Sales Associate - Gift Wrap (Part-Time, 15 hours)

Sales Associate - Gift Wrap (Part-Time, 15 hours)

Job Introduction

Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…  

Rewards and benefits 

Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary. 

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or working remotely 

  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service 

  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations 

  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies 

  • Defined pension contribution scheme  

  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme  

  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days 

  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment 

  • Subsidised gym memberships  

  • Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes  

  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme 

  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members 

  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance 

  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development 

Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail… 

Role Responsibility

We pride ourselves on customer experience and it will be your job to deliver exceptional service so that Selfridges continues to be the ultimate shopping destination.

This is your opportunity to share your wide product knowledge with others around you, from fellow team members to customers. You will work with hard-working, extraordinary team members to join forces to deliver exceptional customer service in the most exciting department store in the world. 

As a Sales Associate supporting  Gift Wrap you will: 

  • Act as the first point of contact for customers
  • Deliver an extraordinary experience for all customers
  • Be curious to identify customer needs and consistently meet these expectations
  • Offer product knowledge and understanding
  • Handle customer complaints effectively yet compassionately knowing when to refer them to an appropriate member of the Management Team
  • Share expert knowledge and passion of other areas within Selfridges to customers and colleagues
  • Make, tell and share stories

The Ideal Candidate

  • A great communicator. You will be able to positively engage with all types of customers (domestic and international) with varying needs and requirements​

  • Well Informed. You will develop excellent product knowledge by following trends and being aware of our competitor’s activity, along with taking part in supplier training​

  • Known to be a service expert. You’ll use your skills to deliver the extraordinary each and every time and take the initiative to provide additional services where appropriate ​

  • A proud shopkeeper. It will fall to you to maintain the Selfridges standards and inspire others to deliver the same​

  • A problem solver. You’ll go above and beyond to resolve issues for our customers and be able to adapt your approach to each individual customer​

  • Flexible. Responsive to business needs, you are happy and comfortable to take responsibility for tasks that may go beyond the role expectation​

  • An example of our values, a trusted and respected colleague​

About the Company

Everyone is welcome 

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.   

 

Our awards cabinet  

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked...Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times. 

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