Merchandising Specialist - Produce

This position will cover locations in the Greater Philadelphia and Central New Jersey territory. Travel is required.

As a Merchandising Specialist you will coordinate sales and merchandising functions to support the growth and performance of assigned customers accounts.

What you get to do
  • Serve as key point of contact for assigned retail accounts
  • Collaborate with buying, pricing, and sales teams to drive new sales and increase sales to current and newly acquired customers
  • Represent Four Season Produce, Inc. to its customers and the Produce Industry.
  • Coach and provide development opportunities for produce managers, store managers and ownership
  • Provide hands on training for produce Managers and produce clerks
  • Work within allocated space; provide merchandising techniques to grow sales and profits
  • Maintain open communication with Retail Services Manager and Four Seasons Leadership Team
  • Maintain open communication with store ownership and store leaders
  • Develop and communicate marketing strategies to ownership and store leaders
  • Identify retail opportunities and challenges in the Marketplace
  • Collaborate with key account ownership and management to obtain their financial and performance goals.
  • Ability to sell new products, concepts, and merchandising ideas to accounts
  • Work within a Team environment to accomplish large scale store sets, remodels, or resets.
  • Assist with other miscellaneous responsibilities as needed


What you bring
  • Ideally, minimum of 5-7 years' experience in the produce industry with relevant experience in wholesale, retail, food service, or organics
  • Ideally, 3-5 years' experience in sales, merchandising, customer service, or marketing
  • Broad-based computer skills, with experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and Power BI preferred
  • Must have a passionate sales personality as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and organization skills with a keen attention to details
  • Ability to effectively plan, prioritize, and make sound decisions with minimum supervision
  • Aptitude for wholesale and retail pricing related to market condition and profitability
  • Understanding how to navigate mass transit in a city environment to make the best use of time.
  • Previous experience working with retail establishments within a large city environment.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills preferred, but not required

Benefits
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Earned Wage Access - flexible access to wages before payday
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan
  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match
  • Company life insurance & voluntary life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Onsite cafeteria, produce market, walking path, and racquetball court
  • Additional benefits include tuition reimbursement, wellness program, employee assistance program, Success Coach, and more!


Who We Are

We are a family of companies that focus on wholesale produce distribution and logistics across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. We partner with local growers to bring fresh organic and conventional produce to our Lancaster County, PA facility. We grade and package fruits and vegetables, sending only the best with our Drivers to deliver to independent retailers, natural food stores, and food co-ops.

We care about our associates and are committed to a healthy, diverse, and inclusive work environment.

All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis, and without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy or maternity, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship status, military status, or any other similarly protected status under federal, state and local laws.

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