Sales Associate

Redwood City, CA
United States

Dyson

5001 to 10000 employees

100 new machines. Completely new product portfolios. Dyson’s next few years are going to be the biggest and busiest ever. All thanks to a £1.5 billion commitment to our future technology pipeline. But we need more people to realize this ambition. By 2020, we’ll have brought in 5,000 more people. The Dyson tale began with corded vacuums – when James Dyson invented the world's first bagless vacuum cleaner. Those machines made us what we are today, and as recently as 2012 still represented 80% of our business. Today, half of the technology we sell is now made up of our cordless vacuums, hand dryers, fans and lighting. In 2012, there was no such thing as a cordless category at Dyson. Just three years later, it became our biggest seller. In three more, who knows what the leading Dyson technology might be? (We've got an idea – but to find out, first you'll have to join us.)

Dyson is a global technology company. We transform every category we enter with radical and iconic re-inventions, that work, perform and look very different. We’re growing fast. Our ambition is huge. But we are not for everyone. It’s not easy or comfortable. However if you thrive on challenge and are excited by change – it could be for you.

Company Info

Job description

Demonstrators work part-time as members of the Field Sales team to engage consumers in an energetic and confident manner and provide them with knowledgeable information about Dyson. products in select retail locations (i.e. Costco, Bed Bath and Beyond and Best Buy) or events across the United States. The most important part of a Demonstrators’ job is to create a positive experience with the store and the consumers; assisting in the sale of Dyson products to achieve company specified sales goals. Demonstrations occur on Saturdays, Sundays. Additional hours are available to high performing Demonstrators when business needs exist.

Accountabiltes:

Conduct planned demonstrations in assigned retail stores to achieve specified sales goals
• Capture consumers’ attention to participate in high energy, captivating in-store demonstrations and model all aspects of Dyson’s brand, culture, and passion for technology
• Be a credible product and brand expert by educating consumers on the benefits and features of Dyson products and actively listening to consumers to confidently recommend appropriate Dyson products and comfortably over objections
• Maintain responsibility for all demonstration and other POP material
• Assist with training of new Demonstrators as needed

Communicate clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner with accounts, peers, and District Demonstration Manager
• Actively monitor Dyson’s online reporting system to contribute quality feedback and report/confirm attendance
• Capture accurate demonstration data and communicate opportunities to District Demonstration Manager per established guidelines
• Build and maintain strong relationships with store personnel

Skills

Experience and Education

• HS Diploma or GED required
• Bachelor Degree a plus
• 1 year experience in a public interfacing role required
• Experience in a retail sales environment required

Skills, Competencies and Requirements
• Ability to work a minimum of 3 out of 4 weekends per month, including up to an hour a week for administrative work
• Must have a professional demeanor
• Ability to understand the Dyson brand and uphold its integrity at all times
• Strong communication and presentation skills essential
• Charismatic and outgoing personality
• Good understanding of retail business operations; local market knowledge is a plus
• Must have intermediate computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Must be self-motivated and be able to work well independently
• Must be available to attend and actively participate in team meetings conference calls
• Must have a valid drivers license with good driving record; reliable transportation, and ability to travel within designated region
• Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 30 lbs., potentially overhead
• Access to a private computer and a cell phone with ability to send/receive text messages
• Ability to stand on your feet for up to eight hours at a time
• Must have Windows Operating System of XP SP3 or above or Mac Operating System 10.5x or above.
• Must have Internet Explorer 7.x or above, Firefox 3.x or above, or Safari

Company Description

Dyson Ltd is a British technology company that designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, and heaters. It sells machines in over 70 countries and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. Dyson US monitors the market to make sure we offer competitive salaries and retirement plans. But financial rewards are just the start of a successful career at Dyson. Professional growth and new opportunities are driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a dress code reflecting our creative engineering spirit, it's an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realizing ambition.

Work location: Redwood City, CA

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