Wild Birds Unlimited Seeks a New Staff Associate

 Sales Associate Needed!

Wild Birds Unlimited Seeks Part-time Sales Associate (Eugene) 20+ Hours/Week

Wild Birds Unlimited provides an engaging, high-energy shopping experience for our customers. And being "behind the counter" is even more fun and interesting... Our staff enjoys interacting with the community, learning about and helping teach about birds and nature and meeting wonderful people -- our customers. 

How to Apply:
Download application (see below) and bring completed application, your resume, professional references and a cover letter outlining why you want to work at Wild Birds Unlimited. You must apply in person. Open daily between the hours of Mon.-Sat., 10am - 6pm, Sun. 11am - 4pm at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2510 Willamette St. Eugene OR, 97405.

MUST download application (below) and submit it with resume to be considered! Download the required application: 
Job Application is here!

We sell a wide range of foods for wild birds, all types of feeders, housing/nesting materials, birdbaths, fountains and garden and home decor. We sell a complete line of hardware for setting up bird feeding stations in the yard, books, optics, and a wide range of nature gifts. We are Lane County's Backyard Bird Feeding Specialists.

Our teammates work together helping customers, and our new associate will use their outgoing, friendly personality to create positive relationships with customers, advising them on options for their bird-feeding hobby. Learn to help customers solve bird feeding problems, and attract more birds to their yards. Help receive newly-arriving products and work on essential store operations... all to bring our mission to life: "We Bring People and Nature Together®...And We Do It With Excellence!" We train associates in backyard bird feeding, products and bird knowledge, but we look for a strong interest in birds and nature. Must have outstanding communication skills and work well with fellow team members.

We are seeking a Sales Associate with 3-5 years of retail sales experience and outstanding customer service skills. Our teammates work together helping customers, advising them on solving bird feeding problems, opening and receiving products and working behind-the-scenes... all to bring our mission to life: "We Bring People and Nature Together®...And We Do It With Excellence!" To that end, we provide training with regard to backyard bird feeding, products and bird knowledge.

A successful associate easily establishes good rapport with each customer, helping them increase their enjoyment of the hobby of backyard bird feeding by providing education and explaining options for their needs. You'll learn all about birds' needs, species that are found here and aspects of avian life to share with customers. First and foremost, though, is your ability to quickly establish rapport with customers, to help to "make" each customers' day.

We are seeking a person who will work both WEEKDAYS and WEEKENDS and MUST WORK SUNDAY AND MONDAY each week. Must be enthusiastic and highly skilled in working with the public and equally excellent at working with computer-based Point-of-Sales cash registers. 

Though sales is the primary responsibility-- our customers ALWAYS come first -- this position also includes typical daily upkeep chores like POS data entry, cleaning, restocking, bringing bags of seed to customers' cars or in from delivery out back.

Qualifications: friendly, professional demeanor and customer service experience required. Past work in a position with public contact in a busy environment like retail, with 3-5 years' experience required. Applicants must be available to work ALL WEEKENDS as well as weekday hours, including occasional evenings. During holiday periods, additional hours will be needed to fulfill our store's mission.
 

MUST download application (below) and submit it with resume to be considered! 

Skills and requirements:
• MUST have at least 4 years of retail store or other public-facing experience.

• Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm about nature and birds and a willingness and ability to learn more,

• Readily approaches and engages customers, presenting a friendly face to all customers, regardless of their background,

• Respond quickly to instruction and follow important procedures we use with POS,

• Experience in accurately ringing in sales on a POS sales system, carefully adding customer contact information,

• Able to focus quickly and read rapidly-changing electronic displays,

• Experience in restocking shelves, accurately bagging and labeling products, and moving products to the front of the store,

• Readily learn to perform opening and closing operations,

• Ability to move chairs, tables and help prepare and assist at monthly evening educational seminars and events,

• Must be able to lift and move up to 50# frequently; able to move 2000#, one 20# bag at a time over 1 hour of time unpacking pallets of seed. We carry seed bags to customers' cars and unpack pallets of seed each week,

• Able to stand continuously for 3-4 hours at a time; will work in and around seeds, nuts and other food goods,

• Punctual and committed to working shifts assigned


WORK SCHEDULE: Must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays, and ALL Sundays and Mondays. Additional hours are required during busy holidays and seasons!

 
Must download application and include it with your resume. Download application here:


JOB APPLICATION: https://eugene.wbu.com/downloadc/79414/


Benefits:
Generous discounts and free product, raises as you gain additional skills.

How to Apply:
Download application (see below) and bring completed application, your resume, professional references and a cover letter outlining why you want to work at Wild Birds Unlimited. You must apply in person. Open daily between the hours of Mon.-Sat., 10am - 6pm, Sun. 11am - 4pm at Wild Birds Unlimited, 2510 Willamette St. Eugene OR, 97405.

Download the required application: 
Job Application is here!