Retail Sales and Merchandising Rep- Part Time in Nashville, TN

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 1/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

About Spin Master Corp.
 
Spin Master (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Bakugan, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 58 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 14 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 11 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced five television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers™ and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 850 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan.
 
Job Overview:

Job Overview:

 

Retail Sales and Merchandising Reps are an essential component of Spin Master’s supply chain. Ensuring that we are best positioned to maximize our share of shelf is critical. Developing strong working relationships with our Retail partners, both staff and management, is critical. Our Retail Merchandising team works hard to ensure that our products are available on-shelf, at the right location and at the right price. Writing orders and securing incremental display space are value added activities that foster our success. The Part Time Retail Sales and Merchandising Rep works 20 hours per week. Assigned territory will consist of approximately 20-25 retail stores.

 

Performance Objectives:

 

In this role, the Part Time Retail Sales and Merchandising Reps are expected to fulfill the following objectives:

  • Effective completion of all assigned merchandising tasks and activities within assigned Retail store territory. Core merchandising activities include:
  • Ensuring that all listed products are in distribution, and arranged on-shelf according to POG.
  • Ensuring all merchandise is priced and tagged at shelf correctly
  • Assembling/setting-up all arranged promotional displays or end-caps
  • Ensuring all signage is correctly set-up and displayed
  • Packing out product
  • Securing incremental display space
  • Writing Direct To Store orders in Walmart
  • Reporting on low stocks and no stocks
  • Developing effective relationships with Retail store personnel and management

 

  • Complete all scheduled store visits and call reports within timelines provided or as instructed by Supervisor
  • Effective and efficient scheduling of own work and travel time across assigned territory
  • Communicate effectively with assigned Merchandising Supervisor, Manager/Director of Merchandising and Retail Merchandising counterparts. Retrieve all company voice mail and email messages on scheduled workdays.
  • Timely and accurate preparation, completion and submission of all necessary call reports, expense reports and project materials including digital images and documentation of competitive intelligence
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with all retailers and associated retail staff and management
  • Completion of special projects as assigned by Supervisor from time-to-time

 

Organization chart:

 

  • Reports to assigned Field Supervisor
  • May also report indirectly to Retail Sales and Merchandising Rep – Team Lead
  • External customers – retail customers including but not limited to Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R Us and Target
  • Internal customers may include Sales, Marketing, Planning and Global Supply Chain

 

Specific Requirements:

 

  • 2 -3 years previous experience in a Sales Merchandising role with a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) organization or third party merchandising company preferred. Alternatively, previous experience working in retail within the mass merchandise, grocery or specialty channels is required.
  • Direct exposure to the toy industry is preferred.      
  • CPG experience is required.

 

Must possess the following core competencies:

  • Innovative and resourceful       
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills 
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Utilizes effective problem solving skills
  • Effective planning and organization skills
  • Takes initiative to ask questions when unclear
  • Able to learn new tasks and technology efficiently

 

 

Job Requirements

Must possess the following job competencies:

  • Available to work 20 hrs/week
  • Flexibility to work holidays, evenings and/or weekends as required
  • Available to conduct occasional (approximately 3-4 per year) weekend product demonstrations
  • Knowledge of the retail environment merchandising practices
  • Able to perform physical tasks for extended time-periods including the lifting of 40lbs
  • Technical skills including the ability to access company voice mail and perform web based data entry
  • Must have own daily access to a computer with Internet, Microsoft Office programs and email capabilities, including ability to create, edit, print, scan and/or fax documents
  • Access to a vehicle for business use and is able to transport goods to stores from time-to-time
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, and proof of vehicle insurance coverage. Current State DMV record will be required at hire. Please note that license, registration and insurance must be valid in work state.

 

Spin Master offers a competitive hourly rate and vehicle cost allowance, plus 401K participation, paid sick time, holidays and a company issued cell phone. Free toy policy and a discount on Spin Master toys offered. We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 

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