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Posted January 19th

2022 Sales Merchandiser | Chicago, IL

Bolingbrook, Illinois


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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

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Posted January 19th

2022 Sales Merchandiser | Chicago, IL

Bolingbrook, Illinois

What You Need To Know

Who we are looking for: December 2021 or May 2022 graduates
Locations: Chicago, IL

Overview

The Merchandiser is responsible for performing merchandising activities and constructing displays of SGWS products in key retail accounts as requested by Sales Team or retail customers. This role will provide support to Sales Reps by ordering products and may be required to expedite product delivery on an emergency basis.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for building and maintaining merchandising/display materials for all products
  • Position merchandise and create a customer-ready selling floor
  • Participate in ensuring store appearance and merchandise displays are in line with plans, selling history and new receipts
  • Consults with buyers, marketing, and sellers product positioning and presentation plans
  • Responsible for placing product orders on behalf of the Sales Rep
  • Responsible for servicing local stores and refilling existing displays of products to keep company products fully stocked on the shelves
  • Create and coordinates the visual presentation of merchandise, including store layout and exhibits
  • Distribute and install refund offer, neck hangers, shelf-talkers, and price signs on products sold by the Company
  • Fill cold box and warm shelves at client account with products sold by the Company
  • Refill and re-merchandise existing displays of product sold by the Company
  • Assemble, install and fill all types of display racks
  • Pick up and deliver special orders, mail, and merchandise
  • Perform sales support functions to include the use of current point of sale marketing materials, oversight of the shelf space in the chain territory manager's accounts, consistent communication with the representative regarding changes in buyer preferences and or out of stock inventory concerns/situations encountered during weekend hours
  • Reset alcoholic beverages at the store level (e.g., rearranging products using an authorized plan within an assigned territory/set geographic region)
  • Implement authorized plan/schematic developed by the various chain headquarters, so accuracy in evaluation, application and execution on the information provided are essential skills
  • Introduce new products, reinforce established and agreed upon case volume and display activity, and monitor in-store promotion results
  • Stay abreast of business/market conditions, recognize new opportunities within each account, maintain the necessary territory records and support the sales representative's visibility and market saturation in the account
  • Build and develop the trust and confidence of the retailer through knowledge of SGWS policies and procedures coupled with a prompt, courteous resolution of inventory discrepancies
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a Senior in college and graduating December 2021 or May 2022, completing BS/BA in business, sales, marketing, communication, retail, or category management
  • Demonstrated communication skills necessary to effectively present and persuade customers to purchase Southern Glazer’s products
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to secure and maintain a valid driver’s license and auto-liability insurance in accordance with state laws
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move 30 to 40 pound cases, ability to occasionally lift and/or move 50-pound cases and stand for extended periods of time.

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time may include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or mobile device
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may include walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • May require lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 56lbs
Location
Bolingbrook, Illinois