Sony Specialist

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Part Time/Permanent

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"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
  • Report daily metrics and feedback as directed

Sony Specialists Are:

  • Confident; self-starters; creative; inspirational; passionate; intuitive; polished
  • Crowd Lovers & Pleasers
  • Enthusiastic; fast-paced; persuasive; responsive to urgency; adaptable; reliable; committed
  • Natural-born Sellers
  • 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

Requirements:

  • Infectious personality!
  • 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:

  1. Google Specialist
  2. Any LG Opening
  3. BlackBerry Promo Rep
  4. ZTE Brand Advocate
  5. E-Reader Brand Advocate
  6. Technology Trainer

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.

 
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