Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

Retail Sales Representative Full Time

US-DE-Dover
Position Type
Full Time
19903
Requisition ID
2017-127068
Category
Retail Sales Merchandising

Summary

RETAIL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FULL TIME

 

Our company has the perfect opportunity for a candidate that looks forward to representing top brands.  Our full-time Retail Sales Representative job is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who can collaborate with store management to increase sales that meet the client’s expectations. You will be selling in major retail locations, representing brand name products such as chocolate, candy/confections, sports drinks, soda products, and snacks. This is a great opportunity to work with Advantage Solutions, the largest sales and marketing agency in North America.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop key relationships with store and market managers.
  • Delivers regular visibility and client contact to ensure proper product placement.
  • Success is securing front end and main aisles presence of client products.
  • You own analyzing business needs to identify grow opportunities.
  • Develop sales plans to close sales gaps and deliver results. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • (Required) High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience.
  • (Preferred) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.            
  • Previous retail sales experience preferred.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers. 

Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.

 

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing, LLC dba Advantage Solutions 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. Advantage Solutions 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.

 

Position Summary

 

The Retail Sales Representative (RSR) is responsible for developing and growing sales volume in their assigned territory through effective fact-based selling and relationship building with retail account’s operations personnel at store and market (district) level.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

 

Consultative Selling

  • Developing and leveraging relationships with key influence and decision makers in assigned stores and markets
  • Delivering consistent market level contact as per client standards
  • Effectively gaining front end and main aisle presence of client brands.  This is accomplished in conjunction and alignment with store or market personnel so that the primary merchandising and stocking duties are done by store personnel.  This collaborative relationship is developed on a mutual interest and business relationship.

Achieving Results

  • Meeting or exceeding POS to plan goals for assigned stores and markets
  • Delivering a positive gap versus Non-DRT
  • Growing POS for client brands by selling incremental display locations, selling the execution of plan-o-gramed locations, executing initiatives as well as maintaining in stock conditions.
  • Analyze and develop business plans each trimester that identifies opportunities to grow sales within their territory.  This business plan would include a review of the previous trimester, analysis of upcoming POS to plan goals, opportunities to close gaps, an action plan with specific territory goals and time table.

Organizing and Planning

  • Follow team sales call standards and effectively orchestrate a call coverage plan that meets the business needs of client and the retail customer.
  • Administration/Reporting- complete accurate and timely paperwork, reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

Direct Reports

 

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

 

Indirect Reports

 

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

 

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job.  

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education Level:

  • (Required)High School Diploma or GED  or equivalent experience
  • (Preferred)   Bachelor's Degree  or equivalent experience               

Field of Study/Area of Experience: 

  • Previous retail sales experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

 

Field / Administrative Requirements

 

Incumbent 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 50 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.  The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential. A detailed Environmental and Physical Requirements document is available in the Total Rewards department.   

 

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

 

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. Advantage Solutions 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.  Advantage Solutions 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).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                    

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Solutions. 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 Solutions 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, Advantage Solutions 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.

 

Advantage Solutions will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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