About the Position:
At Laskowski Ace, Sales Associates are the backbone of the business. The Sales Associates primary focus is assisting customers with finding the right products for their needs. Sales Associates are not only there to help customers find items in the store, but they are there to help narrow down choices and help the customer make that final decision! Responsibilities include: Engaging and inspiring customers in every way; greet customers as soon as they are encountered Assisting customers in the store as well as on the phone Fronting, stocking, and merchandising products Solving problems and coming up with solutions to customer's home and garden issues Daily outdoor plant care as well as merchandising and typical garden center tasks Filling propane tanks Unloading incoming trucks and putting away merchandise using a forklift (training will be provided) Ensure that the store remains clean, well maintained and organized; including dusting and mopping Maintain awareness of promotions/advertisements in order to inform customers about special sales Mastering the knowledge of Lawn Mowers and Snow Throwers, Trimmers and Blowers as well as brands from Craftsman to Stihl (training will be provided); Cutting PVC Pipe, Keys and Chains
Minimum Be at least 18 years old Experience using a computer Ability to communicate professionally with customers and team members Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. repetitively Carry out merchandise to customer’s vehicles, load merchandise in customer’s vehicles Physical ability to move large, bulky and/or heavy merchandise Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time Clean and approachable appearance Availability must be flexible to the needs of the business Preferred but, not required Forklift experience Retail experience in identifying and selling products based on customer needs Customer service experience, including resolving customer issues, assisting customers in locating product, greeting customers, answering phones and building relationships with customers Retail experience including merchandising and stocking Lawn and garden care experience
What’s in it for you? Competitive salary Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Life Insurance Sick and Disability Pay Holiday Pay Paid Vacation Profit Sharing/401(k) Employee Referral Bonus Educational Reimbursement Jury Duty Pay Ace Hardware Employee Discount Perks Great training program that will empower each associate, all while growing their knowledge of the Hardware Industry! Lifelong skills in “Do It Yourself” projects for your home or your family’s home About Us: As your local Ace Hardware, our store is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 5,000 stores in 50 states and more than 60 countries. As part of a cooperative, our Lake County roots started in 1962 in Round Lake, IL with a small 4,000sq.ft. store in the plaza where today our 72,000sq.ft. store resides. Thanks to our loyal customers, a great management team & staff, plus a commitment to excellence, we've grown through the years. Today we have 9 stores located in: Round Lake, Gurnee, Libertyville, Mundelein, Wauconda, Grayslake, Waukegan on Lewis & Yorkhouse, Antioch & McHenry, IL. Locally and family-owned, Laskowski Ace is your helpful neighborhood place for convenience, selection, & service. Visit us at www.acehardware.com
Ace Hardware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we consider all applicants for employment and employees eligible for employment without regard to race, marital status or civil union status, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation and/or any other characteristic protected by law.