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Event Specialist

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Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC (ASM) 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. ASM 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. Job Purpose An Event Specialist generates excitement, brand awareness, and increases product sales through event sampling and promotions. The Event Specialist is responsible for reading all program materials, set up and breakdown of their working area, preparing, and sampling products on scheduled event days. Job Responsibilities Conduct Demo Event for approximately 5 ¾ hours Engage the consumer by creating brand awareness and enthusiasm Dynamically and aggressively sell product to consumers Sample product to consumers (may include cooking) Move around cart area to approach customers within 10 feet of cart and engage them in a professional manner which generates enthusiasm for the product and the event May be required to expediently escort customers from cart location to other locations within store to obtain product Set up event within approximately 15 minute period Push cart weighing 52-74 lbs 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 and up to 10 feet overhead Purchase product and supplies (requires lifting up to 40 lbs and reaching up to 10 feet; carrying up to 40 lbs for a distance of 5 feet) Assemble cart; Construct/set-up/display Point of Purchase materials- insert price signs, display product information and hoist sign with assistance up to 5 lbs Set up/display product/materials on cart Break down/clean up event within approximately 15 minute period Clean up/sanitize cart Disassemble cart Push cart weighing 52-74 lbs distance of 150-300 feet (from event execution area to storage area) Return appliances/equipment (requires carrying/lifting up to 20 lbs a distance of 5-10 feet and reaching up to 10 feet overhead) Wash utensils, cookware Administrative work Study product materials to develop product knowledge Review event schedule Complete call reports and timesheets Attend training materials Check voice mails, emails Calls with supervisor/others as needed Job Requirements High School Diploma or equivalent work experience Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable Ability to build strong relationships with store Managers and store customers Friendly, outgoing personality; confidence and enthusiasm to engage retail shoppers Great communication skills e.g. ability to connect with customers and sell products Basic knowledge of how to use a computer; access the internet; send, receive, and review email; download documents from website or email; submit event reports. Conduct demonstration within period of time designated for the event Execute demonstrations on scheduled date and time Stand for up to 6 hours and actively move around store up to a distance of about ½ mile (other than legally required breaks/meal periods) to obtain, set up, and clean up demonstration cart and related equipment/materials; obtain product from shelves; conduct demonstration event Ability to climb stool or step ladder to reach up to 10 feet in order to obtain/lift/move product or appliances weighing up to 20 pounds Ability to lift and carry 20 to 74 lbs. without assistance Compliance with all food safety requirements and regulations Must pass online Food Safety training exam (all training hours will be paid for by the Company) May need to pass online Food Safety certification (all trainin

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