Advantage Solutions Assistant Manager - Seasonal in Framingham, Massachusetts

Summary

Assistant Manager – Seasonal

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are hiring an energetic full-time Assistant Manager to support managing and operating a pop up retail shop for an online retailer of home goods and furnishing. This shop is a unique event showcasing exciting home products to help people find the perfect furniture, home furnishings, décor and goods all at the right price. Candidates should have exceptional Customer Service, be tech-savvy, passionate about design, and have a command over sales. Our ideal candidate is excited to share home décor options with new and existing customers.

Things to consider:

  • Pop Up Shop located at Natick Mall

  • 30 - 40+ retail hours a week from Nov 1, 2018 - Jan. 4th, 2019

  • Mandatory pre-event training week of Oct. 22nd

  • Pop-up runs from Nov. 1 - Jan. 2

  • Availability to work Mall holiday hours including Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, NYE, NYD

  • Competitive pay rates starting at $32/hr. - $37/hr.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What You’ll Do:

  • Support Managing Pop Up store team

  • Assist Store Manager to meet sales objectives, merchandising standards, manage operations, supervise & train associates

  • Engage and inform customers on key brand points and what is happening at the Pop-up (giveaways, sweepstakes, programming, etc.)

  • Be a brand expert - understand the brand, products and services, and guide customers through the online experience

  • Coaches and develops store team in soft skills and selling techniques

  • Create and maintain a friendly and inviting customer-first atmosphere

  • Open and close the store and protect all assets including: key control of the store, the Manager’s area and back bank.

  • Ensure reports and updates are completed and sent to leadership timely

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred or equivalent job-related experience

  • 5 - 7 years Retail/Sales Management experience

  • Proven ability to manage, develop and motivate a large team

  • Basic Knowledge of home décor and renovations

  • Understanding of how the online retail experience works

  • Excellent problem solver with a proven track record of driving results

  • Strong internet/PC skills – comfortable in a technology-driven business, strong skills in Excel

  • Bilingual a plus (English & Spanish)

Responsibilities

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.

Position Summary

The Sales Team Leader manages sales programs and strategic planning initiatives within a specific department of the business to ensure sales targets are met. Oversees and leads the work of the team to ensure it is meeting the client and customer key performance indicators and maximizing revenue budget achievement. This role may be dedicated to servicing one significant client or responsible for multiple clients.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Revenue Budget Achievement

  • Achieve P&L targets; manage business unit resources to deliver EBITDA* objective [*Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization]

  • Implement marketing strategies and analyze trends and results to achieve department income and expense budget goals

  • Own and drive revenue growth; identify opportunities and align business unit resources to secure those opportunities

Client Quota Achievement

  • Meet and/or exceed Clients’ goals for sales, distribution, pricing, shelving, and promotional volume

  • Identify and provide services to support the “Customer as Clients”

  • Develop and launch strategies to pursue new opportunities

Client Key Performance Indicators Achievement

  • Manage and maximize manufacturer marketing/promotional funds to achieve sales goals

  • Identify opportunities and close white space within the market

  • Attend customer headquarter calls and penetrate key positions at retailer to support client-customer Sales Professional

Manage Direct Reports

  • Hire, develop, and retain talent using company-wide processes, tools, and resources

  • Manage workload of team to ensure client satisfaction

  • Manage, train, and mentor direct reports to help them achieve professional objectives

Department Business Management

  • Organize business unit team to retain and expand upon all client relationships

  • Assist team to navigate in the larger Company organization to align needed resources and support to ensure specific client and/or customer initiative success

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

Travel up to 40%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

5+ years of experience in applicable field

3-5 years of supervisory experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships

  • Ability to make oral presentations

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

  • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business

  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Ability to work effectively with management

  • Team building Skills

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

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.

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.

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 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.

Primary Posting Location : City Framingham

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MA

Postal Code 01701

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-186595

Position Type Full Time

Category Sales (Professional)