Part Time Lawn and Garden Sales Associate

    Laskowski Ace Hardware Store
    1001 Route 59, Antioch, IL 60002
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Do you enjoy assisting people repair, create and envision their final projects?
    
    If so, we have a position for you!
    
    At Ace Hardware, we are looking for compassionate individuals that enjoy working in the retail environment.
    
    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)
    Working closely with other staff to ensure that the store remains clean, well maintained and organized; including dusting and mopping
    Maintains high ethical standards in all actions
    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
    

    Requirements

    What you need to succeed:
    
    We are passionate about finding the right talent that will embrace and exhibit our Core Values and provide an Amazing Customer Experience with Every Customer, Every Time! Our objective is to have total customer satisfaction!
    
    Minimum
    
    Be at least 18 years old
    Experience using a computer
    Ability to communicate professionally with customers and team members
    Have a proven track record of being a team player
    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
    Positive attitude
    Passion for working with the public and helping customers
    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
    Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
    Life Insurance
    Sick and Disability Pay
    Holiday Pay
    Paid Vacation
    Profit Sharing/401(k)
    Employee Referral Bonus
    Educational Reimbursement
    Jury Duty Pay
    Ace Hardware Employee Discount Perks
    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
    
    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 72,000sq.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: 2020-08-04