Hershey's Part-Time Retail Sales Merchandiser (Alexandria, VA)
Summary: Location: Alexandria, VA To be considered for this role, candidates must reside in one of these following cities: Alexandria, VA or within 5 miles of this location. This is a remote position; candidates must be comfortable traveling to each of these zip codes and store locations: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Falls Church, Lorton, McLean, Oakton, Springfield and Vienna. This position will require you to drive your personal vehicle up to 40 miles per day in your assigned territory. Mileage may vary depending on where you live in comparison to the territory. To be considered for this role, we ask that all applicants upload their most up-to-date resume and attach it during their online application process. A Part-Time role as a Retail Sales Merchandiser (RSM) is a great way for a relationship-oriented person to flex their selling skills while representing some of the biggest and most exciting brands in America! Our RSMs will sell and insure best in class merchandising to include building displays, packing out product, and replenishing permanent secondary displays and maintain salability of all authorized Hershey Items. This position is considered Continuous Part-Time working 20 hours per week on a regular schedule of Monday Thursday, 9am 2:00pm. On average, an RSM will visit between 6-10+ accounts per day. No car allowance is provided; however, mileage for travel will be reimbursed at 53 cents per mile. A RSM earns an hourly wage plus an annual cash bonus, 401k and paid vacation. Major Duties & Responsibilities Sell and maintain 100% distribution of all authorized Hershey Items in assigned territory. Ensuring flawless retail execution of Headquarter Sales and Merchandising Plans (Retail Execution Plan) with various retailers. Achieve all merchandising objectives through the effective use of Permanent Secondary Displays and other display vehicles established within the Retail Execution Plan Reporting of weekly activity, expenses, competitive activity, account changes, promotions and all administrative functions within assigned territory. Reporting of Daily activities through the use of tablets, submitting upon completion of each day. Responsible for Sales Territory - Varies due to territory size, number of retailers, and location. Job Requirements Needed: Must have a valid US state issued drivers license Must have a personal vehicle in sound operating condition Must maintain personal auto insurance indicating minimum coverage of $300,000 per person / $300,000 per accident / $100,000 property damage. The position also requires that you name The Hershey Company as an additional insured, or interested party, on your policy PRIOR to the date of hire. Must reside within the territory boundaries as listed in the job description Must be able to drive long distances to make multiple sales calls on a daily basis Must be able to lift 10-40 lbs. on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodations Must be able to bend, kneel, stoop down and demonstrate manual dexterity on a frequent basis with or without reasonable accommodations Must be able to use tablet technology Must have daily access to wireless internet Must have flexibility and adaptability to changes in territory coverage Availability to work 20-25 hours per week. Regular work hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 2:00pm Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent Experience: 3-4 years food merchandising is preferred but not required So, what do you say? Would you like to represent fun brands like Reeses, Hersheys Kisses, Twizzlers and Jolly Ranchers in your spare time? If soapply today! Wed love to hear from you! The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center ( @hersheys.com).