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Part-time ,
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Jenny Beorkrem

Senior Retail Associate at Neighborly (30-40 hrs/wk)

Neighborly is a local and woman-owned home and gift boutique committed to supporting independent makers and artists. Nearly all of our products are ethically sourced and/or eco-friendly. We are looking to hire a Location Manager at our shop in Wicker Park to start as soon as possible.

The job candidate must be up to the challenge of providing exceptional customer service and assisting in managing a small team of retail associates, while completing the day-to-day tasks required to maintain a retail shop.

This is a 30-40 hr/week, paid hourly position. This position will (always) require evening and Saturday hours as these are our busiest times in retail. Sunday availability is also preferred.

Demonstrated past experience in a retail environment is a must. Persons that thrive in a small business working environment and have the confidence and initiative to be a good leader are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an upbeat attitude when providing customer service, feel comfortable wearing many hats, be a quick learner, be very organized and pay close attention to detail. They must have an eye for well-designed and quality-made products and be current with home color and style trends.

This position will be a direct assistant to the business owner and is an integral asset to our small team. The position will function as the on-site day-to-day senior retail associate in the following ways:

> Offer exceptional customer service, greeting each customer that comes in the shop, assisting with product information and recommendations, and facilitating an easy shopping and checkout experience.

> Manage inventory; restock and merchandise inventory on floor, establishing checks to know when more product needs to be ordered or transferred from other locations, receive new product orders, communicate with vendors as needed to follow up on orders, report damages, etc.

> Learn in detail about products offered at our shop and our vendors.

> Delegate tasks to and assist in managing retail assistants.

> Manage holiday/seasonal rotation of product displays.

> Maintain shop to be clean and orderly with help of retail assistants.

> Design and manage install or execute window display for holidays.

> Inventory and order office supplies as needed.

> Assist with staffing special events from time to time.

Neighborly offers competitive compensation, including benefits such as profit sharing bonuses, paid time off, and employee discounts.

To apply: Please no calls or drop-ins. Email your résumé and a short note about why you want to work at Neighborly to getajob [at] neighborlyshop [dot] com. Please use subject "Senior Retail Associate".

Job Type: Permanent
Compensation: tbd
Location: Chicago/Wicker Park