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Part Time Seasonal Retail Merchandiser & Product Counselor - 1402353

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Responsibilities:
- Understanding and seeking out consumer's needs.
- Influence and educate retail customers on the selection and use of Scotts products as appropriate.
- Work closely with the Sales Manager and store personnel to provide input and feedback on sales related issues, opportunities and inventory needs.
Key Work Performed:
o Merchandise Scotts products by executing seasonal resets; restocking shelves, racks, and displays; cleaning and facing product; repairing or removing damaged items; re-labeling grass seed and other products.
o Install and maintain point of purchase materials.
o Initiate interactions with consumers in stores to understand their needs and fill their needs with Scotts' products.
o Provide recommendations and product knowledge to both consumers and retail customer associates.
o Assemble fixtures and in-store displays.
o Conduct consumer counseling sessions including lawn and garden educational clinics, promotional events and in-aisle consumer education as needed.
o Fill consumer needs with Scotts' products
o Complete all required reports in a timely and accurate manner. (e.g. time sheets, surveys etc.)
o Utilize proper safety techniques and equipment and report incidents to Safety/Management in a timely fashion.
Required Qualifications:
? At least 18 years of age
? Strong initiative, self-motivation, and be able to work independently with little or no supervision
? Ability to effectively communicate, understand consumer needs and explain how Scotts products can fill those needs. Provide detailed product information, as appropriate, to respond to consumer questions and concerns
? Ability to work evenings and weekends during in-season periods
? Basic computer skills to be able to navigate a web-based time entry system to enter time worked each day
? Good organization and planning skills
? Ability and willingness to learn about Scotts products and retail partner store procedures and processes
? Ability to lift, push and pull up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis
? Ability to regularly climb an 8'-12' safety ladder while carrying product.
? Willingness and ability to be exposed to changes in temperature and humidity including indoor/outdoor working conditions.
? Willingness to submit to The Scotts Company pre-hire screening, which includes drug screen, criminal history check, social security validation, automobile insurance verification and Motor Vehicle Request (MVR) check Possession of a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
? May have to transport point of purchase (POP) signage and travel to different stores during a single shift
? Daily access to the Internet to input hours worked.
? Ability to provide your own sturdy leather shoe to be used while in stores.
? Completion of all required on-line training courses within appropriate time period (e.g. policies, procedures, product knowledge etc.)
Preferred Qualifications:
+ High school diploma or equivalent.
+ Previous retail merchandising experience.
+ Previous customer sales or service experience
$12-$14 hr
Estimated season March 1st - June 13th
31-40 hrs a week
Flexible schedule!
Responsible for 5 stores
The Seasonal Retail Merchandiser is responsible for providing world-class store service and sales to our retail partners. This includes merchandising Scotts' products in the partner stores, in-store sales and counseling customers, executing store sets and constructing promotional materials for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
If interested, have questions or need additional information;
Contact Andy (866) 203-8227 x-5054

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