Retail Associate Canandaigua (014-36)
Volunteers of America Western New York - Canandaigua, NY

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Retail Associate


A Retail Associate operates in a fast paced, goal oriented, multi-tasking environment serving donors and retail customers. By staying focused on quality and productivity while performing highly repetitive team-based tasks, the Retail Associate meets or surpasses established goals and objectives.

Job Summary

May perform one or more of the following duties:

- Cashiers – quickly, efficiently and cheerfully handles customers and money

- Donation Attendant – Kindly and efficiently receives and sorts donations

- Softgoods or Hardgoods Processor – perform repetitive tasks such as tagging, hanging, and sorting, of clothing, shoes and accessory items, home décor, house wares and miscellaneous items, for entire shift achieving or surpassing set goals

- Assesses needs of customers and/or donors and provides appropriate level of service and expertise

- Communicates with customers about style, quality and value of products

- Participates in merchandise handling, including: receiving inventory, replenishment, fitting rooms re-shop, markdowns, and price management

- Processes donated goods for placement on sales floor according to production standards and goals, monitoring individual department needs as well as customer needs

- Participates in other operational activities, including visual execution, maintenance and other store support


- High school graduate or equivalent preferred

- Ability to stand, bend, reach, lift and perform repetitive tasks

- Ability to work closely with others and as a team

- Desire to continually strive for meeting or beating set goals

- Open availability and flexibility to meet customer demand and the needs of the business

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