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Temporary Weekend Sales Representative: Lawn & Garden Specialist

March 28, 2014

Horticulture Students! There is a weekend job opportunity for you! 

Temporary Weekend Sales Representative – Lawn & Garden Specialist

Job description:

The primary responsibility of this Temporary Weekend Sales Representative role is to provide in-store lawn and garden expertise to promote sales of a specific product line at Home Centers in Franklin County area. Incumbent will also build relationships with store personnel for the duration of the program.

This position requires working 5 hours each Saturday for a 10 week period, with a start date in April 2014. The location of this position will be communicated to you prior to your start date.

The representative will:

  • Promote the sales of lawn & garden products
  • Provide lawn and garden expertise to consumers
  • Ensure understanding of proper usage of product based on label instructions
  • Build and maintain relationships with key store personnel
  • Coordinate with co-workers and store personnel to maintain inventory levels on racks, shelves and displays.  Straighten and dust products as needed.
  • Provide excellent customer service to consumers and store personnel

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated lawn and garden knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Ability to stand comfortably for five (5) consecutive hours
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule – weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrated good organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic computer skills
  • Access to the Internet/Email and Cellular phone

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Trained in lawn & garden techniques (ex. Horticulture training, Master Gardener certification, related education) or equivalent level of lawn & garden expertise
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One to two years of sales or retail work experience
  • Lawn and Garden chemicals knowledge
  • Previous Home Center consumer product merchandising work experience
  • Previous lawn care and/or pest control work experience

If you are interested in this part time position, please email us at weekendwarriors@bayer.com with your name, address including city and county you live in, and your phone number.

This position will be offered through Belcan TechServices, an equal opportunity employer.