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Advantage Solutions Part Time Pet Food Brand Ambassador in Gurnee, Illinois


Part Time Pet Food Brand Ambassador

Do you love pets? Are you passionate about pet health and wellness? If so, you just might be perfect for our Part Time Pet Food Brand Ambassador position! We’re looking for enthusiastic salespeople to engage customers and store staff and explain the benefits of our client’s pet products. This position will also perform a wide range of activities including brand promotion, training, product merchandising, and selling of products and benefits. The Pet Food Brand Ambassador demonstrates their deep understanding of pet health while recognizing that each customer’s pet is important and is considered as a part of their family.

Things to consider:

  • Minimal experience needed, anyone with a passion for pets is encouraged to Apply!

  • You will be part of a regional team servicing multiple locations; access to reliable transportation within your territory is critical.

  • Shifts are 4 hours scheduled Friday – Sunday with shifts from 3:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm on Saturday and 12:00PM – 4:00PM on Sundays.

  • Average employee works 2-3 events in 2-3 stores per week

  • Select locations have shifts from 3:00pm – 7:00pm on Thursdays

  • Pay rates are competitive starting at $16/hr.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! 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:

  • Circulate throughout the store to engage, educate, promote, and sell client’s pet care product(s) to consumers through natural conversation

  • Create brand awareness and positive brand impressions throughout the store, from consumers to store management, through effective communication of product features and benefits.

  • Provide best in class product presence throughout all interactions, identifying opportunities, and proposing solutions to improve brand and team performance.

  • Punctual, professional, and highly organized with respect to event schedule, reporting deadlines, and program assets.

  • Ensure product is properly presented on shelves and displays.

  • Set up, break down promotional table with product materials for brand visibility during in-store demonstrations.

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


  • High School Diploma or equivalent job-related experience

  • Experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable

  • Must have passion for household pets and pet nutrition.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to attract and engage customers.

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision

  • Daily Internet/email access and/or smartphone required

  • Background check required


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 Specialist Pet Department is responsible for actively participating in and being a member of the company’s in-store pet ambassador program, which generates customer/consumer excitement, increased product awareness and ultimately increases product sales. This position involves approaching store customers, acting friendly and engaging them in conversation and asking questions about their pets, which results in helping them find the right in-store products for their pets. The incumbent plays an important role with each consumer, by demonstrating their deep understanding of pets while recognizing that each customer’s pet is important and is considered as a part of their family, so keeping them healthy and happy is the number one goal.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize extensive pet knowledge and excellent interpersonal/social skills, to approach store customers/consumers and engage them in a conversation regarding their pets, resulting in helping them to find the right in-store products for their pets;

  • Engage the consumer by creating product(s) awareness and enthusiasm

  • Dynamically and aggressively sell product(s) to consumers

  • Moving around the Pet Department, approach customers and engage them in a professional manner, which generates enthusiasm for the product(s)

  • May be required to expediently escort customers from cart location to other locations within store to obtain product

  • Participate in minimal in-store product setup is required, which maximizes in-aisle customer/consumer assistance across the entire Pet Department at a leading retailer;

  • Attend and participate in dedicated training from top pet manufactures in order to gain a deeper understanding of the different pet categories; Study product materials to develop product knowledge;

  • Perform administrative duties: Review schedule, Complete call reports and timesheets, Check emails and Voice Mails, Participate in scheduled calls with Supervisors/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 essential duties and function of this job

Travel up to 5%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Familiarity with Dogs and Cats (required), Fish and Birds knowledge (preferred)

2-4 years of experience working in a pet retailer, adoption agency, veterinarian clinic or other related organization

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Friendly and approachable personality, which customers immediately feel at ease with & can relate to

  • Strong Knowledge of Household Pets: Primarily Dogs & Cats, Secondarily Fish and Birds

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Good written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Ability to work effectively with management

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

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 30 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, and use products as appropriate for the demonstration. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products 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).

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.

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 6405 Grand Ave

Primary Posting Location : City Gurnee

Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL

Postal Code 60031

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2019-207048

Position Type Part Time

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing

Starting Wage USD $16.00/Hr.

Recruiter Contact Info 7145814786