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PART TIME EVENT SPECIALIST

Company: Advantage Solutions
Location: Riverside
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

Part Time Event Specialist

Are you outgoing and enjoy interacting with people? If promoting brand awareness through product demonstration sounds appealing, then our Part Time Job is the right fit for you! We are looking for Brand Ambassadors to engage customers by promoting products to increase sales. If you have experience in food services, retail, and/or customer service or simply enjoy interacting with people, then we want to hear from you!

Things to consider:

Entry level position
Events are typically 6 hours taking place at various times from Thursday - Sunday
Average employee works 2-3 shifts per week, dependent on Event availability
Based on location, there may be availability for extra shifts throughout the week
Competitive pay rates

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:

Paid Training and ongoing career development

What You'll Do:

Interact in a friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing manner with management and customers
Generate brand awareness and positive product impressions to increase sales
Assess customers' needs and interests to best recommend products
Set up, break down, product preparation and sampling during in-store demonstrations
Timely completion of all call reports, paperwork, and on-going training

Qualifications:

High School Diploma preferred or equivalent job-related experience
Sales and/or customer service experience preferred
Daily Internet/email access and/or smartphone required
Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day
Responsibilities

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.

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 -- 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 -- 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's supervisor or other manager related to the position/department..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Advantage Solutions, Riverside , PART TIME EVENT SPECIALIST, Other , Riverside, California

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