Since its reopening in 1988, Sleeman Breweries has grown to become the third-largest brewer in Canada. Formed by merging three of Canada’s best craft breweries and acquired in 2006 by Sapporo Breweries, we’ve built an incredible portfolio of beer brands in Canada;
great Canadian brands such as Sleeman, Okanagan Spring and Unibroue, combined with world-class beers such as Sapporo, Old Milwaukee and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
After all, we believe Canadians deserve better beer.
Reporting to the Sales Representative Team Lead the Merchandiser will provide support to the regional sales teams to grow Sleeman Breweries’ portfolio presence within the trade for the assigned region.
Merchandise product, stocking products on shelves in warm section, coolers, cold vault, floor displays, and racks
Rotate product and ensure the freshness codes of products are checked
Install point of sale material (POS) to support promotions or product launches, ensuring product and promotional / point of sale materials are visible and accessible
Support the regional sales team to reach established sales targets by ensuring execution requirements negotiated by the Sales Representative or Key Account teams are applied at the store level
Support Sales Representative in attaining more space allotment and product visibility / accessibility by persuading customers with sales or execution comparisons based on knowledge of other regional stores, informing customers of best practices , and various other techniques
Establish business relationships with customers and regularly follow up to ensure on-going satisfaction with products and services.
Provide back-up support to Sales Representatives (e.g., selling, negotiation) in their absence or as requested by manager
Participate in team meetings and share customer feedback, potential business opportunities and detailed local market intelligence with Sales team, as required
Remain apprised of industry trends and changes to the competitive environment
Communicate with key resources in-store
Perform other related duties as required
Minimum 1 year customer service experience in a retail sales environment
Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent
Bilingual (French / English) considered an asset
Strong customer service skills and experience
Proven ability to build strong working relationships, internal and external to the organization
Effective communication, both written and verbal; strong presentation skills
Computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Office
Beverage alcohol industry experience is an asset
Valid driver's licence
Acceptable criminal check
Ability to demonstrate behaviours compatible with organizational values