EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Thanks for your interest. We are currently hiring aPart-time Retail Sales Assistant.

May 2022

Position

Part-time Retail Sales Assistant

12-25 hours/week – Weekend hours are required.
Hourly wage is based on experience.
Hours are flexible but must be consistent from week to week.

The Position

We are seeking a part-time Retail Sales Assistant at our soon-to-open retail store in Freeport. Monday through Sunday shifts are available and weekend hours are a must but are flexible and fairly divided. 

Candidates with strong communication skills who can make customers feel welcome in our store will stand out. You will help identify client needs, present and answer questions about our products and services, recommend solutions, provide excellent customer service and meet sales quotas for our business. A positive attitude and a desire to promptly resolve potential customer issues or complaints will make you successful in this role. Ultimately, you will ensure that customers leave our store satisfied and you will contribute to the store’s profitability. This candidate must be a self-starter, diligent, tidy, and reliable.

Experience or interest in bees, beekeeping, nature and the environment would be helpful but is not required. This position has the potential for job growth within the company. Appropriate attire is required.

Responsibilities of this position:

  • Greet and assist retail customers
  • Provide accurate information (e.g. product features, pricing and after-sales services)
  • Answer customers’ questions about specific products/services
  • Conduct price and feature comparisons to facilitate purchasing
  • Cross-sell products
  • Ensure displays are fully stocked
  • Ring in and manage returns of merchandise on Square POS
  • Coordinate with the Retail Sales team to provide excellent customer service
  • Provide customer feedback to the Store Manager
  • Maintain a clean, organized and well stocked retail area
  • Cleaning retail space - dusting, sweeping and vacuuming
  • Checking in merchandise shipments
  • Pricing merchandise
  • Assisting with store merchandising

Necessary requirements of this position:

  • Proven work experience as a Retail Sales Representative, Sales Associate or similar role
  • Understanding of the retail sales process
  • Familiarity with consumer behavior principles
  • Knowledge of inventory stocking procedures
  • Basic math skills
  • Track record of achieving sales quotas
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of building trusting relationships
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work various shifts
  • High school degree
  • BSc in Marketing or related field is a plus
  • Willingness to leave personal “baggage” outside the door
  • Be fully present during shift – no cell phone use during working hours
  • Lifting and moving boxes and shipments (with assistance)
  • Ability to climb step stool to display merchandise, etc.
  • • For the protection and kind consideration of the health of our employees, customers, and yourself, employees are REQUIRED to be vaccinated with no fewer than 3 Covid shots and must be able to supply proof of such.

Benefits

  • We value the skills and talent our employees bring to their positions and we LOVE to recognize and reward loyalty and hard work with bonuses and incentives.
  • Upon being hired employees will receive a sample bag of Maine Street Bee products for their personal use in order to become familiar with the products and their functionality and effectiveness.
  • Employees are entitled to a generous discount off the purchase of Maine Street Bee products.
  • Employees whose positions require 25 plus hours a week on a consistent basis (excluding extra holiday hours) are entitled to negotiated benefits such as paid time off, sick days and paid holidays.
  • The opportunity to acquire additional hours during the holiday season begins late October/November.
  • We encourage and value professional growth within the Company.

 

APPLY 

To apply submit your resume to Melissa Dupuis at melissa@mainestreetbee.com or call at 215-279-0393