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Part-Time Lawn and Garden Retail Sales Associate

1001 Route 59,
Antioch, IL 60002
Full-time, Part-time
$12.80 - $16.58
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About the Position:

At Laskowski Ace, Sales Associates are the backbone of the business. The Sales Associates primary focus is assisting customers with finding the right products for their needs. Sales Associates are not only there to help customers find items in the store, but they are there to help narrow down choices and help the customer make that final decision!

Responsibilities include:

Engaging and inspiring customers in every way; greet customers as soon as they are encountered
Assisting customers in the store as well as on the phone
Fronting, stocking, and merchandising products
Solving problems and coming up with solutions to customer's home and garden issues
Daily outdoor plant care as well as merchandising and typical garden center tasks
Filling propane tanks
Unloading incoming trucks and putting away merchandise using a forklift (training will be provided)
Ensure that the store remains clean, well maintained and organized; including dusting and mopping
Maintain awareness of promotions/advertisements in order to inform customers about special sales
Mastering the knowledge of Lawn Mowers and Snow Throwers, Trimmers and Blowers as well as brands from Craftsman to Stihl (training will be provided); Cutting PVC Pipe, Keys and Chains



Be at least 18 years old
Experience using a computer
Ability to communicate professionally with customers and team members
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. repetitively
Carry out merchandise to customer’s vehicles, load merchandise in customer’s vehicles
Physical ability to move large, bulky and/or heavy merchandise
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
Clean and approachable appearance
Availability must be flexible to the needs of the business

Preferred but, not required

Forklift experience
Retail experience in identifying and selling products based on customer needs
Customer service experience, including resolving customer issues, assisting customers in locating product, greeting customers, answering phones and building relationships with customers
Retail experience including merchandising and stocking
Lawn and garden care experience

Additional Info

What’s in it for you?

-Competitive salary
-Quarterly Bonus Incentive 
-Employee Referral Bonus
-Educational Reimbursement
-Ace Hardware Employee Discount Perks 
    In Store Discount
    Verizon and AT&T Wireless Discounts 
    Access to PerkSpot – an online discount service! Receive discounts for food, restaurants, cell phone services, apparel, electronics, entertainment, books, toys and more from well-known and local retailers.
-Great training program that will empower each associate, all while growing their knowledge of the Hardware Industry!
-Lifelong skills in “Do It Yourself” projects for your home or your family’s home
-Employee Assistance Program – Marketplace Chaplains

About Us:

As your local Ace Hardware, our store is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 5,000 stores in 50 states and more than 60 countries. As part of a cooperative, our Lake County roots started in 1962 in Round Lake, IL with a small 4,000sq.ft. store in the plaza where today our 46,000sq.ft. store resides. Thanks to our loyal customers, a great management team & staff, plus a commitment to excellence, we've grown through the years. Today we have 9 stores located in: Round Lake, Gurnee, Libertyville, Mundelein, Wauconda, Grayslake, Waukegan on Lewis & Yorkhouse, Antioch & McHenry, IL. Locally and family-owned, Laskowski Ace is your helpful neighborhood place for convenience, selection, & service. Visit us at www.acehardware.com

Ace Hardware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we consider all applicants for employment and employees eligible for employment without regard to race, marital status or civil union status, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation and/or any other characteristic protected by law.
Posting ID: 547928455Posted: 2021-06-14Job Title: Lawn Garden Retail