Advantage Solutions Retail Sales Merchandiser Full Time in Saratoga Springs, New York

Opportunity Details

Summary

Retail Sales Merchandiser FULL TIME

Retail Sales Merchandiser candidates are organized, self-motivated and friendly. As a member of our Top Performing Sales Team, you will work in full time Retail Sales with oversight and responsibility for increasing sales of our client’s products for leading brands in chocolate, candy/confections, sports drinks, soda products, and snacks. This Retail Sales position services and sells to retail accounts within an assigned territory, ensuring Client standards are met and sales volumes are increased. The ideal candidate for this Retail Sales position is independent, ambitious and driven to succeed with strong sales skills and the confidence to influence key decision makers at the store level.This is a great opportunity to work with Advantage Solutions, the largest sales and marketing agency in North America.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed sales goals, by maintaining proper product inventory

  • Engage with store management using the latest technology to drive sales and enhance client satisfaction

  • Maintain client objectives

  • Manage time and prioritize for store call coverage

  • Communicate effectively both internally with Advantage Solutions management and externally with all customers, building rapport with clients and customers

  • Perform merchandising duties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or higher education or equivalent job-related experience

  • Basic knowledge of retail merchandising and/or selling

  • Aggressive self-starter with a strong bias for action and results orientation

  • High sense of urgency; strong drive and passion to win

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels

  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Adaptability to changing demands, priorities, circumstances and directions

  • Ability to work independently, but also successful team building skills

Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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 Retail Sales Merchandiser (RSM) 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

  • Prepare for and respond to audits

  • Manage time and prioritize for store call coverage

  • Complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc.

  • May provide feedback for Client audit objectives

Customer Relations

  • Communicate effectively both internally with Advantage Solutions management and externally with all customers

  • Build rapport with Clients and Customers

  • Field questions and proactively develop action plans to resolve issues

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with customers, peers and management

  • Demonstrates high level of quality work, attendance and appearance

  • Adheres to all Company Policies & Procedures and Safety Regulations

  • Adheres to local, state and federal laws

  • Performs the job safely utilizing proper equipment and safety techniques

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by supervisor related to the position/department

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 20%

  • Must maintain current and valid driver’s license and valid proof of current insurance

Minimum Qualifications 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 o r equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Basic knowledge of retail merchandising and/or selling

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Aggressive self-starter with a strong bias for action and results orientation

  • High sense of urgency; strong drive and passion to win

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels.

  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to work independently, but also successful team building skills

  • Demonstrate good judgment and show respect for others

  • Works cooperatively with others toward common group objectives, demonstrates respect for the ideas and contributions of other team members, cultivates positive relationships with other associates, and provides assistance and support to others

  • Ability to communicate with email and basic internet skills

  • Adaptability to changing demands, priorities, circumstances and directions

  • Demonstrate commitment to meet or exceed customers’ expectations

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 Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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 Solutions. 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."

AdvantageSolutionsis 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, AdvantageSolutionsshall 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 - NY - Saratoga Springs

Position Type Full Time

Postal Code 12866

Requisition ID 2016-102020

Category Retail Sales Merchandising