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Location

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Part time
Mississauga, ON
2020.05.20
2020.06.15
To maximize sales of beauty products and services sold by Shoppers Drug Mart to customers by providing information, advice, application, counsel and instruction, while achieving excellence in sales and customer service. All employees will have access to PPE and be able to work in a safe environment and be mindful of following strict Covid-19 safe practices. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Promotes sales of the cosmetic products; provide information on new or existing products and services; demonstrations
  • Maximizes sales and awareness of promotional programs
  • Identifies customers’ needs and sells through demonstration and education
  • Provides superior customer service and consultative services demonstrations
  • Promotes sales through encouraging customers to participate in the PC Optimum program
  • Ensures prestige and derm brands are tracked and that daily targets are achieved
  • Seeks out development such as through workshop/education sessions to ensure product knowledge is current
  • Introduces and promotes Assisted Selling to customers

CUSTOMER SERVICES:
  • Promote a positive environment for customers and coworkers
  • Provides superior customer service, consultations, demonstrations (ie: make-up applications, skin care consultations, and fragrance demonstrations)
  • Builds customer loyalty through follow up and repeat business
  • Resolves customer complaints within guidelines
  • Uses tools and resources provided to demonstrate expertise, to build customer loyalty, and to grow sales. • These tools include but are not limited to: beautyRX Derm Tools: Moisture Checker and Video Microscope, Assisted Selling and eClienteling through iPad, vendor or corporate gift with purchase items, PC Optimum points program, samples, corporate offers, Cosmetics and Makeup Brushes for application on Customers, etc.
  • Actively uses eClienteling to provide superior customer service and maximize sales, and to help reach department targets on all eClienteling metrics
  • Actively promote and book appointments for in-Store events

EXPERIENCE:
  • Ideal candidate must have retail or merchandise experience
  • Flexiblility to work shifts
  • Proven consultative skills to provide information, advice and guidance to customers on Shoppers Drug mart cosmetic products and services
  • A good knowledge of various cosmetic products and services available
  • Ability to conduct sit down makeup and skincare consultations and demonstrate application
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST BY PROVIDING THEM WITH  THE POST ID SHOWN BELOW!
 
IF HOWEVER YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE CENTRE FOR SKILLS - PLEASE CALL 289 218 6204 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Post ID: HC-476
Hours: Part time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: Details in the description on how to apply.
Full time
Burlington, ON
2020.05.20
2020.06.19

(Company also looking for Field Service Technicians in Kitchener / Waterloo)

Service, install and repair commercial coffee machines, TURBOCHEF ovens, dishwashers, and water filtration systems at the customers site with a focus on timeliness and extremely high customer service.

• Outstanding customer service and communication skills.
• Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing fundamentals.
• Must be able to work independently or as a team and manage time appropriately to meet deadlines.
• Punctual.
• Strong troubleshooting/problem-solving skills with the ability to work long hours.
• Able to work night shift.
• Willingness to be on call periodical for after hours/weekend/holiday service (THIS JOB IS NOT MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9-5).
• 1-year previous experience is ideal. However, we are willing to train any hard-working individuals.
• Moderate to High computer & mobile phone skills.
• Valid Drivers License with an excellent driving record and ability to provide a Drivers Abstract.
Ability to drive long distances (paid).
• Must be able to lift at least 50
• Pass criminal background check.
• Infinity Group Construction will provide Company van, gas card, and phone. 50% of benefits paid after 3 months.

Resumes to: hector.vasquez@centreforskills.ca


Post ID:
Hours: Full time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: hector.vasquez@centreforskills.ca
Full time
Mississauga, ON
2020.05.20
2020.06.19

We’re looking to add a new member to our Manufacturing team. This role is based in Mississauga Ontario. Please note that this is a 12-month contract role with the expectation of going full time after the 12 months.

Your role...

• Primary responsibilities may include working in compacting, sintering, and inspection areas as well as operating deburr and toothroll machines as required
• Maintain continuous operation of the machines to produce quality parts. Operate machine, turn on/off, adjust if required, validate process gauges as required
• Load parts into machine/furnace ensuring proper orientation and location
• Monitor machine operation to detect issues to notify their supervisors in the event of a machine error or malfunction
• Unload machine
• Visually examine parts to assess the quality of parts produced
• Pack parts according to SWI
• Complete all necessary paperwork (i.e. trend charts, in-process and first off inspections, TPM, reject improvement tracking sheet, production tracking)
• Effectively communicate any visual or dimensional defects
• Perform routine maintenance checks on equipment. Complete TPM which includes safety checks prior to shift commencement. Equipment must be thoroughly checked by the operator
• Collecting, reporting and acting on performance measures of the Manufacturing Area
• Assist in the training and development of new members on the Manufacturing Team

Requirements

Your profile...

• This position requires a team player with the ability to work with others in a team-based environment, be involved in a participatory process and make decisions within the team.

Benefits - What we offer...

• Competitive salary and benefits
• Intercultural team
• Regular information meetings and social events.
• Great colleagues and work climate
• Training and Development opportunities


Post ID:
Hours: Full time
Status: Contract
How to apply: hector.vasquez@centreforskills.ca
Full time
Mississauga, ON
2020.05.19
2020.06.14
Zita Associates is looking for a IT Support Analyst to assist in on-going IT projects in diverse business environments. You will get to work with great people in different organizations, learn Maximizer CRM, and help to improve business operation of our clients. 

Please note the employer has taken steps to ensure all employees are working in an environment of social distancing and working in a safe environment with access to PPE during Covid-19.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist IT managers and engineers in delivering complex projects
  • Perform essential data gathering, as well as business process, and needs analysis
  • Assist in implementation and roll-out of Maximizer CRM and other related applications 
  • Assist in installation, configuration and troubleshooting LAN equipment, routers, Microsoft OS and applications in virtual environments, as well as installation, configuration and troubleshooting of data backups
  • Perform monitoring of customers’ equipment in real-time as well as on preventive maintenance program
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), manuals and other training materials
  • Answer client calls and emails to triage IT problems and needs
Job Requirements:
  • Basic knowledge of the PC architecture, as well as computer networking
  • Positive attitude to learn new technologies, and products
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Able to work with little or no supervision
  • Strong command of English language, both oral and written
  • Driver's license and car to travel to client sites
The following skills will be considered as an asset, but not mandatory:
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Maximizer CRM, MS Office, MS Windows Server, and MS SQL Server
  • University degree of college diploma in computer science, engineering, or mathematics
Training will be provided:
  • Maximizer CRM, SystemX.net, MS Teams
  • MS Windows Server, MS SQL Server, MS Hyper-V, VmWare, Veeam, Zabbix
  • Cyber Security, Data Backup, System Maintenance
Travel to / from the client site will be reimbursed (car required)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST BY PROVIDING THEM WITH  THE POST ID SHOWN BELOW!
 
IF HOWEVER YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE CENTRE FOR SKILLS - PLEASE CALL 289 218 6204 FOR ASSISTANCE.

Post ID: HC-474
Hours: Full time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: Details on how to apply are in the description.

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