Sales Associate

Garden City, NY
United States

Z Gallerie

501 to 1000 employees

Brothers and executives Joe and Mike Zeiden founded Z Gallerie in 1979, using their parents' garage for a warehouse and production facility. Initially Z Gallerie (later joined by sister Carole Malfatti) sold poster art, but in the 1980s the trio added home furnishings and accessories to the merchandising mix. Today Z Gallerie stores, which span some 10,000 sq. ft. on average, feature bedding and pillows, dinnerware, glassware, rugs, lamps, candle holders, clocks, frames and albums, games, and gifts. The firm's eclectic pieces are sold through its website and some 55 US retail locations in nearly 20 states.

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Job description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Sales Associates are responsible for generating sales by delighting our customers in all interactions, maintaining store/visual presentation and adhering to operational standards.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet, engage, and determine customer’s needs in the store to ensure we create a customer focused environment that ensures outstanding service.
  • Take pride in achieving personal selling goals and contribute to the store achieving monthly sale goals.
  • Embrace quarterly Division of Responsibility (DOR) and take pride in educating self in all product knowledge.
  • Maintains store appearance to merchandising & cleanliness standards.
  • Positively and proactively help solve problems for our customers and balance multiple customers in a fast-paced retail environment.
  • Influence customer buying decisions, by communicating information about the quality, value and style of product.
  • Utilize retail POS Systems.
  • Contribute to build and maintain a positive morale in store.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat and energetic demeanor.
  • Actively participate in store meetings and training sessions.
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork by working together safely, effectively, respectfully and efficiently with all associates.
  • Protect Company assets by ensuring adherence to all Loss Prevention procedures.
  • Uphold and embrace the Z Gallerie mission and values statement.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and uphold all company policies, standards and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Education & Formal Training

  • A High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preferred

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to examine issues both strategically and tactically
  • Ability to determine and shift priorities quickly

 

Communication Skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Work Environment/Hours

    • A part-time or full-time hourly non-exempt position working in stores   
    • Ability to work varying hours and schedules to include days, mid shifts, nights, weekends and holidays

Experience & Skills

    • Previous retail experience preferred
    • Proficiency in Gmail and Google Apps preferred; ability to adapt to additional internal applications

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • The ability to be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time
  • Must have ability to safely lift minimum of 50 lbs. without restrictions
  • Able to regularly perform store maintenance items: sweep, vacuum, empty trash, clean
  • Ability to use and climb ladders safely
  • Requires ability to perform repetitive motions (i.e. hanging, folding, ringing up customers, etc.)

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Work location: Garden City, NY

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