Nestle Nestle Retail Merchandiser-Full Time-Norwalk CT in Norwalk, Connecticut

As one of The World s Most Admired Food Companies in Fortune magazine, Nestl provides quality brands that bring flavor to lifeevery day. Products include industry leading brands such as DIGIORNO pizza,DRUMSTICK ice cream snacks, and H AGEN-DAZS premium ice cream, NESTLETOLLHOUSE morsels, PURINA pet care products, and GERBER baby food.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

TheMerchandiser s primary function is to support the display and merchandising ofNestl products at various customer sites in order to drive world classservice. This includes demonstrating sound safety practices while merchandisingproduct to shelf, replenishing account shelves from back-room inventory,improving shelf positioning, increasing product display space, providingrequested Sales Representative support, executing account specific campaigns,packing-out force-out quantities, executing digital activation events andInstant Redeemable Coupons (IRC), ensuring shelf price tags are properlydisplayed, maintaining all Point-of-Sales (POS) materials, utilizing currentplanogram schematics for all products, establishing rapport/credibility withstore personnel, and fostering strong communication with co-workers. Theposition requires driving to customer account locations in a personal vehicle(mileage reimbursement will be provided per company policy).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Merchandise Direct Store Delivery (DSD) frozenproducts according to service schedule

  • Responsible for merchandising all coredistribution and new items according to direction received

  • Responsible for optimizing adequate in-storeconditions (out of stock, voids, etc.)

  • Correct any On Shelf Availability (OSA)opportunities as directed by the system

  • Ensure product is rotated and is in good sellingcondition as directed

  • Pack-out primary location and display asdirected

  • Merchandise Nestle products as directed to drivekey performance metrics

  • Follow standard operating procedures thatoutline route schedules, merchandising standards, pack-out shelves withproduct, rotating product regularly and front facing product or as directed

  • Ensure shelves are set flavor to tag,promotional displays are properly executed and back stock is maintained andorganized for Nestle products

  • Validate placement according to planograms asdirected for headquarter controlled stores

  • Ensure price tags are up and, when directed,ensure promoted price is executed

  • Communicate pricing issues in a timely manner(both on and off shelf)

  • Validate compliance and/or secure placement ofsecondary locations and display as directed

  • Place Point of Sale (POS) and Instant RedeemableCoupons (IRCs) as directed

  • Follow Merchandising Standards when executingactivities within the daily strategy

  • Understand value of in store activities tomaximize value of time in store

  • Cover assigned territory to meet frequency andtime in store guidelines

  • Accurately record assigned and completed NROCactivities within each store call

  • Execute tactical activities with guidance fromassigned Sales Representative

  • Maintain company-owned equipment and properlyhandle paperwork

  • Perform other administrative functions as required

  • Provide timely communication to assigned SaleRepresentative and Leader regarding any business challenges

  • Share proactive best practices, solutions, andinsights across the team

  • Communicate competitive and market activity andinsights through

  • Set and review performance against objectiveswith assigned Sale Representative on a monthly basis

  • Communicate directly with co-workers on issues,openly share ideas with others, encourage performance in others, give feedbackwhen needed, and train new employees when applicable

  • Identify and communicate all sellingopportunities and potential issues to Sales Representative, respond toco-worker communications, inform co-workers of all relevant activities ataccounts, communicate completion of assigned daily tasks

  • Develop proper relations with store key decisionmakers within territory to maximize merchandising results

  • Interface with customers, consumers andretailers as a representative of Nestl

  • Conduct activities in a safe manner, followcorporate safety guidelines and requirements (no cell phones while driving,proper bending, etc.), use personal protective equipment, and proactivelyaddress any unsafe conditions observed

JOB ESSENTIALS/ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to practice safe working habits at alltimes

  • Initiative: Self-starter, gets involved quickly,takes on difficult tasks with enthusiasm. Takes action to achieve goals beyondwhat is required.

  • Energy: Maintains high activity/productivitylevel. Operates with sense of urgency, efficiency, effectiveness anddetermination over extended periods of time.

  • Stress Tolerance: Maintains stable andprofessional performance under pressure or opposition

  • Detail: Strives to understand the details.Balances, analyzes and takes appropriate action. Solid planning, detailoriented and organization skills.

  • Communication: Presents ideas effectively,actively listens, and works across functional boundaries with the ability toeffectively communicate with co-workers and store personnel. Ability toinfluence others.

  • Teamwork: Can work in group or alone; orientedtowards the good of the whole. Contain ability to build rapport and goodworking relationship with multiple store personnel, including Store Managers,Assistant Store Managers and Department Managers, as well as co-workers.

  • Manage job professionally and with a high levelof organization

  • Ability to effectively deal with change andadversity in the work place, and work in a fast paced environment

  • Demonstrate ability to deliver consistentresults while building organization capabilities.

  • Ability to respond to change with positiveattitude, offer suggestions for improvements to increase effectiveness ofchange, support new initiatives, and maintain an open mind.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • High School Diploma / GED equivalent

  • Must have reliable transportation to and fromwork

  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliablevehicle with valid insurance

  • Successful completion of post offer backgroundchecks, drug screen, and motor vehicle report

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedulewhich may include early morning/late night hours; Willing to work any day ofthe week, weekends, Holidays and required over-time as specific to role

  • Must possess basic math and computer skills

  • Ability to work safely

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • 1-2 years of Grocery experienced preferred

This description should not be construed to containevery responsibility that an incumbent in this job may be required to perform.Incumbents are required to perform other related functions assigned.

The Nestl Companiesare equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking fordiversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Category: Sales, Nestle USA