Sales Representative/Merchandiser

The Pastene Company - Albany, NY (30+ days ago)

Pastene, an ethnic food distributor is looking for a part time Sales Representative/Merchandiser to manage and service an established supermarket route in the Albany, NY area.The position is responsible for developing and maintaining superior customer relationships and for merchandising specialty foods at large retail grocery stores. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented, motivated, and a self-starter. Flexible hours are available. This position is approximately 25 hours per week.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organize, rotate and stock shelves during each store visit. Ensure all authorized items are tagged and in the appropriate location and set to shelf standards.
  • Remove items that are out-of-code or unsaleable
  • Write customer orders and enter orders into company app efficiently and accurately.
  • Pack out orders that have been delivered
  • Increase sales volume during holiday specials & promotional periods
  • Develop strong relationships with current customers and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Investigate and resolve customer questions or complaints and provide courteous customer service.
  • Maintain proficient product knowledge
  • Maintain effective and efficient communication with members of Sales Management team as well as customer service personnel
  • Other duties as needed/assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and previous retail/grocery merchandising experience required (one to three years preferred).
  • Valid driver's license and insurance required. Ability to drive frequently throughout assigned territory.
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills required.
  • Detail-oriented and excellent organization skills
  • Sufficient product knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of proper product handling techniques to avoid injury and ability to lift 50-75 pounds.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, high volume environment.

Competitive hourly wage, travel expense reimbursement and other company perks.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Sales: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Albany, NY (Preferred)