Groomer

  • Job Reference: 00003879-1
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Company: The Dog Stop Franchising
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Veterinary Services
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Seeking a trained and experienced dog groomer for The Dog Stop. Must be skilled and provide professional advice to the pet parents on the best services for their pets and perform grooming services that exceed their expectations. Customer service and time management experience is a must. Knowledge of the dog care industry is a requirement. We require a positive attitude, outgoing personality, dedication to providing an unparalleled experience for our clientele, and, of course, the love of dogs is a must.

OVERVIEW:

Work Schedule: Minimum 5 days/week; weekend availability is required.

Salary: Commissioned plus tips

LOCATION:

Henrico, Virginia

DUTIES:

You will serve as a Dog Groomer for The Dog Stop West Broad Street Location.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You will be responsible for demonstrating and providing professional basic dog grooming services as requested by the customer's instructions in order to support their dog's physical, mental, social, and emotional needs in accordance with industry standards.

You will be responsible for utilizing grooming instruments including shears and dryers in a safe manner for the dog.

Responsible for the welfare of all dogs within the grooming area.

Will deliver professional customer service and grooming services to customer.

Must provide quick and professional courteous service to all customers.

Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 30 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of time. A large amount of your time will be in direct contact with our customers and their dogs, and the remaining time will be maintaining the cleanliness of the grooming area. The work environment can be noisy and wet. 

You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with customer and their dog(s) by understanding their needs and recommending products and services that will keep their pet healthy and happy.

All employees will adhere to all The Dog Stop Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful candidates must have a genuine affinity for dogs; they are the nucleus of our business! Have a minimum of twoyears trained grooming experience with a wide variety of sizes and breeds of dogs or a completion of grooming school with diploma/certification. Have a minimum of two years of experience in retail and customer service.  Possess strong verbal communication skills and the ability communicate clearly and professionally with the dog owner(s). Must have strong ethical standards. Must follow extreme attention to detail. Possess strong organization skills, multi-tasking, and maintaining oversight.  Must maintain a positive attitude and enthusiastic personality. Possess strong skills in organization, multi-tasking, and maintaining oversight. Must demonstrate proven knowledge and grooming industry skills.Must be able to work flexible work shifts and the ability to work weekends.

Reliable transportation is a Requirement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You are required to provide certification/training documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume.