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Product Specialist

Location:
Patchway
Company:
Mothercare

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As a Mothercare Specialist, it is you who will guide our customers through the world of parenting - in many cases for the very first time!

We are looking for a Specialist to join the team in our Cribbs Causeway store on a full time (40 hour) contract across 5 days per week to include either a Saturday/Sunday.

You will be responsible for giving our customers an excellent experienceand maximising sales by, effectively selling products within the store and online that meet our customer needs.

You will become a specialist in up to six departments across the store and will use your expertise to train and coach the team to enable them to provide expert advice.You will also conduct expectant and new parent events and personal shops in a friendly and confident manner.

This is an exciting and varied role and we are looking for outgoing, confident and friendly people with a passion for retail to join us.

Our Mothercare specialists will need to have the following skills:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, with the ability to listen and question
  • A people person, able to build relationships with people quickly, both colleagues and customers.
  • Experience in demonstrating products to customers
  • Flexibility to support the business
  • The ability to work within a team
  • Able to work efficiently in a pressurised environment
  • High standards of personal presentation
  • Excellent retail standards and visual merchandising skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • A passion for learning and the ability to learn quickly

To enable you to be successful as a Mothercare specialist we will put you through an extensive training programme to give you the brilliant product knowledge and understanding of our products that's needed to succeed in the role.

Previous experience in a nursery setting, in child development or previous experience working within a similar retailer or in a coaching role would be preferred.

The hourly rate for this specialist role starts at 8/ hour, increasing to 9.10/ hour after successful completion of the training blocks (after approx. 12 weeks).

What we are looking for

It would be preferred if you have previous experience in a nursery setting, in child development or experience working within a similar retailer or in a coaching role.

Best Things

We offer an excellent reward package including 30 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees), plus an additional ‘Mothercare day’ to spend with your family or friends. You are also entitled to 20% discount on most products at mothercare.com.

These are exciting times at the Mothercare Group - for our customers and for our people.

Here at Mothercare, between 600,000 and a million people walk through our doors every week in the UK. Our business interacts with over 85% of pregnant women in the UK per year - more than any other single company. As the country's number one parenting retailer we have a responsibility to our customers.

Our products, from clothes through to toys and nursery furniture, are designed especially with our customers' needs in mind. It's through you as a Customer Service Advisor that our customers learn how much Mothercare cares; for example, that we are one of the few companies to hand check all our clothes before they reach the store, that we use non scratch velcro on our premature baby ranges and that we use poppers containing no nickel to protect delicate skin. Our toys are designed to inspire growing minds to learn through play. And because we care, they are hand finished with non-toxic paints.

Mothercare cares. If you care, come and join us.

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