Advantage Solutions Part Time Brand Ambassador in Schaumburg, Illinois
Part Time Brand Ambassador
If you are passionate about quality food, exceeding sales goals, and promoting brands that you know and love, then we have the perfect position for you. We are currently searching for an energetic Brand Ambassador to engage customers, promoting a fresh, pre-portioned meal-kit within local retailers. This role utilizes presentation skills to increase sales of these chef-inspired kits by educating customers on the many timesaving product benefits. The ideal candidate brings a drive for results and a love of introducing others to the simplicity of a freshly cooked meal.
Things to consider:
You will be part of a regional team and will be assigned a territory servicing multiple locations; access to reliable transportation within your territory is critical.
Shifts are generally 10:30am – 3:30pm on weekends and 2:30pm – 7:30pm during weekdays. Average weekly hours can range from 18 – 22.
Pay rates are competitive starting at $15/hr. + sales incentives.
Take this opportunity to join Advantage Solutions, North America’s leading business solutions provider to manufactures and retailers, where you will help build your career working with amazing people and earing competitive pay rates! Apply today!
What We Offer:
Part Time Benefits (Dental and Vision)
401(K) with company match
Paid Training and ongoing career development
What You’ll Do:
Generate sales and brand awareness through product demonstrations and customer engagement
Excellent presentation skills and the ability to expertly articulate product features and benefits
Transport and set-up demonstration kit
Maintain client standards for cleanliness, organization, and instruction follow-through
Timely and accurate event reporting, submission of paperwork and online training
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or 1- 2 years equivalent work experience
A self-starter, able to work independently with little or no supervision.
Availability to work part-time retail schedule, Thursday through Sunday
Able to regularly travel within your assigned territory up to 40 miles from your home
Daily access to a PC computer or smartphone with internet/email access
(Preferred) Experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, brand promotion, or retail/grocery
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.
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.
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.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct 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.
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).
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.
Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.
Primary Posting Location : Address 2501 W Schaumburg Rd
Primary Posting Location : City Schaumburg
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Postal Code 60194
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2018-154240
Position Type Part Time
Category Product and Event Demonstrations