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Part Time Event Specialist .

Cadillac, MI

Website:
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Posted on July 30, 2018

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About Part Time Event Specialist .

Summary

Part Time Event Specialist .

Are you outgoing and enjoy interacting with people? If promoting brand awareness through product demonstration sounds appealing, then Advantage Solutions’ Part Time Job is the right fit for you!We are looking for Brand Ambassadors who will engage customers by promoting products to increase sales. If you have experience in food services, retail, and/or customer service or simply enjoy interacting with customers, then we want to hear from you!

Things to consider:

  • Shifts are generally 12:30pm – 6:30pm Thursday, Friday and Sunday and 10:30am – 4:30pm on Saturdays.

  • Based on location, there may be availability for extra shifts throughout the week

  • Competitive pay rates

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider to manufactures and retailers, where you will help build your career working with amazing people and earn competitive pay rates! Apply today!

What We Offer:

  • Part Time Benefits (Dental and Vision)

  • 401(K) with company match

  • Vacation Time

  • Paid Training and ongoing career development

What You’ll Do:

  • Interact in a friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing manner with management and customers.

  • Generate brand awareness and positive product impressions to increase sales.

  • Assess customers’ needs and interests in order to best recommend products.

  • Set up, break down, product preparation and sampling during in-store demonstrations.

  • Timely completion of all call reports, paperwork, and on-going training by required deadlines

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma preferred or equivalent job-related experience

  • Sales and/or customer service experience preferred

  • Must be available Friday – Sunday

  • Daily Internet/email access and/or smartphone required

  • Background check required

  • Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day.

Responsibilities

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.

Position Summary

The Event Specialist generates excitement, customer engagement, brand awareness, and increased product sales through conducting event demonstrations. The Event Specialist is responsible for physically preparing, maintaining, and cleaning the demonstration area (including physically assembling and otherwise setting up and later breaking down the demonstration cart); actively marketing the product being demonstrated by physically approaching nearby shoppers to gain their attention and interest; preparing (e.g., cooking) and providing food or beverage samples or otherwise demonstrating the product to those shoppers who are successfully drawn in; and reading program materials as assigned to be able to conduct informed product-related discussions with consumers.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct demo event for approximately 5 ¾ hours

  • Get out in front of and move around cart area to approach customers within 10 feet of cart

  • Engage customers in a professional and memorable manner which generates enthusiasm for the product and the event and helps create a positive shopper experience

  • Educate the consumer about the products, create brand awareness, and drive product sales

  • Prepare product samples using demo equipment such as sharp knives, cooking appliances, and other food preparation tools

  • Offer product samples to consumers

  • Keep cart adequately stocked with samples, ingredients, and products for purchase, obtaining items from locations throughout the store as needed

  • Maintain the area surrounding the demo in a safe and clean condition

Set up event within approximately 15 minute period

  • Push cart weighing up to 52-74 lbs. a 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

  • Retrieves product and supplies (requires lifting up to 20 lbs., reaching overhead; and carrying up to 20 lbs, up to 40 lbs at some locations, for a distance of 5 feet)

  • Assemble cart and construct/set-up/display Point of Purchase materials, insert price signs, display product information, and lift signs up to 5 lbs.

  • Set up and display product/materials on cart

Break down and clean up event within approximately 15 minute period

  • Clean-up and sanitize cart

  • Disassemble cart

  • Push cart weighing up to 52-74 lbs. a distance of 150-300 feet from event execution area to storage area

  • Return appliances/equipment by carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs. a distance of 5-10 feet

  • Wash utensils and cookware

Perform administrative work

  • Study product materials to develop product knowledge

  • Review event schedule

  • Complete call reports

  • Attend trainings

  • Check voice mails and 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

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Reading comprehension

  • Active listening

  • Ability to understand and apply new information, procedures or principles to perform job duties

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting form one to another with frequent interruptions

  • Time management

  • Detail orientation

  • Basic computer skills to enter and locate information, including familiarity with Word, Excel and Internet usage

  • Teamwork

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Dependability

  • Drive/Initiative

  • Positive demeanor

  • Sales orientation

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Willingness to uphold ethical standards, laws and company policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of the Company’s demo guid

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