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Event Specialist Part Time Sales

Company: Advantage Solutions
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 16, 2018

Job Description:

SummaryEvent Specialist Part Time SalesAre you outgoing, friendly and enjoy meeting new people? Our part time Event Specialist jobs are fun and exciting and could be a great fit for you! Join our winning team as a retail demonstrator promoting best in class products at your local retailers. You can be the brand ambassador who excels in captivating an audience during in-store events, with an emphasis on brand awareness, product demonstration and sales. The in-store demonstrator is responsible for reviewing program materials, set up and break down of the work area, and the preparation and sampling of products on scheduled event days. Take this chance to join the largest sales and marketing agency in North America, where you will receive top-notch training and competitive pay rates.Responsibilities: Set up, break down, product preparation and sampling during in-store demonstrations.Generate brand awareness and positive product impressions to increase sales.Assess customers individual usage needs and interests in order to best recommend products.Timely completion of all call reports, paperwork, and on-going personal training by required deadlines.Qualifications:High School Diploma preferred or equivalent job-related experience.Experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, brand promotion or retail/grocery.Interact in a friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing manner with management, clients, and consumers in any setting.Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day.Able to work independently and as a motivated team player.Ability to work a part-time retail schedule, Monday through Sunday.Minimal travel required for training or other scheduled events.Daily access to a PC computer with internet/email access.ResponsibilitiesThe Company is one of North Americas 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 SummaryThe 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 ResponsibilitiesConduct demo event for approximately 5 hoursGet 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 salesPrepare product samples using demo equipment such as sharp knives, cooking appliances, and other food preparation tools Offer product samples to consumersKeep cart adequately stocked with samples, ingredients, and products for purchase, obtaining items from locations throughout the store as neededMaintain the area surrounding the demo in a safe and clean conditionSet up event within approximately 15 minute periodPush cart weighing up to 52-74 lbs. a distance of 150-300 feet from storage area to event execution areaCarry appliances/equipment weighing up to 20 lbs. a distance of 5-10 feetRetrieves 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 periodClean-up and sanitize cartDisassemble cartPush cart weighing up to 52-74 lbs. a distance of 150-300 feet from event execution area to storage areaReturn appliances/equipment by carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs. a distance of 5-10 feetWash utensils and cookwarePerform administrative workStudy product materials to develop product knowledgeReview event scheduleComplete call reports Attend trainingsCheck voice mails and emailsParticipate in scheduled calls with Supervisor/others as neededSupervisory ResponsibilitiesDirect ReportsThis position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reportsIndirect ReportsThis position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reportsTravel and/or Driving RequirementsTravel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job Minimum Qualifications Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GEDorequivalent experienceSignificant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales or retail/grocery is highly desirableSkills, Knowledge and AbilitiesStrong verbal communication skillsReading

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