Retail Associate - Multiple Locations - Winter 2019-20

Aspen Snowmass | Aspen, CO, United States

Posted Date 2/13/2020
Four Mountain Sports and D&E are the retail and rental brands owned and operated by Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Skiing Company prides itself on knowing Retail Team knows the latest tech and trends.  Apply to this job to be considered for any of our Four Mountain Sports locations.  Learn more about our Rental and Retail jobs
The Retail Associate will assist customers and ensure they have a fun and memorable shopping experience by providing them with product knowledge, options, and accessories. It is the Retail Associate’s responsibility to provide exceptional customer service and make a life-long customer, not just a sale.
Essential Job Functions
• Develops solutions for customers by listening to their needs and recommending the appropriate products. Builds customer confidence and helps make selections
• Greets customers promptly and determines needs quickly
• Possesses detailed knowledge of product benefits and features 
• Demonstrates product uses and operation and provides details about merchandise specifications, maintenance, care, delivery, and warranties
• Answers questions about merchandise, the store, Aspen Skiing Company products and services and the resort
• Keeps clientele informed by notifying them of sales and future merchandise of potential interest
• Utilizes the company’s POS system to create or update customer profile records, process discounts and payments, administer exchanges and returns, provide change and receipts
• Obtains merchandise requested by customer or receives merchandise selected by customer and wraps or bags merchandise for customers
• Counts and balances tills 
• Maintains a clean work environment through folding merchandise on the retail floor and stockrooms.  Cleans dressing rooms of hangers and tags, and puts merchandise back in proper place after each use of the dressing room and cleans shelves, counters, fixtures or tables and helps with opening and closing cleaning duties
• Collaborates with other team members to keep the sales floor area clean and organized at all times
• Stocks shelves, counters, fixtures or tables with merchandise
• Assists in maintaining the back stock room 
• Identifies and monitors security issues and notifies management. Helps prevent loss and theft of cash and inventory
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 
• Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance.
• Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
• Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
• Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
• Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
• Knowledge of United States currency required
• Computer proficiency required 
• Written and speaking fluency in English required
• High School diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required
• Previous customer service or retail sales experience preferred, but not required 
• Bi-lingual language skills (Spanish, Portuguese, French or others) preferred
• For Alpine stores:
o Prior retail selling experience and product knowledge of skis, boots, bindings and other ski hard goods equipment preferred
o Boot fitting experience a plus
• For D&E stores:
o Prior retail selling experience and product knowledge of snowboards, boots, bindings and other snowboard hard goods equipment preferred
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
A physical assessment (Work Ready) is required for certain positions.
Skiing or Snowboarding is required for certain positions.
Seasonal | Full Time | Part Time

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