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.
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).
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
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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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