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Part-time Sales Representative - San Francisco, CA (Union Square/Wharf)
Title:Part-time Sales Representative - San Francisco, CA (Union Square/Wharf)
Department:Field Sales
Location:Field (Remote)
Company Description

Lindt and Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is a shared services organization that supports the operating companies of the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands headquartered in the United States.  Our company was created to help leverage the combined size, power and reach of the operating companies.  Our support includes Warehousing & Transportation services through administration of a national network of warehouses and transportation management, a large Field Sales & Merchandising force providing retail merchandising support for all US brands, an Information Technology team to support the operating companies during system upgrades and platform conversions, Procurement expertise in supply & materials sourcing, in-house Legal Counsel resources and support from the Finance team for US tax filings.

Job Description

The Sales Representative is responsible for selling in programs and executing superior retail merchandising for base accounts in a defined geographic territory.  The Sales Representative sells and merchandises the complete lines of Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover products to all customers and strives to exceed established sales objectives.

The Sales Representative will own the pre-selling, ordering (including DSD product), and delivery cycle for the assigned territory.  The goal of the Sales Representative is to increase retail presence of Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover products in a defined geographic territory.

The major cities in this territory include: San Francisco (Union Square/Wharf)  as well as surrounding areas.  Ideally, the candidate will be centrally located in the San Francisco/south San Francisco area. There are approximately 30 accounts in this territory.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Organizes, rotates, and stocks shelves in assigned areas
  • Transfers cases of product from the back room to the sales floor
  • Ensures Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Russell Stover products are beautifully displayed in key selling locations
  • Sells and orders Lindt, Ghirardelli, Russell Stover products and displays in a defined geographic territory
  • Sells direct seasonal and everyday programs where applicable
  • Follows and maintains a defined territory schedule that includes calling upon retail stores, building fixtures when necessary, and assembling displays including everyday and seasonal sets (requests assistance when necessary)
  • Grows the business by exceeding established goals
  • Provides excellent customer service by developing productive working relationships with store employees and customers
  • Communicates issues to the District Manager in a timely manner
  • Grows and maintains positive relationships with all customers
  • Executes merchandising activities such as rotates product, builds displays, maintains inventory, responds to customer's needs, and maintains product authorizations on store shelves
  • Maintains accurate records, reports, and territory data via company provided tools
  • Completes daily call activity reports and pertinent issues pertaining to customers and/or job and sales objectives accomplished via company provided iPad
  • Participates in sales team meetings
  • Has the ability to flex-up hours during high-volume seasonal periods
  • Follows processes for submitting the number of hours worked, the tracking of mileage, and the reporting of expenses
  • Prepares activity reports as requested and communicates sales trends and recommendations
  • Projects a professional company image to all employees, customers, and consumers.
  • Utilizes standard company equipment and materials
  • Completes special tasks or projects assigned
  • Updates the District Manager regarding over-time requests, issues pertaining to customers, and job/sales objectives accomplished
  • Maintains professionalism in all aspects of company business
THIS POSITION IS PART-TIME - Schedules are built around 24 hrs./wk. which is inclusive of store and drive time. Weekly hours may flex to as high as 40 hrs./wk. in peak time frames/seasonally. Work should be completed between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Sales and/or merchandising experience
  • Ability to climb, reach, bend, rotate, stoop, carry, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Reside within the assigned territory
Preferred Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous CPG and/or retail experience is strongly desired
  • Experience making effective sales presentations using professional negotiation skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills needed (to maintain a set schedule of accounts)
  • Ability to follow instructions and have a keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build effective relationships
Additional Details
  • Must reside within the specified geographic territory (ideally will live in the center of the territory)
  • Must have dependable transportation
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to show proof of insurance
  • No overnight stays
Benefits Information
As a part-time employee of Lindt North America, you are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • 401(k) Plan - Eligibility 1st of the month following 3 months of service
  • Voluntary Long-term Disability, Supplemental Medical Insurance including Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Voluntary Life for employee and family
  • Voluntary Policies including Identity Theft, Legal, and Pet Insurance
  • Personal time off
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Discount Home and Auto Insurance
  • Online discount shipping - Perkspot
  • While a company car is not provided, your mileage will be reimbursed at the applicable rate
  • Discounts on our delicious products!

Employment by Lindt North America is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks. 

Lindt North America is an EOE/MINORITY/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.
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