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Job Description

Retail Sales Merchandiser-Development

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.


Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities




Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) 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. ASM 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.



Position Summary

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

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 unsaleables/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

Shelf Standards

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
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

Development

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

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

Other Requirements

Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports



Indirect 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


Job Requirements
Minimum QualificationsMinimum QualificationsThe 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. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.



Additional Information Regarding ASM 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. ASM 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. ASM 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).

Disclaimer

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.



Qualifications Education: BachelorŐs degree
Experience: No experience required


Work HoursCompensationJob typeStart Date
40hourlyFull timeAugust 28, 2015

Company Description ASM was formed in 1987 on founder Sonny King’s vision of building a national sales and marketing agency focused on unparalleled service, customized solutions, and outstanding results. Today we are the leading sales and marketing agency in the industry with a workforce of over 38,000 talented associates generating over $65B in sales.

Of course, bigger isn’t necessarily better – we’re driven to be the best. And we do that by harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of our passionate associates ?to create a solution oriented, strategy driven organization that fulfills our vision of Winning Together in everything that we do.???


Contact Information Joan Campbell


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