Employment at Benders

Below are the positions for which we are currently hiring. If you are interested in applying, please download and fill out a copy of our Employment Application. You can turn in completed applications at any of our three locations.

FT/PT Sales Associates (Duluth, Hibbing, Grand Rapids)

Job description
We are looking for a Retail Sales Associate to provide excellent customer service. Candidates with strong communication skills who can make customers feel welcome in our store will stand out. You will help identify client needs, present and answer questions about our products and services and recommend solutions. A positive attitude and a desire to promptly resolve potential customer issues or complaints will make you successful in this role. Ultimately, you will ensure that customers leave our store satisfied and you will contribute to the store’s profitability.

Responsibilities

  • Greet and direct customers
  • Provide accurate information (e.g. product features, pricing and after-sales services)
  • Answer customers’ questions about specific products/services
  • Conduct price and feature comparisons to facilitate purchasing
  • Cross-sell products
  • Ensure racks are fully stocked
  • Manage returns of merchandise
  • Coordinate with the Retail Sales Associates team to provide excellent customer service (especially during peak times)
  • Inform customers about discounts and special offers
  • Provide customer feedback to the Store Manager
  • Stay up-to-date with new products/services
  • Schedule may include some weekends and/or holidays

Skills

  • Friendly, outgoing demeanor
  • Basic math skills
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of building trusting relationships
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced environments

Job details

  • $11 – $16 per hour
  • Full-time/Part-time
  • Employee discount
  • Supplemental commission pay
FT/PT Freight Handler (Duluth/Grand Rapids)

Job description
We are looking for a Freight Handler to help get products that are shipped to our store unboxed, properly received, and ready to merchandise efficiently. Candidates who are computer savvy and self-motivated with strong attention to detail will stand out.

Responsibilities

  • Must be able to bend, lift (up to 50lbs), and stoop without difficulty
  • Unload freight from incoming shipments
  • Match incoming products to purchase orders
  • Inspect freight for damage
  • Enter necessary data into computer
  • Maintain clean and organized environment, including breaking down boxes, sorting recycling and taking out trash, adherence to strict filing standards
  • Assist with projects and performs other duties as assigned
  • Ability to fluently read, speak, and write English to complete necessary paperwork and communicate with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Schedule may include some weekends and/or holidays

Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Computer savvy
  • Ability to perform in fast-paced environments

Job details

  • $11 – $16 per hour
  • Full-time/Part-time
  • Employee discount
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