Overview

General Pet Supply

Description:

Position Overview

Merchandiser is primarily responsible for store set, placing orders to replenish inventory, receiving inventory and merchandising of shelf space for our grocery customers, as well as increasing sales.

This position will have responsibility for providing service to customers located in the Chicago Metro & Southern Suburb areas including: Frankfort, Bolingbrook, Naperville, North Aurora, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, West Loop, South Loop.

About Us

General Pet Supply is a division of Central Garden & Pet Company, a leading distribution company in the lawn and garden, and pet supply industries. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented distributor of pet food and supplies with operations based throughout the Midwest.

Essential Job Functions

  • Visit grocery customers to merchandise the customer’s order, dust and straighten the department and place customer’s order for next service date.
  • Update store sets with new items and seasonal products.
  • Tag and price store pet departments.
  • Sell and merchandise displays and clip strips.
  • Acquire more shelf/floor space.
  • Locate/identify new account leads.
  • Communicate with store managers to build relationships and promote the sale of shippers and displays.
  • Build product displays for customers on an as needed basis, approximately one per month.
  • Responsible for submitting expense reports online to be approved by the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for reimbursement.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Previous knowledge of the pet supply industry is beneficial.

. Requirements:

Qualifications / Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years of previous grocery or merchandising experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of setting a department.
  • Excellent organization and communication (written and verbal) skills. Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Knowledge of computers and use of the Internet.
  • Able to use and operate general office equipment including 10-key calculator, copy machine, fax machine, printer and phone.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of sales concepts are required.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, have tactfulness and be diplomatic. Must be able to work well with all vendors, customers and departments within the Company.
  • Must be a self-starter, work with minimal supervision, flexible and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Must possess valid Driver’s License, current automobile insurance and reliable transportation.
  • A larger vehicle (SUV/Van) is required in order to carry and delivery product, displays, etc to some locations.
  • Able to travel as necessary and work overtime on short notice.
  • Position requires long periods of driving (up to 3-4 hours).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a repetitive basis to load/unload vehicle and stock store shelves.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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