Sales Associate
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Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
Oakland, CA, USA
Job Posted:
12 days ago

Sales Associate

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles has, for 33 years, been a dynamic community destination as an economic development institution of the African People's Education and Defense Fund, a non-profit organization building genuine black community self-determination.
Are you ready to join our hard working team building Black community economic self-determination?
Under general supervision of the Sales Manager this person assists all customers, completing sales from start to finish. Is courteous, helpful, respectful and honest. This person will also participate in cleaning, merchandising, preparing merchandise for sale as well as some data entry and inventory management.
Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10am - 6:30pm

- Provides excellent customer service, communicates all of the customer benefits and sells the merchandise, going the extra mile to build relationships with customers and this nonprofit
- Deepens our customers’ understanding of the non-profit mission
- Maintains the look of the store and merchandises inventory including giving input on furniture selections and merchandising our ever changing outside display and window display at night
- Clean the store, price tag, clean and prep the merchandise
- Ring up sales, schedule deliveries, file paperwork and organize customers to join our mailing list or sign up to volunteer
- Communicate with customers via email, and other online outlets

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:
Agreement with the mission statement and policies of APEDF. Knowledgeable about Uhuru Movement programs and institutions. Passionate about social justice and economic development for the African community. Sales and customer service experience. Skill in oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations. Ability to lead and also take direction from supervisors. Skill in handling customer disagreements. Skill in use of computers, email and google spreadsheets. Clerical skills. Skill in written communications.

Physical Requirements:
Physical stamina to sit, walk and stand throughout the day. Hearing and English speaking abilities.

Qualifications: High School diploma or the equivalent. 1 year of retail sales and clerical experience.