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Posted December 27th

Retail Sales and Merchandising Representative - NYC

New York, New York

Gooddaychocolate

Employer

Good Day Chocolate

Industry

Production and Manufacturing

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Posted December 27th

Retail Sales and Merchandising Representative - NYC

New York, New York

Function

Sales

Experience

Mid-Level

Salary

70,000

Type

Full Time

About The Position
You will spend most of your time in market gaining new retail placements of Good Day Chocolate products as well as visiting existing customers to provide store level retail merchandising and in-store demo support on the east coast.
Good Day Chocolate Job Description
Retail Sales and Merchandising Representative
 
Reports to: VP of Marketing (dotted line to VP of Sales)
Location: East Coast, New York City or Washington D.C. 
Status: Full Time, Salaried
 
Brand Summary
Good Day Chocolate is a fast-growing, national brand focused on expanding our products into multiple channels, particularly within impulse locations. We are on a path to disrupt multiple categories while delivering functional snacking in a delicious, universally loved “whole food” form factor – chocolate!
 
Position Summary
The retail sales representative will spend the majority of time in market gaining new placements of Good Day Chocolate products as well as visiting existing Good Day Chocolate customers to provide store level retail merchandising and demo support. This individual will ensure placement of products and tags, merchandise shelves, sell in displays where possible, educate store staff and conduct demos and events as needed. The position requires a flexible schedule and ability to work hours needed to make the market successful, including weekends and/or evenings. 

You’ll be joining a small team in a fast-growing entrepreneurial company that’s disrupting functional snacking and supplements. This is a hands-on role that requires energy, leadership, creative thinking and initiative to succeed! You’ll be joining a small family of core team members who value quick and informed decisions, executing against a common strategy with a ‘can do’ attitude to achieve and celebrate wins.
 
Who You Are
The ideal candidate will have a retail background, knowledge of Food/Drug/Mass channels, enthusiasm for the brand, excellent communication skills and will be self-motivated, detail oriented and well organized. 

 
Snapshot of Responsibilities
·       Identify new opportunities and gain impulse placement for Good Day Chocolate 8ct products in new retailers, which could include everything from local grocery chains and independent food stores to college campuses and bodegas. 
·       Visit existing accounts to ensure the product is properly merchandised and the store employees are well-educated on the brand. 
·       Develop personal relationships with all parties involved in the sales cycle, including customers, distributor reps, broker reps and merchandisers.  
·       Be a Good Day Chocolate ambassador and spokesperson within the community and industry, networking and exploring unique opportunities and scenarios for the brand and company 
Bring the Good Day Chocolate brand passion, energy and culture to all partners.  Live and breathe the brand!
·       Train, develop and motivate customers and third-party partners on GDC portfolio and objectives as required.
 
Qualifications
  • Minimum 1 year of retail sales or merchandising experience, ideally in consumer packaged goods/food and beverage OR share why you’re the biggest Good Day Chocolate fan ever! 
  • College degree preferred or equivalent experience 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Self starter who thrives working remotely and on the road
  • Strong initiative and demonstrated leadership ability, not afraid to dive in and be in stores daily
  • Entrepreneurial, curious and creative mindset
  • Able to problem solve and set priorities
  • A flexible team player, comfortable with ambiguity, deadline pressures and frequently changing internal and external environments
  • Fully competent with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Positive and optimistic outlook and attitude
 Physical Requirements
  • Requires full range of body motion including walking, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination 
  • May require sitting, standing and walking for extensive periods of time 
  • Occasional lifting and carrying items weighing up to 40 pounds 
  • May require irregular work hours and overnight travel  
Location
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New York, New York
Function Details
  • Reports To VP of Marketing
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