Location:6720 Commerce Creek Dr., Houston, Texas
BHS_673000 Area Mgr_Merchandiser
Date Posted: 08/29/2023
For more than a century, Ben E. Keith Company has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, and we strive to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.
Our Food Division is a complete broad line multi-state distributor, and our Beverage Division operates throughout the state of Texas as a proud distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, craft and import beer brands, spirits, and wine.
We are dedicated to the growth and success of our business, our customers, and our employees—continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906.
The primary duty of the Merchandiser / Sales Coordinator position is to handle all permanent and promotional POS items, which includes installing and replacing all POS items. This position designs and builds all promotional and decorative displays to increase volume and maximize brand visibility. This position will also pull vacation and/or relief routes for Sales Representatives on an as-needed basis.
Position Summary and Responsibilities: The primary duty of the Merchandiser / Sales Coordinator position is to handle all permanent and promotional POS items, which includes installing and replacing all POS items. This position designs and builds all promotional and decorative displays to increase volume and maximize brand visibility. This position will also pull vacation and/or relief routes for Sales Representatives on an as-needed basis. • Fill in for sales representatives (vacation, open position, etc.) as needed • Build healthy business relationships and establish good communication with our retail customers • Work collaboratively with customer to establish their needs and design solutions that fulfill them • Leverage relationships with accounts to sell in new brands • Engage in regular call frequency on assigned retail accounts to sell product, gain distribution, merchandise, and stock product • Promote Ben E. Keith brands at retail through promotions, consumer education and merchandising • Execute all company goals to enhance the sales, distribution, shelf space, display coverage, tap share and merchandising of all brands carried by Ben E. Keith • Build product displays; execute placement of signage and other merchandising material to ensure maximum brand visibility in all assigned retail accounts; maintain the "Look of the Leader" • Remain aware of and execute basic marketing activity as it relates to our sales channels (i.e. ad features, out-of-stocks, retailer policies and concerns) • Identify merchandising opportunities at account and make recommendations to customer • Regularly replace merchandising material at customer accounts to coincide with marketing programs • Ensure maximum visibility of Ben E. Keith products at account (beer shelves, beer caves, displays, etc.) and that products are priced appropriately • Organize and refill back stock, coolers, beer shelves and displays • Maintain designated back stock area at customer location; ensure area is organized and free of trash • Maintain product freshness standards in assigned retail accounts by monitoring and rotating stock regularly • Remain aware of all Ben E. Keith product offerings and the individual value they provide • Regularly monitor inventory to ensure proper stock levels and rotation • Attend daily meetings (morning and/or afternoon) with Area Sales Manager to discuss market opportunities and challenges • Communicate all sales and merchandising opportunities or challenges (product placements, out of stocks, out of code), as well as any competitive activity, to Area Sales Manager • Project a friendly, professional image at all times • Prioritize multiple, competing priorities • Attend meetings as required • Operate all company equipment safely and in a manner consistent with company policy • Ensure company equipment is in safe, working condition; reports any incidents or unsafe conditions immediately to supervisor • Maintain and keep clean assigned company vehicle at all times • Complete assigned surveys (for example, number of Ben E. Keith retail displays compared to competition) in order to gauge internal results versus competition • Perform other duties as assigned
• Draught experience preferred • Ability to learn and effectively use the handheld sales unit • Basic computer skills preferred • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) preferred • Ability to work in a fast paced environment • Able to coordinate multiple activities and follow through with commitments • Good oral and written communication skills and participate well in a team environment • Must be highly motivated and results oriented, with a strong attention to detail • Must be organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations • Must be able to read and write English • Ability to move products weighing up to 165 lbs., stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license with clean driving record • Must be 18 yrs. or older to apply • High school graduate or GED required
Ben E. Keith (BEK) Company is one of the largest food and beverage distributors in the United States. We are a family-owned business with a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse communities in which we live and work. Our competitive employee benefits provide health and financial protection to our employees and their families.
We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means considering how all our people can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.
Here at Ben E. Keith, we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor