The Salvation Army - Metro Division FT ARC Lead Store Sales Associate Ames, IA in Ames, Iowa
Looking for a place where “Doing the Most Good” is a mission? The Salvation Army has a Full-Time Lead Store Sales Associate position in Ames, IA available for the ideal candidate. We offer a competitive employee benefit program which includes a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drug plan, voluntary life insurance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. This position supports Store management with product sales and acquisition, store maintenance and appearance, customer development and retention, banking and record keeping procedures.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
Proficiently use cash register and able to assist others in basic register problem solving and use of Point of Sale system.
Implement store opening and closing procedures as assigned.
Supports management with banking and reporting procedures, including cash handling procedures, opening and closing or registers, bank runs, and daily deposits.
Implement assigned strategies daily to meet product acquisition, production, and sales goals.
Aware of product rotation process and is diligent in turning product over; communicating with central warehouse to place orders for next day’s processing when assigned.
Supports store management with store maintenance and appearance, following procedures for maintenance and safety concerns, making sure floor displays and layout plans are being followed and updated.
Support management in creating an enjoyable shopping experience with positive customer service skills; handles customer complains as needed.
Communicates with Store Management regarding all facets of store operations, updating and sharing all incidents and concerns as required.
Supports protection of resources under their supervision; implementing product control procedures to prevent shrinkage through theft or spoilage while controlling property, utility, and product supply waste.
Other duties as assigned by Manager or Assistant Manager.
Must be available for a flexible schedule; full-time or part-time positions will require evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
Education & Experience:
High School Degree or equivalent; retail experience including following and giving direction is a plus.
Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive to and from the bank for deposits.
Ability to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with customers, management and coworkers.
Basic computer skills including but not limited to the use of the Point of Sales System, payroll program, and all other programs or systems that are adopted by the TSA ARC.
Ability to use basic math skills.
Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.
Gives direction to the staff as assigned or in the absence of a Manager or Assistant Manager.
Documents and reports to management any concerns with employee behavior or attitude.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, handle, or feel; and hear or talk. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
May be required to travel to various locations for work or training.
The work environment for this position is a store environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. The environment may be dusty and may experience temperature fluctuations based on weather.