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TacJobs – Faxon Firearms – Marketing & Operations 1

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Summary:

A collaborative content creator dedicated to the success of Company marketing efforts. The Marketing & Operations employee develops all Company external communication tools including video, audio, printed, and electronic content. The employee enjoys the constant challenge of creating and maintaining a cohesive look and feel across multiple brands while developing value in the product sold through the mentioned content.

Reports to:

Director of Sales, Marketing, & Operations
&
Operations Coordinator

Direct Reports

N/A

Duties and Responsibilities:

Creation of all Company multi-media including videos, audio, and print media.
Coordinates Company tradeshow efforts & logistics
Under the direction of Management, content cultivation of all company social media presences including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & outside forums.
Manage updates of company website including pricing, availability, content, etc.
Photography & Videography of all Company Marketing efforts.
Photo, Video, & Audio editing of raw content to create comprehensive & cohesive company messaging.
Champions the weekly video technical updates & demonstrations
Safety and competently demonstrates any Faxon Firearms products.
Field customer service and retail calls as required when other personnel are not available.
Work within company policy as outlined in the Faxon Handbook.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Company.

Daily Activities

Creation of weekly newsletters and e-mail marketing campaigns.
Photographs and records new products for sales & marketing efforts.
Creation of all Marketing content including visual and written copy as needed.
Monitors company social media presences and proactively communicates with customers.
Works to meet and grow social media metrics collaboratively as agreed upon and set by the Director.
Records all calls with clients in CRM tool. Maintains records and follows-up timely.

Candidate Minimum Requirements

Established history of creating high-production-value mutli-media content
*-A portfolio of previous work will be required with the application.
Minimum education: high school diploma.
Basic understanding of firearms, their function, and technical details.
Established competency in using computers, cell phones, and modern communications technologies.
Expertise in using Adobe Creative Suite or similar software.
Competence in writing Press Releases, their distribution, and follow-up with key press contacts.
Ability to plain and execute a successful tradeshow including booth management and logistics.
Proactive attitude that does not require constant supervision.
Charismatic personality and confidence in conducting product demonstrations.
Ability to travel up to 2 weeks a Quarter via car and airplane.

Desired
Previous firearms marketing experience.
Experience managing outside Public Relations firms.
Track-record of managing the press including product reviews, features, and other coverage.
Detailed exposure to firearms and the ability to discuss technical features in detail.
Web development experience in webstore environment.

Review Schedule

Faxon Firearms strongly believes in a continuous feedback circle between the Company, to Supervisor, to employee.

Bi-Annual comprehensive reviews on employee performance and setting sales metrics.
30-Day after hiring initial review & strategy discussion.
60-Day after hiring secondary review on action items and needed resolutions.
90-Day final probationary review

Compensation & Benefits

The Marketing & Operations I position will be a salary (exempt) position. The Marketing & Operations I candidate will be an employee of Faxon Firearms/Machining with competitive company benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, disability insurance, etc.

Firearms from the company will be available for check-out during employment and available for purchase at substantial discount.

Physical Effort:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee will regularly lift weights above 50 pounds from the ground and potentially above the shoulders.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish color.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
2. Follow & enforce Company safety rules.
3. Report the absence of or defect in any protective equipment or clothing Director immediately.
4. Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be used or worn:
Safety shoes
Safety glasses
Hearing protection
2. Maintain a clean and safe work area.

Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee infrequently works in outside weather conditions, occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but punctuated with high SPL firearms discharges. The employee will be required to wear hearing protection during these discharges.

Personnel Protection Requirements (PPE):

Required – safety glasses, Hearing Protection,
Optional – Safety Boots

Prospective employees may send their resumes to [email protected].

TacJobs – Faxon Firearms – Dealer Sales Manager

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Summary:

Actively develops, maintains, and cultivates deep relationships with dealer clients to generate business for the company. Serves as the external eyes and ears and communicates market demands to company leadership and likewise communicates company developments, policies, and requirements to the dealer network.

