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Sales Assistant - Paramount Division

Job ID HOU00000847 Date posted 11/19/2019
Description
Overview:
The Sales Assistant is responsible for performing merchandising activities and constructing displays of SGWS products in key retail accounts as requested by Sales Team or retail customers. This role will provide support to Sales Reps by ordering product and may be required to expedite product delivery on an emergency basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for building and maintaining merchandising/display materials for all products
Position merchandise and create a customer-ready selling floor
Participate in ensuring store appearance and merchandise displays are in line with plans, selling history and new receipts
Consults with buyers, marketing and sellers product positioning and presentation plans
Responsible for placing product orders on behalf of the Sales Rep
Responsible for servicing local stores and refilling existing displays of products to keep company products fully stocked on the shelves
Create and coordinates visual presentation of merchandise, including store layout and displays
Distribute and install refund offer, neck hangers, shelf talkers and price signs on products sold by the Company
Fill cold box and warm shelves at client account with products sold by the Company
Refill and re-merchandise existing displays of product sold by the CompanyAssemble, install and fill all types of display racks
Pick up and deliver special orders, mail and merchandise
Perform sales support functions to include the use of current point of sale marketing materials, oversight of the shelf space in the chain territory manager's accounts, consistent communication with the representative regarding changes in buyer preferences and or out of stock inventory concerns/situations encountered during weekend hours
Reset alcoholic beverages at the store level (e.g., rearranging products using an authorized plan within an assigned territory/set geographic region)
Implement authorized plan/schematic developed by the various chain headquarters, so accuracy in evaluation, application, and execution on the information provided are essential skills
Introduce new products, reinforce established and agreed upon case volume and display activity, and monitor in-store promotion results
Stay abreast of business/market conditions, recognize new opportunities within each account, maintain the necessary territory records and support the sales representative's visibility and market saturation in the account
Build and develop the trust and confidence of the retailer through knowledge of SGWS policies and procedures coupled with prompt, courteous resolution of inventory discrepancies
Perform other job related duties as assigned

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalency plus 2 years of experience
Requires the ability to maintain a valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance in accordance with state laws
Must be at least 21 years of age

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience as a stocker or merchandiser
Ability to drive up to and exceeding 100 miles a day
Ability to work flexible hours/days which include early morning (i.e. 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. start times), evenings, and/or weekends
Wine/Industry knowledge to include basic understanding of distribution, wine varietals, and leading spirit categories

Physical Demands:
Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or adding machine
Physical demands with activity or condition may include occasional to rare amount of time include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping
May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 45lbs

Job:Sales
Primary Location:United States-Texas-Houston
Shift:Day Shift

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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