Event Specialist Part Time Sales - Join Us in Richmond
EVENT SPECIALIST PART TIME SALES Are you outgoing, friendly and enjoy meeting new people? Our part time Event Specialist jobs are fun and exciting and could be a great fit for you! Join our winning team as a retail demonstrator promoting best in class products at your local retailers. You can be the brand ambassador who excels in captivating an audience during in-store events, with an emphasis on brand awareness, product demonstration and sales. The in-store demonstrator is responsible for reviewing program materials, set up and break down of the work area, and the preparation and sampling of products on scheduled event days. Take this chance to join the largest sales and marketing agency in North America, Advantage Solutions, where you will receive top-notch training and competitive pay rates. RESPONSIBILITIES: Set up, break down, product preparation and sampling during in-store demonstrations Generate brand awareness and positive product impressions to increase sales Assess customers individual usage needs and interests in order to best recommend products Timely complete of all call reports, paperwork, and on-going personal training by required deadlines QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma preferred or equivalent job-related experience Experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, brand promotion or retail/grocery Interact in a friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing manner with management, clients, and consumers in any setting Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day Able to work independently and as a motivated team player Ability to work a part-time retail schedule, Monday through Sunday Minimal travel required for training or other scheduled events Daily access to a PC computer with internet/email access Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Responsibilities Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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. Position Summary The Event Specialist generates excitement, brand awareness, and increases product sales through event sampling and promotions. The Event Specialist is responsible for reading all program materials, set up and breakdown of their working area, and preparing and sampling products on scheduled event days. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Conduct Demo Event for approximately 5 ¾ hours Engage the consumer by creating brand awareness and enthusiasm Dynamically and aggressively sell product to consumers Sample product to consumers (may include cooking) Move around cart area to approach customers within 10 feet of cart and engage them in a professional manner which generates enthusiasm for the product and the event May be required to expediently escort customers from cart location to other locations within store to obtain product Set up event within approximately 15 minute period Push cart weighing 52-74 lbs. distance of 150-300 feet (from storage area to event execution area) Carry appliances/equipment weighing up to 20 lbs. a distance of 5-10 feet and up to 10 feet overhead Purchase product and supplies (requires lifting up to 40 lbs. and reaching up to 10 feet; carrying up to 40 lbs. for a distance of 5 feet) Assemble cart; Construct/set-up/display Point of Purchase materials- insert price signs, display product information and hoist sign with assistance up to 5 lbs. Set up/display product/materials on cart Break down/clean up event within approximately 15 minute period Clean-up/Sanitize Cart Disassemble Cart Push cart weighing 52-74 lbs. distance of 150-300 feet (from event execution area to storage area) Return appliances/equipment (requires carrying/lifting up to 20 lbs. a distance of 5-10 feet and reaching up to 10 feet overhead) Wash Utensils/Cookware Administrative Work Study product materials to develop product knowledge Review event schedule Complete call reports and timesheets Attend trainings; products/ materials Check voice mails, emails Participate in scheduled calls with Supervisor/others as needed Supervisory Responsibilities - Direct Reports This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports - Indirect Reports This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports Travel and/or Driving Requirements Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job Minimum Qualifications Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Excellent customer service orientation Ability to work effectively with management Good interpersonal skills Good written communication and verbal communication skills Basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usage Must pass online Food Safety training exam (all training hours will be paid for by the Company) Compliance with all food safety requirements and regulations Environmental & Physical Requirements Field / Reps Requirements Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store 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 74 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 (ie 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. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department. Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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).Other related jobs and experiences include data entry, customer service clerk, customer service rep, or customer service representative Important Information 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. Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services." Advantage Solutions 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, Advantage Solutions 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.