Reports to:

Director of Sales, Marketing, & Operations

Direct Reports

N/A

Duties and Responsibilities:

Actively solicits the market to develop business from small to medium dealers and OEM customers.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with key clients through the delivery of accurate information, personality, and by building trust.
In conjunction with the Director, negotiates deals with clients to establish programmatic orders.
Serves as an advocate of the customer within internal discussions.
Meets sales goals and objectives as collaboratively developed between the Manager and Director.
Travels as assigned for sales calls including visits by both car and aircraft.
Safety and competently demonstrates any Faxon Firearms products.
Identifies company/market gaps and advocates for new products and the elimination of unsuccessful lines.
Field customer service and retail calls as required when other personnel are not available.
Work within company policy as outlined in the Faxon Handbook.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Company.

Daily Activities

Active hours of at least 9 AM through 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
Champions the experimentation with independent representatives.
Works to meet and grow metrics collaboratively agreed upon and set by the Director.
Records all calls with clients in CRM tool. Maintains records and follows-up timely.
Utilizes CRM tool to maintain records of prospects and opportunities.
Actively forecasts on a monthly basis expected revenue from the dealer network. Responsible for meeting monthly forecasts or detailing circumstances on missed forecasts.
Creates, manages, and sends weekly newsletter to the dealer network.
Tracks all dealer orders and communicates in advance with dealers in case of manufacturing issues/delays.

Candidate Minimum Requirements

1-2 year established history of positive grown in a sales environment.
Ability to positively communicate to a distributed network using in-person visits, calls, and electronic communication.
Basic understanding of firearms, their function, and technical details.
Established competency in using computers, cell phones, and modern communications technologies.
Proactive attitude that does not require constant supervision.
Charismatic personality and confidence in conducting product demonstrations.
Ability to travel up to 2 weeks a month via car and airplane.

Desired
Previous firearms sales experience.
Experience in working with CRM on a daily basis to manage sales funnels
Detailed exposure to firearms and the ability to discuss technical features in detail.

Review Schedule

Faxon Firearms strongly believes in a continuous feedback circle between the Company, to Supervisor, to employee.

Bi-Annual comprehensive reviews on employee performance and setting sales metrics.
30-Day after hiring initial review & strategy discussion.
60-Day after hiring secondary review on action items and needed resolutions.
90-Day final probationary review

Compensation & Benefits

The Dealer Sales Manager position will be a base + commission structure. The Dealer Sales Manager will be an employee of Faxon Firearms/Machining with standard company benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, disability insurance, etc.

Firearms from the company will be available for check-out during employment and available for purchase at substantial discount.

Physical Effort:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee will regularly lift weights above 50 pounds from the ground and potentially above the shoulders.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish color.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
2. Follow & enforce Company safety rules.
3. Report the absence of or defect in any protective equipment or clothing Director immediately.
4. Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be used or worn:

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • 2. Maintain a clean and safe work area.

    Environmental Conditions:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee infrequently works in outside weather conditions, occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but punctuated with high SPL firearms discharges. The employee will be required to wear hearing protection during these discharges.

    Personnel Protection Requirements (PPE):

    Required – safety glasses, Hearing Protection,
    Optional – Safety Boots

    Prospective employees may send their resumes to [email protected].

    Midwest Industries Announces Sentinel Concepts Carbine

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Available in late January 2016, this new Sentinel Concepts carbine by Midwest Industries is chambered in .223 Wylde.

    Firearm Sales and Restrictions: Not for sale in CA, CT, MA, MD, NJ, NY, Chicago, IL and Cook County, IL

    www.midwestindustriesinc.com

    Ruger American Pistol

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Ruger Goes Glock

    A minor leak occurred earlier this week as an FFL posted pics of the new Ruger American Pistol on a Facebook group, prior to its official announcement.

    Some confirmed features:

  • No trigger pull takedown
  • Wrap around grip module – replacement grips available
  • Ambidextrous controls – slide stop and mag release
  • 1-piece CNC chassis
  • Stainless steel fire control components
  • All-steel sights
  • 1913 rail
  • Steel mags – nickle teflon coated
  • Recoil reducing cam
  • Available in 9mm (17rd) and .45 (10rd)
  • Additionally, Ruger has produced a Sales Training video for the American Pistol, which can be viewed here: vimeo.com/ruger/review/149416606/e4cd05f397

    The pistol is reportedly slated for a Thursday, December 31st release, and there’s sure to be a more formal announcement at or around SHOT Show 2016.

    www.ruger.com

    Hat Tip: The Firearms Blog

    Image taken from TheGunCollective Facebook page.

