CDS Part Time Product Demonstration Closing Coordinator
Are you outgoing and enthusiastic about interacting with people? If promoting the best brands to today's shoppers sounds appealing, then Club Demonstration Services (CDS), the in-house product demonstration company for Costco, might be the place for you! We are looking for Product Demonstrators who will promote, share samples and information about products to Costco members. You will also be responsible for all closing procedures at the end of the shift. You'll join a global workforce of 31,000 employees providing demonstration services across the Unites States and in 9 countries around the world.
CDS is the preferred in-house event marketing provider to Costco. We offer the best person-to-person marketing services in the industry, driving sales for our customers and Costco. APPLY TODAY!
What We Offer:
Immediate, part-time positions
Competitive Pay Rates
Great team members
Prepare and demonstrate food and non-food vendor products to Costco club members.
Complete all closing procedures at the end of shift, including verification of hours and signing out staff.
Interact with customers and management in a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing manner.
Provide excellent customer services, including assessing the needs of the customer to best recommend products.
Generate brand awareness and positive product impressions to increase sales.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent communication skills and customer focus.
Able to work under minimal supervision.
Flexible schedule, including weekend availability.
Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day.
Basic computer skills.
Must 18 years or older.
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.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Engage the consumer by creating brand enthusiasm
Engage the consumer by creating brand awareness and enthusiasm
Dynamically sell product to the member
Assist other Sales Advisors as required in a team-oriented environment
Set-up and organize merchandise; prepare vendor products according to written instructions
Coordinate, organize and close down work area including cleaning and sanitizing, washing and drying dishes and proper storage of equipment
Adhere to all Food Safety handling and sanitation training and guidelines
Participate and adhere to all safety policies and practices
Provide necessary meal and break periods to other Sales Advisors according to State and Federal employment regulations
Coordinate organization and execution of non-food events, road shows and special events
Confirm all accurate event hours are recorded, including Sales Advisors sign out at the end of their shift
Perform other related duties as assigned or required
Indirect Reports- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
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 or equivalent experience(Preferred): High School Diploma or GED Or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Degree Program/Major (e.g. Marketing, Business Administration or related field)1-3 Years of experience in a client-side, branded, consumer-packaged goods company; or a combination of supplier-side and client-side experience
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Track Record of Building & Maintaining Customer/Client Relationships
Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills
Ability to Ensure High Levels of Service & Quality are Maintained
Ability to make Oral Presentations
Ability to Work Independently & Prioritize with minimal supervision, in order to Meet Deadlines
Good Interpersonal Skills
Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers
NEHA Professional Food Handler Certification required
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Field / Reps RequirementsIncumbent 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). Also required to travel and drive. 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. 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. The Company 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. The Company 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.
The Company is 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, the Company shall 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.
The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable federal, state and local laws. Accordingly, background checks are processed in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 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.
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