Retail Merchandiser
Breakthru Beverage Group
Edmonton, AB
Breakthru Beverage Canada an affiliate of Breakthru Beverage Group is a leading North American distributor/broker of the world’s top luxury and premium wine, spirits and beer brands.

Breakthru Beverage Canada is led by a dedicated and highly talented Canadian sales force equipped with advanced brand knowledge and selling resources. We have regional offices in in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto. If you are passionate about the spirits, wine and beer industry; have a true passion for consultative selling; love to win; enjoy working in a fast pace environment; love to grow and develop; enjoy having responsibility and love challenges; love to have fun; and be part of a dynamic team, we would love to talk to you!

As a merchandiser, this role helps drive volume and increase visibility of products in accounts and supports the sales teams in merchandising activities. The role is a 12 month contract position that will need weekend flexibility as required.

Lead merchandising efforts in customer for all products, general distribution and promotions/programs.
Develop effective business relationships with assigned customers
Provide management with specific and current information on competitive activity, market challenges and merchandising opportunities.
Execute sales driver objectives
Service and improve the marketability of our products through shelf management, display position and frequency, concept selling and price point management
Pack out shelves, build and refresh displays, place POS and stock cold box
Obtain feedback from accounts on effectiveness of consumer programming and report trends to management
Design and build creative displays to showcase brands
Coordinate timing of merchandising activities with sales teams and communicate merchandising tactics to customer
Continual development of industry, channel, and brand knowledge
Other duties as assigned

Must be able to:
Live and demonstrate the Company values.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Demonstrate and exhibit high levels of professionalism
Demonstrate sound judgment and problem solving skills
Perform job duties in an accurate, proficient and timely manner
Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Rely on some instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Knowledge of Liquor Board Regulations, market trends and competition

Required Skills:
College degree preferred
Proficient MS Office skills
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Must be at least 19 years of age in (or 18 years of age in Alberta, Quebec, and Manitoba)
Must have fully insured, reliable and appropriate transportation

Physical Demands of Job:
Carrying and lifting 45-65 pounds
Immediate reaching to perform various duties
Overhead reaching to perform various duties
Standing and walking for periods of time to perform various duties
Squatting or bending to perform various duties as assigned