Advantage Solutions Full Time Sales Specialist in Portland, Oregon
Full Time Sales Specialist
We are looking for dedicated sales consultants to join our team inside Costco. The Full Time Sales Specialist is responsible for building a strong relationship with the customer throughout the entire sales process. You will spend time with the customer to understand how the product will be used or a problem they are trying to solve, actively engaging and asking qualifying questions, then recommend a product, demonstrating features and benefits that specifically address the customers’ needs or problem. To be successful in this role, you must continuously update knowledge of products, services, and policies.
Club Demonstration Services (CDS) is the preferred in-house sales provider to Costco. We offer the best in-store sales services in the industry, driving sales for our clients and Costco. APPLY TODAY!
Information driven with the ability to memorize and present a product on the spot
Strong focus on customer satisfaction in a fast-paced environment
Must pass a 30-minute quiz before the start of the event
One hour of product training prior to each event
High energy and positive attitude
What We Offer:
Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, dental, vision, life)
401(K) with company match
Generous paid time off (Vacation, sick, floating holidays)
Earnable quarterly performance incentive (30% of salary)
Paid training and ongoing career development
High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience
Minimum 2 years sales experience
Experience selling complex items in a retail environment
Experience in low pressure sales, this is consultative selling approach
General computer skills and daily smart phone/Internet accessibility
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Brand Ambassador generates excitement, brand awareness, and increases product sales through event sampling and promotion. The individual will interact with consumers, clients, customers, and is responsible for understanding and implementing promotional techniques. This position will perform a wide range of activities ranging from brand promotion, training, product merchandising, and selling of products and services.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Brand Awareness & Sales:
Create brand awareness and positive impressions of the product by engaging consumers through sampling/distributing product and demonstrating product features.
Interaction with consumers through sampling/distributing products and creating brand awareness and positive impressions.
Responsible for ensuring brand talking points are communicated effectively with consumers.
Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store and other venues to maximize sales and sales of related attachments.
Event Set-up and Breakdown:
Responsible for event set-up, sampling, and program breakdown.
Ensure demonstration area is clean, organized, and correctly set up according to the instructions provided.
Communicate pro-actively with event Supervisor.
Personal Development/Training/Reporting :
Accurately complete and timely submit HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc... Participate in mandatory on-line training and conference calls (paid).
Attends initial training via on-line and conference call (specific date still TBD) as well as possible ongoing monthly product training, team meetings, client trainings, etc… (Paid) as a requirement.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job.
Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience
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-Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to work effectively with management
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
Ability to make oral presentations
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Field / Administrative Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.
Primary Posting Location : Address 4849 NE 138Th
Primary Posting Location : City Portland
Primary Posting Location : State/Province OR
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2019-239364
Position Type Full Time
Category Product and Event Demonstrations
Starting Wage USD $20.00/Hr.
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