JOB DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS
Gourmet Garden is seeking a part time (30 hrs/wk) Merchandiser to support the newly acquired Gourmet Garden brand. This new hire will work remotely in the Fredericksburg, VA area market. Gourmet Garden is headquartered in Folsom, California. The Merchandiser will report to the Gourmet Garden Retail Sales Manager. Gourmet Garden was recently acquired by McCormick & Co, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry
This role involves visiting retail supermarkets to maintain display standards, stock levels and building in-store relationships in an assigned territory with the goal of increasing sales in all Gourmet Garden products.
Ensure exceptional shelf presentation. Merchandisers will serve as Brand Ambassadors, assisting produce departments in merchandising Gourmet Garden stock, addressing out of stocks, manage out of code product and educate department staff on the features and benefits of the Gourmet Garden range.
Coordinate order generation - While in the store the Merchandiser will prepare a suggested order using the one step order pad or scan sheet.
Identify and implement Sales and Marketing opportunities at the store level for increased sales.
Collaborate and communicate with Gourmet Garden team, Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats in territory via SWOT analysis. Incorporate and communicate core marketing messages that resonate with Produce Departments to serve their needs in the fresh herb category.
Develop efficient and time effective territory routing and maintain required reporting.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Professional personal presence
Tenacity, flexibility and attention to detail
Strong organization skills
A team player
Ability to quickly build relationships
A clean drivers’ license, reliable transportation, and proof of car insurance
Previous merchandising experience
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