Sales/Retail

Updated on September 12, 2019

Sales/Retail

SALES ASSOCIATE - UPSCALE RETAIL BOUTIQUE - NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS! 

Does this sound like your dream job? You may be the ideal candidate if you are tech savvy and have experience working with luxury goods and high-end clientele and have been recognized for providing exceptional customer service.

We are seeking a superstar Sales Associate for a highly-regarded, retail boutique. The exquisite store specializes in merchandise (non-apparel) from top of the line manufacturers, domestic and European.

Our goal is to identify a retail expert who would enjoy a long term role in luxurious surroundings. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who prefers an intimate setting where they can become engaged with each customer. Hours are primarily Monday-Friday 9:30-5pm, no holidays, and only a rare evening or weekend obligation. It’s perfect situation for someone with a background in luxury goods who is tired of large, impersonal department stores and/or mall hours and hassles.

The Sales Associate will handle sales and customer service, including many complex and customized orders, as well as, shipping/receiving tasks. In addition, this individual will be responsible for website updates and social media for the store, including Facebook, Instagram, etc.. Each staff member plays a vital role in the store’s success and must be a team player with a do what it takes attitude in order to maintain the its stellar reputation.

Current or very recent retail experience in an upscale store or department is required. Great computer and sophisticated social media skills are a priority. Only those who are very professional, articulate, organized, flexible and detail oriented will succeed in this role.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com


GOURMET MARKET PASTRY AND SOUS CHEFS - PLYMOUTH, MI

Searching for culinary professionals for a local gourmet market. Positions include Pastry Department Supervisor, Cake Decorator, Sous Chef and Butcher. With a rapidly growing demand for scratch cooking, business is booming. The ideal applicants will have formal culinary training, work well as a team leader in a fast-paced environment, have a creative culinary mind, and pay strong attention to detail. Days positions!

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day culinary operations
  • Coordinate food and kitchenware orders
  • Check freshness and quality of ingredients
  • Assist in the development of menu items
  • Standardize recipes and plate presentations
  • Work with management to create a memorable experience for guests

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in culinary arts, cooking, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of cost and labor systems
  • Passion for food and cooking techniques
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • ServSafe certification or basic sanitization knowledge

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com


MEAT DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR - PLYMOUTH, MI AREA

This Meat and Seafood shop, located in a local gourmet market, showcases a wide variety of quality meat cuts and prepared items. As the butcher / meat manager, you will work to ensure the highest quality of product is served to our guests. Alongside quality, customer service is of top priority. Applicants should be skilled in whole-animal break down, should act as an up-beat leader, be highly organized, thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy offering top-notch service and product.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge in butchering
  • Supervising experience in a meat department
  • Knowledge of industry equipment such as knives, scales, and wrappers
  • A hands-on work ethic
  • The physical ability to unload and butcher whole product
  • ServSafe Certification or basic sanitation knowledge
  • Timeliness and professionalism

Send resume in a Word format attachment to sarah@harperjobs.com

FOODSERVICE BUSINESS MANAGER - JIFFY MIX

Join one of the nation's most successful foodservice manufacturers!

Harper Associates has been retained by the Jiffy Foodservice to identify a star Foodservice Sales Manager to help grow the restaurant / food service division! Jiffy Foodservice recently completed a major expansion to accommodate the growing foodservice segment, and this is a great opportunity for a foodservice sales veteran to help grow Jiffy's footprint!

Chelsea Milling Company has been Making Jiffy Mix since 1930 and has stood the test of time, never once having to lay off employees due to an economic downturn. The leader in prepared baking mixes, Jiffy has dominated the grocery/retail market, and the company is now offering Jiffy Mix to the foodservice and restaurant business! The Foodservice Sales Manager position is newly created and offers the right person an amazing opportunity to make a huge impact on the growth of this newly created division!


BENEFITS

• Unrivaled company culture - there is virtually zero turnover and employee tenure is an average of 17 years

• A foundation built on honesty and integrity

• Exceptional salary and health benefits

• Profit-sharing bonuses

• Great work/life balance

• Health and wellness programs

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Utilize market research and networking to prospect and develop new business opportunities and accounts

• Collaborate with prospects and customers to develop growth strategies for mutual benefit

• Deliver sales presentations to potential and existing customers

• Partner with clients to analyze menus and offer solutions to add value

• Use CRM tool and other computer software to maintain customer base

• Travel (local and nationwide) up to 60% of the time to meet customers, perform product presentations, attend trade shows, etc.

• Have an in-depth knowledge of all products and services offered

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Hospitality or Culinary Arts, or equivalent related experience

• 8-10 years prior Foodservice sales experience

• Experience using a CRM system to manage work flow

• Strong understanding of foodservice distribution segments

• Strong computer, communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally

• Demonstrated success in nurturing and developing Food Service business

• Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Ideal candidates would be those that meet the minimum qualifications and are looking for a long-term home with a privately held company that focuses on people. Must enjoy a team environment and thrive on camaraderie.

Send resume in a Word format attachment to  kevin@harperjobs.com 








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