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Merchandising Sales Specialist, 3M Electrical Markets Division (Teterboro, NJ) at 3M

Posted in Sales 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Trenton, New Jersey

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Merchandising Sales Specialist for the Construction & Industrial Markets, Electrical Markets Division located in Teterboro, NJ.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Merchandising Specialist will be responsible for merchandising efforts in New Jersey and New York City Area for the Construction and Industrial segments. This person will conduct visits to distributors to maximize awareness and sales of 3M products. In this role, the Merchandising Specialist will confirm that the distributor promotes products on the sales floor in proper quantities, according to planogram specifics, and that the store has all the information and materials necessary to achieve maximum in-store sales. In addition, this person will work closely with 3M marketing personnel to properly communicate new product releases, promotions and procedures to branch managers and counter managers at distribution. Must live within territory.

    This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.   

    Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Determines merchandising/sales plan for specified territory

    • Conduct multiple weekly Authorized Distributor store visits according to the store-specific coverage model

    • Maximize visual presentation of 3M product displays, signage and promotions

    • Create product awareness and added value placement opportunities in-store

    • Report and manage product stock levels and new product stock suggestions to generate orders

    • Implementation of national and local promotions

    • Training distributor counter and sales personnel

    • Support distributor floor/promotional days and branch location activities

    • Works on a team of C&I sales professionals and partner 3M divisions


    Company Vehicle

    This position requires driving a company vehicle, which will require pre-employment and ongoing review of motor vehicle history for candidates who are offered and hired for this position.  

    Basic Qualifications: 

    • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

    • Experience in communicating with store management and associates in a private, public, government or military environment

    • Current, valid driver's license is required, as you will be issued a company vehicle for this position

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proven and successful track record in a merchandising environment

    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

    • Possess sales and negotiating skills

    • Ability to assemble displays

    • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to all levels

    • Experience working in a matrix environment or large complex organization

    • Strong relationship building skills

    • Strong computer skills, Database management: PowerPoint, Excel, Word,

    Location: Teterboro, NJ.

    Sales Territory: New Jersey and New York City Area

    Travel:  Up to 50% overnight

    Relocation: Relocation is not authorized     

    Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

    Diverse & Inclusive 3M

    3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative people. Where your diverse talents, inclusiveness, initiative and leadership are valued. Where you’ll find challenging opportunities that make your career exciting and rewarding. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place to grow and be rewarded for excellence.

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