Oct 09, 2019

Retail Sales Associate

  • Smithfield
  • Smithfield, VA, USA
Part-Time Retail

Job Description


Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

The Sales Associate at The Taste of Smithfield is responsible for representing the company brand in all activities at the retail store level. Duties include ensuring all customers have a pleasant experience while shopping at The Peanut Shop by greeting each customer, assisting in their needs, answering questions, describing product features, making recommendations and pointing out current promotions. Additional duties include maintaining merchandise areas in appearance & stocking, ringing up sales and other general retail duties.


  • Ensures customers are well served by greeting & providing assistance in answering product questions, pointing out promotions, & offering samples. Assists customer with special orders to include arranging UPS shipping when requested.
  • Maintains well-stocked and presentable shelves throughout the entire store; replenishes samples when needed.
  • Rings up sales in the POS system providing change & receipts as appropriate; stays current with sale prices; processes any necessary merchandise returns; participates as needed in end of day closing activities.
  • Performs general cleaning tasks as assigned (mop, sweep, vacuum) to include bathrooms, counters, doors, windows, fixtures, kitchen, sampling dishes, & mop sink areas. Removes trash to outside dumpster daily.
  • Receives orders on stock day, prices & puts out on shelves. Keeps track of date products are received & checks for expiration dates. Takes stock inventory as directed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.



Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school or equivalent GED; retail sales experience a plus.
  • Strong customer focus, interpersonal relations & communication skills.
  • Experience with POS systems and Microsoft Office applications necessary.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player with a willingness to help other employees when needed.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

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