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EJD Retail Sales Specialist - Sacramento, CA

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Emery Jensen Distribution is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ace Hardware Corporation that distributes hardware & home improvement products to the independent Pro Lumber, Paint, Hardware, and E-retailer customer segments.

This field-based Retail Sales Specialist role that will assist in driving sales through effective merchandising, stocking, order writing, executing retail pricing, overseeing store conversion programs, maintaining and communicating all POG changes related to retail execution with and to the Sales Director, Territory (Account) Manager and the Customer(s).

This position will be responsible to service accounts in Sacramento, California.

Job Description:

  • Effective merchandising of planograms that result in increased inventory turns and sales results.
  • Maintain exemplary relations with store personnel and management that drives Emery Jensen's value proposition.
  • Walk floor, inspect Emery Jensen sets, merchandise and stock product as necessary.
  • Execute and maintain store level resets in accordance with store/TM/Sales Director expectations that maximize sales results and turns.
  • Create space on planograms (POGs) and place new products in existing sets that drive incremental sales per square foot.
  • Implement advertising drops
  • Assist buyers and store employees to help drive retail sales and turns with EJD products.
  • Ensure orders are accurate, complete, and transition from receiving area to floor selling space in a timely manner. Document any miss picks and shipping issues.
  • Diagnose, research, and answer questions regarding ordering and product trends.
  • Provide customer feedback related to Emery Jensen's packing and shipping performance from the RSC through delivery.
  • Document customer input regarding shipper performance and attitude, product performance, item scanning issues, reset order logistics, etc.
  • Verify all items needed for POG are represented and properly located. Order any missing SKUs.
  • Correct inventory information as needed.
  • Ensure customer pricing labels are present and in proper placement.
  • Identify deleted items and implement rollover or replacement SKU.
  • Check graphics and POP material as applicable.
  • Recommend needed changes in the product presentation level.
  • Follow up on any special requests made and communicated results to Territory or Account Manager.
  • Write orders for specific categories to be approved by buyers.
  • Assist stores with credits and claims.
  • Attends new store openings and special store events.
  • Execute price shops as required.

    • Minimum 3 years of retail or customer service experience or bachelor's degree with minimum 1 years of retail experience
    • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills with customers and colleagues
    • Detail-oriented and extremely organized self-starter able to thrive is a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, solve problems and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work autonomously and accomplish objectives in active store environment.
    • Ability to climb a ladder, carry 35lbs and put away stock away.
    • Preferred residence in Sacramento, CA.

      Compensation Details:

      $45000 - $55000

      Why should you join our team?

      We live our values - W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork). Gratitude. Humility. Love. You don't often see values like these in most corporate statements, but Ace is different. These things are important to us. They represent our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand.

      In addition to providing our employees a great culture, Ace / Emery Jensen Distribution also offers competitive benefits* that address life's necessities and perks, many of which expand and improve year after year, including:
      • Incentive opportunities, based on role/grade level (rapid company growth over the past 2 years resulted in incentives being paid out above 125% of your target opportunity!)
      • Generous 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match at 4% of eligible earnings (from day 1 of your first contribution)
      • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision and disability) & life insurance benefits for you and your dependents
      • 21 days of vacation immediately available (prorated in the first year)
      • Company Car, phone and fuel card are provided for field-based positions
      • Flexible working arrangements (Non-Field positions can work from home up to 2 days per week)
      • Your career at Ace is more than just a job. It's a chance to be part of something meaningful. We help locally-owned businesses thrive and make an impact in their communities - and we support our employees in doing the same by offering an annual Ace Cares Week, 20 hours off work per year to volunteer at an organization of your choice, opportunities to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Ace Helpful Fund through the Ace Foundation
      • Ace invests in every employee we hire, with a key focus on development and coaching. We offer on-site classes, facilitator-led courses, and a generous tuition assistance program, plus a performance management approach that goes beyond the typical annual review
      • We know the work environment matters. That's why Ace holds frequent campus events like Employee Appreciation Week, vendor demos, cookouts, and merchandise sales
      • We bring them to you! Services such as mobile spas, auto maintenance, car wash and detailing, dry cleaning, dentists, eye doctors, flu shots, recycling and more!
      • Employee discounts on Ace merchandise (including top brands like Weber, Traeger, Yeti, Craftsman, DeWalt and more), travel, fitness, computers and thousands more
      • Birth/Adoption bonding paid time off
      • Adoption cost reimbursement
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - access to free visits to therapists and lawyers, guidance on financial matters, elder and childcare, and assistance with tickets to entertainment events
      • Identity theft protection
        * Benefits are provided in compliance with applicable policies.

        We want to hear from you!
        Emery Jensen Distribution delivers wholesale products and best-in-class service to independent retailers in the Pro Lumber Yards, Home Centers, Paint, Hardware Stores, Decorating Stores, and E-retailer space. Our goal is to support sustainable and profitable growth for our customers by offering the broadest assortments, best pricing, and most knowledgeable team. We have national scale, a regional focus and the commitment to serve our customers and support each other. Come find out why a career with Emery Jensen Distribution is right for you.

        Equal Opportunity Employer
        Emery Jensen Distribution, a subsidiary of Ace Hardware, is committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.


        The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but could be higher based on education and experience. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individual's education, training and experience, the position's work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires.

        Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the Ace position description for the accurate starting pay range information and feel free to discuss this with a Talent Acquisition professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview.

        This written "Position Description" is not intended to cover all aspects of the position listed. It is meant to cover the basic/general essential job functions of a particular position. Ace Hardware Corporation reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity. Associated topics: account coordinator, account executive, account management, clientele, sales associate, sales representative, sample, selling, store, vendors wanted

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