Key Holder
The Vitamin Shoppe - Ithaca, NY

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At the Vitamin Shoppe, Every Body Matters! We are dedicated to inspiring health and wellness one life at a time.

Our goal is to inspire you to take control of your health. We provide products, knowledge and motivation to help you live your healthiest life. We believe that every body matters. These words are more than our tagline; they’re our reason for being. For us, it’s not just about the vitamins; it’s about the individual lives that we touch every day. We believe in giving personal attention and doing all we can to help you achieve your unique goals. Our associates (we call them health enthusiasts) are eager – and very highly trained – to help you find what you need, and ensure that you have an exceptional experience every time you visit the Vitamin Shoppe.

Come be a part of something great and join our family of Health Enthusiasts!

Job Summary :

The Key Holder position is responsible for providing an outstanding Branded Customer Experience (customer service) to customers and performing operational duties that drive sales through product knowledge, merchandising, register functions, store cleanliness, and other related duties. The Key Holder performs operational duties to run the retail store that includes opening/closing, ensuring store security, overseeing safety and assisting with escalated customer issues. The Key Holder represents The Vitamin Shoppe Inc. brand to our customers. Key Holders must be courteous, efficient, and able to hand sell to customers so that their needs and expectations are met or exceeded. This position supports the environment of health and wellness that The Vitamin Shoppe Inc. represents.

Responsibilities:
Essential Functions :
  • Establish, model, and reinforce the Branded Customer Experience (customer service) and hand selling technique. Use product information, sampling and available resources to educate customers and assist them in making product selections that are right for them. Promptly serve customers, minimizing wait time. Coach and direct staff regarding model service, selling, and customer engagement behaviors.
  • Drive sales by meeting and collaborating with the store team to understand, support and achieve established sales goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous relationship with customers and co-workers that fosters a positive work environment and embraces diversity.
  • Promotes growth and sales by creating and maintaining internal/external community outreach relationships within the local community. Establishes an active sampling regimen through customer engagement.
  • Lead and participate in learning and development activities (daily store meetings and product/online education) in order to provide optimal customer service. Complete Learning Path and Vitamin Shoppe University training activities in established timelines.
  • Protect and maintain company assets and resources to include cash control, inventory, fixtures and physical facility to prevent theft, ensuring Loss Prevention standards. Maintain the confidentiality and security of sales records and operational reports. Ensure work environment is safe for both customers and Health Enthusiasts.
  • Oversee and perform regular maintenance; Clean shelves, baskets, backrooms, windows, front sidewalks, bathrooms, and floors according to company policy as directed by the management team.
  • Receive shipments, assist in unloading stock, checking products against invoice, sorting and distributing stock, shocking shelves, pricing merchandise, cleaning fixtures and displaying product.
  • Aid the management team in the implementation of merchandising, promotional and operational standards. Perform category maintenance by rotating products according to the company’s product rotation policy. Identify and document the return of damaged, discontinued or expired product. Aid in new store initiatives.
  • Execute all company policies and objectives within the store, ensuring that the VS brand and company is well represented.
  • Lead the store in the absence of the SM / ASM to include opening / closing, customer service and store maintenance (interior and exterior).
  • Operate the cash register and prepare customer transactions and receipts efficiently. Totals price, tax, and shipping and handling charges accurately. Fully understands register functions, opening and closing procedures and can balance the cash registers at the end of each shift or as scheduled. Adheres to and verifies bank deposit process.
  • Aid the management team in ensuring The Vitamin Shoppe Healthy Award Club program is consistently promoted and the customer information, including email, is captured.
  • Adheres to personal appearance policy.
  • Adheres to assigned work schedule. Promptly clocks in/out and approves weekly timecard.
  • Follow management direction in completing other duties as required.
Other Functions :
  • Follow management direction in completing other duties as required.
  • Flexibility to work in another location depending on the company’s business needs.

Qualifications:
Essential Qualification :

Education/Certification:
  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of experience and instruction.
  • Supplement knowledge or education is preferred, but not required.
Required Knowledge:
  • Familiar with retail sales, merchandising programs, safety procedures and the competitive environment.
  • Passion for the health, fitness, and nutrition.
Experience Required:
  • 1-3 years retail experience. Supervisory experience preferred.
Skill and Ability:
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Computer skills

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Vitamin Shoppe helps vitamin-takers meet their recommended daily requirements. The fast-growing company sells vitamins, supplements, and...