Advantage Solutions Full Time Retail Sales Specialist in Vernon Hills, Illinois
Full Time Retail Sales Specialist
No two days look exactly alike as a Full Time Retail Sales Specialist. You’ll enjoy working with a broad range of brands, retailers, and people. Put your customer centric personality and retail experience to work – with a better, more flexible schedule! Imagine doing the work you love…without giving up your nights or weekends!
In this role you will be representing some of America’s most beloved brands, lending your energy to promoting them and increasing sales at a variety of retailers on your “route”. This is your chance to manage an area, grow your marketing and sales skills and move your career forward at an industry-leading organization that offers variety and a broad range of career possibilities.
If that sounds like you, apply today!
What we offer you:
Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
401(k) with company match
Training/support and ongoing career development so you can succeed and grow
Generous paid time-off
Your typical day as a Full Time Retail Sales Specialist:
Report data on sales volume, seasonal profits, and sales revenue
Ensure product visibility by maintaining client project standards regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials for products on shelf
Effectively manage executing on projects and standards at stores within your territory
Maintain customer and client relationships.
Holiday/special promote events, and plan-o-gram adjustments when necessary
Accurate and timely completion of reporting and paperwork
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience required (Associates Degree nice to have, not required)
Previous retail sales experience preferred
Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills and daily Internet access
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) proficiency
The Company 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. 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.
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
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.
Meeting or exceeding POS to plan goals for assigned stores and markets
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.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct 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.
(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.
Additional Information Regarding The Company 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. 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, subject to applicable law. 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.
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).
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.
The Company 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, the Company 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.
Job Locations US-IL-Wauconda | US-IL-Crystal Lake | US-IL-Huntley | US-IL-McHenry | US-IL-Fox Lake | US-IL-Round Lake | US-IL-Grayslake | US-IL-Mundelein | US-IL-Lake Zurich | US-IL-Vernon Hills | US-IL-Cary...
Primary Posting Location : City Wauconda
Primary Posting Location : State/Province IL
Postal Code 60084
Primary Posting Location : Country US
Requisition ID 2021-359220
Position Type Full Time