Seeking a sales management trainee to build sales, coordinate sales efforts and ad campaigns, and oversee the activities of customer service representatives in a fast-paced internet and brick-and-mortar retail environment. Previous sales and/or management experience preferred, though will consider recent college graduates with customer service experience. We are beginning to manufacture our own product, and opportunities exist to directly distribute our items to wholesale distributors. Possible future commissions for managing wholesale distributors and driving sales. Must be honest and hard-working, potential for advancement. Experience in all areas preferred, though may train the right person who is willing to put in extra time to build knowledge base.
Duties: Meet and greet customers and offer assistance with product selection, maintain pleasing retail environment, answer and return phone calls, follow up with vendors and marketing companies as necessary, oversee ad campaigns, manage processes as pertains to keeping things running smoothly, train employees to give first-rate customer service, make the best use of their time, and be productive team members; manage inventory levels and order inventory from suppliers, manage E-selling platforms such as Amazon and E-bay as well as several in-house websites, improve website appearance, information content, and search engine rankings; analyze financial reports and make appropriate business and purchasing recommendations, occasional outside sales with minimal travel. Future trade show travel a possibility.
Preferred Skills: ‘People Person’ with superior customer service skills and excellent communication, Effective multi-tasker, manager, and problem solver; Familiarity with retail as pertains to brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce, and wholesale; Vision and experience leading a team, Strong writing skills for business communications and writing product descriptions, Computer savvy with MicroSoft office, Quickbooks, E-mail, able to use computerized inventory and sales fulfillment services, Experience with e-commerce and/or web site development a plus, Basic accounting and financial skills, and Good organizational skills.
Please reply with resume/cover letter or detailed description of experience as it applies to this posting. Must have reliable transportation. Offering $12-16/hour plus possible commission, occasional weekends and/or evenings are required of all staff.