The ideal Elite Merchandiser is a technology savvy individual that is able to install, repair and troubleshoot consumer electronics devices at the retail level. They are comfortable building relationships at the store level and understand that communication is essential to the success of the store visit. They must possess the ability to work independently and have the flexibility to support surges during certain work cycles.
The Elite merchandiser will be conducting break-fix, installation, and ad-hoc maintenance work, in addition to general merchandising tactics. Responsibilities include installing/building displays, end caps, fixturing, and maintenance of those displays, Planogram reset, conducting break-fix repairs, FedEx Team Leadership, and in-market training for other areas.
Install and/or build displays, fixturing, and endcaps; involving the setup of security, cabling, wiring, monitors/media players, and audio connectivity
Troubleshoot and resolve issues necessary to ensure displays are fully functional and meet maintenance requirements
Meet Ad-hoc maintenance requirements which include:
Store service within 48-72 hours
Travel up to 100 miles with paid Drive Time and Mileage
Independently troubleshoot and enable a fully-functional display given necessary parts
Report the status of each store visit accurately to show success in achieving objectives
Perform general merchandising functions including but not limited to reset PLANOGRAMs, POP, and pricing/fact tags
Conduct one-on-one training for other BDS market reps as necessary regarding break-fix work and IC Offline App data entry
Participate actively in weekly conference calls
Complete administrative tasks, including but not limited to scheduling reports within 24-48 hours of program launch and report visits by project end date
Other tasks as requested by management
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent required
Complete/Pass required ELITE (break-fix and ad-hoc) paid training requirements as well as one-off project training prior to conducting visits
Experience in building displays, fixturing, monitor cabling/connectivity
Able to read schematics and correctly connect components
Experience using tools required to maintain displays
Experience in troubleshooting and fixing display issues, i.e.…light fixtures, malfunctioning buttons, computer/tablet/Smartphone demo-related issues, software reboots, electronic component connectivity, etc.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Must have good verbal and written communication skills
Detail oriented and highly organized
Ability to independently manage an account base
Display a professional demeanor at all times
Must be able to work Monday through Friday with availability to work in-store from 8 am – 2 pm each week with some occasional weekend work
Must be proficient with using and have either a Tablet (Android or Apple) or a Smartphone (Android OS 5.0 or Apple iOS 7.0 or higher) as well as an active data plan, according to required specifications
Must have a computer with internet/web access and the ability to send and receive email attachments
Reliable transportation required
Potential candidates cannot work for BDS Competitors
Must make the commitment to complete the market area’s minimum weekly or special project hours requests
Must be able to meet all pre-employment requirements, including a background check, MVR and drug screen
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
Regularly stand, walk, bend over, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, balance, grasp, push or pull, talk and/or hear, and drive
Always carrying and lifting something into stores up to 15 lbs
Regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Frequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Work eight-hour resets when necessary
Climb a ladder more than 10ft. tall
Occasionally travel via flight or other modes of transportation
Continuous hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation
BDS Marketing, LLC. (“BDS”) is an equal opportunity employer in every aspect of employment, including but not limited to; selection, training, development and promotion of the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. BDS is committed to equal employment opportunity in all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment that may not be covered in this statement. BDS is an at-will employer.
BDSmktg is an award-winning retail marketing and sales partner. With over 30 years of experience guiding customers through the buying journey, we are experts at powering sales for the world’s top brands. BDSmktg offers our clients fully integrated solutions that drive brand demand and sell-through: Brand Advocacy, Retail Readiness, Retail Environments, Research, Commercial, and Digital Marketing. We craft custom solutions from our suite of services, and our specialized teams ensure your brand is ready for each new selling season. Founded in 1984, BDS Marketing, LLC. is headquartered in Irvine, California with regional offices in Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.