Utility Merchandiser I

Nestle USA - Portland, OR4.1

Full-time
Are you interested in an EXCITING CAREER with an AMAZING COMPANY with OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ?
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Pay: $17.00/hour
  • Schedule: Fridays-Tuesdays or Saturdays-Wednesdays; 5:00am-3:00pm
BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Auto & Home Insurance
  • Cell Phone Service Discounts
  • Dental Insurance
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Educational Assistance
  • Gym Discounts
  • Health Rewards / Rally
  • Infant Formula Program
  • Legal Services
  • Maternity Support
  • Medical Insurance
  • NESPRESSO Discounts
  • Nestle Nutrition Store Discounts
  • Parental Support Policy
  • Pet Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • ReadyRefresh-Home Delivery of Nestle Waters products at a Discount
  • Real Recognition Points
  • Tobacco Cessation Resources
  • Vehicle Purchase / Lease Discounts
  • Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Paid Time Off or Vacation Benefits: Earn 12 days in your first year"
As one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine, Nestlé provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day. The Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream division serves to provide world class service to frozen grocery accounts across the country. Products include industry leading brands such as DIGIORNO pizza, DRUMSTICK ice cream snacks, and HӒAGEN-DAZS premium ice cream.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Utility I’s primary function includes providing merchandising and reset support of Nestlé products at various customer sites in accordance to plan-o-gram specifications through executing world class service servicing while demonstrating sound safety practices. Work may also include loader functions. The position mostly requires driving to grocery store customers in a personal vehicle, for which mileage reimbursement will be provided per company policy, and at times driving a company vehicle. Knowledge and compliance with Department of Transportation (“DOT”) standards, meals/break policies, etc. is mandatory.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Inform salesperson of selling opportunities, participate in store resets when necessary, make secondary placements, gain extra displays, and use Point of Sale.


To drive maximize customer relations: establish and maintain rapport with key store individuals, communicate to customers or manager about service matters, adhere to route schedule (Deliver, Merchandise and Order, also known as “DMO”), maintain proper inventory, set stores to schematic and ensure proper display, rotation and pricing or all products, manage out of stocks, replace outdated or damaged product, execute promotional displays, maintain company owned equipment, and properly handle paperwork.


Follow operational standard procedures that outline route schedules, merchandising principles, filling frozen shelves with product, rotating product regularly, and front facing product. Take responsibility for timely product deliveries and/or coordination with back room receivers and store personnel.


Perform merchandising, move freezer equipment, and other duties as assigned


Communicate directly with co-workers on issues, openly share ideas with others, encourage performance in others, give feedback when needed, and train new employees when applicable


Demonstrate Decision Driving skills including, but not limited to, proper following distance, proper eye lead, proper stopping distance, checking intersections, using safety wedge, proper use of horn, left/ right turn execution, seat belt use, checking and scanning mirrors, maintaining proper speed, proper lane observance, parking in appropriate locations and avoiding backing-up. Incumbent must be in compliance with DOT standards and follow all DOT policies and processes. Keep a clean and orderly cab and trailer.


Conduct activities in a safe manner, follow corporate safety guidelines and requirements (no cell phones while driving, pre-trip/ post-trip inspections, proper bending, etc.), use personal protective equipment, proactively address any unsafe conditions observed and lock vehicle.


Attend monthly district meetings, participate in daily meetings with management and prepare necessary documentation as required.

JOB ESSENTIALS/ ATTRIBUTES:

Ability to practice safe working habits at all times


Initiative: Self-starter, gets involved quickly, takes on difficult tasks with enthusiasm. Takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required.


Energy: Maintains high activity/productivity level. Operates with sense of urgency, efficiency, effectiveness and determination over extended periods of time.


Stress Tolerance: Maintains stable and professional performance under pressure or opposition


Detail: Strives to understand the details. Balances, analyzes and takes appropriate action. Solid planning, detail oriented and organization skills.


Communication: Presents ideas effectively, actively listens, and works across functional boundaries with the ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and store personnel. Ability to influence others.


Teamwork: Can work in group or alone; oriented towards the good of the whole. Contain ability to build rapport and good working relationship with multiple store personnel, including Store Managers, Assistant Store Managers and Frozen Food Managers, as well as co-workers.


Manage job professionally and with a high level of organization


Ability to effectively deal with change and adversity in the work place, and work in a fast paced environment


Demonstrate ability to deliver consistent results while building organization capabilities.


Ability to respond to change with positive attitude, offer suggestions for improvements to increase effectiveness of change, support new initiatives, and maintain an open mind.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & EDUCATION LEVEL:

Must be at least 21 years of age for DOT covered positions


High School Diploma / GED equivalent


Must have reliable transportation to and from work


Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with valid insurance


Successful completion of post offer background checks, drug screen, and motor vehicle report


Must live within 50 miles or 60 minutes of primary work location


Must be willing to work a flexible schedule which may include early morning/late night hours; Willing to work any day of the week, weekends, Holidays and required over-time as specific to role


Must possess basic math and computer skills


Ability to use computer ordering equipment


Ability to work safely


Ability to read, write and speak English


1-2 years of experience owning/operating a truck preferred


1-2 years of Grocery experienced preferred


1-2 years of Merchandising and/or Reset experience preferred

This description should not be construed to contain every responsibility that an incumbent in this job may be required to perform. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions assigned.

Benefit eligibility will vary based on full-time, part-time, and seasonal employee status. The above list is for illustrative purposes only and reflects current benefit offerings. Nestlé retains the right to change or discontinue benefits at any time, in its sole discretion.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.