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Part-time Assistant Merchandising Representative Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area

Company: P.L. Marketing
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Make a positive contribution and measurably impact the sales of Corporate Brand products in an assigned group of stores. Support division's merchandising efforts in a manner consistent with Kroger's Corporate Brand Mission and P.L. Marketing.


  • Assist Full-time Merchandising Representative in performing Corporate Brand representation functions
  • Provide customer assistance and have a working knowledge of Kroger's Customer 1st Strategy
  • Assist in driving Corporate Brand sales in assigned stores
  • Demonstrate strong merchandising skills and the ability to read and implement plan-o-grams
  • Enhance store execution of sales and display plans
  • Ensure product rotation of dated product and label conversions
  • Consistently communicate with Supervisor/Manager (Merchandising Representative/Retail Manager/Account Manager) and corporate staff
  • Effectively communicate with Store Managers for input/feedback on Corporate Brand execution and performance
  • Must remain qualified as an insurable driver
  • Must be able to perform essential job function of this position with or without reasonable accommodations


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Communicate (read, write and speak) fluent English
  • Read, understand and implement plan-o-grams
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Computer/internet access with knowledge of email and web based applications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work with minimal supervision


Must be able to:

  • legally operate motor vehicle unassisted
  • remain standing and/or walking unassisted for several hours at a time
  • lift, push or pull 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis and occasionally up to 70 lbs.
  • continuously reach up and bend down; reach in all directions and have unlimited upper body mobility
  • lift and extend 30 lbs. above the head, sometimes repeatedly
  • have unlimited manual dexterity
  • tolerate exposure to extreme temperatures (0-90 degrees)


  • Retail grocery store experience, especially merchandising experience
  • Consumer product company experience with strong merchandising skills
  • Broker experience with strong merchandising skills


Some of the Competencies/Skills required to successfully perform this position are:

  • Building Strategic Working Relationships - developing and using collaborative relationships with District Managers, Store Managers and Grocery/Department Managers to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
  • Building Trust - interacting with customers and Kroger employees in a way that gives Kroger management confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization
  • Communication - clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to employees, management and customers in assigned stores in the English language
  • Customer Focus - making Kroger customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing trust and sustaining productive relationships with Kroger employees
  • Decision Making - identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences
  • Initiating Action - taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive; generating innovative solutions in work situations
  • Negotiation - effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance from of all involved parties
  • Safety Awareness - identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee and customer safety; upholding safety standards
  • Self-Starter - working the majority of the time without direct supervision; prioritizing, organizing and completing workload accurately within the allotted time period
  • Work Standards - setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed

Keywords: P.L. Marketing, Ann Arbor , Part-time Assistant Merchandising Representative Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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