Specialist Retail Sales I
At the Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! The Specialist Retail Sales I is responsible for servicing, selling, and communicating key initiatives and information to retail accounts within an assigned territory to ensure client standards are met and volume is increased. This position may include demonstrating, interacting, promoting, and selling the client's products to the consumer in a positive manner.
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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.
Engage, qualify, and close customers on sales of clients products
Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store to maximize sales and sales of related attachments
Communicate professionally and effectively with the Company management team, retail sales associates, retail management team, client and customers
Ensure products are on display, functioning properly, and presentable to customers
Take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing of POS materials
Meet client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKU's.
Increase promotional effectiveness by assisting in building displays and placement of appropriate point of sale material.
Maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards.
Maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with District Manager and other retail personnel on current retail/store conditions.
Participate in mandatory conference calls
Travel and/or Driving Requirements:
Travel and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job
Travel up to 30%
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
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Very strong oral and written communication skills
Results and action oriented - ownership minded
Timely Communications Required. It is mandatory that responses to management phone calls or emails are returned within 24 hours
Professional demeanor and image compatible with the Client and the Company
Self -motivated, and organized, while remaining flexible and adaptable
Must be Internet savvy with access to a computer - broadband preferred
Must have a cell phone; text messaging strongly preferred
Reliable transportation; i.e. personal car for transportation to stores/events/meetings
Self-motivated, ambitious, committed to self and driven to succeed
Strong communication skills with the confidence to influence key decision makers at the store level
Must possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to complete daily procedures and responsibilities without direct supervision
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 20 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.
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.
The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws including Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinances. 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.