• SAS Full Time Elite Merchandiser

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Primary Posting Location : Address
    801 Massachusetts Ave
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Boston
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    MA
    Primary Posting Location : Postal Code
    02118
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-188955
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    In Store Project and Reset Merchandising
  • Summary

    SAS Full Time Elite Merchandiser

     

    SAS Retail Services provides national retail merchandising services to a host of fortune 500 CPG companies, distributors, and wholesalers, within the grocery, mass, home/hardware, and drug channels.

    We are looking for an Elite Merchandiser to join our team. This is a full time retail merchandising role for candidates who strive towards a career in the retail merchandising field.

     

    The Elite Merchandiser is responsible for the management and daily direction of a crew of merchandisers on assigned tasks and projects. You will work with each Area Supervisor for successful, on-time execution of all goals. The Elite Merchandiser is the communication link between the retailer, the stores and SAS. You must be able to effectively communicate goals and results as a representative of SAS on the retailer’s behalf.

     

    Our people are what make SAS Retail Services a great place to work. All of us work hard to win for the customer – some of the nation’s largest retailers — and that’s what makes it fun, the drive to do whatever it takes to get the job done. APPLY TODAY!

     

    What We Offer

     

    • Medical, Dental, Vision after 30 days.
    • Short and Long-Term Disability
    • 401(K) Plan
    • Generous paid time off.
    • Paid training and ongoing career development certifications and courses.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Work with supervisor and merchandisers to identify and resolve issues to ensure completion of all projects to customer satisfaction prior to deadlines.
    • Develop and maintain positive, cooperative and team-oriented relationships with merchandisers, supervisors, managers and others you come into contact with.
    • Manage assigned In-Store Team to ensure merchandising procedures and standards are being exceeded to the satisfaction of the company and retailer.
    • Follow all policies and standard operating procedures for each retailer.
    • Read and follow planograms to effectively complete set and/or project work.
    • Perform duties such as: moving, cleaning, and installing shelves, displaying merchandise, placing shelf strips and attaching tags true to planogram integrity, restocks and reorders as necessary.
    • Complete training of new hired associates, and provide continued mentoring and training to merchandising team.
    • Perform store quality checks, both independently and with store management. Communicate observations and opportunities prior to store departure.
    • Daily reporting including: GAMS, Store Tracker, or other customer communication system.
    • Travel as needed, including overnight stays.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Preferred: at least 2 years of retail service experience.
    • Clean DMV report, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
    • Comfortable with technology – web based apps, word processing, email - able to learn new systems for reporting requirements.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, allowing them to lead the team on diverse projects.

     

    Responsibilities

    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.

     

    Position Summary

     

    The Retail Merchandiser (RM) is responsible for merchandising Client products at retail accounts within an assigned territory to ensure Client standards are met and volume is increased. 

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

     

    Distribution

    • Meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs.

    Sales and Merchandising

    • Maintain client objectives by ensuring secondary placements of product(s) are fully stocked, correctly signed, properly faced, and set to schematics.

    New Items

    • Achieve business objectives through placement of new items at all assigned stores.

    Reset Activity and Schematics Completion

    • Maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards.  Must be able to maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with District Manager and other retail personnel.

    Shelf Standards and Conditions

    • Will work on the authorization of items to meet Client shelf schematic standards.  Must be able to take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials for products on shelf.

    Administration/Reporting:

    • Complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

     

    This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

     

    Indirect Reports

     

    This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    • Travel is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job. 

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

                                         

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Retail

    • 1-3 years of experience in Retail

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Excellent customer service orientation
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
    • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
    • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
    • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
    • Must be able to take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing products on shelf.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both internally to management and externally with Customers.

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

     

    Field / Reps Requirements

     

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store 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 74 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.  The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential. 

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    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).

    Important Information

    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 the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  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.

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