Your tasks will include product development, category management, purchases and evolving our house brands Särmä TST and Terävä. These brands represent the highest quality and functional design for demanding users.
Key areas of work:
- Product development and upkeep for Särmä TST and Terävä brands
- Category planning and pricing
- Sales and marketing of Särmä TST and Terävä brands (in co-operation with other teams)
- Purchases and supplier management and co-operation
- Technical know-how and experience with textile business
- A passion for military/LE and outdoor gear and an understanding of the requirements of gear in a modern battlefield
- Material knowledge regarding requirements of military/LE and outdoor gear
- Experience with communication to suppliers and manufacturers
- Commercial know-how and vision
- Negotiation skills
- Control of big pictures
- Language skill: English
We offer a steady job with 40 hours / week. Varusteleka is a good company to work for: benefits include incredible staff prices and more insurance and medical coverage than required - which is already quite a bit by Finnish standards. Employees have access to our well-equipped gym and sauna and have a Bike-To-Work option.
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Varusteleka is a military and outdoors specialist shop. We serve our customers at our brick-and-mortar shop in Helsinki and globally through our website. We sell clothes, equipment and boots among other things, both factory new and military surplus. Our selection has a heavy emphasis on house brands Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä. All our operations are in the same location, where you will be stationed as well.
If you have a positive attitude and you're a straight-up person and lifelong learner, send an application along with a CV and desired pay via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you use attachments, please choose a format we can open, such as PDF.
The deadline is NOV 23rd 2018 at 12:00 (+3 UTC), or when a suitable person has been found. We will start interviews immediately, so be quick! The work will start as soon as possible.
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Soviet officer's field boots #979.99 EUR RELEASED TODAY. Proper used Soviet officer's field boots, a nice pair of traditional military / old time footwear, these look like they've troddled through Ukraine or something. Made of thick and strong leather with nailed-on sole & rubber traction sole. One-off pair! Russian leather boots are usually made of very strong materials, with a traditional look to them.
French F2 "Bigeard" cap, surplus2.99 - 4.99 EUR The beloved Bigeard, one of historys coolest military headpieces ever made with the two-prong "swallowtail" protecting the neck. Made in France!
Jämä Toiletry Bag, M91 Camo16.99 EUR Made in Finland. A small and durable pouch for your hygienic accessories, tools or makeup goods. Think of this as a beefier version of the single-coloured Jämä Toiletry Bag.
Slow Stone shoulder bag, wool blanket material, surplus19.99 EUR So these bags were sold to us as Italian army surplus. Well, we have no idea what's going on, but the only whiff pointing to army stuff on them is the blanket material - the manufacturer's tag says "Slow Stone". Cheap and pretty cute!
Fenix E16 Flashlight48.99 EUR At the risk of stepping into a cliché trap, "it's not the size that counts". This little flashlight is immensely powerful, up to 700 lm bright! Still, it's the size of a keychain and clips to your pocket or on your baseball cap.
Swiss mountain jacket, olive drab, surplus29.99 EUR Our latest military vintage fashion hit is this old Swiss mountain troopers' windbreaker coat. Clean and literally straightforward in appearance, the jacket is superbly well made in Switzerland during the Cold War years.
Sioen Tacticum Plate Carrier M13 zip panel39.99 EUR A PALS covered zip panel for the Verseidag M13 Plate Carrier. Attaches onto the carrier using the side zippers and velcro.
Belgian L.702 gas mask canister, surplus14.99 EUR Belgian made, Swedish imported gas mask canisters from Finnish population shelters. This model was used in limited numbers by Finnish soldiers during the Second World War. All are wartime manufacture to the best of our knowledge. One-off lot!
Mil-Tec neoprene gloves, black9.99 EUR Black gloves made of neoprene.
Mil-Tec shooting gloves, neoprene, black13.95 EUR
Mil-Tec Assault Pack Large39.99 EUR Good and affordable urban rucksack. About 2 million different compartments, compact dimensions but expands to about 35 litres max. If you have a lot of stuff that has to be accessed all the time, this is the thing for you.
Mil-Tec mountain troops rucksack, black29.99 EUR A copy of the German mountain troops (Gebirgsjäger) rucksack. At first we were a bit reluctant to take these, but to our surprise these are actually pretty good (yes, yes, we know we warned you about chinese copies).
Mil-Tec MA-1 winter hat, black14.99 EUR A civilian copy of the US issue fur hat, all black. Nice, warm and lacks the boxy shape of most military fur hats, so people won't mistake you for a communist.
