In-store Demo-Event Specialist

Are you the life of the party? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do people say you have "never met a stranger"? As an Event Specialist for CROSSMARK at BJ's wholesale club, you will have the opportunity to excel as a people-person.
BJ's introduced the warehouse club concept to the northeast US in 1984 and has been expanding since.
They offer huge savings and a family environment to its members, allowing associates to create a fulfilling career path.
If you're seeking a regular, part-time, exciting opportunity where your personality can shine and you can make important connections while learning about new and compelling products, then being an Event Specialist is for you! More than sampling and demonstrating, you'll be provoking interest and brand awareness while increasing sales.
You'll create a fast-paced, fun and friendly shopping environment for BJ's customers each week! What does it take to be a part of a fulfilling career path with the CROSSMARK BJ's Team? An enthusiastic customer service-geared mindset, willingness to learn, and the passion for excellence! We can teach you to drive sales, but your primary role is to share your excitement about the products you're representing and have fun while doing it! Summary The Associate is responsible for completing in-store food and non-food demonstrations.
Acquires and maintains knowledge of products represented.
Serves, demonstrates, intercepts consumers and sells products in a professional manner.
Maintains an overall professional appearance consistent with the requirements of the job.
Duties and Responsibilities Possesses the aptitude and ability to gain adequate knowledge of the products represented.
Has desire and ability to proactively intercept, engage, interact, and sell product to the consumer in a positive manner.
Can effectively communicate the features and benefits of the product.
Ability to prepare and serve food samples using small appliances such as microwaves, fryers, skillets, coffee makers and knives.
Can maintain a clean, sterile and safe work station using cleaning chemicals.
Maintains a professional appearance consistent with the requirements of the job.
Properly sets up and prepares Event Table for execution.
Achieves 100% execution on assigned work.
Assists with preparation for client visits and completes audit corrections.
Builds and maintains rapport with store personnel to effectively meet company and client objectives.
Completes expense reports as per Company Policy.
Prepares and submits all on-line requirements on the same day as Event execution.
This role is not expected to exceed more than 25 hours per week, although the company does maintain the discretion to change the role based on the needs of the business and/or the client.
This job description does not imply that the above functions are the only tasks that may be performed.
Associates will be expected, if possible, to follow any other job-related instructions and perform any other job-related tasks as directed by management.
Additional Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical Demands:
The associate will be regularly required to:
Stand up to 4 hours at a timeWalkUse hands and fingers to handle or feelReach with hands and arms (including reaching overhead)Talk and hearVisual ability to read instructions and perform eventsStoopKneelCrouchClimb (including use of a 6' ladder)BalanceLift and carry up to 25 pounds (including occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds)Push and pull a wheeled demonstration cart weighing up to 300 pounds fully laden with appliances, supplies and productPrepare foods using cooking utensils such as knives, convection oven, fryer, coffee maker, electric fryer, microwaves and hot oilsBe in contact with cleaning suppliesPhysical Appearance:
Individuals must ensure a professional appearance and proper grooming is in order.
The associate must present a neat, clean, and appropriately groomed appearance.
Specific Retailer Dress code requirements are included in the training documents.
In addition, tattoos must not be visible while the associate is engaged in their work assignments.
Specific Skills:
Proficient use of a Personal Computer and familiarity with Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Specialized Knowledge, License, etc:
Local Food handlers permit may be required.
Supervisory Responsibility, if any:
NoneWorking Conditions (environment in which the job is performed):
Retail store environment with some travel.
Language Skills:
English is the primary language skill; however, bilingual skills may be required based on business necessity.

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