CDS Part Time Product Demonstrator CAN
Club Demonstration Services
Saskatoon, SK
Summary
CDS Part Time Product Demonstrator CAN

Are you outgoing and enthusiastic about interacting with people? If promoting the best brands to today’s shoppers sounds appealing, then Club Demonstration Services (CDS), the in-house product demonstration company for Costco, might be the place for you! We are looking for Product Demonstrators who will promote, share samples and information about products to Costco members. You’ll join a global workforce of 31,000 employees providing demonstration services across Canada and in 9 countries around the world.

CDS is the preferred in-house event marketing provider to Costco. We offer the best person-to-person marketing services in the industry, driving sales for our customers and Costco. APPLY TODAY!

What We Offer:
Immediate, part-time positions
Competitive Pay Rates
Flexible hours
Great team members

Responsibilities:
Prepare and demonstrate food and non-food vendor products to Costco club members.
Interact with customers and management in a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing manner.
Generate brand awareness and positive product impressions to increase sales.
Provide excellent customer services, including assessing the needs of the customer to best recommend products.
Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Flexible schedule, including weekend availability.
Stand comfortably for us to 6 hours a day.
Basic computer skills.
The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants.

Responsibilities
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

As the in-house product demonstration company for Costco Wholesale, CDS has friendly, professional and talented employees who provide high quality product demonstrations and marketing services to Costco Wholesale and its vendors. The goal of our teams is to create a great member experience that increases sales the day of a demonstration and the months that follow.

The Sales Advisor will generate excitement, brand awareness and increase products sales through event sampling and promotions; continuously engage and communicate with members regarding product; encourage members to purchase event product set up and breakdown of working area, preparation of sampling products.

Job Duty

Engage the consumer by creating brand awareness and enthusiasm
Dynamically sell product to the member
Assist other Sales Advisors as required in a team-oriented environment
Set-up and organize merchandise; prepare vendor products according to written instructions
Coordinate, organize and close down work area including cleaning and sanitizing, washing and drying dishes and proper storage of equipment
Adhere to all Food Safety handling and sanitation training and guidelines
Participate and adhere to all safety policies and practices
Perform other related duties as assigned or required
Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Degree Program/Major (e.g. Marketing, Business Administration, or related field)

0-2 Years of experience in retail/grocery, sales and/or restaurant/food service highly desirable

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Excellent Customer Service Skills
Good Interpersonal Skills
Ability to Ensure High Levels of Service & Quality are Maintained
Track Record of Building & Maintaining Customer/Client Relationships
Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment
Professional Food Safety Certification required
Ability to Understand & Follow specific Instructions & Procedures
Must be able to work flexible hours and schedule, including weekends

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Field / Reps Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 10 kg, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants.