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Field Merchandising Specialist

Company: Hayward Lumber
Location: Salinas
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Field Merchandising SpecialistClassification: Full Time - ExemptLocation: Travel required - Central Coast Reports To: COOAbout the Company:For 100 years and four generations of Hayward family leadership, Hayward Lumber has been committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of builders. Beyond full-service lumberyards, we offer window, door and cabinet design centers, pro-oriented hardware stores, and innovative building solutions designed to save time and money. Hayward Lumber is a family-oriented company that treats every employee as such. Our average tenure companywide is over 12 years and we pride ourselves in creating an environment in which you can learn, grow, and prosper. Hayward Lumber provides a competitive compensation structure, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and paid time off including vacation, holiday, and sick leave. We operate 5 days a week from 7 AM - 5 PM. Learn more at www.haywardlumber.comMission:Hayward is to be the most dependable supplier of products, services and solutions to the construction market, as it has been since 1919.Responsibilities:Growing store sales and margin through merchandising efforts at all locations.Coordinate with the purchasing manager, vendor representatives, and individual branches in order to streamline merchandising efforts.Coordinate with vendors and buyers on rolling out new sets, including everything from breadth and depth of product selection, to implementation of the set in the branch to ensure new set is done properly and 100% completed.Work with the buying team on the product selection to keep up with trends, seasonal cycles, and discount offers.Preparing a schedule of store visits, and ensuring the merchandising policies of the store as per company guidelines are followed.Analyzing product categories and making recommendations in regards to product mix or allocation according to sales.Ensure products are properly displayed, maintained, well organized, labeled, and in good working order.Ensure shelving systems, and product stacking as per the floor plan, are safe and in good working order.Interacting with vendor representatives, customers, store staff, and other marketing representatives to recommend the right mix of products to the buying team. Be the eyes and ears of the buying team.Educate and train store staff regarding progressive trends, new products, and upcoming marketing events.Attend trade shows, and keeping up to date about the competitor's products and the customer's interests or concerns.Providing recommendations on product changes and store makeovers, assisting in providing store layout changes as per the convenience of the customers.Up to 80-90% travel - this position will require travel to individual branches spanning the Central Coast; including overnight stays (company vehicle will be provided)Qualifications:5 - 7 years of retail, merchandising, or equivalent experience Excellent communication and interpersonal skillsOutstanding organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to multi-taskStrong knowledge of lumber and building materialsStrong knowledge of emerging trends, merchandising best practices, and building materials/supplies.Extensive knowledge of Excel; must be able to use Excel confidently Effective time management and prioritization skillsMust be a team player and possess the ability to work across the organization with business personnel at all levels.Must take and pass drug test and consent to a background checkWe are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hayward Lumber will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.

Keywords: Hayward Lumber, Salinas , Field Merchandising Specialist, Other , Salinas, California

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