Mil-Tec elastic trouser blousers, two pairs1.99 EUR Elastic trouser blousers, "twists". Blousing means tying your pant ends above your boots. With this pair it's easy and comfortable. Tucking your pants into your boots won't last long.
Mil-Tec duffel bag 60 l52.99 EUR A medium sized duffel bag from Mil-Tec. Now available in both black and green!
These surplus items are looking for you! Seasonal recommendations
British CS95 Windproof Smock, Desert DPM, surplus34.99 EUR One of the best field jackets ever made, the British Windproof Smock is famous for its versatility and thoroughly great design. A perfect jacket for round-the-year use. These are "old" Combat Soldier 95 D-DPM smocks from the times British army kit was actually made in the UK.
Belgian M58 smock, Jigzaw camo, surplus49.99 EUR Proper old timey paratrooper smocks from the days when men were made of wood and military gear was made to last! These 50´s smocks are actually quite something, a damn practical model with big pockets, a generous and roomy cut and materials that really make most modern clothes ashamed of themselves. It´s quite a miracle really that old relics like these are still around in numbers, but some day soon these too will be all gone! And these have quite a history to them too, some of these very jackets may have taken part in the wild mercenary wars of the Congo in the 1960´s.
US blanket, dark grey, surplus39.99 EUR Real US-made wool yarn blankets. Even though these have not seen field use for a very long time, they are still perfectly usable. This must be one of the nicest & comfiest blankets we've encountered - the Americans sure have the bucks to make stuff like that.
BW cargo bag, surplus34.99 EUR A fairly large bag for leaving in a hurry. It carries much more than your "A-kit", but is shorter than a traditional duffel bag.
Dutch Lowe Alpine Sting rucksack, DPM, surplus99.99 EUR A fully modern, well designed rucksack named after a famous singer for an unbeatable price - Lowe Alpine Sting that has visited the Dutch army. 50 + 20 = 70 litres carrying capacity and adjustable back. Modern stuff through and through.
Swedish cotton blanket, 210 x 150 cm, surplus24.99 EUR A thick cotton blanket with holes in it. No, not from use, but from the factory - air is the best insulation and when used with good sheets, this is actually quite warm. Old Swedish army surplus, very very high quality item for cheap.
Finnish M65 wool jacket, surplus19.99 EUR Made in Finland. A Finnish classic, a short hemmed heavy duty wool tunic with two chest pockets and nothing extra. Not too many of these left in the world anymore - get yours now!
Berghaus Atlas rucksack, surplus129.99 - 149.99 EUR Alright, everybody knows Berghaus, this here is one of their latest military rucksacks, the Cyclops II Atlas. If you're looking for an anatomic, military grade rucksack then this is your #1 choice! Berghaus knows their stuff, Atlas combines decades of military experience into a single, superb package.
What the owner wants 2018
Look, look! We got Rudy Reyes to wear a shirt! Our Henley shirt made out of merino wool to be more specific.
Pretty neat shirt that suits basically everyone!
Shit falls to the ground and you get wet and cold. Would be nice to have some snow, right? Cheer up! At least you don't have to stress about X-mas just yet, or at least we hope so.
Särmä clothes and accessories are great for all seasons. Pick some colours or boost your SAD with an all-black kit. We don't judge.
Mechanix Original Glove22.95 - 29.99 EUR
Haix Boot Desert Combat High Liability, lower shaft, brown, B-stock109.95 EUR
Jerven Fjellduken Hunter249.95 - 299.99 EUR
Tasmanian Tiger Operator Pouch39.95 EUR
US MOLLE II double 40 mm grenade pouch, surplus5.95 EUR
Dutch T-shirt, moisture wicking, brown, surplus4.95 EUR
Haix Boot Combat High Liability, brown, B-stock129.95 EUR
Varusteleka's brands 12 month warrantyOn top of our regular 100 day returns policy all our Särmä, Särmä TST, Terävä and Jämä products have a 12 month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. The 12 month period stars on the day the customer receives the product.
Särmä TST backpack use as daypack lidsSärmä TST day/combat packs are designed to enable attachment onto the Särmä TST RP80 recon pack for use as daypack lids. In this tutorial we present two ways to manufacture the necessary adapter straps, using a Särmä TST DP10 Roll-Top daypack as example. The same basic idea and adapters will also function with numerous other daypacks and rucksacks, feel free to experiment!
Layered clothingThis article is written from a Finnish viewpoint based on the Nordic climate. And since we are utterly commercial the clothing presented is based on Varusteleka's sortiment.