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Advantage Solutions Specialist Retail Sales I in Madison, Wisconsin


Specialist Retail Sales I

At the Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! The Specialist Retail Sales I is responsible for servicing, selling, and communicating key initiatives and information to retail accounts within an assigned territory to ensure client standards are met and volume is increased. This position may include demonstrating, interacting, promoting, and selling the client’s products to the consumer in a positive manner.

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The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Duty

Sales Merchandising/Distribution

  • Engage, qualify, and close customers on sales of clients products

  • Seek sales opportunities in departments throughout the store to maximize sales and sales of related attachments

  • Communicate professionally and effectively with the Company management team, retail sales associates, retail management team, client and customers

  • Ensure products are on display, functioning properly, and presentable to customers

  • Take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing of POS materials

  • Meet client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKU’s.

  • Increase promotional effectiveness by assisting in building displays and placement of appropriate point of sale material.

  • Maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards.

  • Maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with District Manager and other retail personnel on current retail/store conditions.


  • Complete accurate and timely HR paperwork and reports online; call reports, expense reports (if applicable), training certification quizzes, etc.

Participate in mandatory conference calls

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

  • Travel and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job

  • Travel up to 30%

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years of experience in sales experience of a technical product or service in a retail, call center, or indirect environment

  • Previous sales or marketing experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Very strong oral and written communication skills

  • Results and action oriented - ownership minded

  • Timely Communications Required. It is mandatory that responses to management phone calls or emails are returned within 24 hours

  • Professional demeanor and image compatible with the Client and the Company

  • Self -motivated, and organized, while remaining flexible and adaptable

  • Must be Internet savvy with access to a computer - broadband preferred

  • Must have a cell phone; text messaging strongly preferred

  • Reliable transportation; i.e. personal car for transportation to stores/events/meetings

  • Self-motivated, ambitious, committed to self and driven to succeed

  • Strong communication skills with the confidence to influence key decision makers at the store level

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and have the ability to complete daily procedures and responsibilities without direct supervision

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Field / Administrative Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may be performed in an office, field, retail store, or warehouse environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 20 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive.

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-WI-Madison | US-WI-Monona | US-WI-Mc Farland | US-WI-Cottage Grove | US-WI-Stoughton | US-WI-Sun Prairie | US-WI-Waunakee | US-WI-Windsor

Primary Posting Location : City Madison

Primary Posting Location : State/Province WI

Postal Code 53702

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-404487

Position Type Full Time