Sales Associate

in Little Canada, MN

(Regular Full Time)

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Are you a current or previous employee of HOM Furniture, Inc?
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Are you available to work Saturday and Sunday every weekend?

List of available schedules for the above position:
Work Days Shift Schedule Details Pay Range Pay Type
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 1st (Days), 2nd (Evenings) $15 to $15 Hourly

This position located in our Dock 86 Store located in Little Canada, MN. We are currently looking for qualified Sales Associates who have a customer focused mind-set, and would like to work in a fun and fast paced atmosphere. If you would like to join a growing company, apply now!

Sales Associates sell retail products and services to customers using customer-orientated, needs-focused, selling principles while maintaining acceptable personal sales volumes through agreed upon goals and objectives. Assist sales manager in the support of the sales plan. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Supports company standards, adheres to selling behaviors, supports a positive work climate, embraces training, education and development, and measures own success. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must demonstrate computer literacy including ability to use inventory managment system, internet, email, MS Office Products, and digital camera.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support company standards by meeting agreed upon goals, objections, and selling skills.
  • Demonstrates selling behaviors consistent with sales guidelines.
  • Basic computer knowledge & skills.
  • Completes invoices and processes payments for purchases.
  • Supports a positive work climate with management and co-workers across the organization.
  • Embraces personal training, education and development.
  • Provides feedback to peers, management, and the organization.
  • Performs various duties as directed by showroom manager.
  • Due to the nature of retail business, being available to work nights, weekends and holidays are a requirement of this position.
  • Adheres to safe lifting techniques, follows proper training for learned job hazards and ergonomic risk factors, participates in departmental stretching program, and overall maintains a safe working environment.
Education and/or Experience

Must have or be currently working towards a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); and one to three years related experience and/or training preferred but not required.

Language Skills
Requires skills to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Need to be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Demonstrate the ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in written format.
Mathematical Skills
Mathematical aptitude to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Also requires skills to compute rate, ratio, and percentage and the ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for sustained periods of time, move about on foot to accomplish tasks, use spoken word to communicate, and perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.

The employee is occasionally required to sit or remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time; use hands to handle or feel objects with either the entire hand or fingers, including typing. Reach with hands and arms in any direction, ascend and descend ladders and stairs using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Stooping by bending downward and forward by bending at the waist, kneeling or bending at the knees to come to a rest on knee or knees, crouching by bending the body downward and forward, or crawling by moving about on hands or hands and feet. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data or figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, and using measurement devices.

Reasoning Ability
Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Need to be able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Work Environment
The location of this position may vary as business needs change. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
SALES ASSOCIATE TASK LIST SUPPORT COMPANY STANDARDS:  Meet agreed upon sales goals on a month to month basis.  Meet agreed upon leather and fabric protection goal on a month to month basis.  Consistently demonstrate selling skills using the companys structured selling method.  Sales accuracy i.e., Writing invoice, Merchandise Pick up, Delivery Charges, etc. SELLING BEHAVIORS:  Deal with all customers in a friendly and professional manner.  Maintain a well-groomed professional appearance.  Communicate effectively with customers verbally and written.  Greet all customers within the showroom.  Determine customer's needs using proper inquiries.  Present and demonstrates product in a professional manner.  Guide customers to related add-on sales.  Quote accurate prices and credit terms.  Estimate delivery dates to customer, based on knowledge of firm's own production and delivery schedules.  Lead customers into making buying decisions.  Competently provide answers regarding products to customer.  Recognize and overcome customer objections.  Compile list of prospective customers for future use as sales leads, based on information from previous contacts.  Provide customers with after sale service. SUPPORT A POSITIVE WORK CLIMATE:  Support management and peers  Comply with policies and procedures  Embrace change  Demonstrate a positive mental attitude  Promote positive morale  Train and assist others when needed  Willingness to adjust scheduled hours to meet store needs.  Performs non-selling activities: 1. Price product for promotional events 2. Regular maintenance of price cards 3. Light dusting 4. Vacuuming 5. Maintain all areas of the showroom including personal workspace, all areas of customer contact including, traffic isles, closing stations, front area, and all point of purchase displays. 6. Take accurate showroom inventories. EMBRACE TRAINING, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT:  Support all training endeavors  Complete all training lessons on a timely manner as directed by sales manager  Attend and participates in all training and sales meetings, as scheduled  Recognize opportunity for self-improvement  Responsible for staying informed on all new and existing product lines  Responsible for staying informed of competitor information, and performing monthly competitor shops.  Mentor and coach peers as needed  Communicate new procedures and expectations to peers  Learn changes/new skills  Secret Shops may be conducted to ensure selling skills are demonstrated according to company structured selling methods. MEASURING YOUR SUCCESS:  Make daily evaluations and improvements to sales performance  Make daily evaluations and improvements to Leather and fabric protection production  Work with sales manager to improve performance  Submit accurate sales reports as directed by sales manager, in a timely organized manner  Keep organized records FEEDBACK:  Provide feedback to management and peers  Help conduct new staff interviews  Conduct self-performance appraisals  Conduct sales meeting as directed by sales manager DRESS CODE * Required to wear khaki or dark colored pants with either a white or black long selled Dock 86 shirt. * Shoes should be comfortable/business casual. No open-toe shoes (sandals), no tennis shoes. * Must wear company issued name tag.