Merchandisers play a critical role at Major Brands. The contributions of Merchandisers result in customers and suppliers having a favorable and lasting impression of all Major Brands’ products and increased consumer sales. They accomplish this by working with Sales Associates and Sales Trainees to place all Major Brands products in a creative, clean, and accurate point of sale manner, and position of displays in accounts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Execution of merchandising efforts for Brand sponsored special events. Examples of events are Jazoo, sporting events, etc. This may involve working weekends. Most events occur at Major Brands but occasionally are at off-site locations (stocking of Sam’s Clubs, tailgating, holiday show)
Develop productive business relationships with retail partners such as chain store managers, liquor department managers, product receivers, on-premise food and beverage directors, restaurant GM’s, and bartenders.
Following up on store problems and customer concerns promptly and effectively is an essential function. Further, they must develop a standard of knowing the competition and “out servicing” them at every turn.
Responsible for ensuring that communication is proactive and responsive to the needs of other Merchandisers, Sales Associates, immediate Supervisors and Managers.
Required to maintain a violation-free driving record and Class E license.
Consistently may operate a manual or electric pallet jack in building sets or stocking merchandise. Good depth perception to judge distance and space relationships is required in this position.
Education and Experience:
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have the ability to work in an unsupervised environment and have the consistent ability to prioritize responsibilities and work effectively while dealing with a variety of requests throughout the day.
Superior research and follow-up skills are important, especially when dealing with customers.
Must have a working knowledge of computer systems and be able to access and navigate the Internet.
Able to work flexible hours and available for overtime should a need arise.
Experience operate pallet jacks and other material handling equipment a plus.