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Retail Specialist 


JOB TITLE: Retail Specialist STATUS: Non - Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Providence Beverage REPORT TO: Category Director


Merchandise the portfolio of brands in retail outlets (On and Off premise) in accordance with specific company, supplier and brand standards. Support the sales divisions with marketing assistance and owning the execution of selling out. Use negotiating and selling skills to achieve monthly goals.


Make calls to assigned off premise accounts according to our service policy’s frequency schedule to maximize all displays, signage and visibility, point of sale, warm shelf and cold box opportunities and enhance sell through.

Set merchandising priorities based on acquiring the best display locations to ensure high visibility for both display and signage.

Install displays according to set procedure and specifications

a.) Current POS

b.) Priced

c.) Rotated

d.) Rebated

e.) Aggressive number of cases

Set shelves in accordance to set procedure and specifications

  1. Price flow left to right
  2. Position - reach, eye level, or top
  3. Shelf tagged
  4. Identifying and placing innovation/gaps

Responsible for Code monitoring, rotating, communication to manager of close to code and out of code situations and documenting hand slips of picked up or transferred product

Monitor, maintain and improve shelving and cold box placements, including assisting the sales divisions with new placement locations.

Shelf strip all RTD brands and packages in cold box with pricing to maintain positions and market our products

Complete all display bookings, shelf, display, price surveys and other POS materials in On and Off premise accounts within 1 week of booking.

Document all installations with photo in Repsly and Trax

Sell in display opportunities to maximize sell through

Sell in shelf reset to address opportunities within a category

Analyze and asses the categories at retail to provide data on representation

Deliver large promotional kits to on premise accounts.

Maintain a clean, orderly, properly stocked van to maximize efficiency in accounts. Schedule van’s state inspections, oil changes and other maintenance as needed or required by state law.

Make emergency deliveries as directed by manager

Assist POS Warehouse personnel with will calls, POS documentation and storage, retrieval of materials, and loading/unloading single barrel draft units as directed by manager.

Manages route to ensure work priorities are completed in a timely manner.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Owns retail execution
  • Retail samplings held on a monthly basis
  • Aggressively seek additional shelf and floor space expansion
  • Merchandise and provide visibility to our brands through signage, shelf talkers, shelf compliance and cold box
  • Responsible for non dedicated accounts
  • Audit and maintain quality assurance (QA) standards for products
  • Provide documentation on time and as required to the Category director
  • Constant communication with sales representatives to secure opportunities
  • Complete shelf, display, cold box survey’s on Repsly and Trax
  • Monthly Deadlines: meeting the Trax goals
  • A retail specialist is sometimes responsible for performing duties beyond the normal workday


Retail specialist is responsible for having the issued tools with him for every sales call: Screw gun, ladder, staple gun, clipper gun, company phone, camera, etc. – Retail specialist is responsible for replacing issued tools at their own expense.

Position Requirements


5 years prior sales experience and/or 3 years of industry experience





Moderate mental and visual attention required for performing manual work, machine operation, set-up, inspection, and adjustments that require frequent decisions to detect and adjust for variance from proper operation. AND/OR Operate mobile equipment in congested areas or involving considerable variety of movement.


Must have the ability to remain stationary for an extended period of time, ability to move about and position self to be able to create displays, ability to ascend and descend ladders and stairs, and perform repetitive motions.

Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Must be able to drive a van



Mobile device

Hand Truck


Valid Driver’s License

DOT Health Card

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Division Rhode Island Distributing Co. LLC  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location RID West Greenwich  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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