"Technology Fan? Born to Sell? Do you love your computer?
If you are extremely tech savvy, an outgoing person, an early adopter and are born to spread some tech love, we may have the perfect part-time job for you!"
Want to champion the hottest products from industry leader Sony Electronics? MarketStar has a great job demoing and selling the latest products like the new Sony 4K televisions and some other hot new products coming out.
We're looking for people to demonstrate, promote and sell a variety of exciting new products from the industry-leading technology company Sony in retail stores in the Sony Specialist position.
As a Sony Specialist, you must be personable, driven and passionate about new technology and its power to improve people's lives. We are looking for people who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about computers, digital imaging, televisions and mobile devices, and who will spread that excitement to customers as well as Retail Sales Associates (RSAs).
Nationwide positions are being filled NOW, and we're ramping more hiring for the 2013 holiday season. These are part-time and ongoing jobs, NOT temporary!
In addition to the job duties outlined below, staff should perform other duties as assigned by Managers when necessary.
Sony Specialist Responsibilities:
Use innovative customer engagement and creative sales techniques to increase sales of Sony's products at retail
Use passion for customer service and knowledge of technology to build quality relationships with consumers at retail
Field questions about product features and explain benefits
Engage and excite customers by showing them how the right products can enrich their lives
Deliver product demonstrations that are relevant and memorable, and which increase sales and brand advocacy
Build and cultivate strong relationships with RSAs and Store Management as a trusted ally and brand representative of Sony
Share observations, concerns, and potential solutions: what works well, what could work better (inventory, sell-in, pricing deviations, sales techniques)
Maintain Sony displays in merchandising
Verify in-store product assortment
Manage and execute special Sony events
Understand the industry and local market. Know the retailer and their competitors. Know Sony's competitors and their strengths and weaknesses
Take direction from Manager(s) and complete all tasks as assigned
Adhere to retail store policies as directed
Assist in cleaning and maintaining site before, during and after each day
Enthusiastic; fast-paced; persuasive; responsive to urgency; adaptable; reliable; committed
Outgoing, enthusiastic, confident and able to connect with consumers in a retail setting. Intelligent and unpretentious. Confident and approachable. Driven and motivated, with the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
Tech savvy; passionate about the web, social media, digital imaging, televisions, computers and mobile devices
Knowledgeable about popular web browsers, social media sites, tech blogs and websites, and web apps
Previous sales and/or demonstration experience
Previous retail experience
Must be technically advanced with expertise in consumer electronics and new technology
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced retail environment
Ability to work hard, juggling many responsibilities in order to represent the brand
Ability to capture data anecdotally on guest experiences
Analytical skills a plus
Ability to safely lift at least 40lbs
Ability to work standing up during work shifts (no sitting allowed)
Stay current with product updates and announcements
Have reliable transportation + be able to travel regionally for training
Some locations require bi-lingual candidates
Knowledge, Skills & Behaviors:
Sony Specialist will represent full breadth of all Sony products
Be a Sony brand advocate who can engage with customers on product benefits, solutions, connectivity & demonstrations
Passionate about products, energetic
Open to new ideas, outgoing
Good communicator, good listener and know how to translate solutions back to customer
Great problem solver, knows how to overcome barriers
Reliable, independent, accountable for results
Responsive with aggressive follow-up skills and have highest attention to value-added reporting skills
We offer outstanding Training, Support & Compensation:
Long Term & Ongoing Opportunities
$14-16/Hour (Depends On Experience) + Bonuses!
Discounts on Sony products!
Typical Schedule is Friday-Sunday ~ 20 Hours/Week (Some stores up to 36 Hours/Week)
Initial and ongoing training and a first-look at Sony's new products
Stellar reps will have opportunities for potential long-term employment with Sony!
When applying, please be prepared to:
Provide digital copy of your resume
If selected, you will be doing a video interview through our tool called Hire Vue. To learn more about Hire Vue, click here: Hire Vue (Must have access to a computer or smartphone/tablet with a webcam for potential video interview)
Undergo a background check and drug screen (upon offer)
Note, that if you apply for this position, you will not be considered and blocked from applying for the following programs as it is in conflict with this Sony program:
Any LG Opening
BlackBerry Promo Rep
ZTE Brand Advocate
E-Reader Brand Advocate
MarketStar does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where MarketStar does business.