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Retail Associate

Posted May 11, 2022

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Savannah, GA
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Job Summary

The Retail Associate is responsible for executing sales to achieve budget, maintains client communications & follow-through, expands gallery kiosk mailing list, and maintains gallery atmosphere.  In addition, the Retail Associate also supports the Gallery Director with additional gallery projects to include assisting with inventory maintenance, merchandising/restocking, execution of the gallery exhibitions and special events, maintenance of gallery information/files and systems, and contributing to the vision and mission of the gallery.

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist with the management and administration of specialized gallery kiosk 
  • Databases (Agilisys), photo files, both electronic and hard copies of artist files, daily sales & tracking records
  • Inventory Management      
  • Know the inventory (Know the vendor/artist & who/what is consigned vs owned)
  • Assist with accurate month-end physical inventory counts; physically counting/touching each piece to verify if the information on a tag (title/description/price/inventory #) and in the system is correct. Accuracy is required, there are no shortcuts.
  • Assists Gallery Director with compiling information to reconcile transfers, RTA’s (Return to Artists), and damages as they occur Assists Gallery Director (as directed) with receiving new art/merchandise in a timely fashion (Note: Process for receiving merchandise; physically check-in and verify invoice/GD to sign off & submit an invoice for payment to controller/file invoice in gallery files/Each item MUST be tagged correctly before displaying or storing)
  • Assists with restocking and merchandising of gallery kiosk inventory
  • Assists with the tagging of all merchandise (art cards, jewelry tags, etc) 
  • Assists with maintaining daily correspondence from the gallery kiosk to patrons 
  • Communicates with artists/vendors only with Gallery Director approval/direction
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Passion and Knowledgeable about Luxury Sales  
  • Strong Sales and Communication Skills
  • Efficient and Organized
  • Display Merchandising Skills Desired
  • Inventory Control Experience Desired 
  • Computer Proficiency (Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel)/ Must be able to learn and adapt to gallery systems and required technology 
  • Lifting is required/ Able to Climb Ladders
  • Engaging/ Great Attitude/ Motivated Team Player
  • Flexible Schedule (Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Know gallery kiosk budgets/goals and achieve personal sales goal set each month (Review sales goals & sales tracking graphs with Gallery Director)
  • Cultivate gallery Kiosk data base-refine/grow/utilize (constant ongoing development and updating of gallery kiosk mailing list) 
  • Maintains communication and builds upon client relationships/follow up with clients (Emails, Thank you, Personal Calls)
  • Prepares sales and marketing presentations to clients via email or mail (corresponds with clients to keep generating sales, via emailing photos, mailing of brochures or color copies, etc.).
  • Develop sales opportunities with hotel guests, industry, corporate, and community patrons

Work Environment/ Physical Demands

  • Gallery Kiosk atmosphere is to be maintained at all times; lights are to be on high, music on, glass cleaned, dusting to be done daily (all shelves, picture frames, etc.), vacuuming/sweeping as needed but at least twice per week before or after business hours, and ongoing jewelry polishing (weekly/daily if necessary).
  • Gallery Kiosk Attire: JW Marriott uniform
The Kessler Collection is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

400 W River Street
Savannah, GA 31401

419 Room Hotel

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The JW Savannah Plant Riverside District is not only Savannah’s most luxurious hotel but a vibrant entertainment destination and inspiring experience. From incredible dining to high-end shopping and live music, we create elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, the Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, we provide a setting suited to your needs with timeless sophistication blended with eye-catching details. Choose from three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold and contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic, romantic and elegant styling in the Three Muses, and historic chic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination.