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 Retail Area Manager (Unilever Brands) - Calgary and Edmonton
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Operations,Retail,Sales
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: August 10, 2018
Job Location:
Calgary, AB
Edmonton, AB
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Job Description

Retail Area Manager – Unilever Brands!

The Companyis 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.The Company 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 Area Manager is responsible for achieving and maintaining all Client and Customer standards by overseeing and directing activities of Retail Sales Specialists and Merchandisers within an assigned territory. This person works closely with Business Development Managers, Clients, Store Managers, and various retail personnel to ensure retail business objectives are met.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Business Development: work on the achievement of in-store retail excellence goals by building goodwill with the trade and Clients, timely new item retail placement, and ensure completion of all retail projects

Client Audits: will work on the achievement of Client goals and objectives by effectively managing and directing retail personnel, conducting store audits, and executing all retail projects. Will increase brand representation and effectiveness through establishing and maintaining trade and Client relationships and by conducting Client work with appointments.

Sales and Merchandising: work with Customer and Client Team (regional) to establish priorities and tactics against objectives and business needs.

New Items: will work on the achievement of business objectives through placement of new items in all authorized stores.

Shelf Standards and Conditions: will authorize items to meet Client shelf schematic standards

Call Coverage; oversee call coverage through scheduling merchandisers and reviewing reports.

Budget and Expense Control: Budgeting and expense control with the goal of coming in under budget and having excellent control of expenses.

ARTS- Certified Trainers - ongoing field level support and training

Administration/Reporting: will complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, performance evaluations etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job

Travel up to 60%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level:(Required):Bachelor's Degreeor equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business Administration

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly computer literate with a proficiency in Computer Software to include: MS Windows, Spreadsheet (Excel), Word-processing (Word), and advanced presentation application software (PowerPoint).
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks with minimum supervision
  • Must have strong organizational skills
  • Mathematical and analytical skills needed
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as required

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information RegardingThe Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

The Companyis committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to race, nation or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbearing), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pardoned criminal convictions, or any other category protected by law.

The above 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.The Company 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.The Company 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.

Employee understands that neither the provision of the Job Description nor any representation in this document creates a guarantee or contract of employment for any specified period of time or changes the nature of Employee’s employment, which can only be modified in a writing signed by the CEO.

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