• Demo Specialist Part-time (Marda Loop)

    Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
    Job ID
    2018-2220
    Category
    Blush Lane
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    At Blush Lane Organic Market, we believe we can have a positive impact, locally and globally, by actively promoting sustainable agriculture, ethical practices and environmentally conscious actions. As part of our community at Blush Lane Organic Market, your energy and expertise will contribute to creating a healthy, caring workplace that improves our world in meaningful ways, both socially and environmentally.

     

    Blush Lane Organic Market is looking for a permanent, part-time Demo Specialist for our Marda location (2044-33 Ave SW, Calgary).

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Demo Specialist introduces products to customers, provides product education and promotes sales through product demonstartion and sampling. This position also gathers consumer feedback for internal use and to be shared with vendors. The individual must possess a strong knowledge of foods and food sanitation and have excellent guest service skills. The ability to cook products from all categories is essential.

     

    • Provide excellent customer service and address needs of customers in a timely and effective manner.
    • Perform product demonstrations throughout the store.
    • Work to ensure all demos are effectively and efficiently facilitated including set up, clean up and completing paperwork for each demo.
    • Sell product via samples, cooking/serving suggestions, and personal experience.
    • Creatively merchandise demo product.
    • Work with the Store to create signage for demos and display any provided marketing materials.
    • Ensure that the number of samples given out during a demonstration is proportionate to the store's customer count.
    • Work with in-store Marketing and Team Leaders to create a monthly calendar of demos.
    • Communicate with Store Leadership regarding in-store product availability or changes in demo schedule.
    • Order demo supplies and maintain demo equipment as needed.
    • Follow and comply with established procedures, including health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices.
    • Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Able to communicate effectively in English.
    • Previous experience conducting and/or organization store demos with ability to sell food products.
    • Basic to intermediate cooking skills and strong demonstrated food knowledge.
    • Ability to handle, present, and cook items from all departments, including meat and seafood.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to knowledgeably and enthusiastically communicate recipes and product lines to customers.
    • Working knowledge and application of all merchandising expectations with a specific focus on attention to detail.
    • Proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet.
    • Proper use of knives, personal protective equipment, hand trucks and all other equipment used during preparation and clean up within department and store.
    • Able to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the store, including nights, weekends and holidays as required.

    Compensation

    • A discount on all SPUD.CA and Blush Lane purchases (10-25% based on Category)

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