Retail Merchandiser

Job Description

Company: FreshPoint Central California
Location: US-CA-Turlock
Zip Code: 95382
Minimum Level of Education: High School or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Position Type: Exempt
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

 

Retail Merchandiser

 

OVERVIEW:

 

FreshPoint is North America’s largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We purchase unique, seasonal, organic, and conventional products from both the local growing region and abroad. At FreshPoint, we’re all about People. Passion. Produce! If you want an opportunity to join a company focused on healthy living, environmental stewardship, and growing not just produce but your career, then read on and explore what awaits you within the FreshPoint family.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Retail Sales Manager, this position will be responsible for the execution of retail merchandising and schematic discipline. Build trust and rapport with each Produce Manager (PM) and his/her team. Monitor store level schematic integrity, healthy rotation, and general market conditions. Take pictures, perform competitor price checks, analyze ad placement and focus, identify & fix erroneous shelf tags alongside the PM, monitor facings as it relates to schematic discipline, and report overall condition of produce set to Retail Sales Manager daily.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Heavy Travel: Store visits daily to build trust & rapport with Produce Dept, Meat Dept, and Service Delis (where applicable).

  • Provide photos of both fresh items & value-add sets to Retail Sales Manager daily.

  • Monitor ad placement, inline & endcap display volume, and execution.

  • Rotate and stock all company authorized products as needed.

  • Perform competitor price checks.

  • Communicate your findings to Retail Sales Manager at the end of each business day.

  • Maintain territory as assigned to build/establish grocery retail relationships.

  • Take initiative to expand space/presence on all brands/products by building/moving displays and products to establish best location to drive our customer’s sales.

  • Maintain schematic integrity, re-merchandising projects as needed including grand openings, re-models, new product launches, and category reviews.

  • Develop/maintain relationships with retailer field operations personnel and supervisors to facilitate account penetration and achieve maximum sales, execution and participation on all company promotions and programs.

  • Sell/up-sell and monitor retail distribution of authorized products for all stores in assigned territory as needed or requested.

  • As trained and directed, accurately record all required matrix objectives as instructed through use of company hand-held device & laptop.

  • Execute/maintain/monitor all company-driven marketing initiatives and programs for all stores in assigned territory, including maintenance of POS displays, material, and coupon/tie-in programs as assigned.

  • Maintains all company provided equipment and material in acceptable working order and condition.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Two years retail produce experience, ideally focused around in-store execution.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

  • Candidate will also possess knowledge in fresh commodity distribution & the food industry at large.

  • Clean driving record & proof of insurance (see insurance guideline below)

  • Beginner to intermediate technical knowledge of applications such as Outlook & Excel

  • Beginner to intermediate technical knowledge of Smart Phones & Laptops

  • Intermediate knowledge of fresh commodities, coupled with grocery & value-add items.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs with no restrictions. This position is physical in nature, and requires a candidate who enjoys being active throughout the day.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to handle crisis situations effectively.

  • Early morning risers will fair best in this role. 7am-3:30pm is a reasonable work window in-store.

AUTO INSURANCE

  • $100,000 per person

  • $300,000 per accident

  • $100,000 property damage

#1 Priority – Build trust and rapport with each Produce Team. The stronger the relationship, the more decisions our customers will be willing to hand over to you. You are a strong sales advocate in the field, and your produce knowledge lends well to creative solutions and value proposition to every customer. Deliverables you obtain while in-store (photos, price checks, ad placement, etc.) will be combined with additional data from the Retail Sales Manager and presented to corporate retail enterprises regularly.

 

     THE PERKS and BENEFITS

  • Exciting promotions and opportunities to increase your income?  Are we able to better define this?
  • Personal and career growth
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • A stable growing company
  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription plans
  • Life and Disability insurance coverage
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase, Employee Assistance programs
  • Pre-tax savings opportunities
  • Discounts and other perks that come with being a Sysco associate
  • Check out Syscobenefits.com for more information!

NOTICE:   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job.  This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and is subject to changes of business necessity.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Employment Type: Full Time