Merchandiser / Temporary
Southern Wine & Spirits - Merrillville, IN

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This is a temporary assignment lasting up to 4 months and does not include benefits.

Position ranging between 16-30 hours per week and may require a weekly Saturday shift.

Partner with a chain territory manager who oversees 15-25 established chain grocery store accounts (i.e. Meijer, WalMart).

Perform sales support functions to include the use of current point of sale marketing materials, oversight of the shelf space in the chain territory manager's accounts, consistent communication with the representative regarding changes in buyer preferences and or out of stock inventory concerns/situations encountered during weekend hours.

Reset alcoholic beverages at the store level (i.e. rearranging products using an authorized plan within an assigned territory/set geographic region).

Implement authorized plan/schematic developed by the various chain headquarters, so accuracy in evaluation, application, and execution on the information provided are essential skills.

Introduce new products, reinforce established and agreed upon case volume and display activity, and monitor in-store promotion results.

Stay abreast of business/market conditions, recognize new opportunities within each account, maintain the necessary territory records and support the sales representative's visibility and market saturation in the account.

Build and develop the trust and confidence of the retailer through knowledge of Southern’ s policies and procedures coupled with prompt, courteous resolution of inventory discrepancies.

Participate in Southern’ s renowned training program composed of classroom and in-the-field training designed to increase and improve your understanding of industry trends, develop product knowledge, and form sales skills in collaboration with the market leader in the wine and spirits industry.

Work flexible hours which include early morning (i.e. 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. start times), evenings, and weekends.

Perform other work related duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Skills

High School Diploma/GED.

Associate’s Degree preferred and/or equivalent related experience.

Merchandiser/Route Sales Experience

Restaurant/Bartending/Hospitality Skills

Wine/Industry Knowledge to include basic understanding of distribution, wine varietals, and leading spirit categories.

Must have a dependable vehicle with the ability to transport 6ft by 4ft racks to each account.

Reside within a thirty minute radius of a retail account within the established territory.

Must have a valid driver's license, proof of state car registration and insurance, and an acceptable driving record.

Lift and carry a 45+ pound case of product on a repetitive basis.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Required Experience

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America, fueled by alcohol, dominates nationwide. The company is one of the largest distributors of wine and...