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
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.
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;
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct 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%
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).
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