Advantage Solutions Full Time Retail Sales Merchandiser in La Grange Park, Illinois
Full Time Retail Sales Representative
We are hiring a Full Time Retail Sales Representative to collaborate and strategize with store managers to improve sales andexecute on client expectations.This Sales Representative will demonstrate outstanding customer service and selling skills by assisting customers, answering questions, and suggesting items of value to build customer loyalty.The ideal candidate is well organized, detail oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment.
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What We Offer:
Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
401(k) with company match
Training/support and ongoing career development
Generous paid time-off
Develop key relationships with store and market managers
Ensure proper product placement that delivers best visibility
Successfully secure front end and main aisles presence of client products
Analyze business needs to identify growth opportunities
Develop sales plans to close sales gaps and deliver results
High School Diploma or GEDor equivalent experience required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
Previous retail sales experience preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills and daily Internet access
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) proficiency
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 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
Communicate effectively both internally with management and externally with all customers
Build rapport with Clients and Customers
Field questions and proactively develop action plans to resolve issues
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
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.
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 20%
Must maintain current and valid driver’s license and valid proof of current insurance.
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
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.
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-IL-La Grange | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Oak Lawn | US-IL-La Grange Park | US-IL-Berwyn | US-IL-Bedford Park
Primary Posting Location : City La Grange
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Postal Code 60525
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2021-403361
Position Type Full Time