Business Development Manager/Merchandiser

Location
North
Salary
Base salary circa £21k, targeted bonus, company car. Contributory pension.
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
27 Dec 2018
Function
Merchandising, Sales
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

JOB PURPOSE

Optimise sales across the Convenience sector through direct Retailer visits and working with customer Regional Business Managers.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Drive sales through direct store visits
•    Merchandise fixtures for new stores
•    Build store planograms
•    Main point of contact for customer RBM’s and key retailers.
•    Open a set target of new accounts per week.
•    Resolving in store issues and providing merchandising support. 

KEY TASKS

•    Conduct daily store visits to a fixed schedule.
•    Build quarterly planograms in the Show room.
•    Manage the coordination of new store openings and merchandise to required standard.
•    Take top up orders in store.
•    Provide advice and expertise to retailers regarding OTL range and in store solutions.
•    Be the go to person for RBM’s and key retailers within the Convenience sector.
•    Build relationships with both key retailers and RBM’s to facilitate increased business.
•    Open new business and pass on to Telesales.
•    Attend and present at Regional meetings.
•    Help retailers with ordering and help resolve technical issues.
•    Manage and resolve conflicts with customers.
•    Help retailers to implement planogram updates.
•    Work closely with trading team to ensure NPD and seasonal ranges are sorted within the required timescales
•    Work closely with Supply team to ensure stock lands on time and repeat orders are placed to back up, ensuring no OOS’s
•    Keep the business up to date when problems arise so that negative impact is minimised. 

EXPERIENCE

Will have convenience experience, worked in retail stores and ideally as a Merchandiser for a Symbol Group.

KEY SKILLS

Selling skills
In store merchandising skills
Great communication skills
Good IT skills
Organisation and planning

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