Job Opportunities

Do you love golf?  Do you love helping people play their best golf?  If so, employment at Austad’s may be the perfect you!  Austad’s is looking for passionate highly driven individuals who can deliver exceptional customer experiences helping our customers play and look their best on the course. 

If you eat, sleep and breathe golf, working in the golf industry may be perfect for you.  We’d love to hear from you.  Austad’s is an equal opportunity employer.  You can expect a fun and engaging work environment from this family owned business that was started in 1963.  Competitive wages, great golf perks, benefits and a 401k match are available for some positions.  Our motto is “Play better, HAVE FUN,” with emphasis on the fun.  Apply today!  

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Current Opportunities: 

Buyer/VP of Merchandising - Sioux Falls, SD

At Austad’s each employee has a primary job they are responsible for executing.  Below is the job description for the Buyer position.  While not all encompassing, this description is meant to define the key aspects of the role.  

Desired Outcome of Role:  Deliver high sales, high turns, high margin, strong cash flow and profitability by sourcing, buying and filling in the right product at the right stores at the right time.  This position oversees the merchandising for all stores along with product pricing and markdowns.  Strong communication with the stores, our vendor partners and the leadership team is essential to success.  

Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute annual/seasonal merchandising strategies
  • Procure product and assortments in all major golf categories
  • Actively search for new lines/products that make Austad’s stores and website fun to shop while growing profitability
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Negotiate terms
  • Analyze sell through and thus markdown/liquidation strategies
  • Provide strategic insight to e-commerce, retail and marketing teams based on sell through data
  • Provide direction/insight to stores on merchandising
  • Maximize inventory turns, margin, cash flow and profitability
  • Advise leadership team on operations as it relates to buying, A/P, A/R, Inventory Control
  • Participate in and lead events – Golf Expos, Warehouse Sales, Golf Tournaments
  • Generate Revenue through corporate sales
  • Understand the current business environment and adapt quickly to ensure success
  • Represent Austad’s with the highest degree of integrity on buying/rewards trips
  • Have fun – it’s GOLF!

Skills, Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must have a passion for merchandising
  • Must have a passion of golf
  • Strong communicator
  • Self-starter - ability to take the lead and get things done without being asked
  • Results oriented
  • 5+ years retail experience
  • 3+ years buying experience

If this describes what you would love to do this day in and day out, we’d love to hear from you.  Please fill out an application, provide a resume and a short cover letter.  Send to ryanaustad@austadgolf.com

We look forward to speaking with you!


Sales Associate/Master Club Fitter -  Omaha, Nebraska  |  Fargo, North Dakota  |  Rapid City, South Dakota  |  Sioux City, Iowa

We are currently seeking talented individuals who love golf to work as custom club fitters and sales associates for our locations in Rapid City, South Dakota and Sioux City, Iowa.  We're looking for both full and part time individuals.  If you love golf and love working with people, this could be the job opportunity that you've been waiting for!

Tasks:

-         Works with customers to create a "perfect experience" that they will want to share with others 

-         Successfully completes custom fitting training and works with customers in the hitting cage to find the right golf clubs

-          Helps manage the store aesthetic and merchandising to maximize sales at the direction of store management

-          Voices ideas/strategies to store management based on what is seen on the sales floor          

-          Helps create a store culture that is fun, engaging and productive

Skills, Qualifications and Requirements:

-          Must have a passion for people

-          Must have a passion of golf

-          Strong communicator

-          Self-starter - ability to take the lead and get things done without being asked

-          Results oriented

-          Retail experience not required but is preferable

If this describes what you would love to do this day in and day out, we’d love to hear from you.  Please fill out an application, provide a resume and a short cover letter.  Send to ryanaustad@austadgolf.com

We look forward to speaking with you!



Sales Associate/Custom Club Fitter -  Omaha, Nebraska  |   Saint Cloud, Minnesota  |  Sioux City, Iowa  |  Fargo, North Dakota  |  Lincoln, Nebraska  |  Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We are currently seeking talented individuals who love golf to work as custom club fitters and sales associates in multiple markets.  If you love golf and love working with people, this could be the job opportunity that you've been waiting for!

Tasks:

-         Works with customers to create a "perfect experience" that they will want to share with others 

-         Successfully completes custom fitting training and works with customers in the hitting cage to find the right golf clubs

-          Helps manage the store aesthetic and merchandising to maximize sales at the direction of store management

-          Voices ideas/strategies to store management based on what is seen on the sales floor          

-          Helps create a store culture that is fun, engaging and productive

Skills, Qualifications and Requirements:

-          Must have a passion for people

-          Must have a passion of golf

-          Strong communicator

-          Self-starter - ability to take the lead and get things done without being asked

-          Results oriented

-          Retail experience not required but is preferable

If this describes what you would love to do this day in and day out, we’d love to hear from you.  Please fill out an application, provide a resume and a short cover letter.  Send to ryanaustad@austadgolf.com

We look forward to speaking with you!

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