Our client is FOODLAND ONTARIO. Your role is to develop relationships with grocers and through merchandising activities, promote the consumption of fresh Ontario produce and agricultural foods.
GOOD THINGS GROW IN ONTARIO!
The Opportunity: FOODLAND MERCHANDISING SPECIALIST: TORONTO WEST (Toronto Core, Etobicoke, North York to West of Yonge)
WEEKLY HOURS: 15-20
Our client is Foodland Ontario. Your role is to help identify and promote Ontario foods in grocery stores across your region by providing promotions and marketing materials. You will promote the annual retailer awards program, recognizing food retailers who promote Ontario foods. Through your higher-performer personality, you will ensure that the Foodland Ontario brand is executed at the highest level at the outlets you cover. In order to do this, you will need to deliver on the call coverage objectives, increase distribution & visibility of the marketing materials, execute brand priorities and build relationships with key store contacts, said differently: WE need YOU to make sure that shoppers select Ontario-grown produce and agricultural foods!
What You Will Be Doing Every Day:
Build rapport and communicate with Produce and/or Department managers
Recommend/sell in merchandising and display ideas
Share information on Ontario commodities
Enthusiastically promote the benefits of the Foodland program and brand
Promote the Retailer Awards Program and its benefits
Promote the Grower Group Retail Display Contest and its benefits
Share cross-merchandising and display ideas and photos with Department Managers
Merchandise and Measure
Measure linear footage of both seasonal Ontario and Imported commodities
Record the display type/location of key Ontario products being tracked
Plan, strategically place and record all Foodland POS (point of sale material) to identify the seasonal Ontario products
Maximize POS placement on Ontario products (professionally/not overdone) throughout the produce department, store entrances, checkout counters, other departments (i.e. meat, deli, bakery, dairy, grocery bread, as appropriate)
POS placement may also include: farmers’ markets, cafeterias, restaurants and other locations throughout Ontario as requested
Remove/replace outdated or damaged POS as necessary and dispose in an environmentally responsible manner
Execute special projects, surveys as scheduled by Foodland or your Manager
Share creative merchandising insights with Foodland team members/Manager
The RIGHT Candidate:
At Encore, we feel that no matter your background, what’s most important to your success and ours is the way you interact with others. Don’t get us wrong, if you have the right experience and skills, that’s great. So, if you’re thinking about working with Encore, it’s important that you know what we’ll expect from you:
You believe in winning
You bring passion and innovative thinking that will deliver results
You believe that the words ‘work’ and ‘fun’ belong in the same sentence
You can be described as:
Continuously challenging yourself
Having business maturity, professional
A few other things we’ll expect from you:
Genuine interest in part-time, long-term employment
The ability to increase your working hours during the summer months
This role can be physical at times - you must be able to lift and move up to 25 pounds
Full access to a reliable vehicle
High speed internet with WiFi at home
The ability to store some supplies at home and transport them in your vehicle
A Few Reasons Why You’d Want to Work with Encore:
1. Many of our projects offer you the flexibility to work hours that suit your schedule.
2. We give you the tools you need to do your job easily, including cool, new technology.
3. We have an awesome management team who are truly committed to your success.
4. We have Values that aren’t just written on our walls or printed in our handbook. We live and breathe these values every day. This is what we promise to our employees:
o Mutual Respect – provide an environment where everyone’s contributions are valued
o Integrity – have open, honest and direct interactions
o Passion – are committed to taking initiative and delivering excellence in all we do
o Collaboration – work as a team, sharing knowledge and perspective, enabling everyone to achieve great results
o Diversity – provide an environment where everyone feels comfortable being themselves and enjoys having fun
You have previous sales and/or merchandising experience, preferably in the grocery channel. If not in the grocery channel, don’t worry, as long as you share the same values, we can teach you all you need to know once you’re on board.
How to Apply:
If you haven’t already figured it out, it’s really important for Encore to have the RIGHT Team. If you know that you’re a great match for this role and think you’ll be a great fit with Encore, then you should definitely apply to this exciting opportunity! If you’re not jazzed about what you’ve read so far, that’s OK, we’re sure the right job is out there somewhere for you.
For those of you who apply, thanks so much for your interest in learning more about this exciting opportunity. We’d love to chat with all of you, but sometimes we simply don’t have enough time. If we feel you’re a good match, we’ll definitely be reaching out to you to move you forward in the selection process. If you're selected, you'll be asked to complete a recorded, digital interview which you can do with a webcam or a mobile device with a front-facing camera.
Encore strives to make our recruitment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provides accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.