About AvidMax

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Our Values

At AvidMax, our mission is to provide fly fishing enthusiasts and all who enjoy the outdoors with unrivaled service, selection, guidance, and value.
We conduct our work true to our values, upholding the highest level of integrity and respect for our planet.

We strive to deliver on our promise to inspire adventure, to promote one's enjoyment of nature, and to ensure that every moment spent outdoors is a memorable one. We welcome everyone from curious greenhorns to the most experienced of anglers to take part in our community. We believe there is something for everyone at AvidMax, and make sure that new gear, ideas, and useful advice is waiting to be discovered just around the bend.

AvidMax is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, just a cast's length away from some of the most famed rivers, 14ers, and landmarks in the west. We enjoy splendid views of the Rocky Mountains, and seize every opportunity to escape for a day on the river, in the saddle, or on the trail. If you're eager to embark on your next adventure, swing by our retail store or check-in online, en route to a scenic destination.

Interested in what our customers are saying? Check out our customer testimonials and why shop at AvidMax page.

Put God in charge of your work, then what you've planned will take place.
Proverbs 16:3 MSG

Meet Our Team

We are a motley crew of fly fishers, cyclists, photographers, and four-legged friends united by our passion for the outdoors. We work together serve our customers, support our teammates and conserve this ever-intriguing planet we call home.

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Mike Maxum
CEO
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What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is that I love coming to work everyday. I have strived to create a work environment in which our team members enjoy doing what they do each day as much as I do. I also enjoy the challenge of looking for unique and innovative products that inspire people’s love of the great outdoors.
Describe your perfect adventure?
I have many passions such as skiing, road biking, sailing, fishing. I am game for most anything in the outdoors. My perfect adventure is taking each of these passions to the next or different level. Riding in a helicopter and being dropped off at the top of a mountain in fresh powder with my family, riding bikes in Italy with my wife, daughter and her husband, sailing to Hawaii, and fishing in our beautiful Colorado mountains with my sons. There are so many adventures ready to be had!
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Brady Laehr
Director of Purchasing
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What is the best part of your job?
There is much I enjoy about my job so it is really hard to pick just one thing. Purchasing for AvidMax grants me many opportunities. One of the coolest aspects is access to the latest and greatest products dreamt up by manufactures in the fly fishing and outdoor industries. As a gearhead I feel very fortunate to get to see and use all the newest ground breaking technologies and products.
Describe your perfect adventure?
There are many adventures in the back of my head and on my bucket list. From traveling to South America for Golden Dorados, heading to Asia for Taimen, or Christmas Island for Giant Trevally on the fly, to through hiking the Colorado Trail, PCT, AT and CDT. It is hard for me to say what my perfect adventure would be but right now I think it would be more of a survival goal. Heading into the mountain wilderness (one that has good resources) to see if I can last a few days with minimal equipment. Might be crazy for some, but who doesn't like to push the limits, right?
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Dawn Schmetzer
Warehouse Manager
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What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is working with the incredible Warehouse Team! The only reason we are able to accomplish our mission every day is by working together and motivating each other, in which we do an amazing job!
Describe your perfect adventure?
My perfect adventure would be to travel to Ireland! My dream is to be able to visit all the old castles, explore the amazing countryside, and to learn all about my family's history. Of course, no trip to Ireland would be complete without also experiencing the Pubs, food, and traditions the smaller towns have to offer!
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Carla
Customer Service Manager
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What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is working with our amazing customers and vendors! I enjoy helping them find what they need and chatting with them whenever they call and email. My aim is to please and make you love coming back to AvidMax!
Describe your perfect adventure?
My perfect adventure would be to bike the great wall of China! I love to bike, work out and explore. If you don't find me biking, I'm usually teaching my pilates class or playing with my cat, Mr. Furball.
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Lyric
Warehouse Assistant Manager
 
 
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Amy
Warehouse Team Member
 
 
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Bradey Hall
Video Production Manager
 
 
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Max Pavel
Fly Fishing/Tying Pro
 
 
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Gus Berg
Fly Tying Contributer
 
 
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Roy Kuhn
Inventory Specialist Team Member
 
 

Careers

Are you ready to inspire adventure? Embark on a career at AvidMax.
I love what I do every day when I come to work.
Everybody wants to do what I’m doing.

We are a values-driven team of outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards who get to work with the top brands in the industry. We embrace a work hard play hard philosophy, and a drive to continually improve and evolve. If your ideal work environment includes office dogs, team lunches and the occasional game of ping pong, we hope you’ll consider joining our team.

