Job Opening: Retail Sales Position (part time)
Boston Building Resources has a job opening for a part-time salesperson in our Reuse Center. We are seeking an outgoing person who enjoys interacting with people, who has some knowledge of home repair and building materials, and who can help move materials when they are purchased, lifting up to 50 pounds regularly.
Hours will be Monday and Tuesday 8:00-4:30, Thursday 11:00-7:00, and will likely include Saturday shifts in the future (9:00-3:00).
Customer Service & Sales
Greet members and customers when they enter the store
Explain our program to new customers, including our membership, deposit, and pickup policies
Answer customers’ questions and direct them to materials they are looking for
Process sales via POS (point of sale) computer program
Clearly mark “sold” and “pick-up date” on materials on which someone has rendered a deposit
Assist customers with loading materials in the vehicle so long as the materials can be fastened securely. If in doubt, ask management for second opinion.
Maintain a clean, neat, and professional appearance and treat customers fairly and courteously at all times.
Warehouse Organization and Maintenance
- Contribute to maintaining an organized, clean, safe warehouse/store, both inside and out, including keeping aisles free of materials and floors broom clean daily
Assist with organizing and reorganizing building materials in racks and on floor on a daily basis
Assist with design and implementation of special displays to showcase certain materials
Learn the proper use of all material handling equipment and help keep it in good working condition
Take precautions when moving heavy materials
Help with trash control and collection as well as learn and practice company-mandated recycling procedures
Clean up trash and debris around the perimeter of the warehouse every other week and put into dumpster
Coordinate with Program Manager to establish daily/weekly/long-term goals for materials organization and display
Pursue knowledge of materials we sell – appropriate uses and fair market values
Help unload incoming donations from truck
Accompany driver on truck pick-ups when asked by manager
One year experience in construction, building materials, or related retail sales
Knowledge of building materials suitable for residential use
Some knowledge of fair market values for new and used building materials
Ability to work as team member as well as alone
Demonstrated history of reliability
Ability to stay calm and focused when asked to do many tasks at once
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 100 lbs. occasionally, from varying positions
Spanish or Kreyol language ability a plus
Available to work Saturdays
You must like to work.
Salary & Benefits
- $10.00 to $15.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
- 10 paid holidays per year
- 2 weeks paid vacation for first three years of service, after third year 3 weeks per year, after six years 4 weeks per year
- 3 paid personal days per year
- Up to 10 paid sick days per year
- Contribution to the premium of a health insurance plan
- 3% matching contribution to a retirement fund
BBR is an equal opportunity employer.
Send us your resume by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by fax (617-427-2491), or by US Mail (100 Terrace Street, Boston, MA 02120). No phone calls please.