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Retail Sales Associate, Minnetonka, MN

CenturyLink, Inc Minnetonka, MN
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Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is a premier network solutions provider and trusted partner to our customers. As part of our recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications, our portfolio has expanded. More customers. More network. More locations. More opportunities for you. With a global presence in 60 countries, service to more than 350 metro areas domestically, and more than 200,000 miles of fiber; CenturyLink is going places.  At CenturyLink, we believe in growth and innovation, for our customers and our employees. Discover how CenturyLink can expand your potential and take your career to new places if you're looking to join a company that celebrates diversity and creativity, with industry-leading benefits and commitment to employee advancement.  We're committed to bringing great talent to our team to help us change the world. One network connection at a time.

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process.  Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition.

At CenturyLink our employees are our most valuable asset; many employees have built successful careers at CenturyLink, growing with us as we have expanded to serve new markets with new technologies. We value the highest ethical standards applied to a positive work environment and seek out people with new perspectives as we acquire talent in careers that will support our continued growth.

CenturyLink is a true leader in taking communications and hosted services to the next level. Visit www.centurylink.com for more information!

 

Sales Associate

Joining the CenturyLink Field Sales team is an excellent opportunity for you to work in the competitive technology solutions industry.

The CenturyLink Field Sales organization is comprised of our stores, outside sales teams, and our account manager teams all of which work in our local markets in a variety of consumer and small business sales segments. You will have an opportunity to learn our dynamic business and work with field based partners and resources. You will work directly with our customers to provide solutions that improve lives, strengthen businesses, and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service.

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive base pay based on your experience and skills
  • Generous sales incentives
  • Paid training with travel to Denver, CO.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off & paid holidays
  • Wellness rewards
  • Discounts on CenturyLink and partner products and services
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement (after three months of service)
  • Exciting career opportunities and career development

Job Description

As a Sales Associate, you will play a pivotal role in the continued stability and growth of our organization by serving as a front-line ambassador of the CenturyLink brand. Working in a CenturyLink Store, you will guide customers through the purchase decision, installation process, and education of CenturyLink product offerings while providing an exceptional customer experience.

 

Classification

Regular Full-Time employees are scheduled to work at least forty (40) hours per calendar week for an indefinite period of time.
 

Job Functions

  • Ability to perform consultative selling with customers face-to-face, via the phone and at outside events/shows.
  • Ability to work in set location, as well as in other metro area stores upon request.
  • Handling customer inquiries as it relates to CenturyLinks product offerings, pricing, billing, etc.
  • Meeting established sales objectives by selling CenturyLinks consumer and business products and services.
  • Assisting Store Manager in maximizing sales and profitability through focusing on key business initiatives, store presentation, marketing execution, inventory management, customer service, loss prevention, risk management, and daily operational cost control.
  • Completing operational duties, including paperwork and sales reports as they relate to store opening and closing.
  • Handling customer escalations.
  • Adhering to CenturyLinks store policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to stand in an enclosed area 100% of your shift while assisting customers.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • One year of retail sales or customer service experience.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to attend a one week new hire training in Denver, CO. (company paid).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Telecommunications knowledge.
  • Proven success in a commission sales environment.

Education

Alternate Location: US-Minnesota-Minnetonka

Requisition #: 161214

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union.  Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b)  required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to choose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.


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