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| SVP Worldwide|
United States, Missouri, Kansas City
|November 24, 2023|
Retail Sales Associate
SVP Worldwide, the world's largest consumer sewing machine company, is looking for a creative and motivated Sales Associate at our Viking Sewing Gallery department located inside Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts store. The company and its three iconic brands - SINGER, VIKING, and PFAFF - have delighted consumers for over 460 years. These premium brands and products are regarded as the choice for serious sewists and novice crafters.
The Viking Sewing Gallery channel within SVP Worldwide was established 25 years ago and has grown from a small operation to its current state of over 170 store locations, employing more than 600 team members across 36 states. Most of our Retail stores are located inside JOANN Fabrics & Crafts. We operate 3 Free-Standing locations. This chain of retail locations contributes substantially to the overall company profits and is strategically important as it is focused on the most premium/valuable consumers. The chain sells a disproportionate amount of the company's highest margin products (e.g., MSRP>$5,000). Its product portfolio includes the brands of SINGER, HUSQVARNA VIKING and mySewnet covering entry-level sewing machines all the way up to advanced, internet-connected, leading-edge household sewing machines and all segments in-between. In addition to sewing machines, the product portfolio includes sewing accessories and notions as well as embroidery software. Services available with the Viking Sewing Galleries include assisted sales through demonstrations, sewing machine repair service, free machine operation classes, consumer classes and events.
SVP Worldwide continues to weave our culture into the fabric of our team members by living out our core values of Integrity & Trust, Teamwork and Customer Focus. As our industry continues to grow, there are vast opportunities for new team members who share our commitment to delivering the world's finest sewing products, service and overall customer experience.
The Sales Associate will work under the direction of the Retail Manager.
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You will need to be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation, including:
At SVP Worldwide, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion and strive to employ a unique workforce that is reflective of our consumers across the globe. SVP Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit and qualifications. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions - while being inclusive of all people.
SVP Worldwide prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration.
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SVP Worldwide was acquired by Platinum Equity (www.platinumequity.com), a global investment firm with more than $25 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 50 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity has committed to fully support SVP's continued growth and to bring additional financial and operational resources to bear to help accelerate the company's efforts.
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