent loss and guarantee employee and customer safety
  • Has working knowledge and oversees use of all Company systems in store


  • Creates an environment that maintains a 100% focus on the customer
  • Directs and models selling behaviors to build customer relationships and brand loyalty
  • Models and supports use of store tools and systems to nurture customer relationships
  • Develops and guides efforts to establish relationships with local public safety organizations
  • Directs Uniform Services department to meet service level commitments


  • Accountable for total store and individual sales goals
  • Attracts, recruits, hires and trains high-caliber leadership team members and service specialists
  • Assesses team’s performance and provides feedback using both informal and formal methods
  • Ensures all team members are working together to create a positive environment and resolves issues
  • Writes and flexes store labor schedule
  • Manages store controllable expenses
  • Protects the assets of the store through implementation of loss prevention practices



To perform the job successfully, an individual should have the following credentials:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree and/or 3-5 years of retail experience – apparel preferred
  • 2+ years of retail store management experience required
  • Proven ability to provide a superior customer experience and drive customer loyalty
  • Proven ability to assess talent and manage performance
  • Proven business acumen with strategic and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Schedule flexibility to include evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, lift, walk, and reach overhead
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds
  • Ability to use a POS system


Our Values:

At 5.11 we embrace a high energy culture built upon our values of Service, Unity, Impact and Tenacity.


Service – At 5.11, we wear our passion for service on our sleeves: it is an honor to serve those who serve and people of all walks of life. With humility and great respect for our consumers and our roots, we take pride in our brand and engage with our communities. By championing the needs of our consumer, we fulfill the mission of a lifetime.


Unity – We build together—as one, global 5.11 family. Our individual abilities and diverse perspectives strengthen outcomes. We collaborate, taking a holistic view and listening actively. By communicating with intention, care, and clarity, we empower each other to reach new heights.


Impact – We have big ambitions, and they start and end with our consumer. With them in mind, we innovate for impact—we think big, think creatively and challenge norms. We foster curiosity and iterate, relentlessly pursuing solutions. For ultimate impact, we drive to disrupt for good.


Tenacity – We are tenacious in our pursuits and accountable to each other. This builds trust and the confidence to rise to any challenge. We have the courage to take risks and, no matter the outcome, we flex and adapt, always having each other’s backs. We persist—determined to Always Be Ready.


5.11’s practice is to hire at 18 years of age and older only


Pay Range: $27 - $31 per hour plus bonus

5.11 Tactical offers a best-in-class benefits program including: medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) program with employer match; employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance. Additionally, employees can choose from several voluntary benefits including: Hospital Indemnity/Accident insurance; Flexible Spending Account/Health Saving Account; Employee Assistance Program; Paid Time Off/Paid Holidays/Sick Time; Casual Dress Code; and Employee Discounts.

If you are a regular full-time employee working at least 30 hours per week, you and your eligible dependents may participate in 5.11’s benefits program.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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