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RETAIL PROJECT MERCHANDISER FULL TIME RB

Company: Advantage Solutions
Location: Laurel
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Job Description:

**Summary**
**Retail PROJECT Merchandiser FULL Time RB**
The foundation of retail is built with strong displays for consumers to easily spot the top brands they love. Help increase sales by applying to our full time Retail Project Merchandiser job. You will have the chance to build and craft retail merchandising displays at our client---s retail locations within assigned territories. This position is responsible for calling in for project work for merchandising products and maintaining strong relationships with in-store management. Bring your skills to Advantage Solutions, the largest sales and marketing agency in North America, where you will receive in-depth training and competitive pay rates.
**Responsibilities:**
+ Meet and achieve Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage are in place and the placement of new items at all assigned stores.
+ Maintain schematic standards and integrity through consistent communication with Retail Supervisor and other retail personnel.
+ Deep cleaning of existing sections and fixtures.
+ Hang shelf signs, place coupons and assemble cardboard displays as directed by the client.
+ Travel and driving are essential to this position.
**Qualifications:**
+ High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience required.
+ Strong analytical and research skills.
+ Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment and able to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines.
+ Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills.
+ Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines.
+ Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
+ Engage in physical activity, lift and/or push up to 50 pounds, stand, stoop and bend for long periods of time, potential use of cleaning chemicals and work in environments susceptible to temperature changes i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections.
+ Basic computer skills and Internet usage.
Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.
Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
**Responsibilities**
Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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 Project Merchandiser is responsible for calling in for project work for merchandising products at retail accounts within an assigned territory.
**Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities**
**New Items**
+ Will work on the achievement of business objectives through placement of new items at all assigned stores
**Distribution Audits**
+ Will work to meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage are in place
**Reset Activity and Schematics Completion**
+ Must be able to 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 Retail Supervisor and other retail personnel
**POS Placement**
+ Hang shelf signs, place coupons on product, etc. as directed by client
**Customer Relations**
+ Must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally to Advantage Solutions management and externally with Customers who will verify work is completed correctly
**Display Building**
+ Assemble cardboard displays for promotion of an item as directed by client
**Reporting Administration**
+ Will report daily into Advantage Solutions---s web application each day---s activities and the work performed
**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** _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 **o** r equivalent experience
**(Preferred):** Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience: Merchandising
+ Previous merchandising experience a plus
**Skills, Knowledge and Abilities**
+ Analytical and research Skills
+ Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
+ Ability to make oral presentations
+ Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
+ Strong prioritization skills
+ Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines
+ Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
+ Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
+ Basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usage
**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. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.
**Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.
Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions. Come learn why ---Winning Together--- is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."
AdvantageSolutionsis 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, AdvantageSolutionsshall 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.
Advantage Solutions 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.
**Position Type** _Full Time_
**Postal Code** _20707_
**Requisition ID** _2017-141501_
**Category** _In Store Project and Reset Merchandising_

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