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Jacent Strategic Merchandising Merchandiser in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa



Job Summary

The Area Manager role consists of an individual who can improve the consumer buying experience by creating merchandising solutions and driving sales in the assigned stores. The Area Manager is responsible for training and coaching a team of remote merchandisers. The Area Manager will also need to maintain a high level of communication through email, phone, and personal contact with their assigned Territory Manager and Merchandising Team. Other duties will include but are not limited to completing surveys and audits, cultivating relationships with in-store management, executing merchandising resets, building retail displays, proper implementation of plan-o-grams, new item placement, void corrections, and stock rotation. The ideal candidate should be able to effectively lead and build remote work teams with excellent communication and organizational skills. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, quick learner, with a strong attention to detail, works well in independent situations, and has the ability to build relationships with business partners and their remote team.

Position Requirements

Duties & Responsibilities

• Maintain store presentation standards through building displays, fixture installation, store sets, shelf maintenance, retrofits, inventory reconciliation, display maintenance, and POP installation• Identify opportunities for incremental display space to drive volume goals• Cover multiple stores daily on an assigned route• Build relationships with business partners and store management• Assist and monitor customer satisfaction• Collaborate with manager on all significant initiatives (new product introductions, contests, etc.)• Maintain full distribution and display of products on assigned accounts• Conduct surveys and audits• Acts as a mentor to Merchandisers within assigned area; providing troubleshooting tactics, tips and ongoing support• Provide training and retraining to new and current Merchandisers in assigned area.• Follows and completes training plan with new hire and reports to Territory Manager plan completion.• Provide administrative support and assists the Territory Manager in investigative work in assigned area.• Generate orders to drive same store sales• Understand and demonstrate safe work practices at all times to ensure a safe work environment.• Comply with all company policies and procedures.• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Strong organizational skills with ability to schedule your time efficiently• Competitive drive to succeed• Ability to travel overnight as needed• Flexible and adaptable to change• Ability to work efficiently with a high level of independence and initiative, self-motivated• Problem-solving ability• Detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment• Ability to read and follow planograms and assemble store fixtures and displays• Be a proactive, good problem solver, and possess excellent communication skills• Have excellent time management skills and a commitment to meeting tight deadlines

Experience and Credentials

• High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience required• Must be 18 or older• 1 to 2 years previous merchandising, grocery or retail sales experience preferred• 1 to 2 years of supervisory experience, preferably with remote workers• Ability to lift up to 35 pounds and be on feet for 3 to 8 hours• Must have reliable transportation• Must have reliable access to a computer, internet and printer to use for company-related business• Must be computer literate and able to operate a smart phone or tablet utilizing different applications and internet for company business, like ordering, GPS tracking, and time recording• Must be able to read, speak and understand English


Shift-not applicable-

What We OfferMileage and Travel Time Reimbursements; Paid training; Ongoing career development; Performance Incentive Plan


About the OrganizationWith the industry's largest database of retail intelligence, the deepest inventory of impulse products, and the most experienced team, we're the premier strategic merchandising partner to North America's retailers.

Jacent sources, warehouses, ships, and stocks over 3,500 impulse items to 14,000 retail stores across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. We create a strategic merchandising plan for each store-then place the ideal impulse items in the ideal locations, with follow-up re-ordering and re-stocking. In addition to our impulse business, Jacent offers retail insights and services, such as audits and shelf stocking, to help stores run at peak efficiency.

The result of our work is two-fold: By connecting consumers with the right items-even ones they didn't know they were looking for-we inspire shopping experiences. And in the process, we're helping our retail customers generate incremental sales. It's a win-win.

EOE StatementThe Company will make all employment decisions regarding employees and applicants for employment without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Hours and Payup to 20hrs @ $12.00 per week

Mid PointWEST DES MOINES, IA 50266

Route Location Information

Servicing stores in the Des Moines area.