Retail Merchandiser

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Idaho Falls, ID

The Hershey Company

One hundred twenty years ago, people across America fell in love with the name "Hershey's" stamped on a chocolate bar. Since our company was founded, we've been bringing goodness to the world, one smile, one moment and one person at a time&mdash;just like our founder, Milton Hershey. Today, The Hershey Company is a global confectionery leader with a footprint that spans countries and cultures around the world&mdash;and yet our company is still unified behind a shared vision of Bringing Goodness to the World. We do this through our wide portfolio of iconic brands, our 21,000+ remarkable people and our commitment to helping children in need.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Are you someone who wants to help us write the future story of Hershey&rsquo;s success?</strong>

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Overview: <p>Retail Merchandisers will insure best in class merchandising by building displays, packing out product, and replenishing permanent secondary displays and maintaining salability of all authorized Hershey Items.</p> <p>The Retail Merchandiser is considered a &ldquo;Continuous Part-Time&rdquo; position working 25 hours per week on a regular schedule of Tuesday - Saturday.<br /><br /><strong>To be considered for this role, candidates must reside in one of the following areas: Idaho Falls, Ammon, Rigby or Ucon, ID.</strong></p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Maintain 100% distribution of all &ldquo;authorized&rdquo; Hershey Items in assigned territory.&nbsp; Ensuring flawless retail execution of Headquarter Sales and Merchandising Plans (Retail Execution Plan).&nbsp;</li> <li>Achieve all merchandising objectives through maintaining display integrity through merchandising modularized space and fixtures.&nbsp;</li> <li>Reporting of weekly activity, expenses, competitive activity, account changes, promotions and all administrative functions within assigned territory.&nbsp;</li> <li>Reporting of Daily activities through the use of tablets, submitting upon completion of each day.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <ul> <li>Must have a valid US state issued driver&rsquo;s license.</li> <li>Must have a Personal Vehicle in sound operating condition.</li> <li>Must maintain personal auto insurance indicating minimum coverage of $300,000 per person / $300,000 per accident / $100,000 property damage.&nbsp; This includes $250 Comprehensive deductible and $500 Collision Deductible. The position also requires that you name The Hershey Company as an additional insured, or interested party, on your policy PRIOR to the date of hire.</li> <li>Must reside within territory boundaries.</li> <li>Must be able to drive long distances to make multiple sales calls on a daily basis.</li> <li>Must be able to lift 10-70 lbs. on a regular basis with or without reasonable accommodations.</li> <li>Must be able to bend, kneel, stoop down and demonstrate manual dexterity on a frequent basis with or without reasonable accommodations.</li> <li>Must be able to use tablet technology.</li> <li>Must have daily access to wireless internet.</li> <li>Must have flexibility and adaptability to changes in territory coverage.</li> <li>Availability to work 25 hours per week.</li> <li>Must be available to work standard schedule of Tuesday &ndash; Saturday.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;In addition, the position requires the following competencies:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Communication</strong>&mdash;Expressing ideas effectively in individual and group situations (including nonverbal communication); adjusting language or terminology to the characteristics and needs of the audience.</li> <li><strong>Cultural Interpersonal Effectiveness/ Valuing Diversity</strong>&mdash;Demonstrating an understanding of and effective adaptation to varying interpersonal styles and norms across cultures; taking actions to minimize the stresses of cross-cultural experiences and using them as opportunities for growth.</li> <li><strong>Customer Service Orientation</strong>- Proactively developing customer relationships by making efforts to listen to and understand the customer (both internal and external); anticipating and providing solutions to customer needs; giving high priority to customer satisfaction.</li> <li><strong>Driving for Results</strong>&mdash;Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goal attainment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from the process of goal achievement and continuous improvement.</li> <li><strong>Integrity</strong>&mdash;Maintaining and promoting social, ethical, and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.</li> <li><strong>Motivational Fit</strong>&mdash;The extent to which job activities and responsibilities, the organization&rsquo;s mode of operation and values, and the community in which the individual will live and work are consistent with the type of environment that provides personal satisfaction; the degree to which the work itself is personally satisfying.</li> <li><strong>Personal Leadership&mdash;</strong>Setting high goals or standards of performance for self, staff workers, others, and the organization; being dissatisfied with average performance; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed by others.</li> <li><strong>Persuasiveness/Sales Ability</strong>&mdash;Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of an idea, plan, activity, service, or product from prospects and clientele.</li> <li><strong>Planning and Organizing</strong>&mdash;Establishing a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; planning proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.&nbsp; Establishing procedures to monitor the results of delegations, assignments, or projects.</li> <li><strong>Practical Learning</strong>&mdash;Assimilating and applying in a timely manner new job-related information that may vary in complexity<em>.</em></li> <li><strong>Teamwork</strong>&mdash;Working effectively with team/work group or those outside the formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers) to accomplish organizational goals; taking actions that respect the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus; subordinating own objectives to the objectives of the organization or team.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>High School Diploma.</li> <li>Experience preferred (3-4 yrs merchandising), but not required.</li> </ul>