Advantage Solutions Full Time Retail Sales Specialist in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Full Time Retail Sales Specialist
We are hiring a Full Time Retail Sales Specialist to Execute on client sales goals and increase sales volume through promotional activity. This is a great opportunity for a driven sales associate to work with some of the leading brands and retailers in the industry. A successful Sales Specialist is outgoing, friendly, and educates customers on their next purchase. The ideal candidate is independent, self-motivated, and can communicate effectively both with management and with all customers.
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What We Offer:
Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
401(k) with company match
Training/support and ongoing career development
Generous paid time-off
Report data on sales volume, seasonal profits, and sales revenue
Ensure product visibility by maintaining client project standards regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials for products on shelf
Effectively manage executing on projects and standards at stores within your territory
Maintain customer and client relationships.
Holiday/special promo events, and plan-o-gram adjustments when necessary
Accurate and timely completion of reporting and paperwork
High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience required; Associates Degree preferred
Previous retail sales experience preferred
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills and daily Internet access
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) proficiency
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.
The Retail Sales Specialist (RSS) is responsible for servicing and selling to retail accounts within an assigned territory to assure client standards are met and volume is increased. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, ambitious, and driven to succeed. This person should also have strong communication skills with the confidence to influence key decision makers at store level. They must possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to work independently.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Meet client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on all authorized SKU’s.
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally with management and externally with all Customers.
Sell at store level “live orders” on multiple clients (>5 clients) in over 50% of their stores on the monthly basis.
Increase sales volume through promotional activity by selling and building displays, creating themes with related items to support holiday/special promo events, and making plan-o-gram adjustments when necessary.
Increase sales volume by constantly suggesting and completing orders for new and out-of-stock items.
- Maintain client objectives by insuring all authorized client items represented on the shelf have accurate and complete tags and making certain that un-saleable or out-of-code product is removed.
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.
Achieve client goals and objectives by effectively managing stores within your territory and executing projects and standards.
Increase brand representation and effectiveness through establishing and maintaining customer and client relationships.
Spend over 4-days per month in preparing and making wholesaler sub-group headquarter calls with a minimum of four sub-group calls.
- Will complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct 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.
(Required): High School Diploma or GED o r equivalent experience
(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience
- 0-2 years of experience in retail, Client, or food broker
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
Basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usage
Ability to follow up
Mathematical and analytical skills
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Field / Administrative Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse 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 50 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).
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.
Job Locations US-MI-East Grand Rapids
Primary Posting Location : City East Grand Rapids
Primary Posting Location : State/Province MI
Postal Code 49506
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2022-419295
Position Type Full Time