Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GSOSW) is seeking an enthusiastic and customer service-oriented Retail Sales Associate to work in our Portland Shop. GSOSW shops are the place for Girl Scouts to meet all their merchandise needs including... Pick up uniforms, badges, Journey books and gear; Get ready for the adventure of camp with outdoor equipment, Girl Scout branded clothing and care packages; Find resources, apparel and accessories for adult volunteers; Get exclusive council-specific products that are not available anywhere else.
The retail sales associate is part of an inside sales team, greeting and assisting shoppers. Always friendly and cheerful, the sales associate will assist members in their shopping needs, as well as answer questions about the Girl Scout Learning Experience.
This position will work 20-29 hours per week, and require work on most Saturdays, and occasional evenings. We are looking for someone who is available during all hours the shop is open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.
5 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.
3 p.m. Some exceptions may be acceptable. We are closed on Sundays and major holidays. Occasional travel may be required.
Utilizes sound merchandising and sales techniques in selling and promoting Girl Scout merchandise.
Answer calls to shop, including responding to customer inquiries.
Recognize and greet visitors in a warm and friendly manner, and provide responsive customer service.
Preparation of daily sales and cash receipt report.
Maintains adequate, appropriate stock for the sales floor by restocking from the storeroom and re-orders as necessary, in coordination with supervisor.
Maintains knowledge of official uniforms and the Girl Scout Learning Experience to be able to share information with customers.
Contributes to the services of the council by sustaining customer-friendly, attractive, well-maintained and organized store and reception area.
Oversees security of daily store and other receipts. Balances register as needed.
Ensures that all telephone, mail and FAX orders are filled in a timely manner.
Displays and promotes merchandise, adapting Girl Scout Merchandising planogram.
Makes merchandising and promotional recommendations to supervisor.
Participates in year-end inventory process.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a part-time, non-exempt, position offering $15.14/hour.
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Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Able to take initiative and work without direct supervision.
Willing to work a flexible schedule, as business needs require.
Computer proficient willing and able to use or learn to use Point of Sale system, and customer service system, as well as Microsoft Office Suite applications, such as Outlook, and Word.
Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scout Movement as expressed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Able to perform basic functional arithmetic operations such as making change, addition, multiplication, etc.
At least two (2) years' experience in merchandising, cash handling, point of sale software and retail.
Previous sales experience.
Knowledge of Girl Scouts history, culture, practices.
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