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Target Let Loose a Team of Beauty Advisors Yesterday

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Yesterday, in 28 stores in and around Chicago, Target launched the Target Beauty Concierge program which could eventually spread to 450 stores nationwide and possibly Canada.

This is part of a nine month test to see if this helps the business and hone in on where they could improve their beauty department. To start, there will be 14 advisers, with each assigned to two stores that they split their time between. Each Target Beauty Concierge will be wearing black instead of the usual red and will be armed with a mirror and an iPad. They're in charge of the samples, so get on their good side. According to WWD, the Minneapolis-based corporation chose Chicago area for this test because it includes all its store formats and a broad cross-section of consumers. Ain't that the truth.

Staffing the service is leaning along the fun side as beauty advisors must possess multi-brand knowledge, probably gaining that by working in the industry for a little while, and have the opportunity to make this pilot program really fly. While researching Target's efforts we came across the Craigslist posting for the job...

*Please note the update at the bottom of the page

Boots Full Time Beauty Advisor within a Target Store (Chicago Near North)

Date: 2012-07-09, 3:56PM CDT
Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]

Calling All Full Time Beauty Advisors within the Beauty Industry! Boots Retail USA, is looking for experienced, confident and friendly Beauty Advisors to join our team!

Position and Location:
Full Time (32 Hours per week) Beauty Advisor Position is available in the Target store located in Chicago Near North! (The Full Time Position is located in a Target Store and weekends are required)

Established since 1849, Boots employs over 115,000 employees in 15 countries with annual revenues of over $32 billion. In the United States, Boots offers a range of products and services that help women look and feel their best, including brands such as Boots No7, the UKâ„¢ #1 selling cosmetic brand, Boots Botanics and Boots Mediterranean. Our brands are loved by women all over the world and have a reputation for quality and effectiveness, at an affordable price. For more information about Boots Retail USA, Inc. and our worldwide business, please visit our websites: www.Boots.com www.AllianceBoots.com

Job Purpose: Through great selling and guest interaction, achieve sales targets, increase brand awareness and confidence in Bootsâ„¢ products. Additional responsibilities include providing feedback on Boots Offer and gathering competitor intelligence. This position will be based at one store location; however may travel to other store sites within the area as required.

Key Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrate and recommend Boots cosmetics and skin care products to meet the customer's needs.
Build great customer relationships to maximize sales and encourage repeat business.
Achieve sales targets and grow your business through relationship building
Provide advice to customers.
Increase guest confidence in you, the Boots Company and its products.
Provide feedback on Boots product range, packaging, pricing, promotions, and environment.

Skills / Requirements:
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Provide makeovers for guests as needed.
2 years experience in the Beauty Industry desired.
Previous experience of selling cosmetics or skincare preferred.

Important Notes: We offer an excellent benefits package and an affordable insurance package for eligible Full Time Employees.

Contact Information:
Tim.Neary@Bootsri.com
Fax: 860.383.4501

· Target [Official Site]
· Target Beauty Department Puts Emphasis on Service [WWD]
· Boots Full Time Beauty Advisor within a Target Store [Craigslist]
· All Target Coverage [Racked]

UPDATE: 07/18/12 In actuality, this Craigslist posting is for a Boots Beauty Advisor, which is totally different than Target’s program. Boots advisors are trained and employed by Boots and have no affiliation with the Target Beauty Concierge program.