Regional Sales Associate Supporting the South Region

Our Regional Sales Associate opening is an opportunity to work with a Regional Vice President who is committed to the development of those on his team.  You bring the drive, initiative, and experience with retail sales or retail management, and your RVP will provide both coaching to help you develop new skills and challenges to help grow your existing skills.

The ideal candidate for this position will live within a reasonable commute to our Support Center located in Suwanee, GA.  Candidates in FL and TN may also be considered provided you have easy access to a major airport. Our RSA opening does involve 80% or more travel.
If you are interested in a retail position that does not require evening or weekend work AND allows you time off to enjoy most major holidays, we have a terrific opportunity for you!!

Do you want to be part of a collaborative, thoughtful organization? Join the AMES team today! Become a part of the AMES community as a Regional Sales Associate and you can apply your retail management experience in a stable, cooperative, and supportive working environment. You will use your talents to manage store operations, help customers achieve their goals, and proactively solve problems.

As a Regional Sales Associate with Ames, you will enjoy spending nights, weekends, and major holidays however you wish, as our store hours are generally 6 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, read on for more information about the position duties and responsibilities. We look forward to receiving your application!

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Summary: The general purpose of this job is to provide entire region store coverage in the event of illness, vacations, emergencies, or any other times when a store within the region requires coverage. The person must be able to perform all the job responsibilities just as the store manager would perform them. When not covering stores, the associate will be assigned to a home store and also assist the Regional Vice President on various projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Store Audits – will conduct store audits as designated by RVP
  • Retail Duties – includes renting tools, selling merchandise, stocking store and ordering product
  • In store proactive retail selling. Work with customer in the store and provide sales and service for all Ames tools and related merchandise
  • Create store plans that improve operations to include turns, appearance, slow movers, collections, etc.
  • Creating and monitoring schedules and goals for stores and projects
  • Build a Business to Customer selling relationship with customers
  • Identify areas where field employees need training and provide ongoing training and development support to store managers
  • Inventory Management – responsible for ensuring inventory is properly accounted for
  • Effective Merchandising – Familiar with concepts of merchandising, product placement, add ons, etc.
  • Computer Operations – Experienced with different software, web-based applications
  • Cash Management – Responsible for balancing cash, making deposits, etc.
  • Collections – assist in collecting past due accounts
  • Shipping and Receiving – Experience with shipping large boxes; receiving inventory both physically and into the system
  • Maintain store for organized and clean shopping environment

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience:: Bachelor’s degree with related retail and selling experience or High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and related retail and selling experience.

Competencies: Experienced store operations associate with outstanding skills in customer service, product knowledge, understanding of and ability to sell the importance of service and propositions, inventory control experience, problem solving skills (both technical & financial) , good communications skills verbal and written, computer skills and ability to build relationships with repeat customers.

Language Skills:: (Spanish/English) Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Bi-Lingual English/Spanish Required.

Mathematical Skills:: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:: Requires valid driver license with good driving record.

Other skills and abilities: Computer proficiency required. Must be comfortable with web-based applications.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. No specific vision abilities required. Must be able to sit for two to four hours a time when traveling between stores and must be able to travel by both plane and automobile.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The retail facilities are air conditioned on the sales floor; however, the storage area may not be air conditioned.

Axia Acquisition Corporation, d/b/a Ames Taping Tools, is an equal opportunity employer and believes that each team member makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution is not limited by the assigned responsibilities contained in this job description. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to only the work identified. It is our expectation that each team member will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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