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Become A Retail Sales Specialist

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Working As A Retail Sales Specialist

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $22,100

    Average Salary

What Does A Retail Sales Specialist Do At Vivint

* Sets a vision and purpose for the assigned area that aligns with company objectives.
* Clearly outlines store expectations/targets and communicates regularly to team about the area performance.
* Create and execute a sales plan that meets or exceeds established sales quota and support Company revenue and profit targets
* Conducts store visits on a rotating basis to interact with and coach leaders and employees.
* Actively supports the selling process, and helps the employee’s problem solve the process through coaching and role playing
* Motivates team to drive sales by implementing market/store competitions, incentives, and by providing feedback
* Leads from the front showing sales managers, leads and representatives how to contact, overcome objections and close the sale.
* Holds regular Vivint
* Connect meetings with direct reports and actively coaches, develops and manages their performance.
* Utilizes tools to filter and cascade communication to the area (daily check-in calls, correlation meetings, email, store visits, etc.)
* Actively engaged in the training activates for new hires, sales training and leadership development activities
* Assists management in reviewing the Partner Program and identifying any problems, concerns and/or opportunities for improvement.
* Partners with Vivint corporate and Partnerto open new stores in market.
* Actively manages any issues for the market related to Corporate support (IT, HR, Marketing, etc.)
* Assist training department in developing and delivering training initiatives.
* Assist in delivering leadership and soft skills training as needed
* Utilizes and demonstrates effective management principles and practices to create and maintain a successful relationship with partner employees, resulting in an environment where employees are valued and respected.
* Actively manage engagement by having a pulse on the organization and implementing activities that will maximize partner employees’ discretionary effort

What Does A Retail Sales Specialist Do At Advantage Solutions

* Meet and exceed sales goals, by educating store managers on merchandising analytics – more product nets more profitability.
* Share data on sales volume, seasonal profits, and maximize their sales revenue within the store using sales analysis from your company provided iPAD.
* Must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally with Advantage Solutions management and externally with all Customers.
* Sell at store level “live orders” on multiple clients (>5 clients) in over 50% of their stores on the monthly basis.
* Increase sales volume through promotional activity by selling and building displays, creating themes with related items to support holiday/special promo events, and making plan-o-gram adjustments when necessary.
* Maintain client objectives by insuring all authorized client items represented on the shelf have accurate and complete tags and making certain that un-saleable or out-of-code product is removed.
* Will work on the authorization of items to meet Client shelf schematic standards.
* Must be able to take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials for products on shelf.
* Achieve client goals and objectives by effectively managing stores within your territory and executing projects and standards.
* Increase brand representation and effectiveness through establishing and maintaining customer and client relationships.
* Will complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc

What Does A Retail Sales Specialist Do At The Hershey Company

* Must demonstrate our Customer Service Pledge
* o Must be approachable, showing that our guests are our priority
* o Must initiate contact with our guests by being courteous and greeting them with a smile
* o Must be willing to listen to our guests and provide for their needs
* o Must provide a genuine Thank You to every guest
* Greet, welcome, and extend service to customers while meeting or exceeding service standards
* Assist visitors with the purchase of gifts, candy, and souvenirs
* Restock supplies and maintain a clean work area
* Operate a cash register
* Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
* Must be at least 16 years of age
* Must maintain a neat appearance and adhere to the uniform standards
* Must be able to work in fast-paced environment
* Must have problem solving skills
* Leadership/ability to take initiative
* General retail knowledge a plus
* Must be able to walk or stand for 5
* hours
* Must be able to push, pull, lift, and carry 25
* lbs with the possibility of overhead lifting
* Requires bending, stooping, and twisting
* Must be able to tolerate repetitive motion of the hands, fingers, and wrists
* Must be able to communicate effectively with guests and fellow coworkers and function effectively as part of a team
* Must have basic math skills (adding and subtracting)
* Must be able to operate a cash register

What Does A Retail Sales Specialist Do At Schwan's Company

* What do you do as a Sales Distributor?
* Distribute and deliver products to existing customers on assigned route
* Establish and maintain positive customer relations
* Resolve customer complaints and incorrect orders
* Ensure all required reports, credit and debit invoices and documents are processed
* Maintain DOT rules and regulations
* Maintain product display space
* Support and merchandise all company products within retail stores

What Does A Retail Sales Specialist Do At AAA Allied Group Inc.

* Stock and inventory branch materials as required.
* Complete other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Retail Sales Specialist

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.


Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.


Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.


Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

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Retail Sales Specialist Career Paths

Retail Sales Specialist
Sales Consultant Territory Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Service Manager Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Regional Sales Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Territory Manager Regional Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Operations Manager Account Executive
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Retail Sales Lead Account Executive Sales Manager
General Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager General Manager Account Manager
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Retail Sales Lead Office Manager Account Manager
Sales Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Account Executive
Sales And Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Consultant
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Territory Manager Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Senior Sales Representative Account Executive
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Manager Operations Manager Account Executive
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Retail Sales Specialist Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Nepali

  • German

  • Greek

  • Chinese

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Tibetan

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • Ukrainian

  • Igbo

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Romanian

  • Thai

  • Hmong

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Top Skills for A Retail Sales Specialist


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Top Retail Sales Specialist Skills

  1. Outstanding Customer Service
  2. Departmental Policies
  3. Monthly Sales Goals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided outstanding customer service and ensured clients had a positive shopping experience.
  • Achieve all sales and retention quotas set for the department by following the established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assisted in advancing the company's retail position in consumer markets by consistently exceeding monthly sales goals and service performance requirements.
  • Direct retail sales to consumers.
  • Finished in the top 10 in territory multiple occasions and rewarded for be a high producer.

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