Retail Sales Associates
Job Title: Retail Sales Associates/Fine Jewelry Sales Specialist, Fine Watch Sales Specialist, Fragrance/ Cosmetic Consultant (Beauty Specialist) 免稅店專員
Reports To: Boutiques Assistant Manager/Boutiques Manager.
Position Grade: 1.5 Stripes
Department: The Gift Shop (Retail Sales) Department
Manger's Title: Gift Shops/ Retail Sales Manager
Monthly Salary Range: USD$1,000~1,200  + commission
(Accurate Salary will be noted once the candidate officially hired)
Job Overview:
The gift shop personnel are responsible for the running of the on board shops, which generally consist of a boutique, a cosmetic and fragrance counter, and a souvenir and gift shop
. The job requires a high level of customer interaction, meaning sales should have good customer facing and communication skills.
Responsibilities and Duties include (but are not limited to)
  • Always follows the 5 rules of 1st Class Service.
  • Learns to sell by satisfying customer needs.
  • Mainly sells duty free items onboard ranging from souvenir items, foodstuffs, apparels, jewelry, watches, perfumes etc.
  • Ensures high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service.
  • Maintains outstanding store condition and visual merchandising standards.
  • Ensures that all merchandise is displayed nicely and orderly and featured merchandise prominently displayed in each section.
  • Checks stock daily to ensure that all products are adequately stocked and available for customers.
  • Understands the Travel Retail Philosophy and the compliance of the return policy.
  • Contributes to sales and marketing plans
  • Ascertains customers’ needs and wants
  • Provides a complete shopping experience for our customers, involving product knowledge and excellent service.
  • Recommends and displays items that match customer needs
  • Keeps up to date with product information
  • Accurately describes product features and benefits
  • Provides excellent customer service at all times
  • Greets customers who enter the shop.
  • Be involved in stock control and management.
  • Assists shoppers to find the goods and products they are looking for.
  • Be responsible for processing cash and card payments.
  • Answers queries from customers with patience and profession.
  • Gives accurate and current information and if the correct information is not at hand, does everything possible to provide an answer before the customer leaves the stop.
  • Gives advice and guidance on product selection to customers.
  • Reports discrepancies and problems to the supervisor in timely manners
  • Operates the cash register, and be consistently accurate in money handling.
  • Balances cash registers with receipts.
  • Deals with customer complaints, refunds and issues and follows all companies policies and procedures
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions; preparing reports; making recommendations to management.
  • Keeps the store tidy and clean, this includes hovering and mopping.
  • Be responsible dealing with customer complaints.
  • Helps the Stop manager by suggesting alternative locations for products
  • Complies with established guidelines, particularly with brands.
  • Knows the procedures for processing paperwork between the shop and other departments
  • Attaches price tags to merchandise on the shop floor.
  • Be Responsible for security within the store and looks out for shoplifters and fraudulent credit cards etc.
  • Receives and stores the delivery of large amounts of stock
  • Keeps up to date with special promotions and putting up displays.
  • Experience
    • At least 2 years previous experience in retail and customer service in a hospitality related environment preferred.
    • Proven working experience in retail sales
    • Basic understanding of sales principles and customer service practices
  • Education level:Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred
  • Specific skills & Knowledge
    • The comprehensive understanding of sales i.e. retail, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, sports equipment etc
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with customers and colleagues
    • Ability to set and accomplish goals in a team atmosphere
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Instinctive belief that customer service is job number one
    • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and Target Orientation
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
    • Basic administration skills
  • Language
    • Ability to speak English clearly, distinctly and cordially with guests
    • Ability to communicate in English to understand, interpret written procedures, give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from guests, supervisors and co-workers
    • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language
    • Ability to speak additional languages such as Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese preferred.
    • Must be about to speak English plus at least one of the following languages to a conversational/business level (Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese)
  • Personal characteristics
    • Exhibit a passion for working with customers
    • Be a dynamic, passionate individuals
    • Has a friendly and engaging personality.
    • Be comfortable working with members of the public.
    • Has a confident manner
    • Must be helpful and polite to everyone
    • You should 
    • Able to work as part of a sales team.
    • Knowledge of inventory techniques.
    • Should be of a smart appearance and articulate.
    • Friendly, helpful, confident and engaging personality
  • Physical abilities
    • Be physically fit as they will be on their feet for most of the day and may be required to lift large amounts of stock.
    • Must meet all physical requirements, including the ability to participate in emergency life-saving drills and required training.
    • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Career Prospects:Sales Manager on board or land