Part Time Retail Project Merchandiser

Advantage Solutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time
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 SummaryThe 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 ResponsibilitiesNew ItemsWill work on the achievement of business objectives through placement of new items at all assigned storesDistribution AuditsWill work to meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage are in placeReset Activity and Schematics CompletionMust be able to maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standardsMust be able to maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with Retail Supervisor and other retail personnelPOS PlacementHang shelf signs, place coupons on product, etc. as directed by clientCustomer RelationsMust have the ability to communicate effectively both internally to management and externally with Customers who will verify work is completed correctlyDisplay BuildingAssemble cardboard displays for promotion of an item as directed by clientReporting AdministrationWill report daily into the company's web application each day's activities and the work performedSupervisory ResponsibilitiesDirect ReportsThis position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reportsIndirect ReportsThis position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reportsTravel and/or Driving RequirementsTravel 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 jobEducation Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience (Preferred): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experienceField of Study/Area of Experience: MerchandisingPrevious merchandising experience a plusSkills, Knowledge and AbilitiesAnalytical and research SkillsStrong written communication and verbal communication skillsAbility to make oral presentationsFlexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environmentStrong prioritization skillsAbility to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlinesAbility to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlinesAbility to understand and follow specific instructions and proceduresBasic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usageEnvironmental & Physical RequirementsField / Reps RequirementsIncumbent 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 (ie 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 DescriptionsJob 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).