Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Lead Brand Ambassador

    Job Locations US-NJ-N Brunswick
    Primary Posting Location : City
    N Brunswick
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    NJ
    Postal Code
    08902
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2019-212866
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Marketing (Corporate): Integrated Marketing, Experiential Marketing
    Recruiter Contact Info
    714-581-4702
  • Summary

    Lead Brand Ambassador 

     

    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Lead Brand Ambassador to be responsible for managing all aspects of a demonstration event, including (but not limited to) samples, equipment, and staffing. They provide direction to all demonstration personnel assigned to an event, offer ongoing training, and provide the District Manager Field Operations with event updates as requested. The Lead Brand Ambassador encourages demonstrators to build awareness of the brand, communicate the brand’s unique value proposition, encourage initial trial of the product being demonstrated, and generate increased sales on demo days. They also perform the role of the demonstrator.

     

    Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

     

    What we offer:

    • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Training and Career Development
    • Generous Paid Time-Off

    Responsibilities:

    • Create brand awareness and positive impressions of the product by engaging consumers through sampling/distributing product and demonstrating product features.
    • Interaction with consumers through sampling/distributing products and creating brand awareness and positive impressions.
    • Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store and other venues to maximize sales and sales.
    • Serve in a leadership role for demonstrators by re-enforcing event procedures and policies around demonstration skills, brand and product knowledge, and food safety.
    • Support and responsible for event set-up, sampling, and program breakdown. Ensure the demonstration area is clean, organized, and correctly set up according to the instructions provided.
    • Accurately complete and timely submit HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc... Participate in mandatory on-line training and conference calls (paid).

    Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience required;
    • Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable
    • Ability to work effectively with management
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to make oral presentations

    Responsibilities

    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

     

    Position Summary

     

    The Lead Brand Ambassador is responsible for managing all aspects of a demonstration event, including (but not limited to) samples, equipment, and staffing. They provide direction to all demonstration personnel assigned to an event, offer ongoing training, and provide the District Manager Field Operations with event updates as requested. The Lead Brand Ambassador encourages demonstrators to build awareness of the brand, communicate the brand’s unique value proposition, encourage initial trial of the product being demonstrated, and generate increased sales on demo days. They also perform the role of demonstrator.

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Brand Awareness & Sales:

    • Create brand awareness and positive impressions of the product by engaging consumers through sampling/distributing product and demonstrating product features.
    • Interaction with consumers through sampling/distributing products and creating brand awareness and positive impressions.
    • Responsible for ensuring brand talking points are communicated effectively with consumers.
    • Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store and other venues to maximize sales and sales.

    Demo Event Oversight:

    • Serve in a leadership role for demonstrators by re-enforcing event procedures and policies around demonstration skills, brand and product knowledge, and food safety.
    • Ensure that the events meet or exceed standards; work with the District Manager Field Ops (DMFO) to take corrective action as needed.
    • Monitor the appearance of all equipment, P.O.S., and product samples used in events. Communicate any needs to the DMFO.

    Event Set-up and Breakdown:

    • Support and responsible for event set-up, sampling, and program breakdown.
    • Ensure demonstration area is clean, organized, and correctly set up according to the instructions provided.

    Personal Development/Training/Reporting:

    • Accurately complete and timely submit HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc... Participate in mandatory on-line training and conference calls (paid).
    • Attends initial training via on-line and conference call as well as possible ongoing monthly product training, team meetings, client trainings, etc… (Paid) as a requirement.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

     

    Indirect Reports

    May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    Travel is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education Level: (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

                                      

    Significant experience in event marketing, demonstrations, sales, or retail/grocery is highly desirable

     

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Ability to work effectively with management
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
    • Ability to make oral presentations

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

    Field / Administrative Requirements

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes.  Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

     

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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