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Territory Manager

Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Wendell
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Our Garden Group, providing sales support and logistics for both proprietary brands and other consumer recognized brands, is searching for a Territory Manager/District Trainer to call on home improvement retailers: Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart in the Wendell, NC area. The Territory Manager/District Trainer on the Retail Sales & Service Team is responsible for in-store service execution in Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart accounts in a defined geographic area; implementing service fundamentals and "best practices" for retail merchandising. This position is focused on developing strategies to increase point of sale (POS) for Central Garden products in the designated assigned accounts. The Territory Manager/District Trainer is encouraged to interact with other territories within their respective district, conveying these fundamentals and "best practices" to other Territory Managers and Merchandisers.MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Train, motivate, manage and provide leadership to an assigned group of merchandisers
  • Direct involvement in the week-to-week Merchandising/Service in some of the key stores in designated territory
  • Conduct store audits to ensure that the fundamentals of merchandising and "best practices" are being implemented
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with all levels of account management (Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart)
  • Must be able to manage critical timelines such as Resets, Seed Re-labeling and special projects
  • Negotiate additional display space in the stores
  • Interact with other Territories within the same district, conveying merchandising fundamentals and "best practices"IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES
    • 3+ years of Retail Merchandising experience
    • Retail Merchandising experience in a seasonal category is a plus
    • BA/BS degree preferred, or an extensive amount of retail merchandising
    • Strong communication skills required to interact with store management and direct reports
    • Prior experience with maintaining customer relationships is preferred
    • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, multi-task and problem solve
    • Strong reading skills required to understand packaging labels and re-tagging projects
    • Must be able to bend, pull and lift 50 lbs consistently throughout the course of a work day
    • Must be able to climb ladders, use a pallet jack and powered hand tools
    • Must have a valid driver's license in the state in which you reside, a good driving record, reliable transportation and proof of current personal car insurance with you listed as an insured driver
    • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe mannerWORKING CONDITIONS
      • Retail store environment - both in store and garden center
      • Work week is Monday - Friday and some weekends during Peak Season (March - June)
      • Ability to travel daily and overnight between stores (personal car)
      • RemoteAt Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries---one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.#LI-DNI#CB-DNPAll successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

Keywords: Central Garden & Pet, Raleigh , Territory Manager, Executive , Wendell, North Carolina

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