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Part Time Pet Food Enthusiast Desired (Great...
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Blue Buffalo | Great Barrington, MA
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Part Time Pet Food Enthusiast Desired (Great Barrington, MA)

Do you like to share stories about your pets? Do you like to listen to other pet lovers talk about their pets? Do you enjoy meeting fellow pet parents and can you build rapport easily? Are you passionate about your pets and overall animal health and well-being? Can you put in from 8 to 16 hours per week?

If you answered yes to the above questions we would like to talk with you. Great Plains Leasing LLC, as the exclusive demonstrator agency for Blue Buffalo Company Ltd., is currently seeking enthusiastic pet lovers, who care about the health and well-being of pets, to join us in our efforts. As a Pet Detective you are responsible for being the face of our brands to pet parents in your assigned pet specialty stores.


* Approaching pet parents by striking up conversations in such a way that shows your shared love of pets.
* Sharing your favorite pet stories.
* Involving pet parents by asking and listening to their stories.
* Detecting the clues that make each pet parent's bond with their pets unique.
* Identifying how our products can best honor the bond they have with their pet.
* Showing pet parents which BLUE products will best honor the bond they have with their pet.
* Appreciating pet parents for sharing their stories, giving you their time and attention, and caring about pets as much as you do.
* Following our vision during your shift and all pet parent interactions.


* Must be sociable while demonstrating the ability to be persuasive and engaging.
* Must be caring while demonstrating the ability to attentively listen to others tell their personal pet stories.
* Must be outgoing and demonstrate a willingness to connect with pet parents in a retail setting.
* Must be open to regular coaching while demonstrating continual growth professionally.
* A sales background is helpful, but not necessary.
* We do look for passionate pet lovers who are excited to talk about Blue Buffalo products so current use of Blue Buffalo products is a plus.


* Must be 18 years or older.
* Must be available to work Saturdays and/or Sundays.
* Must be able to lift up to 30lbs.
* Must be able to stand/walk a minimum of 4 consecutive hours.
* Must have reliable transportation and be willing to drive to surrounding locations within 25 mile radius.
* Must have an active e-mail account and daily computer access.


* This is a steady, non-seasonal, part-time position. Saturday, Sunday and some holidays are part of the work week.
* Typical hours are 8 to 12 hours per week depending on the individual store traffic and availability in your area.


* Pay is competitive with part time hourly work depending on market and/or experience.

What's in it for you? Besides working in a great environment interacting with pets and pet parents with competitive pay for part-time hourly work depending on the specific market and/or experience - Great Plains Leasing offers a generous Pet Detective Perks package which includes:

* 401k with company match after six months of continuous employment
* Generous Pet Adoption Credit
* Discounted Pet Insurance
* Monthly rebate on Blue Buffalo products
* Discounted Prescription Card
* Online health consultation service for you and your family.

Please note this offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background check. Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer and follow all national, state and local ordinances regarding applicant consideration.


Visit our Company Career Page at: www.bluebuff.com for location specific opportunities

About Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd, Wilton, CT, is initiating a nationwide recall of all canned dog foods sold under its "BLUE" dog food brand, all canned cat food sold under its "BLUE Spa Select" cat food brand, and all dog treats sold under its "BLUE" dog food brand. The Company is taking this voluntary action after learning that the FDA has confirmed the presence of melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, in rice protein concentrate used by the contract manufacturer in the production of some of these products. It should be noted the "BLUE" canned dog and cat food products were not formulated or labeled to contain rice protein concentrate, and that the manufacturer added the rice protein concentrate to these products without Blue Buffalo Company's knowledge or consent. The FDA investigation into the unauthorized inclusion of the rice protein in Blue Buffalo's products is ongoing. Consumers who have any of the "BLUE" can dog foods, "Blue Spa Select" can cat foods, or "BLUE"dog treats that are being recalled should stop using the products immediately, and return any unused or partially used products to the retailer where they were purchased, for a full refund. Blue Buffalo has not received any reports of pet illness from any of the recalled products, but consumers are advised to speak with their veterinarian about any concerns for their pet's health. The recall includes the following: All Cans of "BLUE" dog food All Cans of "BLUE Spa Select" cat food All "BLUE"dog treats FDA has been apprised of this action, AND Blue Buffalo will continue to cooperate with the FDA in its investigation of this matter. Blue Buffalo has not received any complaints of illness or renal failure associated with the use of any of the recalled products. Blue Buffalo has notified its distributors and retailer customers of this recall by phone and letter and is arranging for return and credit for all recalled products. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-919-2833.