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Part Time Product Demonstrator

Company name
Advantage Solutions

Location
Ogden, UT, United States

Employment Type
Part-Time

Industry
Part Time, Retail, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Food Services

Posted on
Aug 04, 2020

Valid Through
Nov 17, 2020

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Summary
Part Time Product Demonstrator
 
We are hiring Part Time Brand Ambassadors to engage customers through in-person and virtual product demonstrations. As a Brand Ambassador, you will perform one in-person product demo per shift, providing customer service and answerings customer questions. Additionally, you will be supporting multiple stores for virtual demonstrations by traveling between grocery stores to set up and breakdown display carts to ensure the best product visibility.
 
Take this opportunity to join North America\u2019s leading business solutions provider, APPLY TODAY!
 
Things to Consider:

You will work in an assigned territory that is, on average, 15 miles from your residency
Events are typically 6 hours taking place at various times from Friday \u2013 Monday

Availability to work one weekend and one weekday required
Average employee works 2-3 shifts per week
Based on location, there may be availability for longer shifts

Great training and ongoing career development
Competitive pay rates

Responsibilities: 

Set up and break down, virtual, digital, and other \u201cunmanned\u201d demo merchandise carts
Interact in a friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing manner with management and customers
Answer shopper questions
Share information and links to product content for deeper brand engagement
Increase sales by generating brand awareness and positive product impressions
Timely and accurate reporting

Qualifications:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent job-related experience
Driver\u2019s license and insurance required
Sales and/or customer service experience preferred
Daily access to Internet/email
Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day

Responsibilities
The Company is one of North America\u2019s 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
Driving may be an essential duty or function 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 guidelines related to selling, preparing samples, and safety
Ability to use demo preparation and cooking equipment such as small countertop appliances, utensils and thermometers
Knowledge of food safety policies and procedures
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to move throughout demo area to engage the customer
Ability to move to locate products and supplies
Ability to visually locate merchandise and other objects

Other Requirements

Execute demonstrations on scheduled date and time (subject to any schedule adjustments necessary to properly complete set up and break down or as otherwise modified by management)
Stand for up to 6 hours (other than legally required breaks/meal periods) and actively move around store up to a distance of about ½ mile to obtain, set up, and clean up demonstration cart and related equipment/materials; obtain product from shelves; conduct demonstration event
May need to pass online Food Safety certification (all training hours will be paid for by the Company)
Certain product demonstrations may require specialized talent, experience, expertise, skills, knowledge, certification, or duties in order to be eligible to conduct a particular event.  If an associate does not satisfy the particular requirements for the specialized event, he/she would remain eligible for the standard, non-specialized events otherwise available to all associates in the position (to the extent such positions are available).  Examples of the talent, experience, expertise, skills, knowledge, certification, or duties which may be required to conduct a specialized event include (without limitation): ability to satisfy requirements necessary to conduct product demonstrations involving alcoholic beverages; Food Safety Certification; Responsible Alcohol Server Certification; video game /other consumer electronics knowledge, skills, and experience
Reliable access to a computer and a phone on a daily basis
Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate.
Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary

Environmental & Physical 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 74 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.
 
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
 
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one\u2019s 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.

Company info

Advantage Solutions
Website : http://www.advantagesolutions.net

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