Retail Mecharndiser - Berthpage, NY

Job Summary
Execute all merchandising activities in stores throughout the NY area. Support the regional sales team ensuring merchandising excellence across the organization.
Responsibilities and Duties
Establish relationships with store personnel and department level supervisors to sustain and grow sales
Maintain shelf Plan-O-Gram compliance working with store personnel
Upsell promotional opportunities for displays and programs
Merchandise, display and rotate products according to company standards and customer planograms.
Assist in resets, new store openings, setting up displays and end caps, and implementing company initiatives and promotions
Identify merchandising challenges and offer store specific solutions using brands in accordance with brand standards
Re-tag shelves and set up point of sale material
Help pack out shelves
Remove discontinued items and proactively place authorized item
Check codes and rotate product at store level
Complete a weekly highlight report
Void closures for team identified items
Attend regular sales meetings and special events
Customer Service:
Establish and maintain customer rapport by providing outstanding customer service; follow up on commitments and call on all assigned accounts
Assist Sales Manager's as required
Offer assistance, recommend items, offer expertise in support of Retailer success
Carry out daily tasks assigned by Manager
Communicate all competitive changes or opportunities to Manager
Demonstrate a positive attitude at all times, embrace all types of personalities at retail
Qualifications and Skills
Effective communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to understand and interpret merchandising tools and visual direction
Demonstrate a passion for customer service
Ability to prioritize and multi task with a sense of urgency
Strong time management and organizational skills
Proficient computer skills- MS Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Valid Driver's license and clean driving record
Ability to operate a two or four-wheel dolly
Must have the ability to lift, pull and push 50+ pounds. Repetitive reaching over head, standing, walking, kneeling and bending
Ability to use a personal digital assistant (PDA)
Grocery store products experience required. Knowledge of produce items preferred.
Previous sales knowledge helpful
High school diploma required; college degree preferred

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