Advantage Solutions CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SPECIALIST PART TIME at BJ’s WHOLESALE CLUB in Franklin, Massachusetts

Opportunity Details

Summary

CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SPECIALIST PART TIME at BJ’s WHOLESALE CLUB

Do you have a passion for technology? Here’s your chance to work with the latest gadgets as a part time Consumer Electronics Specialist. This part time job requires you to have a solid understanding of consumer electronics and the ability to sell technology while providing outstanding customer service. As a Consumer Electronics Specialist, you will be responsible for proactively engaging customers, answering product related questions along with recommending the best add-ons to improve user experience. You will also go through extensive training that will provide you with the tools needed in returning the devises to their original state for restocking. This is an amazing opportunity to work for Advantage Solutions, the largest sales and marketing agency, where you can receive top-notch training and competitive pay rates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Seek out opportunities in department to engage customers with their consumer electronic questions and purchases

  • Must be knowledgeable of modern consumer electronic devices i.e. TV, Smartphones, Laptops, Printers, Video Game Consoles, etc

  • Participate in initial as well as on-going product training, team meetings, client trainings, etc. (paid) as a requirement

  • Must complete accurate and timely HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc. Participate in mandatory conference calls (paid)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or 1- 2 years’ equivalent applicable work experience

  • Basic technical knowledge a requirement, advanced technology skills and abilities is a plus

  • Must be a self-starter, energetic, results driven, committed and passionate

  • 1-2 years of retail sales, marketing, customer service or event promotion experience a plus

  • Reliable Internet access

  • Ability to work a Part Time Schedule weekdays and 2 weekend a month

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 Retail Specialist CE (Consumer Electronics) is responsible for communicating key initiatives and information on selling the client’s products. Primary responsibility is to demonstrate, interact, promote, and sell the client’s products to the consumer in a positive manner.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training

  • Train store associates and store management on key benefits of client products

  • Encourage store associates and store management to recommend client product to customers through training activities and relationship building

Sales

  • Enthusiastically engage, qualify, and close customers on sales of clients products

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

Merchandising

  • Ensure products are on display, functioning properly, and presentable to customers

  • Take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials (provided)

Personal Development/Training

  • Participate in initial as well as on-going product training, team meetings, client trainings, etc.

Relationship Building

  • Communicate professionally and effectively withAdvantage Solutionsmanagement team, retail sales associates, retail management team, and customers

Administration/Reporting

  • Complete accurate and timely HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc.

  • Participate in mandatory conference calls

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 and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job

  • Travel up to 30%

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

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

  • 1-3 years of experience in sales experience of a technical product or service in a retail, call center, or indirect environment

  • Previous sales or marketing experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Very strong oral and written communication skills

  • Results and action oriented - ownership minded

  • Timely Communications Required. It is mandatory that responses to management phone calls or emails are returned within 24 hours

  • Professional demeanor and image compatible with the Client andAdvantage Solutions

  • Self -motivated, and organized, while remaining flexible and adaptable

  • Must be Internet savvy with access to a computer - broadband preferred

  • Must have a cell phone; text messaging strongly preferred

  • Reliable transportation; i.e. personal car for transportation to stores/events/meetings

  • Self-motivated, ambitious, committed to self and driven to succeed

  • Strong communication skills with the confidence to influence key decision makers at the store level

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to complete daily procedures and responsibilities without direct supervision

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 20 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 Solutionsreserves 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.

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.

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.

Job Locations US-MA-Franklin

Position Type Part Time

Postal Code 02038

Requisition ID 2017-132276

Category Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing