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Part Time Gourmet Cheese Pairing Advisor_PSS

Traverse City, MI

Website:
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Posted on May 2, 2018

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About Part Time Gourmet Cheese Pairing Advisor_PSS

Summary

Part Time Gourmet Cheese Pairing Advisor_PSS

We are hiring vibrant and energetic individuals to represent the top gourmet brands of cheese, wine and other specialty items in the market today! This Part Time Gourmet Advisor job will guide, educate and consult with customers to find that perfect pairing for a delicious endeavor! Our ideal candidate drives brand awareness, influences buying behavior, and becomes the go-to person for the vast culinary options available.

Things to consider:

  • Shifts are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:45pm – 5:45pm.Average weekly hours can range from 15 – 20.

  • Pay rates are competitive starting at $18/hr.

Take this opportunity to join Advantage Solutions, North America’s leading business solutions provider to manufactures and retailers, where you will 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:

  • Engage and educate customers in a professional manner that creates positive shopper experiences, generates enthusiasm for the products, and increases sales

  • Ask qualifying questions to understand each individual’s unique needs and pair them with cheese, wine or other Gourmet products to meet their needs.

  • Maximize brand awareness by moving around the event area to actively engage with shoppers

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent job-related experience, preferably culinary school experience

  • A background in food or experience in food related industry with a passion for cheese, wine and gourmet products preferred

  • Experience in event marketing, consultative selling, demonstrations, sales, brand promotion or retail/grocery preferred

  • A dynamic, upbeat salesperson who exudes energy and prides themselves on excellence

  • Daily access to a smartphone 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 Promotional Sales Specialist is the primary in store and product ambassador and the key to our In Store Event programs. As a Promotional Sales Specialist, the associate will be expected to create a dynamic and memorable experience for consumers by generating strong consumer engagement and using a proactive approach to promoting and selling the product they are representing. The Promotional Sales Specialist is expected to have deep knowledge of the product they are representing and the unique ability to invite shoppers in to the In Store Event experience to create engagement. Candidates must be flexible in the way they engage consumers. The position may perform a wide range of activities including physically setting up, maintaining, and breaking down their demonstration areas; actively conducting product promotion through vibrant engagement with consumers; knowledgeable and effective product demonstration; product sales, and light merchandising in and around their In Store Event area. Products may include, but are not limited to: consumer electronics, food, alcoholic beverages, health and wellness, beauty products and other non-food items.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Product Promotion and Sales

  • Engage consumers in a professional and memorable manner which creates a positive shopper experience and generates enthusiasm for the product and the event

  • Purposefully move around the event area to actively engage shoppers (within 25 feet of the event station if any) (while remaining attentive to event safety considerations and professionalism) and enthusiastically invite them to participate in the event experience

  • May be required to move around within 10 feet of event area with product in hand in a butler-like / roving fashion as part of the event experience

  • Promote the product being featured through education, use of the product, demonstration of the features and benefits, and/or distribution of product samples.

  • Communicate the primary selling points and convey other messages for the product and encourage the shopper to purchase.

  • Develop positive relationships with store management and foster good will by consistently meeting or exceeding engagement expectations and sales expectations (if and as applicable) and fostering customer goodwill.

  • Seamlessly integrate into the store’s shopper culture and become an extension of the store team in the consumer’s eye

  • Understand and work to support the store’s engagement goals

Event Set-up, Maintenance, and Breakdown (if applicable)

  • Set up and breakdown of promotional In Store Event area.

  • Push cart and promotional signage from storage to event area and assemble with near the product display. Carry appliances, other equipment, product, samples, and supplies to and place at event area, retrieve and replenish product, samples, and supplies as needed.

  • Must maintain promotional area is in a manner that is inviting, clean, organized, and set up according to instructions provided; and where necessary, in compliance with food safety requirements and regulations.

  • Return cart, signage, supplies, appliances, and other equipment provided for the promotion to identified storage location at end of event. On occasions where food sampling or preparation is involved, all items are properly cleaned/sanitized as necessary.

Administrative Work

  • Complete review of all assigned training materials sometime prior to event day

  • While in-store, study product materials to develop product knowledge and any necessary skills for product usage

  • While in-store, develop and practice a sales pitch/promotional script sometime prior to beginning an event day

  • Timely and accurately complete call reports and time records (by 10a.m. of the day after the event is completed)

  • Participate in calls with Supervisor/others as needed

  • Review event schedule once a week

  • Check voic

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