Sales Associate - Seasonal

Posted August 31, 2020  |  Crate & Barrel

Job Title: Sales Associate - Seasonal

Reports to: Store Manager

Job Description: Responsible for utilizing creative selling skills, teamwork and customer service, in order to deliver an engaged experience to every customer, every time. Maintains the sales floor and stockroom and assists with the flow of product in order to provide an engaging experience to every customer, every time.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Drive sales through engagement of customers, suggestive selling, sharing and demonstrating product knowledge and product expertise.
  • Greet and receive customers in a welcoming manner, respond to customer questions, process payments, and involve higher level management as appropriate.
  • Communicate and have awareness of applicable promotions, offers, loyalty programs, and other initiatives to customers.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent service and company standards in selling, customer service, visual merchandising and teamwork.
  • Lead by example and support store management in holding self and others accountable for store profitability and operational excellence.
  • Promote the brand by engaging customers in creative activities and demonstrations.
  • Assist with ensuring product and displays on the sales floor are stocked appropriately and available for customers to purchase.
  • Engage in, maintain and support store safety standards and training.
  • Maintain an awareness of loss prevention, security and safety following the guidelines provided by management or the Human Resources Department and/or as outlined in the Associate Policy Guide.
  • Process all incoming and outgoing packages, including customer curbside pick-up orders, ship from store, buy online pickup in store, in a timely manner, as needed.
  • Assist in preparing the stockroom for inventory and perform assigned inventory duties, as needed.
  • Perform prompt and accurate stock checks, while maintaining an organized and efficient stockroom, as needed.
  • Execute and maintain the visual merchandising standards of the sales floor to engage customers and associates with the product, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with customers and other associates.
  • General office equipment, including computer and printer, Point of Sale (POS) system, AS400 system, company email system, company learning management system, telephone/intercom system, copier, fax machine, SKU and tagger guns, tape machine, small hand tools, ladders, step stools, hand truck/dolly, baler, calculator, electronic two-way radio with earpiece.
  • Good reading and written language skills (English), strong communication skills, basic arithmetic, interpersonal skills, telephone presence, data entry skills.
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment, shift quickly as our business evolves, and focus on continuous learning.
  • Engage in, maintain and support store safety standards and training.
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving to maintain a solutions-oriented and teamwork focus.

Experience Required: 

  • High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent
  • Customer service experience preferred
  • Retail experience preferred

Physical and Visual Activities** 

On a daily basis, must be able to constantly have visual acuity near and far, stand, operate computers/POS/office equipment, move around the facility and communicate. Ability to frequently handle paperwork and/or remain stationary. May occasionally lift, carry, reach, kneel, crawl, push/pull, climb, balance, bend, crouch, twist or have foot controls for operating equipment.

Physical Demands**

Movement of product, supplies and/or boxes to and from all levels of the store and stockroom. Ability to move and/or lift up to 65 lbs to a height of 3-4 feet; heavier product with team assist. Furniture: Ability to move up to 300 lbs with appropriate equipment. 

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions**

Hot/cold temperature changes, concrete floors, odors, dust and mechanical/electrical/chemical hazards possible

**In accordance with applicable law, associates will be provided with reasonable accommodations as necessary and appropriate to perform the position’s requirements.

NOTE: Aspects of the job listed on this job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Applicants can apply by visiting https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/location/mclean-jobs/351/6252001-6254928-4772354/4