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 Retail Merchandising and Sales Representative
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Food Services
Job Category: Promotions,Retail,Sales
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Part-time
Number of Positions: 1
Salary: 21400-24000
Posting Date: September 11, 2017
Job Location:
#114 - 20171, 92A Avenue
Langley, BC
V1M3A5

 
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Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY
The Westrow Food Group is looking for a part-time Retail Sales and Merchandising Representative for 25 hours per week in the Tri-Cities of Vancouver (i.e. Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster) area as well as coverage for Whistler and the Sunshine Coast on a quarterly basis.

JOB DESCRIPTION -- RETAIL MERCHANDISER
Reporting to the Westrow Retail management staff, the Retail Sales and Merchandising Specialist is responsible for ensuring that Westrow's client base is represented to the highest level of quality and professionalism at the retail level. Each retail representative is a key component in facilitating the movement of product through the major accounts' retail locations in their respective market through relationship building with key departmental contacts and ensuring the highest level of customer service possible.

POSITION DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serves retail stores as described in the call coverage/frequency plan assigned to the territory by the Retail Manager with the objective of maximizing our Clients' sales
- Obtain, maintain and inform the company on all competitive information
- Executes and monitors all clients' point-of-sale marketing initiatives (i.e. couponing, placement of signage, etc...)
- Provides retail reporting electronically using a handheld tablet device provided by the Company

- Performs follow-up calls by phone to ensure regular and consistent coverage when not in the field
- Performs any regularly assigned administrative tasks including but not limited to: monthly retail price reports, call reports, submission of timely and accurate monthly expense & call reports and providing updated pricing information for entry into our database by administration
- Serves all customers in a professional, courteous and effective manner while maintaining a professional appearance
- Fosters excellent trade relationships with retail store personnel as well as area departmental merchandisers/specialists
- Performs all retail calls between the hours of 7:00AM -- 4:00PM, Monday to Friday no exceptions
- Is available via telephone; daily e-mail checks and response are also a required function of this position
- Attends all sales meetings scheduled by the Company (unless otherwise discussed with and approved by the Retail Manager)

JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Strong negotiation, interpersonal and independent work skills
- Demonstrates some knowledge of basic marketing principles
- Ability to manage contacts and associated relationships at the retail level -- highly organized
- Resides currently within the Territory/Region
- High degree of professionalism and credibility
- Customer focused with excellent problem solving and analytical skills
- Excellent listening and communications skills
- Intermediate computer skills including e-mail and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc. . .) – must be demonstrable
- Must possess own vehicle and valid driver's license
- Must attend semi-annual company meetings and training sessions

- Previous experience in a sales and/or merchandising role is preferred

- Knowledge of and relationships with retail grocery stores in this region is an asset

COMPENSATION
- Competitive salary
- Mileage compensation provided

- Cell phone allowance provided
- Business-related in-town and out-of-town expenses covered

At Westrow we offer a level of service unmatched by any brokerage in Canada. From coast to coast we'll manage every facet of selling our clients' product so they never need to worry about a single detail. From big box to boutique we have outstanding relationships with retailers across the nation, and we're ready to put them to work. We are Passionate About Perishables!

Visit us today atwww.westrow.comto learn more about us.


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