USA

Retail Sales Associate

Gardendale - Alabama (AL), 35071

Ace Hardware

Job Description:

Ace of the South is a unique store that will offer not only hardware but unique items such as name brand apparel and high end garden products. We will carry Stihl, Benjamin Moore paint, Big Green Egg, Traeger, Yeti, along with Patagonia, Costa and Ray Ban. We are locally owned and will be focused on providing top notch service to our customers. We will be deeply involved with the community and supporting the city's needs. My name is Britt Wood. I have over 30 years experience in Retail in various capacity.

General Summary
The Sales Associate will assist in the receiving, stocking, pricing of all merchandise and help maintain a clean and orderly merchandise presentation and overall store cleanliness.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Customer Service:
  • Provide a positive representation of Ace Of The South.
  • Proactively assist customers in solving problems.
  • Greet customers entering and throughout the store. Thank customers when finished and when they are leaving the store.
  • Possess a friendly outgoing demeanor; work well with customers as well as associates.
  • Ensure all pages and calls are answered promptly, courteously and effectively.
  • Forward any customer complaint that cannot be handled to a member of management.
  • Possess strong product knowledge and knowledge of store layout and location of products.
  • Assist customers throughout the store with personal, customized service based on the premise of amazing every customer, every time.
Store Operations
  • Assist in creating a positive, professional and safe work environment.
  • Assist with receiving, checking in and stocking of merchandise throughout the store.
  • Assist with maintaining back stock levels.
  • Assist with daily maintenance, orderliness and cleanliness of the sales floor, stock room and outdoor merchandise area.
  • Assist with providing a clean and orderly sales floor, including end caps and ad merchandise.
  • Assist with merchandise resets through the store.
  • Provide assistance to Department Specialists, i.e. price changes, special orders.
  • Ensure signage is current throughout the store.
  • Operate forklift with proper training.
  • Communicate any Store Support Center issue to General Manager for follow up.
  • Communicate any merchandising, cost control or sales idea to General Manager.
  • Participate in store meetings.
  • Be professional in appearance and actions.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Other Essential Requirements

Education/Training
High School or GED equivalent.

Experience
Formal retail experience preferred.

Physical Demands
Standing, walking, lifting (up to 25lbs) and climbing.

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