Advantage Solutions Full Time Retail Sales Merchandiser Developmental in Olive Branch, Mississippi
Full Time Retail Sales Merchandiser Developmental
At our company we grow People, Brands and Businesses! Our full time Retail Sales Merchandiser Development job may be a great step in your career. This specialized position will provide the ideal candidate an opportunity to mentor with our retail sales teams. By spending a select amount of time with our sales and business development leaders, you will receive a tremendous amount of experience in sales planning, merchandising, shopper marketing, and client relations.
Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people and earning competitive pay! Apply today!
What We Offer:
Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
401(k) with company match
Training and Career Development
Generous Paid Time-Off
What You’ll Do:
Complete analytical analytical reviews of the work performed by the Retail Team.
Build relationships with Company Leadership and with Clients at their headquarters.
Increase brand representation/effectiveness by establishing and maintaining Client relationships.
Increase sales volume through promotional activity by selling/building displays, understanding sales gap analysis, and performing resets.
Increase promotional effectiveness through placement of appropriate POS material.
Work on development by participating in webinars, self-tutorials, and reading preparing to move into leadership.
Associate's Degree Preferred
Strong knowledge and interest in business analysis and finding actionable opportunities through data mining
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office proficiency
Ability to travel and willing to relocate for future promotional opportunities
Valid driver’s license for state of residence
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
A Retail Sales Merchandiser Development position is to gain exposure and learn all aspects of the retail business to develop into a leadership role. The RSMD works within the Advantage Degreed Associate Performance Team (ADAPT) program, which provides training, mentoring and leadership development while the associate works within an assigned territory.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Familiarize with Clients and products at Retail
- Gain working knowledge of Customer relations by working with Customers and store personnel
Achieve Client goals/objectives by effectively managing stores within assigned territory
Increase brand representation/effectiveness through establishing and maintaining trade/Client relationships
Gain working knowledge of Key Performance Indicators
Maintain Client objectives by ensuring all authorized items are represented on the shelf and tagged accurately
Ensure unsaleables/out-of-code product is removed following Customer/Client guidelines
- Increase sales volume through promotional activity by selling/building displays, creating themes to support holiday/special promo events, and perform resets
Meet/exceed schematic standards by ensuring all items are in distribution and set to shelf standards
Increase promotional effectiveness through placement of appropriate POS material
- Ensure all authorized items are tagged and in distribution according
Maintain Retail Account Profile Card
Ensure store call information/reporting is accurate/timely
Check Voicemail a minimum of three times daily
- Maintain frequency coverage
Work with Retail Supervisor, Retail Operations Manager and Director of Retail Operations to gain understanding of retail/other departments
Work on development by participating in webinars, self-tutorials, and reading preparing to move into leadership
Performance measures have been put in place to ensure each RSMD in ADAPT program performs at a high level and is continuing to progress towards future leadership
RSMD’s will receive a formal Performance Contribution Assessment by management at a minimum of 6 month intervals
- Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job
Travel up to - As necessary
The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree in Business related area or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business related area.
Flexible schedule; ability to travel
Willing to relocate
Valid driver’s license for state of residence
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Excellent customer service orientation
Good interpersonal skills
Strong prioritization skills
Decision making skills
Analytical and research Skills
Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Field / Administrative Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Job Locations US-MS-Olive Branch
Primary Posting Location : City Olive Branch
Primary Posting Location : State/Province MS
Postal Code 38654
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2021-365983
Position Type Full Time