About The company

Founded in 2007, Ethnic Supplies is a social enterprise that seeks to end poverty amongst African women involved in textile and handicraft production as this is more sustainable and dignified way out of poverty. Today Ethnic Supplies  supports women in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar Rwanda by sourcing handmade handicrafts and fashion accessories from suppliers that support women to be financially independent or directly from established women’s groups in rural locations.

We are seeking  Direct Sales assistants to help our growing sales team.

Objective or role

  • help maximise sales
  • introduce the public to a  range of unique and ethically produced fashion accessories
  • provide first class customer experience
  • Grow personally and professionally as part of a dynamic business


Responsibilities

  • Host a party plan at your home, church, school, Office or in your community
  • Help Raise awareness about extreme poverty and support Ethnic Supplies by selling beautiful fashion accessories, handcrafted by impoverished women in East Africa
  • Represent Ethnic Supplies at sales events/fares or Exhibitions
  • continually develop understanding of the company’s culture, products, ethical initiatives, other ares of business, and reflect this in everyday performance
  • take responsibility for personal development and actively seek opportunities for improvement

Experience

  • No experience required if the enthusiasm, aptitude and proven desire to learn can be demonstrated
  • Experience is a customer service role with face to face customer contact maybe beneficial
  • previous experience in the retail sector is desirable but not essential

Skills/knowledge

  • Ability to initiate contact and communication
  • Confident, articulate and accurate spoken English
  • Ability to work hard
  • Ability to work hard
  • some knowledge of or an interest in world affairs

Attitude Required

  • Passionate about ethical/fair-trade fashion
  • passionate about customer service
  • Highly self motivated
  • Warm, friendly and engaging personality
  • Strong sense of responsibility and desire to get things done properly
  • Ability to use own initiative and work on your own or as part of team
  • Empathy with issues affecting poverty stricken African women

Remuneration

Is commission based at 20% for Party planners, plus a product of your choice if one of your guests agrees to host a party plan too
If you attend an event on our behalf you will get an hourly rate currently set at the national minimum wage on top of the commission

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to

email address: admin at ethnicsupplies.co.uk or ida at lethmhelpthelpthemselves.org

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