    High Angle Solutions – CTOMS – Tac Climbing Gear – Sling Set

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    TAC Climbing Gear Sling Set Complete Contents

    The Tac Climbing Gear – Sling Set is designed as a solution to the rainbow climbing rack. Because color is a problem (see here), where CTOMS’ GREEN Kit includes subdued color anodized rock protection, carabiners and sling, it’s not always realistic to replace good expensive equipment prior to the end of its life cycle. A great interim solution is to use your rainbow cams, chocks and slings with the Tactical Climbing Gear – Sling Set.

    This gear sling reduces color and noise signature with the multiple Climber’s Dump Pouches. The sling and padding component both incorporate PALS so that radios, chock tool holsters, even pistol holsters can be secured to the Gear Sling itself for light climbing configurations. If going heavier, the system can connect directly to an armored plate carrier PALS.

    Tac Sling Set Complete v5

    ctoms.ca

    High Angle Solutions is a weekly feature by DMM, CTOMS, and Atlas Devices.

    Panteao Introduces A New Custom Knife By Battle Horse Knives

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Columbia, SC, December 28, 2015 – Panteao Productions introduces the new MRTK made exclusively for Panteao by Battle Horse Knives. It was developed with the combined input of Dan Coppins of Battle Horse Knives and the instructors from the Panteao Make Ready to Survive Series. The goal was to create a workhorse of a knife that could handle a wide range of uses and scenarios. The MRTK does just that and then some.

    Dan Coppins is Co-Owner of Battle Horse Knives and has been an avid hunter for over forty years. Dan has three children and six grandchildren that he enjoys passing on his hunting and outdoor knowledge to. Dan also enjoys making and designing knives that will bring his company to the next level.

    “We were introduced to Dan by instructors from the Panteao Survival Series and I was extremely impressed with his work and attention to detail,” said Fernando Coelho, president of Panteao Productions. Fernando continued, “His no nonsense approach to knives and knife making inspired us to film a video on selecting a knife and during those discussions, the MRKT came about. I’m very happy with the way it came out. It truly is a beast.”

    The blade is made from 0-1 Tool Steel. It’s an oil hardening (cold work) steel that provides deep hardening and high toughness properties. It’s one of the most forgiving of any knife steel and produces blades of excellent quality. The MRTK features a full tang design for maximum strength and durability. The blade itself is a saber grind. That type of grind is known for being strong, heavy-duty, and good for handling a wide range of tough jobs. Everything from field dressing game to splitting wood, the MRTK can tackle it. You also get great control with the secondary convex edge of the blade. The spine of the knife has a 90 degree angle which is ideal for creating tinder or making a spark with a rock or ferrocerium rod. The handle is made from a combination of dark red G-10 and black Micarta, attached with brass & stainless steel Bird’s Eye Bolts and Heavy Duty Epoxy. The finger groove helps give you a solid and secure grip and the overall shape of the handle helps reduce the chance of hot spots in your hand after extended use. A 3/8” lanyard hole is perfect for paracord, leather, or cordage. To secure the MRKT and keep it within easy reach is the Kydex sheath with a leather backer. The knife is secured in place within the sheath with a thumb lock system. Pull the lock up and the knife is secure in the sheath. Push it down and you have access to your knife. The leather backer helps make your sheath quiet when moving around.

    panteao knife

    For more information on the MRKT video the Panteao website at: panteao.com/product/mrtk-knife

    The Naviator

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

    Funded by a $618,000 Office of Naval Research grant, this quad copter is the invention of a team from Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  The Naviator works in both air and underwater.  

    According to team lead Professor Javier Diez, they’ve got two issues to work on.  First off, like many subsurface systems, comms is an issue.  The Naviator currently requires a float antenna so they are looking at systems such as sound impulses.  Additionally, they are working to accommodate payloads like cameras and sonar.  

    A Reminder From The Army OPSEC Office

    Tuesday, December 29th, 2015