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Posted: 06/25/2024

DeCrescente Distributing Company is the premier beverage distributor in the Capital Region, located in Mechanicville, NY. The pace is fast but the rewards of working at DeCrescente are great! If you’re not afraid of hard work, this job may be for you.

The Merchandiser is responsible for stocking coolers and shelves neatly with product, constructing and/or maintaining product displays, and accurately pricing and rotating product.  Merchandisers record accurate daily account activity through usage of your Company-issued iPhone.  Merchandisers maintain proper administrative work, to be submitted each Friday.  Other activities include pricing proper displays, maintaining assigned POS, and taking care of damages in your assigned stores.

  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • All employees are held accountable for practicing and promoting a safe and healthy work environment.
Base Pay: $21.50 per hour
Essential Functions:
  • Arrive at first scheduled account per management direction and company practice as communicated upon hire or when awarded route 
  • Check voicemail at a minimum of every 2 hours 
  • Set up and maintain assigned Point of Sale (POS)
  • Place POS in all accounts when/where authorized (bottlenecks, shelf strips, statics, and rebates)
  • Place signs on cooler and product displays 
  • Wear DeCrescente-issued uniforms at all times
  • Wear steel-toed boots at all times 
  • Use the Merchandiser iPhone to call in orders
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as directed by Sales Representatives and Merchandising management
  • Report to work with all necessary equipment maintained and in proper working condition:
  • Company Issued Phone
  • Base wrap        
  • Price gun
  • Case cards
  • Labels
  • Static’s
  • Box cutter
  • Blank signs
  • Tape
  • Inkers
  • Re-packs
  • Rebates
  • Maintain account-level relationships with appropriate account personnel in your market
  • Provide professional customer service to all external customers in your market area 
  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance
  • Check voice mail at a minimum of 2 hours
  • Attend the following meetings: Quarterly Merchandising meetings as scheduled 
  • Arrive at the first scheduled account per management expectation per channel
  • Adherence to designated route per day/week (calls on all scheduled customers) 
Required Skills:
  • HS graduate 2 years general employment or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Sales merchandising-related work experience or a minimum of 1 year of related experience preferably within the beverage industry
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Basic computer skills and advanced knowledge of iPhone
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Valid Driver License and good driving record
Work Shift Requirements:
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed 
  • Must speak to a supervisor to notify him/her any time prior to the beginning of the work shift when calling in sick.  Voicemail or e-mail messages are not acceptable replacements.
  • Use and maintenance of company-issued equipment
Environment & Physical Demands
  • Work safely and follow all OSHA regulations and company safety policies and procedures
  • For all on-the-job injuries or accidents, must notify Safety Officer, supervisor, and Human Resources immediately (no later than 1 hour)
  • Exposure to retail account beverage coolers, basements, and backrooms
  • Ability to lift up to 165 lbs to waist height.
  • Able to kneel, squat, bend, lunge, stretch, step up, and rotate body holding 10-40 lbs. of product and/or carry to a tiered shelf frequently
  • Ability to stand and walk 8+ hours per day
  • Ability to climb ladders (to hang POS, as required).
This position requires the ability to successfully obtain a solicitor’s permit in New York State.

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