This position is responsible for hiring, training, leading and managing the assigned team of merchandisers & sampling representatives to maintain presentation standards for all Dietz & Watson products in accordance with mutually agreed upon customer standards. In addition, this position is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and communicating support activities for the team to achieve budgeted sales and profit objectives including store sets, demo/sampling activities (NOSH Program), deli associate training and merchandising tasks to help customer goals and objectives. This position is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with retailer's key deli contacts at the multi-unit level. This position will mentor sales merchandisers to help them promote Dietz & Watson and develop deli associates that become Dietz & Watson advocates for promoting our products with the consumer.
Hiring & Training
The Merchandiser Manager will work with Human Resources and Sales Management to interview and hire candidates to maintain fully staffed teams in accordance with approved organizational charts, including resume reviews and selection, initial phone screenings, and in-person interviews. The Merchandiser Manager will be responsible for coordinating all on boarding procedures with Human Resources and managing the new hire training process to insure that the employee receives the necessary training and equipment to perform assigned tasks including but not limited to product knowledge, company procedures, and standards.
This position is an integral part of the sales management team responsible for supporting achievement of company sales and profit objectives. The Merchandiser Manger will schedule assigned Merchandisers & NOSH representatives to accomplish account objectives in support of merchandising and presentation standards. The Manager will be required to both train, evaluate, and mentor employees for positive and sustainable performance in accordance with the highest of both industry and Dietz & Watson standards providing consistent feedback to both assigned sales merchandisers/NOSH reps and sales management. This position will communicate opportunities and successes observed in the field with recommendations for ongoing improvement in all facets and activities in support of sales and profit objectives.
The Merchandiser Manager will lead by example reflecting Dietz & Watson’s uncompromising commitment to excellence in all endeavors while maintaining the highest degree of ethical and moral standards. This position will also help identify and foster appropriate growth for all employees to support the company’s goal for long term sustainability. This position will continue to support all duties and assigned activities to the betterment of the organization.
- Bachelor's or Associate’s degree; Preferred Major in Business Administration, Food Marketing or related field.
- Above average computer skills including Microsoft Office.
- Excellent communication, management and customer service skills.
- Prior merchandising and management experience; 2-3 years’ experience preferred.
- Flexibility and ability to travel extensively (including flying) as needed sometimes up to 50% of the time.
- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
- Experience in the food industry a plus.