Sales - Party Rental Associate

Sales · Pennsauken, New Jersey
Department Sales
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $20-$23 per hour plus benefits

Position Title:      Party Associate

– Party & Events Industry


Position Tasks & Activities:

  • Answer telephone and process phone orders.
  • Primarily responsible for assisting homeowner to plan small scale events.
  • Assist Event Rental Consultants with larger orders and projects.
  • Recommend rental equipment to customers that best meets their need.
  • Work with client to schedule on site survey inspections and design event plans.
  • Obtains all permits necessary to complete the event.
  • Explain rental fees and provides information about rented items, such as operation or description. Also explains damage waiver options, delivery fees and minimums.
  • Maintain price quotes and rental reservations and place in appropriate file.
  • Avoid overbooking by communicating with written and verbal details.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating price list and website as needed.
  • Recommend changes to the price list and website to Sales Manager.
  • Provide written event price estimates according to established procedures.
  • Coordinate outside services such as generators, professional decor and caterers and event staff if requested by the client.
  • Prepare contract and obtain signature and deposit.
  • Informs client of utility regulations if applicable.
  • Communicate all event details with internal staff to ensure a smooth event.
  • Produce a computer-generated layout of event, when required.
  • Follow up with client per company policy.
  • Maintain open communication with management and make recommendations for purchase of new inventory items.
  • Assist in design and updates to theme packages with Event Rental Consultants.
  • Assist with creating store promotions and displays, including external displays.
  • Maintain Showroom, which can include the following:

-  Displays and merchandise in showroom

-  Customer Restroom

-  Showroom floor

-  Trash Removal

  • Report safety violations to supervisor.
  • Fill in for other positions, when necessary, for smooth operation of the business.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures, rules and regulations in written or verbal form.
  • Comply with government safety requirements and other regulations and security in store.
  • Attend department, store and safety meetings.
  • Perform other duties as requested.



Nature of the Work:            

To plan small-scale events from planning to production stage. Recommend rental equipment and accessories to assist client in meeting their event needs.  Communication the rental equipment and services contracted to all department managers to ensure all details of the event are covered. Coordinate outside services when requested by client.  

     

Working Conditions:           

Most of the work will be done in general office conditions.  Will be exposed to outside elements while conducting site inspections and overseeing coordination of events.  Work is fast paced, demanding and very rewarding.       

 

Education, Skills & Requirements:

  • Must maintain a professional personal appearance.
  • Must possess sales and customer relation skills.
  • Must be able to use mathematics to solve problems.
  • Computer knowledge is preferred. Training on rental software will be provided.
  • Must be able to speak English clearly and write legibly. The ability to speak other languages is a plus.
  • Must pass company drug screen.
  • Must maintain an acceptable attendance record.
  • Must be able to lift approximately 50 lbs.
  • Must have a full range of motion and dexterity.
  • Must be able to understand and follow instructions furnished in written and oral form then pass them on to personnel.
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with co-workers.

 

Reports to:     Sales Manager

 

This company is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability and/or age.

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  • Location
    Pennsauken, New Jersey
  • Department
    Sales
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $20-$23 per hour plus benefits