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Merchandiser - Seasonal

Company: Columbia Distributing Co
Location: Yakima
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Classification: Non-exempt

Reports to: Merchandising Supervisor

Our Merchandisers play a pivotal role at Columbia Distributing. From sales to delivery, the Merchandiser is the final stop in getting beverages into our customer's hands. After the driver delivers the product to the store, the Merchandisers stock, rotate and merchandise our products so they are ready to sell. This position works closely with our sales team to provide exceptional customer service to assigned accounts.

Key Responsibilities

* Drive within assigned route to work product from store back stock or delivery loads; handling cases, bottles and cans of beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale or storage
* Provide excellent customer service to assigned accounts
* Develop and maintain positive, cooperative and team-oriented relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers and others you come into contact with throughout your job
* Fill cold boxes and shelves with appropriate merchandise, and rotate product on an ongoing basis
* Maintain the back stock area to allow for a safe and efficient work environment
* Organize back stock to ensure accurate order writing for sales
* Build displays in stores and maintain POS (point of sale) as necessary
* Interact in direct communication with store personnel and sales people
* Accurately clock in and out, adhering to state labor laws
* Work with merchandising and sales team members on a continual basis to train, support and evaluate needs
* Demonstrate behaviors consistent with those of the Company's Core Values at all times
* Complete all other tasks or projects as assigned

Key Competencies

* General knowledge of industry products
* Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Effective organizational and time management skills
* Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external customers

Work Environment

This job operates in our accounts, mostly indoors with occasional outdoor work.

Physical Demands

* Lift/carry 35 lbs. repetitively and up to 75 lbs.
* Push/pull up to 100 lbs.
* Bend/stoop/crouch/squat/use arms/wrists/hands/grasp
* Climb stairs
* Work indoors and outdoors
* Drive
* Operate equipment

Expected Hours of Work

This is a seasonal position. Days/hours of work vary, & may include weekends & overtime as necessary.


Local travel only

Required Education and Experience

* High school diploma or GED required
* Valid driver's license and auto insurance required
* Minimum of 18 years of age

Preferred Education and Experience

Previous grocery or retail experience

AAP/EEO Statement

Columbia Distributing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Columbia Distributing Co, Yakima , Merchandiser - Seasonal, Hospitality & Tourism , Yakima, Washington

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