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Job Title: Western Washington Brand Ambassador
Industry Sector: Natural/Organic Food
Job Categories: Demo/Brand Ambassador
Merchandising

 Contact Information
 
Company Name: Zing Bars
  Address: 10228 Fischer Place NE
Seattle, WA 98125
United States
  Company Phone: 2063623989
Web Site: http://www.Zingbars.com


Job Description
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The Position: Western Washington Brand Ambassador

Job Description:

Seattle based Zing Bars, has an immediate opening for a part-time Merchandiser/Demo Specialist covering Bellingham to Olympia and East to Issaquah.

Summary: 

Entry-level marketing position with primary responsibilities for maintaining Zing Bar’s shelf presence, executing in-store demo’s and educating retail staff on the many benefits of adding Zing Bars to their daily snack routine. Occasionally participating in Zing Bar community outreach events such as 5K runs, Triathlons & Street Fairs. Zing Bars can be found in key retailers throughout the area, like Whole Foods Market, PCC Natural Markets, Co-op’s and independent retailers throughout the Western Washington region. Position will work closely with the VP of Merchandising.

Zing Bars was founded by four registered dietitians that needed a healthy snack for their patients. Zing Bars contains a smart mix of clean ingredients for long and sustained energy. The entire line is wheat and gluten free, certified Kosher and free of soy proteins. Our 7 vegan flavors are verified non-GMO.

Job Responsibilities will include:

·       Establish and maintain an excellent working relationship with key retail personnel including, Grocery Managers, Nutrition Bar Buyers and Retail Merchandisers with existing and new customers. You will also work with and assist our brokers when needed.

o   Visit key retailers, like Whole Foods Market, PCC Natural Markets, Metropolitan Markets, Town & Country stores, Haggen’s,  Fred Meyers, Bartell Drugs, Super Supplements, Vitamin Shoppe, Pharmaca, Independent retailers and Co-op’s based on a weekly schedule provided by the VP of Merchandising. Completing and submitting a Zing Bars Merchandising Report at each store visit.

o   Work with the VP of Merchandising to set-up, run and recap demo events. Expectation is to complete between 3-5 demo’s per month (each demo will be 4 hours long) and turning in a completed Zing Bars Demo Report.

o   Ensure that all authorized Zing Bars SKUs are properly tagged on shelf and ample inventory is available on the shelf and in the stock room (if there is one).

o   When inventory is low or product is out of stock, work with key retail personnel to place replenishment orders through distributors.

o   Will be responsible for signing in with all retailers and securing access to back-rooms to help pull any Zing Bars inventory to the shelf.

o   Help with new store openings, new item (new SKU) plus-outs and nutrition bar re-sets at the retail level.

o   Report, on a weekly basis, results from retail store visits by submitting the Zing Bar’s Store Merchandising Form and nutrition bar shelf photos (photos are usually taken with a smartphone).  Reports will include but not limited to, date and time of retail visit, correct shelf tags for all authorized Zing Bar SKUs, inventory count pre and post retail visit and any key follow-ups for next visit.

Required Skills:

o   Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 30 pounds

o   Automobile, insurance, with an excellent driving record

o   Valid King County Food Handler’s Permit

o   Dependable, extroverted, diplomatic person, able to problem solve successfully with wide variety of people and issues

o    Exceptional work ethic

o    Outstanding organizational and follow-up skills

o    Excellent written, oral and listening skills

o    Ability to manage time

o    Good presentation abilities

o    Merchandising skills

o    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

 Details:

o   Territory: Bellingham to Olympia and East to Issaquah and Redmond

o   Will be merchandising or demoing in retail stores on a weekly basis

o   Merchandising to take place Monday- Thursday and Demos to occur Friday, Saturday or Sunday

o   This is an hourly position and you set your own schedule

o   Position is part-time with hours ranging from 15 to 20 hours per week

o   Travel expenses are reimbursed: mileage, parking, road tolls and ferry fees; when required, overnight expenses such as hotel and meals

Merchandising and demo supplies will be provided by Zing Bars. Supplies may include: cooler, ice packs, merchandising packets, business cards, POS items such as coupons and brochures, all demo supplies such as table, table cloth, food handler’s gloves, plates and toothpicks





Job Location: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
Position Type: Part Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job seekers must live within: No preference
Required to Relocate: No
Required to Travel: Yes
Minimum Experience Required: 1-3 years


 



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