• Job Title: Merchandiser
  • Pay Type: Non-Exempt
  • Department: Sales
  • Reports To: Merchandising Manager

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Our Mission & Values

Major Brands is dedicated to being a high-performance distributor of premium beverages, whose commitment to excellence is reflected in our portfolio of product, our relationships with customers and suppliers, our employees and our support of the community.

At Major Brands, we are committed to being the best. In order for us to be the best, we have a set of Shared Values that guide us.

Performance: We are committed to inspiring, achieving and rewarding excellence.
Integrity: We are committed to upholding the highest ethical and legal standards in every aspect of our business.
Respect: We are committed to sustaining a work environment in which all employees are valued, respected and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Teamwork: We are committed to working as a team with our employees, suppliers, and customers to achieve shared goals, giving the best of ourselves and challenging others to give their best.
Community: We are committed to enhancing and uplifting the communities in which we live and work.

Primary Responsibilities 

•Responsible for organizing, receiving, storing, and distributing all merchandising material in an effective manner. Must have a working knowledge of Major Brands, suppliers and on and off-premise merchandising techniques and standards
•Responsible for performing store resets and inventory management. Merchandisers ensure that all merchandising and special selling initiatives meet Major Brands’ standards and customer needs. In addition, they are responsible for the set-up of supplier meetings, sales programs, and new product launches
•Execution of merchandising efforts for Brand sponsored special events. Examples of events are Mardi Gras, Clayton Art Fair, St. Louis Jazz Festival, Tour de Fat, St. Louis Hispanic Festival, Major Brands Tent Tasting, etc. This may involve working weekends. Most events occur at Major Brands but occasionally are at off-site locations (stocking of Sam’s Clubs, tailgating, holiday show)
•Develop productive business relationships with retail partners such as chain store managers, liquor department managers, product receivers, on-premise food and beverage directors, restaurant GM’s, and bartenders
•Following up on store problems and customer concerns promptly and effectively is an essential function. Further, they must develop a standard of knowing the competition and “out servicing” them at every turn
•Responsible for ensuring that communication is proactive and responsive to the needs of other Merchandisers, Sales Associates, immediate Supervisors and Managers.
•Merchandisers are often required to repetitively lift boxes of 20 to 40 lbs. Therefore, they must use good judgment in lifting, twisting, and bending and perform the job in the safest manner possible. They must be in compliance with company standards and state and federal laws (e.g. OSHA, etc.)
•Required to operate company vehicles. They are required to maintain a violation-free driving record and Class E license
•Consistently may operate a manual or electric pallet jack in building sets or stocking merchandise. Good depth perception to judge distance and space relationships is required in this position
•Know, understand, and abide by all Federal and State laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages
•Understand and comply with all State and Federal regulations regarding the sale and promotion of assigned products
•Attend, participate, and complete all company regulatory and required trainings
•May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Essential Characteristics 

•Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills. Communication must always be professional and demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of diverse customers. Merchandisers must be proficient in using various communication tools and technology to keep customers, peers, and managers apprised of their efforts
•Must have the ability to work in an unsupervised environment and have the consistent ability to prioritize responsibilities and work effectively while dealing with a variety of requests throughout the day
•Superior research and follow-up skills are important, especially when dealing with customers
•Must have a working knowledge of computer systems and be able to access and navigate the Internet
•Able to work flexible hours and available for overtime should a need arise
•Experience operate pallet jacks and other material handling equipment a plus
•Lifting of objects up to 40 pounds

Education and Experience:

•College degree preferred
•Prior experience working in a grocery setting or merchandising experience preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

• None

The above statements are intended to describe general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.