Sales Support/ Merchandiser
Each year Scholastic Book Fairs, in partnership with schools across the country, hosts more than 127,000 book-sale events that give more than 35 million students and their families access to thousands of affordable and educational products, helping foster a lifelong love of reading.We are currently in search of Part Time Seasonal Book Fair Support Representatives in our Dumfries, VA territory to help our schools in the setup of their fairs. These part time seasonal positions offer flexible schedules during the school year, a generous 50% off discount on Scholastic merchandise, 401k and summers and holidays off.Qualified candidates will be able to develop expertise in our product, merchandising, and services in order to offer our customers the best guidance on conducting their events. Ensure that fair product is organized, displayed and merchandised according to schematic and restocked as necessary. They will support our mission to encourage reading and promote lifelong learning, and demonstrate our values of caring and respect for all people.Job RequirementsExperience in merchandising, retail or territory sales, event management and customer service. Proficiency with MS Office software. Ability to build and grow revenue while adding value for customers. Familiarization with children's literature, Book Fairs, and school activities desired. Ability to execute a vision, manage multiple priorities, and achieve results. Strong oral and written communication skills, including oral presentation skills. Demonstrated customer orientation. Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills - with peers, supervisors (across functions and throughout the company) and customers. Proficient in marketing and merchandising strategy and execution. Professional business attire and appearance. Current and valid driver's license with good driving record required. Overnight travel as necessary Evening hours as needed. Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs, push/pull cases up to 300 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.Minimum of two (2) years of successful experience in merchandising, retail or district/ territory sales, event management, personal selling, or customer service is preferred.Proficiency with MS Office software. Ability to use appropriate technology for position (ie handheld computer, phone) Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills - with peers, superiors and customers.Familiarization with children's literature, Book Fairs, and school activities helpful.Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.Ability to read and comprehend instructions (either written or oral), correspondence, and memos.Strong time management and organizational skillsProfessional business attire and appearance.Current and valid driver's license with good driving record required. Must have reliable transportation.Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs, push/pull cases up to 300 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Able to manage a flexible work schedule. Must be able to work 20-30 hours per week. Ability to work overtime when required. Evening hours as needed. Possible overnight travel, depending on business needs.