Advantage Solutions Premium Pet Food Specialist Part Time in Ontario, New York

Opportunity Details

Summary

PREMIUM PET FOOD SPECIALIST PART TIME

Do you have a passion for pets and the nutrition that keeps them happy and healthy? Our part time Premium Pet Food Specialist job needs a pet enthusiast who can increase sales and boost brand awareness for our client’s pet food brands. You will be expected to engage consumers in a high-traffic retail location and represent one of the best pet foods on the market today. The ideal candidate must have strong sales skills and the ability to work independently.If this sounds like you, then take this chance to join a company that offers competitive pay rates and top-notch training. Advantage Solutions jobs provide an opportunity to work with the leading sales and marketing agency in all of North America.

Responsibilities:

  • Generating brand awareness, increasing sales, and boosting customer engagement and brand reputation through scheduled sales events.

  • Conducting informative demonstrations in order to perfect consumers understanding of product features and benefits.

  • Setting up product demonstration to allow customers to sample the product in a clean, organized environment.

  • Must report all data, submit paperwork, and complete online training in timely and accurate manner.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to lift and/or push up to 50 lbs.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a passion for pets.

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalent, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with Sales Events, Retail Sales, Product Sales and Demonstrations, Brand Promotions or retail/grocery settings.

  • Has a friendly, outgoing, and energetic personality in any retail sales setting.

  • The ability to work independently and manage their time effectively.

  • Able to work a full-time or part-time retail schedule as required; Monday through Sunday.

  • Stand comfortably for up to 8 hours a day.

  • Ability to meet minimal travel requirements for training and scheduled retail sales events.

  • Access to a PC computer with internet and email access is a necessity.

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 Brand Ambassador generates excitement, brand awareness, and increases product sales through event sampling and promotion. The individual will interact with consumers, clients, customers, and is responsible for understanding and implementing promotional techniques. This position will perform a wide range of activities ranging from brand promotion, training, product merchandising, and selling of products and services.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Brand Awareness & Sales:

  • Create brand awareness and positive impressions of the product by engaging consumers through sampling/distributing product and demonstrating product features.

  • Interaction with consumers through sampling/distributing products and creating brand awareness and positive impressions.

  • Responsible for ensuring brand talking points are communicated effectively with consumers.

  • Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store and other venues to maximize sales and sales of related attachments.

Event Set-up and Breakdown:

  • Responsible for event set-up, sampling, and program breakdown.

  • Ensure demonstration area is clean, organized, and correctly set up according to the instructions provided.

  • Communicate pro-actively with event Supervisor.

Personal Development/Training/Reporting :

  • Accurately complete and timely submit HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc... Participate in mandatory on-line training and conference calls (paid).

  • Attends initial training via on-line and conference call (specific date still TBD) as well as possible ongoing monthly product training, team meetings, client trainings, etc… (Paid) as a requirement.

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 is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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-Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively with management

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Ability to make oral presentations

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Field / Administrative Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse 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 50 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). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

AdvantageSolutionsis 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, AdvantageSolutionsshall 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.

Job Locations US - NY - Ontario

Position Type Part Time

Postal Code 14519

Requisition ID 2016-102102

Category Product and Event Demonstrations