Benefits

  • 401K program
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation time (after a year)
  • Discounted outdoor gear (after 90 days)

Perks

  • Casual dress
  • Foosball and ping pong
  • Birthday lunches, company outings and more!

Current Openings

Apply for all positions through the link on the bottom of this page.
Assistant Buyer in the Fly Fishing Industry
Do you have the love and passion for fly fishing and the outdoors? Here is your chance to do just that and work in a high paced, fun, and creative work environment. Be a part of the AvidMax team, finding and purchasing the best gear in the Fly Fishing and outdoors industry.
 
Job Description
Assistant Buyer for AvidMax Fly Fishing and Outdoor gear and apparel categories. Perform a variety of duties related to purchasing, inventory management, forecasting, reporting, and market analysis. Prepare product information for catalog and website presentation. Daily tasks include data entry, communication with business partners. Some domestic travel required.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain buying and inventory levels for assigned vendors.
  • Analyze vendor programs for complete product selection and to ensure profitability.
  • Manage OTB and open purchase orders.
  • Negotiate programs and promotions with our vendor partners to create win-win situations.
  • Seek out new product and vendor opportunities.
  • Inputs data to organize and locate inventory in Netsuite, and operate spreadsheets.
  • Works with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.
  • Examines, selects, orders, and purchases merchandise consistent with quality, specification requirements and other factors.
  • Analyzes and monitors sales records, trends and economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns to forecast demand.
  • Sets or recommends mark-up rates and selling prices for merchandise.
  • Travel is required.
Skills & Knowledge:
  • Experience working in the outdoor industry (retail and buying experience preferred).
  • Excellent computer skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word
  • Data management and reporting skills.
  • Expert familiarity with a variety of outdoor and fly fishing equipment.
  • Knowledge in NetSuite is a plus
  • Proficiency in business math
  • Attention to detail
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Photography/DSLR experience
  • Good design sense and knowledge
  • Self-Motivated
Other Requirements:
  • Open availability, able to work through the holiday season without vacation conflicts
  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexible and dependable
  • Problem-solver, team-worker and positive can-do attitude
Job Location: Centennial, CO 80112
Required Education: High school or equivalent
Fulfillment Center and Warehouse - Shipping Team Member
This is an entry-level position with possibilities for advancement.
Position Qualifications
  • Open availability, able to work through the holiday season without vacation conflicts
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Comfortable with moving boxes up and down ladders
  • Flexible and dependable
  • Problem-solver and team-worker
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Enjoy a high paced physical environment
  • Computer literate
  • Able to be on your feet all day
Position Responsibilities
  • Shipping daily orders to our wonderful customers
  • Receiving all inbound shipments
  • Inventory handling and organization
  • General warehouse upkeep and maintenance
  • Job Type: Full-time / 8-5:30 Flexible M-F
Job Location: Centennial, CO 80112
Required Education: High school or equivalent
Customer Happiness & Retail Store Specialist
AvidMax is looking for a dedicated & hard working Retail Store & Customer Service team member to join our team. You will directly assist customers, in our store and through email, phone and chats, process transactions, help merchandise the sales floor, and play a vital role in making our retail experience a positive one. Top notch customer service skills are a must, as is the ability to learn product knowledge quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position has opportunities for advancement if you enjoy fly fishing and the outdoors, this job is for you!
Required Qualifications
  • Strong desire to do what’s right for the customer
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use and understand software for customer service, orders, shipping and inventory management
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to type 30 WPM or higher
  • Team member with a positive attitude and works well with others
  • Problem-solver and detail oriented
  • Open availability, able to work through the holiday season without vacation conflicts
  • Able to lift 30 lbs
  • Comfortable with moving boxes up and down ladders
  • Flexible and dependable
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Job Type: Full-time / 8-5:30 Flexible M-F & sometimes weekend hours
Desired Qualifications
  • Fly Fishing enthusiasts
  • Fly Tying knowledge
  • Retail experience
  • Merchandising experience
General Responsibilities
  • Offer help and provide direct assistance to customers in the store
  • Explain store-member benefits and encourage customers to sign up
  • Be an ambassador of Avidmax Vision, Mission, Core Values
  • Assist customer service department with emails, chats, phone orders
  • Store hours Monday through Friday 9 to 5
  • Work as a team to achieve sales goals
Job Location: Centennial, CO 80112
Required Education: High school or equivalent