Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Field Sales Merchandiser

US-MN-Minneapolis
Position Type
Full Time
55401
Requisition ID
2017-139158
Category
Retail Sales Merchandising

Marketing

Field Sales Merchandiser

 

Sales Merchandiser Field position is responsible for servicing and selling to retail accounts within an assigned territory to ensure Client standards are met and volume is increased.

 

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

 

The Field Sales Merchandiser is responsible for servicing and selling to retail accounts within an assigned territory to ensure Client standards are met and volume is increased.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Sales and Merchandising

  • Maintain Client objectives by ensuring secondary placements of product(s) are fully stocked, correctly signed, properly faced, and set to schematics
  • Shelf Standards and Conditions: authorization of items to meet Client shelf schematic standards
  • Meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs.
  • Take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials for products on shelf
  • Work with Club/Store Management to secure additional non-mandatory feature locations within a given territory
  • Manage time and prioritize for store call coverage
  • Complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc.
  • Execute mandatory feature compliance in Sam’s Club and Walmart locations within the given territory

Customer Relations

  • Communicate effectively both internally with ASM management and externally with all customers
  • Build rapport with Clients and Customers
  • Field questions and proactively develop action plans to resolve issues

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 40%

Minimum Qualifications

 

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) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of retail merchandising and/or selling

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Team building Skills

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).

Important Information

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.

 

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

 

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC 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, ASM 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.

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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