Pear Tree Sales Associate

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What kind of person are we looking for? The Perfect Candidate is….

passionate about retail and assisting customers in finding the perfect gift for any occasion. You desire a work environment that allows you to help others by using your strengths of confident communication and provides you with a creative outlet. You have an exuberant personality and you’re dependable. You enjoy working in a supportive role when things are busy and multiple tasks need to be completed. You are steady and work effortlessly in a fast-paced environment and help to create a calm atmosphere for those around you. You have the ability to stay focused and listen when others are speaking and are sensitive to others when communicating. You appreciate consistency and the need for standards to always be met but are comfortable with the changes and fluidity that accompany the constantly changing retail world.

We are here for one reason, and that is the customer. Pear Tree is a gift shop that’s foundation has always been locally made items. Over the last 4 years, we have embraced the art of gift giving and take the responsibility very seriously. We are in search of someone that shares the same passion. Each team member makes an impact, not only on the store, but also with every customer interaction. We work as a team to support one another to provide the best customer experience that is authentic and genuine. Our dedicated staff has created an environment where people are respected, excited to be working in the store, and feel relaxed and supported on their journey of self-discovery.

Required Qualities:

Excited about the sales process, from start to finish
Passionate about Retail and Sales·     
Confident and eloquent when speaking with customers
Aware of the Sales Associate’s importance when assisting customers
Not afraid to ask questions and have real conversations
Steady and dependable
Energized by communicating and interacting with others
Results-oriented
Optimistic
Tech-Savvy
Excited to learn about and educate customers on all of the products we sell
Able to use discretion and professionalism when having
discussions with other employees and customers
Comfortable with and adaptable to change
Able to work well with a team and independently, with minimal supervision
Efficient, organized and able to prioritize
Self-motivated
Comfortable taking charge of the flow of the day
Able to adapt to the unexpected while remaining calm
Focused and aware of what is going on at all times
Fiercely loyal

A Must:

2+ years of retail experience
Confidence
A knack for marketing
Tech Savy
Humility
Artistic flair for floor and window displays
Proven track record of dependability
Exceptional customer service skills
A desire to learn and stay up to date on new products and sale trends
A personality required for a successful sales associate – Outgoing, positive, friendly, helpful, energetic

Technologies we use:

Multiple social media platforms - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Mail Chimp
Apple products- iPad, Mac
Multiple software applications – Word, Excel, Wunderlist, Square Space, Squareup, Dymo, Photoshop
Barcode printing
Square for our point of sale/payment processing
All things come back to technology for us – our communications, systems, even our music is on some form of technology

If this job position ignites a creative spark, please submit both resume and cover letter addressing your retail experience and why you think you are the ideal fit for this position to jennifer@peartreepaper.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!