Gannett Co. Inc. Nashville , TN 37201
Retail Account Specialist
The Tennessean, part of the USA TODAY Network, is seeking a Retail Account Specialist in the coordination and tactical execution of strategies for retail sales locations within the Nashville area.The position is responsible for developing and coordinating sales and promotional material to support sales programs; and achievement of our sales volume and revenue goals.
Ensuring successful execution of all retail sales projects;
Providing recommendations on best practices with a retailer chain or group of chains;
Coordinating weekly in-store promotions;
Based on site needs, facilitating promotional vehicles, in-store signage, Sunday ads and online promotion and masthead coupon promotion
Developing mutually beneficial and needs-based relationships with retail partners via outside sales calls with larger retail outlets to help achieve sales growth;
Enhancing positioning, display and signage at existing retail outlets to increase sales at large retail and retail chain stores;
Visiting retail locations and evaluating newspaper positioning as well as other in-store marketing promotions
Experience in sales or merchandising in a retail environment, consumer packaged goods, or newspaper industry.
College degree with an emphasis in sales, marketing and/or communication or equivalent work experience.
Excellent customer service skills are essential along with strong project management and problem solving skills.
Ability to individually and collectively problem solve and nurture relationships with internal and external customers.
Strong skill set in Microsoft Office with a focus on Excel.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. Our iconic USA TODAY Network brand incorporates, 109 strong local media organizations in 34 states and Guam and more than 160 local news brands online in the U.K. and ReachLocal, a digital marketing company. We provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products. Each month more than 110 million unique visitors access content from USA TODAY Network and Gannett's local media organizations. USA TODAY NETWORK is one of the top 20 digital companies in the country, sharing the list with Google, Facebook, and Amazon.