Lincoln Jubb - Quiksilver

When did you get your first surfboard?
Dad got me a foamy for my first Christmas actually, then I got one of his fibreglass hand me downs when I was bout 5.

Have you been surfing since?
Pretty much. I've had a little bit of time out of the water over the last 2 years with injuries. I had a broken jaw and then I snapped my wrist skateboarding in September last year and I've been out of the water pretty much since then. I should be back out there in the next month.

What do you love about surfing?
The freedom. With my job as well, I work so close to the beach so I can go for a surf at lunch time, it's part of our culture at Quiksilver. It's just a release when you go out there, there's no bullshit, you can just de-stress.

What is your most memorable session?
Tough one. But probably Lighthouse beach up in Port Macquarie a few years ago. I was up there for work and just jagged it one afternoon. It was pretty much almond shaped barrels with only a few guys out. One of the best surfs I've had.

What Education do you have?
Certificate 4 in visual merchandising. I was working in a surf shop at the time of study when I first left highschool and I got some work experience with Billabong. And now I'm currently studying a diploma of photography.

What do you do for work?
I'm a Senior sales manager for Quiksilver. I manage major accounts such as Surf Dive n Ski as well as about 50 other accounts across NSW.

What is a typical work day for you?
Daily management of 50+ accounts. Store visits, order entry, making sure deliveries are running on time, stock allocation. Making sure the brand is represented as best as it possibly can be within store and within my accounts business.

What do you like most about your job?
Quiksilver is one of the original Surf brands and I like being associated with one of the core pioneers of surf. It's fulfilling work, and I get to talk surf all day everyday with other people who love it and are in the industry for the same reason as I am.

I saw that you were Sales rep of the year in NSW. How does one achieve that?
Contact and communication are the keys to doing a good job. Always be yourself, be friendly, be honest and enjoy what you do.

Career goals?
I love photography, I love being creative and having that outlet. At the moment I want to nail my photography Diploma and keep climbing the ladder within Quiksilver. I guess I want to be the most versatile employee I can be. I think you need to be these days in the current retail climate. The more you have under your belt the better. Long term to incorporate my creative side with my sales and business experience hopefully within the surf industry.

I see you also have a blog, is that a hobby or something more?
I do earn some money off my photography and its turning more into a full time job as its growing so quickly. I shoot a lot of Musical festivals, parties including Monster Children’s social events and event launches. I just want to chip away at my photography as well as Quiksilver and see where it all takes me.

Where can we find you online?

Instagram: @lincoln_james

Posted by: Troy Roennfeldt, on August 19, 2013
Categories: Interviews