Advantage Solutions Retail Merchandiser Sales Development Canada in Ottawa, Ontario
Retail Merchandiser Sales Development Canada
The Retail Sales Merchandiser Development position is designed for candidates to gain exposure and learn all aspects of the retail business so they may develop into a leadership role in sales development. The Retail Merchandiser Sales Development employee works within the Company Degreed Associate Performance Team (ADAPT) program, which provides training, mentoring and leadership development while the associate works within an assigned territory. During that time you will work toachieve client goals/objectives by effectively managing stores, increasing brand representation/effectiveness and establishing trade/Client relationships on the job site. The Company works hard to train and develop our employees to achieve success while providing room for advancement and competitive pay. If this sounds like the career for you, apply today!
Clients/Brands Represented Familiarize with Clients and products at Retail
Customer Relations Gain working knowledge of Customer relations by working with Customers and store personnel
Store Conditions 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
Merchandising Maintain Client objectives by ensuring all authorized items are represented on the shelf and tagged accurately Ensure unsaleable/out-of-code product is removed following Customer/Client guidelines
Sales Increase sales volume through promotional activity by selling/building displays, creating themes to support holiday/special promo events, and perform resets
New Items Ensure all authorized items are tagged and in distribution according
Administration/Reporting/Communication Maintain Retail Account Profile Card Ensure store call information/reporting is accurate/timely Check Voicemail a minimum of three times daily
Call Coverage Maintain frequency coverage
Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and access to reliable transportation within your territory is required
Bachelor’s degree in Business related area or equivalent experience (required)
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
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
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.
The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants.
The Supervisor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruiting, training, coaching, motivating, tracking call completions, and managing the merchandising team.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Supervisor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Tracking call completions
Managing the merchandising team
Must be readily available to help with merchandising in a number of stores and be on call when needed.
Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources
This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
- Travel and/or driving may be required for this job. Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle, unless they are working in an area with public transit.
Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED o r equivalent experience
1-3 years of experience in retail Merchandising
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Have cosmetic merchandising experience
Be able to read and follow planograms and assemble store fixtures and displays
Be organized and detail oriented
Be a proactive, good problem solver, and possess excellent communication skills
Have excellent time management skills and a commitment to meeting tight deadlines
Supervisory and merchandising (reline) experience within a retail store environment is essential.
Previous experience in understanding and following planograms, assemble fixtures and displays in-store is preferred.
Experience leading a team
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Field / Reps Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store 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 74 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.
Although this is a part-time role, there is seasonality to this position. Depending on the time of year, the hours of work may average 15 – 30 hours per week.
Candidates must be organized, available and flexible to change their schedule to work days, evenings and weekends to provide back up support when needed.
Part-time hours of work will vary from week to week depending on projects and time of year. This will include Monday to Friday with possible weekend work
A home office is required with computer/email/Internet access, along with proficient Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
Incumbent must have access to a smart phone or digital camera with the ability to email photos
Typically requires the ability to contribute to completion of project deadlines in field.
Incumbent must have the ability to lift and/or push up to 50 pounds
Travel and/or driving may be required for this job. Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle, unless they are working in an area with public transit.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to race, nation or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbearing), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pardoned criminal convictions, or any other category protected by law.
The above 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. 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.
Employee understands that neither the provision of the Job Description nor any representation in this document creates a guarantee or contract of employment for any specified period of time or changes the nature of Employee’s employment, which can only be modified in a writing signed by the CEO.
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.
The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants
Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa
Position Type Part Time
Postal Code K2C 3Z9
Requisition ID 2021-338975
Category In Store Project and Reset Merchandising