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.
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.
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
High School Diploma preferred or equivalent job-related 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 training hours will be paid for by the Company) Certain product demonstrations may require specialized talent, experience, expertise, skills, knowledge, certification, or duties 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 (to the extent such positions are available). Examples of the talent, experience, expertise, skills, knowledge, certification, or duties which may be required to conduct a specialized event include (without limitation): ability to satisfy requirements necessary to conduct product demonstrations involving alcoholic beverages; Food Safety Certification; Responsible Alcohol Server Certification, ability to conduct hot and/or cold food preparation (including without limitation use and handling of sharp objects, cooking appliances, and other food-related tools/equipment); video game /other consumer electronics knowledge, skills, and experience 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. Executes verbal and written business communications, in a manner that effectively achieves business objectives, reflects the Company's commitment to integrity, and is in keeping with Company policies (including Code of Business Conduct and Ethics). Delivers work that meets or exceeds management expectations as to quality, quantity, timeliness and attendance. Ensures workflow and processes are followed as needed to achieve business objectives and maximum level of operational efficiency Adheres to Company Policies & Procedures including but not limited to associate policies found on the Company's intranet site and the Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Complies with applicable laws Additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or other manager related to the position/department Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time. Travel Requirements To and from store.
Never (0% of shift): Sit, operate mechanical machinery, be exposed to harmful fumes and/or other pollutants, and lift and carry over 74 pounds. Occasionally (up to 33% of time): Push, pull, work on unprotected heights, be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and lift and/or carry up to 74 pounds (light to heavy work level). Frequently (33-66%): Bend and/or stoop, crawl and/or climb, and kneel. Continuously (66-100% of shift): Stand, walk, use feet and/or legs for repetitive motion, and use hands and/or arms for repetitive motion. 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.