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.
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.
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.
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.
High School Diploma, G.E.D. or 1- 2 years equivalent applicable work experience
Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable.
Ability to interact with management, clients, and consumers in any setting.
Candidates must have excellent communication and people skills, be natural problem solvers
Be professional and must have clean hygiene in appearance.
Able to work independently with little or no supervision.
Able to stand and talk for entire shift.
Friendly and outgoing personality, enthusiastic, and energetic.
Capable of set-up, event activation, breakdown.
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate the details of the event and the participating brands to consumers.
Ability to stand for 6-8 hours on a continuous basis and actively move 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.
Carrying, lifting, lowering appliances/equipment weighing up to 30 lbs. a distance of 20 feet and up to 10 feet overhead.
Must be capable of bending and kneeling, reaching and lifting, and squatting for short periods of time etc.
When conducting demonstrations involving alcoholic beverages, associate must be 21 years of age or older in order to conduct the event.
Certain certifications may be required depending on the type of products you are promoting such as Food Safety Certification, Responsible Alcohol Server Certification. (Certification training and testing will be provided during employment by the company).
Certain product demonstrations may require an associate to have specialized talent, experience, expertise, skills, knowledge, or certification 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.
Has access to reliable transportation.
Must be able to regularly commute to locations within a minimum of a 20 mile radius of your primary residence.
Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate
Never (0% of time): Sit, crawl and/or climb, work on unprotected heights, be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity, be exposed to harmful fumes and/or other pollutants, use feet and/or legs for repetitive motion, and lift and/or carry more than 50 pounds.
Occasionally (up to 33% of time): Bend and/or stoop, kneel, push, pull, operate mechanical machinery and lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
Frequently (33% - 66% of time): Lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
Continuously (66%-100% of time): Stand, walk, and use hands and/or arms for repetitive motion, simple grasping, firm grasping (pushing, pulling arm controls) and fine manipulation.
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 Sales & Marketing, LLC. 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.
Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC 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, ASM 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.
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