Advantage Sales and Marketing (ASM)

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Advantage Sales and Marketing (ASM)

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) is a consumer packaged goods sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for our clients and customers.

ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services, specializing in client and customer events, publications and assisted-selling services for the grocery, drugstore, club, convenience, natural/specialty, sporting goods, consumer electronics and home center channels.



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Are you flexible, outgoing and organized?  Then, the retail project merchandiser may be a great fit for you. Advantage Sales & Marketing  is looking for friendly, self-motivated individuals like you for our Retail Project Merchandiser positions. 
Retail Project Merchandisers are responsible for executing merchandising projects to display products at a variety of different retail accounts within an assigned territory.  
 
Retail Project Merchandisers Responsibilities:
 
Contribute to the achievement of business objectives through placement of new items at all assigned stores.
Work to meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage is in place.
Reset Activity and Schematics Completion: Must be able to maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards.
Must be able to maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with Retail Supervisor and other retail personnel.
POS Placement: Hang shelf signs, place coupons on product, etc. as directed by client.
Display Building: Assemble various displays for item promotion as directed by client.
Reporting Administration: Will report into ASM’s web application each day’s activities and the work performed.
 
Retail Project Merchandisers Qualifications:
 
High school diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent job-related experience.
Previous merchandising experience is a plus.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally to ASM management and externally with Customers who will verify work is completed correctly Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
Strong critical thinking skills.
Must be able to prioritize effectively, work independently or as part of a project team to complete multiple tasks concurrently.
Ability to read and understand printed instructions.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to access internet and use company software consistent with job duties.
Driving is an essential duty and function of this job and requires the use of personal vehicle. 
Must maintain current and valid driver’s license and valid proof of current insurance.
Travel required on an as-needed basis.
 
 
Responsibilities 
Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC (ASM) 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.  ASM 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 Project Merchandisers is responsible for calling in for project work for merchandising products at retail accounts within an assigned territory.  
 
New Items: will work on the achievement of business objectives through placement of new items at all assigned stores.
 
Distribution audits: will work to meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage are in place.
 
Reset Activity and Schematics Completion: must be able to maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards.  Must be able to maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with Retail Supervisor and other retail personnel.
 
POS Placement: hangs shelf signs, places coupons on product, etc. as directed by client.
 
Customer Relations: must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally to ASM management and externally with Customers who will verify work is completed correctly.
 
Display Building: assembles cardboard displays for promotion of an item as directed by client.
 
Reporting Administration: will report daily into ASM’s web application each day’s activities and the work performed.
 



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Education
 
High school diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent job-related experience
 
Experience
 
Previous merchandising experience a plus
 
Skills & Competencies:
 
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Strong critical thinking skills Must be able to present information to store management as needed and be able to participate in meetings with other business partners
Must be able to prioritize effectively, work independently or as part of a project team to complete multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to read and understand printed instructions
 
Tools/Software Basic computer skills:
 
Ability to access internet and use company software consistent with job duties
 
Other Requirements:
 
Executes verbal and written business communications, in a manner that effectively achieves business objectives. Strong understanding and utilization of proper safety techniques and correct use of equipment when appropriate.
 
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.
 
Driving Requirements:
 
Driving is an essential duty and function of this job and requires the use of Personal Vehicle 
Must maintain current and valid driver’s license and valid proof of current insurance
 
Travel Requirements:
 
Travel required on an as needed basis
 
Schedule Requirements:
 
Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary.
 
Physical Demands:
 
Never (0% of time): Work in an office, push/pull more than 50 pounds, operate mechanical machinery, and lift and/or carry more than 50 pounds.
 
Occasionally (up to 33% of time): Bend and/or stoop, crawl and/or climb, work in cramped/awkward positions, kneel, push/pull 21-50 pounds (medium), work on unprotected heights, use hand tools/equipment (knives, choppers, hammer, scraper, screwdriver), be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity, work in freezer/coolers, be exposed to harmful fumes and/or other pollutants, use fingers, hands and/or arms for fine manipulations (typing – keyboards/handhelds) and finger/hand grip/grasping, and lifting and carrying 21-50 pounds (medium).
 
Frequently (33-66% of time): Work in high volume large format retail, grocery or other type of retail store(s), sit, stand, walk, push/pull up to 20 pounds (sedentary to light), use feet and/or legs for repetitive motion (left and right), use fingers, hands and/or arms for firm grasping (pushing, pulling arm controls) and repetitive motion, and lifting and/or carrying up to 20 pounds (sedentary to light).
 
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. ASM 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.
 
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.
Disclaimer 
Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership:  These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC.  Come learn why “Winning Together” is more than just words on a piece of paper.  It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: 'To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services.'
 
Advantage Sales & Marketing, LLC 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, ASM 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.


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