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Position at Blue Buffalo Co. Sales & Demo

Pet Lovers Wanted!POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NORTH SIDE, YOU MUST LIVE IN THE AREA.

Part Time Product Specialist (Pet Detective)
(Part time weekend sales) (Open positions available across the US and Canada) Do you like to share stories about your pets? Do you like to listen to other pet lovers talk about their pets? Do you enjoy meeting fellow pet parents and can you build rapport easily? Are you passionate about your pets and overall animal health and well-being? If you answered yes to the above questions we would like to talk with you. Great Plains Leasing LLC, as the exclusive demonstrator agency for
Blue Buffalo Company Ltd.
, is currently seeking enthusiastic pet lovers, who care about the health and well-being of pets, to join us in our efforts. As a Pet Detective you are responsible for being the face of our brands to pet parents in your assigned pet specialty stores.
Duties:

  • Approaching
    pet parents by striking up conversations in such a way that shows your shared love of pets.
  • Sharing
    your favorite pet stories.
  • Involving
    pet parents by asking and listening to their stories.
  • Detecting
    the clues that make each pet parent s bond with their pets unique.
  • Identifying
    how our products can best honor the bond they have with their pet.
  • Showing
    pet parents which BLUE products will best honor the bond they have with their pet.
  • Appreciating
    pet parents for sharing their stories, giving you their time and attention, and caring about pets as much as you do.
  • Following
    our vision during your shift and all pet parent interactions.

Skills:

  • Must be sociable while demonstrating the ability to be persuasive and engaging.
  • Must be caring while demonstrating the ability to attentively listen to others tell their personal pet stories.
  • Must be outgoing and demonstrate a willingness to connect with pet parents in a retail setting.
  • Must be open to regular coaching while demonstrating continual growth professionally.
  • A sales background is helpful, but not necessary.
  • We do look for passionate pet lovers who are excited to talk about Blue Buffalo products so current use of Blue Buffalo products is a plus.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be available to work Saturdays and/or Sundays.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30lbs.
  • Must be able to stand/walk a minimum of 4 consecutive hours.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to drive to surrounding locations within 25 mile radius.
  • Must have an active e-mail account and daily computer access.

Hours:

  • This is a steady, long term, and every weekend position. Saturday and Sunday being the primary days. This includes Holiday weekends.
  • Typical hours are 8 to 12 hours per weekend depending on the individual store traffic and availability in your area. Each store shift is 4 hours in length.

Pay:

  • Pay is competitive with part time hourly work depending on market and/or experience.

What s in it for you?

Besides working in a great environment interacting with pets and pet parents with competitive pay for part-time hourly work depending on the specific market and/or experience - Great Plains Leasing offers a generous Pet Detective Perks package which includes:

  • 401k with company match after six months of continuous employment
  • Generous Pet Adoption Credit
  • Discounted Pet Insurance
  • Monthly rebate on Blue Buffalo products

**Please note this offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer and follow all national, state and local ordinances regarding applicant consideration.
NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED. DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICANT RESPONSE WE ARE UNABLE TO RETURN OR ACCEPT PHONE CALLS. A TALENT MANAGER WILL REVIEW YOUR BACKGROUND AND IF YOUR EXPERIENCE IS A MATCH WITH OUR POSITION REQUIREMENTS A REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTACT YOU REGARDING YOUR CANDIDACY AND THE SELECTION PROCESS.

Visit our Company Career Page at: www. bluebuff. com for location specific opportunities.

This job was posted on Fri Jan 25 2019 and expired on Tue Jan 29 2019.
Minimum $34K/yr
$49K/yr Average
Maximum $69K/yr

Tasks

  • Provide product samples, coupons, informational brochures, or other incentives to persuade people to buy products.
  • Sell products being promoted and keep records of sales.
  • Keep areas neat while working and return items to correct locations following demonstrations.
  • Demonstrate or explain products, methods, or services to persuade customers to purchase products or use services.
  • Record and report demonstration-related information, such as the number of questions asked by the audience or the number of coupons distributed.
  • Suggest specific product purchases to meet customers' needs.
  • Research or investigate products to be presented to prepare for demonstrations.
  • Set up and arrange displays or demonstration areas to attract the attention of prospective customers.
  • Identify interested and qualified customers to provide them with additional information.
  • Visit trade shows, stores, community organizations, or other venues to demonstrate products or services or to answer questions from potential customers.
  • Transport, assemble, and disassemble materials used in presentations.
  • Practice demonstrations to ensure that they will run smoothly.
  • Learn about competitors' products or consumers' interests or concerns to answer questions or provide more complete information.
  • Instruct customers in alteration of products.
  • Work as part of a team of demonstrators to accommodate large crowds.
  • Prepare or alter presentation contents to target specific audiences.
  • Stock shelves with products.
  • Provide product information, using lectures, films, charts, or slide shows.
  • Train demonstrators to present a company's products or services.
  • Recommend product or service improvements to employers.
  • Contact businesses or civic establishments to arrange to exhibit and sell merchandise.
  • Write articles or pamphlets about products.
  • Wear costumes or sign boards and walk in public to promote merchandise, services, or events.
  • Develop lists of prospective clients from sources such as newspaper items, company records, local merchants, or customers.

Skills

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.

Knowledge

  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Company Car
  • 401K Plan

Blue Buffalo

Description

Blue Buffalo is a pet food firm that produces and markets pet food products. The firm offers wet foods, dry foods, treats for cats and dogs. Blue Buffalo is focused on pet food items made with meats, fruits, vegetables, and other natural, high-quality ingredients. The firm offers a complete product portfolio across different product types, diet types, flavors, breed sizes for dogs, product functions & textures, and cuts for wet foods. Blue Buffalo operates in four major product lines under its master Blue brand, including BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, BLUE Life Protection Formula, and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet. The firm provides competitive pay packages, healthcare benefits, and other perks to its employees. Blue Buffalo was founded in 2003, and its headquarter is based in Wilton, Connecticut, United States.
Type

Company - Public

Size

Large

Revenue

$500M to $1B

Location

Chicago, IL, 60602and others

Industry

Animal Food Manufacturers, Grocery Wholesalers

Founded

2002

CEO

Bill Bishop

Website

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