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New Goods Associate

New Goods Associate

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The New Goods Associate is a vital part of achieving Goodwill’s mission. The Associate is a high energy, positive, and supportive team member who is responsible for various duties and responsibilities including but not limited to the receipt, sorting, merchandising, and distribution of new goods to retail locations. The New Goods Associate will display initiative, effort, and commitment to carrying out GID’s mission and serves as a champion and model of GID’s values – “FACE IT” which incorporates fun, accountability, collaboration, empowerment, innovation, and transparency in all that we do. The New Goods Associate performs the following duties:



  • Contributes to the success of New Goods category by ensuring the accurate receipt, sorting, and distribution of product for designated retail locations.
  • Focuses on ensuring that efficient and effective means of receipt and distribution of product are in place.
  • Assists in the maintenance of merchandising New Goods in retail locations to include initial sets and consolidating or reworking existing lines
  • Operates various warehouse equipment for loading, unloading, and moving product as needed.
  • Completes assignments accurately and in a manner.
  • Builds and maintains effective quality working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Adheres to all Goodwill policies and procedures, safety rules and regulations. Acts safely at all times.
  • Safeguards all Goodwill property, reporting suspicious behavior, incidents of theft, or unauthorized possession or removal of Goodwill property.
  • Works flexible schedules, weekends, evenings, holidays and overtime as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Ethics and values, highly organized and system oriented, productive work habits, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, and attention to detail



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. Retail or visual merchandising experience preferred. Must have, or be able to learn, the functional skills needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.



Ability to display positive, enthusiastic communication with both internal and external customers. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, other departments, retail locations, and customers.



Ability to pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment drug test, and E-verify.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Duties and responsibilities are usually conducted in retail or warehouse conditions. Employee will travel to and from local Goodwill Retail Stores where environmental conditions may vary. Employee may travel up to 90% of the time.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical – Heavy Work: Lifting and Carrying objects weighing 10 and up to 20 pounds constantly, 20 pounds frequently, and 40 pounds occasionally to raise objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to- position requiring the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound. Sitting: Sitting in one location for an extended period of time is not required. Standing: Standing in one location for an extended period of time. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Repetitive Motions: Uninterrupted repetitions of the wrists, hands, fingers, elbows, or shoulders. Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist using the lower extremities and back muscles. Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.  Visual: The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate forklifts, compactors, balers, etc.