Book Fairs - Book Fair Merchandiser
Scholastic 231 reviews - Rochester, NY
Part-time

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Scholastic Book Fairs works with schools across the country to host more than 120,000 annual reading events, connecting more than 55 million children with great books each year. Book Fairs foster enthusiasm for reading, while helping to build school and classroom libraries by providing students, teachers and parent’s access to thousands of books and educational products at affordable prices.
      We are currently seeking an organized, self-starter for a Part Time Seasonal Merchandiser role in the Rochester, NY area that will be providing direct & on-site customer support to our key high-volume book fair clients. Main responsibilities to include:

      1. Conduct selected revenue-building activities to optimize Book Fair financial results for the school and the company (i.e.; Directed setups, Family Event Prep, Volunteer Training, and Teacher Preview).

      2. Identify, communicate and respond to opportunities to impact sales and customer satisfaction with each customer.

      3. Develop expertise in our product, merchandising, and services in order to offer each customer the best guidance on conducting bigger and better events.

      4. Represent Scholastic Book Fairs in a manner that assures our customers delight with our product, process, and services.

      5. Support our mission to encourage reading and promote lifelong learning, and demonstrate our values of caring and respect for all people.

      6. Perform duties in a timely and efficient manner and work on projects as identified and assigned by the Field Sales Manager.

      Qualifications

      1. Minimum of two (2) years of successful experience in merchandising, retail or district/territory sales, event management, personal selling, or customer service.

      2. Proficiency with MS Office software.

      3. Ability to build and grow revenue while adding value for customers.

      4. Familiarization with children's literature, Book Fairs, and school activities desired.

      5. Ability to execute a vision, manage multiple priorities, and achieve results.

      6. Strong oral and written communication skills, including oral presentation skills.

      7. Demonstrated customer orientation.

      8. Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills - with peers, superiors (across functions and throughout the company) and customers.

      9. Proficient in marketing and merchandising strategy and execution.

      10. Professional business attire and appearance.

      11. Current and valid driver's license with good driving record required.

      12. Overnight travel as necessary.

      13. Evening hours as needed.

      14. Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs, push/pull cases up to 300 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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