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Product Merchandiser

Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Looking to join a team that wins together, strives to be the best, and is passionate about pets? General Pet Supply, a division of Central Pet and Garden Company may be the fit for you Currently, we are seeking an enthusiastic, go-getter, to add to our merchandising team in the South Chicagoland area. Full-time employees enjoy excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, short-term and long-term disability, free life insurance, tuition reimbursement, product discounts and more You will play an important role in helping the organization achieve our goals of providing a high level of customer satisfaction. Role Summary Responsible for merchandising orders for General Pet Supply---s grocery customers. Utilize your entrepreneurial skills to increase sales. MEASURES OF SUCCESS 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. Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES High School Diploma or equivalent. Two years of previous grocery or merchandising experience and knowledge of how to set a department. 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 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. WORKING CONDITIONS Utilize own vehicle, larger vehicle needed to transport product to customers Able to travel as necessary 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. We work until the job is complete. Full-time employees are expected to work necessary overtime as required Territory IL-South --- Southern Chicago Metro & Southern Suburb areas: Frankfort, Bolingbrook, Naperville, North Aurora, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Oak Park, West Loop, South Loop. Ideal candidate will live in Chicagoland. Pay Rate: ($17-18/hour plus quarterly bonuses and annual bonus opportunity based on sales) Mileage --- current $0.38/mile General Pet Supply is a division of Central Garden & Pet Co. At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries---one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at and to learn more. 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. pm22 All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

Keywords: Central Garden & Pet, Chicago , Product Merchandiser, Hospitality & Tourism , Chicago, Illinois

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