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Specialist Retail Sales I

Company: Advantage Solutions
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Companyis one of North Americas 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.Job DutySales Merchandising/Distribution

  • Engage, qualify, and close customers on sales of clients products
  • Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store to maximize sales and sales of related attachments
  • Communicate professionally and effectively withthe Company management team, retail sales associates, retail management team, client and customers
  • Ensure products are on display, functioning properly, and presentable to customers
  • Take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing of POS materials
  • Meet client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs.
  • Increase promotional effectiveness by assisting in building displays and placement of appropriate point of sale material.
  • Maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards.
  • Maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with District Manager and other retail personnel on current retail/store conditions.Administration/Reporting/Training
    • Complete accurate and timely HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc.Participate in mandatory conference callsSupervisory ResponsibilitiesDirect Reports- This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reportsIndirect Reports- This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reportsTravel and/or Driving Requirements:- Travel and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job- Travel up to 30%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 - 1-3 years of experience in sales experience of a technical product or service in a retail, call center, or indirect environment - Previous sales or marketing experience preferredSkills, Knowledge and Abilities
      • Very strong oral and written communication skills
      • Results and action oriented - ownership minded
      • Timely Communications Required. It is mandatory that responses to management phone calls or emails are returned within 24 hours
      • Professional demeanor and image compatible with the Client andthe Company
      • Self -motivated, and organized, while remaining flexible and adaptable
      • Must be Internet savvy with access to a computer - broadband preferred
      • Must have a cell phone; text messaging strongly preferred
      • Reliable transportation; i.e. personal car for transportation to stores/events/meetings
      • Self-motivated, ambitious, committed to self and driven to succeed
      • Strong communication skills with the confidence to influence key decision makers at the store level
      • Must possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to complete daily procedures and responsibilities without direct supervisionEnvironmental & Physical RequirementsField / Administrative RequirementsIncumbent 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 20 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.Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by ones 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).

Keywords: Advantage Solutions, Bakersfield , Specialist Retail Sales I, Other , Bakersfield, California

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