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Advantage Solutions Retail Project Merchandiser Internship in Phoenix, Arizona


Retail Project Merchandiser Internship

  • Were your spring and summer internship plans derailed by COVID-19?

  • Would you like the chance to build your resume, get leadership training and have a paid internship for 12-40 hours a week?

  • Would you like to help the American public have access to food and essential goods during this chaotic time?

  • Are you a hardworking, motivated, team player willing to go the extra mile to serve our clients with a smile?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, you have the opportunity to join our Advantage Solutions internship program from May 4th through August 14th (end date flexible depending on when you return to school).

A little bit about Advantage Solutions:

Advantage Solutions is the largest global sales and marketing company. We employ over 80,000 in North America and another 10,000 associates around the globe. We represent brands like Mars, Pepsi, Smuckers and Unilever, just to name a few. We offer sales, marketing and technology services to over 3,000 clients and customers. We are fueled by a passion for serving our clients and customers and winning together. We have been winning and growing since 1987.

Here is a general description of the job responsibilities:

  • The foundation of retail is built with strong displays for consumers to easily spot the brand names and quality products they love.

  • Help increase sales of premium consumer products by applying for our part time retail project merchandiser job.

  • You will have the chance to build and craft retail merchandising displays at our client’s retail locations within assigned territories.

  • This position is responsible for calling in for project work for merchandising products and maintaining strong relationships with in-store management.

  • Bring your skills to the company, the largest sales and marketing agency in North America, where you will receive in-depth training and competitive pay, starting at $12-14 per hour.

What will your typical work week look like?

  • You will have the opportunity to merchandise top brands at retail on a part time basis for 12-28 hours or full time for 32-40 hours per week, which includes a minimum of 30 minutes of on-the-job and eLearning training each week.

  • The last week includes a resume writing workshop to help you perfectly capture your retail experience on your resume.

Take the next step in your career development and join the largest global sales and marketing company! Apply Today!


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.

Position Summary

The Retail Project Merchandiser is responsible for calling in for project work for merchandising products at retail accounts within an assigned territory.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

New Items

  • Will work on the achievement of business objectives through placement of new items at all assigned stores

Distribution Audits

  • Will work to meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs and ensuring signage are in place

Reset Activity and Schematics Completion

  • Must be able to maintain schematic standards by ensuring all authorized items are in distribution and set to shelf standards

  • Must be able to maintain schematic integrity through consistent communication with Retail Supervisor and other retail personnel

POS Placement

  • Hang shelf signs, place coupons on product, etc. as directed by client

Customer Relations

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally to management and externally with Customers who will verify work is completed correctly

Display Building

  • Assemble cardboard displays for promotion of an item as directed by client

Reporting Administration

  • Will report daily into the company’s web application each day’s activities and the work performed

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 is not an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is an essential duty or function of this job.

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

(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Merchandising

  • Previous merchandising experience a plus

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Analytical and research Skills

  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to make oral presentations

  • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

  • Strong prioritization skills

  • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, and Internet usage

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Field / Reps Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store 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 74 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. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

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-AZ-Phoenix

Primary Posting Location : City Phoenix

Primary Posting Location : State/Province AZ

Postal Code 85004

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2020-266466

Position Type Full Time

Category In Store Project and Reset Merchandising