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Overview

At Lindt USA, we value our Retail Team’s commitment to providing every customer that walks into one of our Lindt Chocolate Shops a premium and unforgettable experience. From the smile on their face to the smooth melting Lindor Truffle sample they provide, every Retail Team Employee has the opportunity to make a lasting impression on our guests. If you love working in a fast-paced, customer-focused, retail environment, and share our passion for delivering a premium chocolate experience, we’d love to hear from you. We offer both part-time and full-time opportunities for retail professionals in all phases of their careers.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Retail Sales Associate at Lindt? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix. Additional related traits listed below.

  • Positive 10
  • Results-driven 10
  • Team Player 9
  • Problem-solver 9
  • Multi-tasker 8
  • Adaptive 8

Additonal Traits

  • Personable
  • Confident
  • Compassionate
  • Adaptive
  • Flexible
  • Independent
  • Patient
  • Collaborative

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I like working at Lindt because we have direct partnerships between our stores, field leadership, and our home office, which I have not experienced anywhere else in the retail industry.

Jenn G., Retail District Manager

Benefits

  • Employee assistance program

    Our Employee Assistance Program is available 24/7 to all Lindt employees to help them, and those in their household, manage life issues that can interefere with job performance and personal well-being.

  • 401K

    Every employee who is 21+ is eligible to enroll; 100% company match up to 3% ( and 50% match on employee contributions over 3% but not more than 5%.) Immediately vested.

  • 50% Employee Discount

    All Lindt employees receive 50% off regularly priced merchandise at all Lindt Chocolate Shop locations.

  • Healthcare

    All employees are offered vision coverage; Full-time employees also receive additional healthcare options.

  • Growth Opportunities

    Opportunities to grow your career within our retail stores, retail leadership, and corporate teams.

  • Freedom

    The ability to innovate, ask "what if,"and try new solutions without fear of failure.

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Responsibilities

Position Purpose

Do you LOVE and appreciate premium chocolate? Do you consider yourself a chocolate enthusiast? As a Shift Supervisor at Lindt USA, you will be joining more than a company -- you will be joining a team that truly believes in you and your abilities to create a positive and engaging in-store experience for our customers. With 65+ wholly-owned Lindt Chocolate Shops in the U.S., our retail teams play an integral part in delivering legendary service and a premium experience to our customers. It takes a passionate, positive, highly engaged, confident, self-starter to win our customers over with every interaction. It is this passion for Lindt, knowledge of our product and commitment to our brand that keeps customers coming back again and again.

Essential Job Functions/Key Accountabilities

Sales

Ensure store meets or exceeds weekly, monthly, annual sales plan and consistently contributes to the district's achievement of the sale's plan.

  • Models understanding and commitment to the store's sales mission and effectively communicates the mission to staff in actionable terms.
  • Assists with development of each team member's individual commitment to the achievement of store's sales results.
  • Models and effectively supervises staff to insure sales goals (including key performance indicators, ADS, UPT, conversion and other company sales standards) and external sales opportunities are achieved.
  • Models Lindt standards through everyday activities (4 Moments of Influence, dress code, up-selling, commitment, passion, sales focus, drive).
  • Monitors and escalates stock levels to Store Management in a timely manner to avoid out of stocks/overstocks/dated product.

Staff Development

Support Store Manager with training sales staff in accordance with Lindt & Sprüngli guidelines and standards in order to insure a knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained staff.

  • Help to train sales staff in accordance with company standards, insuring daily, weekly and monthly sales and operations are consistently achieved.
  • Assist with training and developing staff sales techniques, insuring solid product knowledge is consistently demonstrated and the brand is accurately represented to the customer.
  • Escalate issues to Store Management in a professional and timely manner.

Operational Controls

Ensure store meets or exceeds company standards for operational controls and compliance.

  • Inventory Control/Shrink
  • Cash Management (POS, Paperwork, logs, policies & procedures)
  • Comply with all Quality Assurance policies & procedures
  • Maintain store cleanliness

Requirements

Position Qualifications

Skills & Knowledge

  • Proven sales background
  • Ability to take direction and effectively delegate and execute through others
  • Basic math and/or accounting skills

 Experience

Required

  • Prior retail experience, preferably in a specialty retail environment
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with arms

Education

Required

  • High School Graduate or equivalent

 Preferred

  • Associates Degree

 Other Requirements:

  • Must be available to work nights, weekends (Saturday and Sundays) and Holidays

 

 

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position. Similarly we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company's needs may change over time. Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description. The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

Lindt and Sprüngli is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Applicants for this position must successfully pass a background screening and may be required to pass drug screenings as well. As of July 2018, all Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. properties will be smoke and tobacco free.

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