Lucia's is Hiring!

Lucia's is Hiring!

As a Fair-Trade Establishment, it is our mission to support artisans in developing countries around the world by purchasing their products and creating a market for their items. We have a retail store, online store and a new location in Saugatuck MI. Our sister company Lucia’s Imports is a wholesale fair trade company. We are looking for a warehouse staff, retail assistant and an assistant manager to join our dynamic team.  If you are looking for a meaningful job that makes a difference in the world, please send us your resume  to teresa@luciasimports.com.  We are looking for someone who is energetic, outgoing, and is passionate about our fair-trade mission.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Hours

  • Work weekdays and some Saturdays, Sunday possibly some evenings for special events
  • Full time is 9:55 AM to 6:15 PM with a 30-minute lunch break. Part time position is flexible hours

Capabilities Sought

  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Lucia’s World Emporium and Lucia’s Imports.
  • Experience in retail sales with knowledge of fair trade organizations.
  • Interest in meeting the public and relating to customers.
  • Educate customers on fair trade while approaching customer service in a highly energetic way.
  • Experience in point of sale systems.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a member of the team with the store team and management.
  • Social Media skills
  • Graphic Design and Photography skills a plus
  • Digital Marketing skills a plus

Responsibilities

The sales associate is responsible for basic daily operations of the store as assigned by the store manager.

  • Open and close the store, handle sales and customer service, follow procedures set by the store manager.
  • Show the customer that they are the top priority at Lucia’s World Emporium. Model the components of excellent customer service.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the mission of Lucia’s World Emporium and Lucia’s Imports, the products sold and the artisans who have made them; share educational materials with staff and customers.
  • Maintain positive, clear interactions with customers, other employees and customers.
  • Process inventory shipments including pricing, steaming, hanging, and setting displays in the store.
  • Keep the store clean and tidy.
  • Maintain a neat and professional personal appearance including wearing clothing appropriate to Lucia’s mission, values and aesthetics.
  • Bimonthly newsletter both for retail store and wholesales.
  • Daily Social Media posts to increase traffic
  • Ideas for and implement a plan to partner with local nonprofits for shop nights
  • Promote online sales
  • Maintain Rewards program and email list
  • Create marketing materials for the store (fliers, info cards, posters)
  • Maintain a welcoming atmosphere (outside appearance, Mannequins, displays, create displays and promote new items)
  • Goals: Increase Sales, conversion rate and traffic thru social media promotion

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in retail sales
    • Self-motivated, outgoing, energetic, and enjoys working with people.
    • Capability and willingness to carry out all duties in a careful and responsible manner
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential;  social media skills, word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail skills are very helpful.
    • Graphic Design and Web marketing a plus
    • Excellent leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks and changing priorities while simultaneously maintaining awareness for details.
  • Enthusiastic support of and commitment to Lucia’s mission and its goals
  • Physical Requirements
    • Ability to be mobile on sales floor for extended periods of time
    • Ability to lift and move up to 75 lbs, utilizing appropriate equipment, assistance and safety techniques.
  • Eligibility to be employed in the United States of America

 

To apply please send your resume and available hours to Teresa Hendricks at teresa@luciasimports.com.

 

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