Retail Sales Associate Used Building Materials

Website Center for EcoTechnology/EcoBuilding Bargains

We make green make sense

Are you excited about reuse and its many environmental benefits? Do you want to use your sales skills to help thousands of other people reuse salvaged building materials? The Retail Sales Associate is looking to make an impact and to grow over time in the environmental field.

The non-profit Center for EcoTechnology is looking for a Retail Sales Associate for its used building materials store, EcoBuilding Bargains. The Retail Sales Associate provides excellent sales, customer service and education to our retail customers, providing them with product knowledge, design ideas, and construction remodeling education in order to create a unique shopping experience. The Retail Sales Assoicate plays a key role in CET’s non-profit mission of keeping used building materials out of landfills.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Applies knowledge and experience of remodeling and building materials. Using a sales-driven approach with a well-crafted delivery, explains CET’s/EcoBuilding Bargains’ mission and the potential opportunities for reuse of building materials
  • The Retail Sales Associate establishes rapport and provides customer service over the phone or in person while conveying CET’s/EcoBuilding Bargains’ principles and values to customers
  • Maintains active and ongoing communication with the store operations and management teams. Provides consistent updates in regards to status of sales, service issues, or customer concerns
  • Acquires knowledge of building materials, including kitchen cabinetry, doors, and windows, deconstruction and construction practices, and how to apply to the reuse industry
  • Upcycles salvaged building materials.

What We Offer

This job comes with excellent benefits including vacation, holiday, and personal/sick time; medical and dental insurance, employer paid life and AD&D insurance; access to and vision insurance and disability insurance; and a retirement plan with a company match. We cultivate a friendly and supportive environment to help us achieve our mission impact goals

What You Offer

You have a college degree and at least 2 years of sales experience or 1 year of work experience in the remodeling, kitchen/interior design, or building materials industry. Excellent verbal communication skills with the desire to advance within CET and its various programs and services.

You have a great sales attitude, the desire to be creative, and want to be part of a mission-driven team. You must have strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. You must be able to work within a collaborative environment. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

About Us

EcoBuilding Bargains is the largest used building materials store in New England and is an enterprise of the Center for EcoTechnology. The store’s mission is to keep thousands of tons of trash out of landfills by making salvaged building materials, furnishings, and appliances available to people looking for quality bargains. When you apply, you may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. CET is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diverse applicants.

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