Fruit of the Loom

Field Merchandiser (PT)

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Description/Job Summary

Description/Job Summary
Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for a Field Merchandiser (PT) in the West Chicago/Oak Brook, IL area.
 
Merchandiser/Product Specialist needed for National Apparel Brand. Part-time, 29 hours weekly, year-round position. Retail background preferred.  Job includes travel within an approximate 40-mile radius of Oak Brook, IL. Territory spans Wheaton, IL to Woodridge, IL to Chicago (downtown), IL area calling on department stores. Responsibilities include selling to the consumer, providing product education to store associates, general merchandising, and re-stocking sales floor, setting up promotional events and writing thorough marketplace recaps.
 
To build and increase sales associate, store management and consumer awareness of VFB product. To promote VFB by aggressively educating and selling in-store and through networking with major organizations. To obtain and maintain the dominant position on the selling floor. To maintain a thorough working knowledge of Vanity Fair Brands and the competition through business analysis and communications.
 

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Review business analysis by account/door.
  • Develop professional working relationship with sales associates and all levels of management.
  • Evaluate floor presentation and prioritize door needs to actively pursue and gain dominant space.
  • Educate store personnel and consumers on product and promotions.
  • Communicate white space opportunities, stock outs and other deficiencies to Store Management, Account Managers and Merchandising Managers.
  • Sell product.
  • Take a leadership role in the set up and execution of fit events, seminars and promotions including in-store cross promotions and outside organizations.
  • Detailed knowledge of door's assortment, RTV's and markdowns (fact packets).
  • Communicate pertinent information in all channels of distribution regarding the competitor’s product, marketing strategies and business as it affects VFB.
  • Complete all paperwork accurately and in a timely manner (payroll, store visit reports, monthly recaps and expense reports).

Required Experience

  • 3-5 Years as a Field Merchandiser or similar position in retail environment
  • Ability to coach and train peers

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be able to travel daily within region; travel will be reimbursed.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend and reach.
  • Computer / smart phone / smart pad access
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required

Details

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
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It is the policy of the Company to employ personnel entirely on the individual’s qualifications. Selections are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, pregnancy, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic characteristics, or any other protected status or any other category protected by federal, state of local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Reasonable.Accommodations@fotlinc.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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