Club Demonstration Services

CDS Senior Shift Supervisor CAN

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    Club Demonstration Services

    CDS Senior Shift Supervisor CAN

    Club Demonstration Services St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario

    Sales, purchasing and customer service
    Reference : 185019
    Posted + 30 days ago | Still Open
    Permanent As soon as possible


    CDS Senior Shift Supervisor CAN

    Job Locations CA-ON-Ancaster

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 1:05 PM)

    Requisition ID 2018-185019 # of Openings 1 Category (Portal Searching) Product and Event Demonstrations


    CDS Senior Shift Supervisor 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 a Senior Shift Supervisor who will lead by example, providing excellent customer service preparing and demonstrating products to club members.

    The Senior Shift Supervisor will oversee scheduled in-warehouse events in the absence of Event Manager. S/he will assist the Event Manager with day to day operations such as daily reports, interviewing and training new Sales Advisors, and ensuring compliance with company policy.

    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:
    Competitive Pay Rates
    Flexible hours
    Great team members

    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.
    Assist Event Manager with day to day operations and oversee in-warehouse events in their absence.
    Other duties as assigned.

    Flexible schedule, including weekend availability.
    Stand comfortably for up to 6 hours a day.
    Basic computer skills.
    Excellent communication skills and superb member care.
    Able to follow written and verbal instructions, perform routine tasks with minimal supervision

    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.


    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

    The Senior Shift Supervisor will assist the Event Manager to direct and coordinate warehouse activities relating to successful events, promotions and sales of vendor products in accordance with established policies and procedure. S/he will influence the buyer’s behavior through customer education, engagement, and enthusiastically promoting and demonstrating the product. The Senior Shift Supervisor will also support the Event Manager to ensure CDS remains at the forefront of the global event marketing industry.

    Job Duty
    Engage the consumer by creating brand awareness and enthusiasm
    Dynamically sell product to the member
    Support the Event Manager’s direction of all associate related activities engaged in creating daily and weekly events, promotions, profile events and growing sales of vendor products
    Coordinate organization and execution of non-food events, road shows and special events
    Optimize customer satisfaction/loyalty through improved operations. Lead by example to engage the consumer, create brand awareness, enthusiasm and sales through event sampling and promotions.
    Coordinate organization and execution of non-food events, road shows and special events.
    Coach junior staff in proper event procedures and selling techniques to ensure maximum results of company sales goals
    Assist Managers to process daily event results in order to provide timely reports to the Payroll and Accounting department to accurately process payroll and vendor billing
    Oversee product preparation, presentation and storage of vendor products and supplies. Ensure associates follow DPIS and Scheduling instructions to provide adequate sample amounts and quality events
    Assist Managers with health, safety and sanitation issues in order to maintain a safe and clean work environment for employees and customers in compliance with a
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    ll OSHA requirements, other governmental regulations and company standards
    Perform other related duties as assigned

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Direct Reports

    - This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

    Indirect Reports

    - May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    - Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job.

    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:

    3-5 Years of experience in a client-side, branded, consumer-packaged goods company; or a combination of supplier-side and client-side experience

    Minimum of 1-year supervisory experience.

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    Strong Prioritizing Skills
    Knowledge of generally accepted practices, procedures, & standard policy & procedure development techniques
    Decision Making Skills
    Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills
    Conflict Management Skills
    Ability to Exercise Sound Judgement
    Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, & web browsers
    Team Building Skills
    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.
    Club Demonstration Services

    Club Demonstration Services

    Club Demonstration Services (CDS) is a uniquely focused company with proven expertise in providing customized in-warehouse events for Costco Wholesale clubs. Since our inception in 1988, we have been influencing Costco members’ buying decisions...

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