Retail Sales & Merchandising Representative - Part Time in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Retail Sales & Merchandising Representative - Part Time
Territory: GTA North West - central postal code L4H 0R9

Are you a kid at heart looking to work with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making.  Our Retail Merchandising Team work remotely and take an entrepreneurial approach to managing their territories.

The Job:

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 20-24 hours per week. Assigned territory will consist of approximately 20-24 retail stores. 

What we can expect from you:

  • 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 or leaving a suggested order
  • 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 Manager/Director of Merchandising and Retail Merchandising counterparts. Retrieve all company voice mail and email messages throughout each day, Monday to Friday.
  • 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

Job Requirements

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 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
  • Must possess the following job competencies:
  • Available to work 24 hrs/week
  • Flexibility to work holidays, evenings and/or weekends as required
  • Available to conduct occasional 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. Please note that license, registration and insurance must be valid in work province.

You should apply if you have the following:

  • 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.

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Respect

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.