This position is responsible for interacting with customers and team members, supporting selling initiatives and performing assigned tasks, while providing legendary customer service.
As a Team Member, it is essential that you be available, flexible, adaptable and service-oriented, as you must be able to fulfill all of the the following requirements:
Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Work scheduled shifts and have the ability to work varied hours, days, nights, weekends and overtime as dictated by business needs.
Take the initiative to support selling initiatives (TEAM):
Thank the Customer
Engage with the customer and/or pet
Advise products or services
Make it Memorable
Team Members are required to perform a combination of the following duties during 95 percent of their day. Although the mix may vary from one day to another, our business and staffing model makes it essential that every Team Member be able to perform all of the following duties accurately, efficiently and safely on a regular basis and without advance notice:
Operate cash register/computer following cash handling procedures as established by Tractor Supply/Petsense Company
Recovery of merchandise
Participate in mandatory freight process
Complete Plan-o-gram procedures (merchandising, sets, and resets)
Perform janitorial duties
Execute price changes/markdowns
Assist customers with loading purchases
Ensure the safety and well-being of live animals. Sanitize and maintain holding tanks and care for live animals as required
Complete all documentation associated with any of the above job duties
Team Members also may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
Experience: No experience required. Retail experience and/or pet/live animal knowledge is strongly preferred.
Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred, but not required. Regardless of education level, Team members must be able to read, write and count accurately.
Professional Certifications: None.
Other knowledge, skills or abilities:
Pet/Live Animal, pet food, pet product knowledge is strongly preferred.
Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
Basic computer skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to resolve issues ethically and with minimal conflict.
Working environment is favorable, generally working inside with moderate noise. Indoor floors and outdoor lots generally are hard surfaces (concrete, asphalt, etc.) Lighting and temperature are adequate.
Work shifts vary from one store to another, but generally are no less than 4 hours and may exceed 8 hours.
Promote a safe and productive work environment for Team Members and customers and adhere to Company safety training and guidelines.
Physical and Mental Requirements (Essential Functions):
The Team Member position is non-sedentary. It is essential that Team Members have the physical and mental stamina and ability to move throughout the store and outdoor areas quickly and safely; to operate all equipment related to their job duties efficiently, safely, properly and accurately; and to provide the highest level of customer service. Team members must have the physical and mental ability to perform all of the following tasks (with or without reasonable accommodation):
Ability to move and transfer merchandise, weighing up to 100 pounds, throughout the store.
Ability to occasionally lift or reach merchandise overhead.
Ability to frequently stand, kneel, twist, crouch, squat, bend, stoop, and climb ladders.
Ability to move throughout the store for an entire shift.
Ability to safely access all areas of the store including selling floor, stock area, and register area.
Ability to constantly operate store equipment such as computer, cash register, and other store equipment.
Ability to read, write, and count accurately to complete all documentation.
Ability to utilize strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with team members and customers.
Ability to process information / merchandise through the point-of-sale system.
Ability to handle and be in contact with live animals.
Ability to successfully complete all training and certifications to care for live animals.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.
Petsense is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), is a small-box pet specialty retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities. Founded in 2005, Petsense specializes in providing a large assortment of pet food, supplies and services, such as grooming and training, and offering customers a tailored experience while providing the top-quality products they need at a price they love. Petsense is proud to carry brands such as Fromm, Orijen, Acana, Pro Plan, Science Diet, Victor, 4health, and Royal Canin. Petsense is also committed to promoting responsible pet ownership through pet adoptions, community involvement and education. For more information on Petsense, visit www.Petsense.com.
Petsense offers a competitive Benefits package, including Medical, Dental, & Vision plans, to all Full-time Team Members as well as Part-time Team Members who are deemed eligible based on a minimum hours requirement. In addition, TSC offers access to other Benefits such as a Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.