Retail Sales Representative

<strong>We define culture as our values in action. It&rsquo;s how we deliver superior customer service, create a great front-line work environment and improve performance in order to achieve our common purpose of saving people money so they can live better.</strong>

Cincinnati, OH

Acosta - Convenience Store Division

<p><strong>Acosta is the engine that drives greater sales and market share for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers around the world. A privately held sales and marketing agency based in Jacksonville, Fla., Acosta has more than 100 offices around the world with over 30,000 employees. Learn more about how our values, services and, most importantly, people are changing the CPG experience with proven results.</strong></p> <p><strong>Acosta is proud to foster a corporate culture that is empowering, inclusive and responsible. Our values center on people, integrity, results, trust, teamwork, innovation, and balance. Having associates who live these values and have a great passion for what they do makes Acosta a terrific company to work for.</strong></p>

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Overview: <p>Our Representatives have an assigned route they travel to each week. You&rsquo;ll (work) this territory and have flexibility to efficiently plan and execute your schedule per day. Through relationship building with your store key decision maker(s), you&rsquo;ll deliver solutions and achieve company goals by increasing distribution, introducing new products, selling promotions, and merchandising.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Meet client expectations regarding sales and call visit coverage by delivering sales and coverage results against quotas across assigned territories by client.</li> <li>Execute retail initiatives (new product introductions, contests, etc.) as assigned.</li> <li>Execute selling initiatives</li> <li>Deliver 100% coverage every reporting cycle of assigned retail territory according to client frequency plans.</li> <li>Achieve new and existing item placement according to client speed to shelf guidelines.</li> <li>Perform such duties as checking date codes and maintaining full distribution and display of products while ensuring adherence to approved plan-o-grams (shelf maps).</li> <li>Clean, stock, rotate product and merchandise displays.&nbsp;</li> <li>Install displays and point of sale signage.</li> <li>Reports trends and observations regarding outdated product, unbalanced stock, out-of-stock situations and point of purchase requirements. (To include competitive products).</li> <li>Take photos as requested.</li> <li>Submit all call and coverage information into Acosta&rsquo;s proprietary portal a minimum of twice daily on days worked.</li> <li>Receive and handle client point of sale/ merchandising equipment and transport for your use with your in-store execution.</li> <li>Follow company policy in execution of work and time reporting.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>High School Diploma / GED</li> <li>Prior retail experience (to include Retail Sales) <strong><em>preferred, but not required.</em></strong></li> <li>Must be available Monday through Friday.</li> <li>Occasional overnights may be required</li> <li>Occasional weekend work (Demos and Food Shows).</li> <li>A familiarity of your assigned geography and home location and must reside within this geography</li> <li>Strong communication skills.</li> <li>Basic word, excel and power point software knowledge preferred, but not required.</li> <li>Home wireless internet preferred</li> <li>Ability to use mobile tablet and/or cell phone technology</li> <li>Ability to navigate with GPS technology a must</li> <li>Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.</li> </ul>