Jewel Box Retail Merchandiser

Corporate · Portland, Oregon
Department Corporate
Employment Type Full time non-exempt
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation DOE

Employment Status: Full Time Non-Exempt

Department: Sales

Reports to: VP of Sales


Summary:

The Jewel Box Retail Merchandiser is responsible for maximizing the placement, sales, distribution, and marketing of our freezer display program, ultimately driving superior store-level sales results within the designated territory.  With over 300 freezers already placed at retailers and operators throughout the Pacific Northwest, plus nearly 400 new freezers arriving in May 2022 for immediate placement, this role is critical for the strategic growth of the business. 

We’re seeking an energetic and detail-oriented team member who will ensure all Jewel Box Freezer assets are ideally-placed, exclusively loaded with RJ ice cream sandwiches, are in good operating/marketing condition, and are appropriately leveraged for product display opportunities.  This role is field-based with the majority of time spent at key grocery, natural foods, convenience, and alternate channel retail locations where Ruby Jewel is sold.  The Jewel Box Retail Merchandiser will also partner with our internal customer service team to update and maintain Jewel Box Freezer tracking and reporting records.

As a full-time employee, this role is eligible for participation in our benefits program including health/vision/dental, long and short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, 401K plan, front-loaded PTO, nine paid holidays (including one floating holiday), and more!


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct store visits to Jewel Box Freezer placement locations
  • Ensure Ruby Jewel is well-represented, fully stocked and exclusively featured in our Jewel Box Freezers
  • Perform duties such as stocking shelves, building and maintaining displays, new item cut-ins, distribution checks, code date reviews, product rotation, POS (point of sale) placement and planogram compliance
  • Work closely with store-level management to develop professional relationships to drive Ruby Jewel’s sales objectives
  • Ensure that defective or old products are removed, and new products are properly stocked and displayed
  • Assist in maintaining and updating internal tracking systems of freezer assets
  • Provide documentation, when Jewel Box Freezers are out of compliance with the placement contract, or is not in good working order, to Sales Team and/or Customer Service for follow up
  • Develop and maintain positive, cooperative and team-oriented relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers and others you come into contact with through your role
  • Document and share customer and consumer feedback, insights and requests with the Sales Team


Physical Requirements and Working Environment:


The position may at times require the following:

  • Repetitive lifting, bending and carrying 50lbs - 65lbs (with assistance)
  • Stand, walk and lift for long periods of time
  • Work occasionally in cold storage environments


Education, Prior Work Experience, Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

  • 2 years of experience in field merchandising or customer facing roles preferred 
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to drive a personal vehicle
    • Ability to drive a company Sprinter Van to a variety of store locations
    • Daily access to a smartphone with internet access and ability to download relevant apps
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while multi-tasking and effectively managing time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional, positive and upbeat attitude while representing Ruby Jewel in stores and providing customer service
  • Working knowledge and/or quick study with key software solutions (Google Suite, BatchGeo, Asana, Microsoft Office, among others)

Ruby Jewel LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based on an individual’s 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.

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
    Corporate
  • Employment Type
    Full time non-exempt
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    DOE