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Event Specialist

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Posted By:
Tabatha Baker
Posting ID:
3876q0703
Location:
Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans
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Tags:
 part   time   professional 
Category:Customer Service
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Part Time
Company:Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Event Specialists demonstrate food and other consumer packaged goods inside retail outlets to generate excitement and brand awareness to increase product sales. The ideal candidate is food safety certified or willing to obtain certification. This is a part-time position and usually requires weekend scheduling.

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 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.
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.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

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 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 40lbs without assistance and carry a distance of up to 10 feet.
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 training hours will be paid for by the Company)
Ability to work required schedule for this program
Access to a computer and a phone on a daily basis
Satisfactory completion of background check/drug testing subject to applicable law
Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate.

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