Full-Time Field Operations Department Specialist - Lake Saint Louis, MO
Lake St. Louis, MO 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description


Our associates have a lot in common. They have great interpersonal skills, enjoy working independently, are self-motivated, and have a relentless drive. Did we mention that while they are working hard, they also like to have fun?

We offer flexible hours, competitive pay, and great benefits for both full and part-time associates.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, come join our team!

The majority of the responsibility of the Department Specialist is the supervision and development of an assigned category to drive sales and meet retailer and client expectations utilizing 5 Key Steps. This responsibility is demonstrated by effectively selling and educating customers and store personnel about product lines and other projects(s) deemed necessary. We achieve optimal results by implementing the Anderson Approach, which consists of Collaboration, Presell and Awareness, Implementation, Reporting and Post Reporting.

What would you do in this role?

SUPERVISION: The Department Specialist reports directly to the Market Sales Manager

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES include but are not limited to the following:


* Build rapport and daily communication with Store Managers and teams and Market Managers, as needed.

* Train, supervise, and develop skills of Sales Merchandisers, Territory Sales Leads, and seasonal associates.

* Quickly adapt to and learn the requirements and operations specific to the assigned category within Walmart and interact effectively with store/department management to manage expectations and results.

* Have detailed knowledge of all company policies, including the device policy, and responsibility for training other associates.

Pre-Sell and Awareness:

* Consistently meet placement goals through advance planning and communication with store management.

* Ensure that key stores within an assigned Ring of Fire are consistently maintained at a "tour ready" status.

* Maintain account aesthetics and consistently maintain above average project execution compliance.

* Responsible for communicating programs and initiatives to retail partners, store managers, department managers, associates and customers.

* Make MSM aware of success or potential barriers.

* Educate customers and store personnel on the features and benefits of our client's brands and product lines.


* Lead, coach, and execute all projects in all areas of the store.

* Manage and coach assigned associates in their responsibilities for executing projects with required quality and accuracy.

* POP maintenance, modular maintenance, and inventory reporting with high level of integrity and accuracy.

* SP* Certified to perform all available functions.

* Knowledgeable, detailed understanding and consistent use of all available functions of handheld device.

* Maintain company, client and retailer confidentiality.


* Assist DSM in assessing status of current programs and promotions within the district.

* Provide store management competitive shopping data.

Post Reporting:

* Communicate sales and promotional placement results with Store / Market management.

* Ensure all associates are communicating post reporting results to store management

* Report specific request, needs, and sales opportunities to DSM, Client Services, and TSLs.

* Consistent feedback on new and ongoing programs to Client Services Group through MSM and RSM

REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS, including but not limited to the following:

* Lifting objects and product up to a maximum of 50 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects/product up to 35 lbs, in addition, the ability to lift heavy objects up to 100 lbs with assistance from another associate.

* Work performed could be while sitting, standing, or walking.

* Work performed will entail fine manipulation of hands or fingers, as well as repetitive hand action.

* Work performed will entail bending, twisting, squatting, and climbing as well as upper and lower body mobility.

* This position will require a large amount of travel between accounts.

Rate of Pay


As an Anderson Merchandisers Associate, you may be eligible for these benefits*.

* Flexible work schedules
* 401(k) retirement plan
* Health Insurance - including Dental and Vision

* Telehealth

* Health Savings Account
* Accident Insurance
* Critical Illness Insurance
* Life Insurance

* Long Term Care
* Short Term Disability
* Long Term Disability
* Associate Assistance Fund

* Anderson Cares Natural Disaster Fund
* Associate Savings Plan

* Anderson Cares Fund
* Paid Time Off

* Discounts - Cell Phone, Vehicle, Pet Insurance
* Training & Career Development

*All benefits subject to eligibility per company policy.


Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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