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At Jamestown we are strong believers that happy employees make for happy customers. We want all of our employees to be successful and proud of their work. We encourage creativity and personality in the pursuit of constantly improving. We like to work hard and have fun. And we love what we do and who we work with.

Come join the team. Jamestown's offices and warehouse are a friendly, fun and professional environment. We offer employee discounts, a casual work environment and a competitive benefits package.

We are looking for individuals to fill the following positions:

(Updated 7/24/2014)

IT Administrator
At Jamestown Distributors, we love boats. Our focus is in helping boaters repair, build and take care of their boats. Customers have trusted Jamestown Distributors for quality boating and boat building supplies since 1977. We are a family-run company in Bristol, Rhode Island. We take pride in offering customers a better experience with a small, strong team of individuals. If you are a smart, driven IT professional, we are hiring!

The company's focus is on building a cutting edge e-commerce environment to strengthen our internet presence and to grow the company. The successful candidate will manage a 50 user environment and will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of all software and hardware. Some of these responsibilities include software and hardware life-cycle management, day to day support and break/fix requests, development & standardization of IT processes & platforms, network administration and optimization and management of an AD domain. There will be opportunities to actively investigate, review, select and deploy new business software and technologies. This position will require the individual to be on-call after business hours for any system problems. We are seeking an individual who is flexible, able to work well in a small team environment, amenable to change and passionate about computers and technology.

Required Skills:
  • Windows XP Pro & Windows 7
  • MS Server 2003 / 2008, Active Directory, IIS
  • MySQL installation & management
  • Apache Tomcat installation and management
  • Linux (Fedora / RedHat) & AIX
  • VB or JScript & the WMI
  • MS Office suite
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS
  • TCP/IP networking
  • General wired and wireless networking
  • Server hardware (replacing HDs, RAM, etc.)
  • CompTIA, MCSE, MCP or other applicable certifications/education a plus
  • Amazon AWS/EC2 experience a plus
The position requires attention to detail, good planning/organizational skills and effective written communication and documentation ability. Support for users with various levels of knowledge requires excellent interpersonal skills.

We offer employee discounts and a competitive benefits package.

Please email your resume to employment@jamestowndistributors.com. No phone calls please.

Purchasing & Merchandising Agent
Jamestown Distributors is looking for the right candidate to join our Purchasing & Merchandising team. The candidate will work closely with Purchasing and Sales staff on a range of projects, focusing on inventory management, profitability analysis and reporting.

Required Skills:

Inventory Management
  • Purchasing and sourcing various marine industry products for inventory through a complex network of distributors and manufacturers both in the US and overseas
  • Actively find and pursue new opportunities for sourcing inventory to increase profitability
  • Generate quarterly GMROI reports on overall health of inventory and buy lines to maximize ROI
  • Perform competitive pricing analysis on our top competitors to maintain a fair and profitable price to the end user
The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to pay attention to detail and have the capacity to work independently but also participate in a team environment. Purchasing experience is required. Familiarity with marine supplies is a big plus. MS Excel experience required.
We offer employee discounts and a competitive benefits package.

Please email your resume to employment@jamestowndistributors.com. No phone calls please.

Technical Representative
Jamestown Distributors is looking for a Technical Representative. This Tech Rep will provide JD customers with information about our products and inform them of the best way to use these products for the customer’s particular application. This individual will have (or be willing to acquire) an in-depth knowledge of our product line in order to analyze the customer’s requirements and make suggestions for appropriate tools and products to ensure a successful completion of the customer’s project. Interpreting and resolving complex product questions is a routine part of the job. The Tech Rep will work closely with the web development team to ensure the information listed on our website is correct and complete. The Tech Rep will be expected to thoroughly research and resolve customer’s questions. The job includes helping and encouraging customers to use the JD website by guiding them through the process of placing an order.

Required Skills:
  • Ability to use a personal computer, including email, web search and word processing
  • A talent for communicating clearly, concisely and courteously with all customers
  • Boating experience
  • Hands-on experience with marine products

We offer employee discounts and a competitive benefits package.

Please email your resume to employment@jamestowndistributors.com. No phone calls please.


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