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Advantage Solutions SAS Merchandiser Retail Team Lead in Linthicum, Maryland


SAS Merchandiser Retail Team Lead

SAS Retail Services providesnational retail merchandising services to a host of fortune 500 CPG companies, distributors, and wholesalers, within the grocery, mass, home/hardware, and drug channels. We are looking for a Lead Merchandiser who will lead associates in the merchandising process, ensuring compliance to standards and goals, and keeping the team on task. They will be responsible for plans and changes to schedules are adhered to while exceeding client expectations and business needs. They will be responsible for executing projects while making decisions to release, cancel or defer work based on inventory, demand, capacity, and material availability.

The Lead Merchandiser is the direct communication link in merchandising process, and will need to be able to facilitate communication with their team, supervisor and the retailer.

Our people are what make SAS Retail Services a great place to work. All of us work hard to win for the customer – some of the nation’s largest retailers — and that’s what makes it fun, the drive to do whatever it takes to get the job done. APPLY TODAY!

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 30 days.

  • Short and Long-Term Disability

  • 401(K) Plan

  • Generous paid time off.

  • Paid training and ongoing career development certifications and courses.


  • Lead a team of associates to implement merchandising work, ensuring compliance to the process and exceeds service expectation.

  • Plan and adjust to reflect changes to schedules, ensure changes are adhered to for the duration of assignment. Ensure materials are available for display.

  • Communicate with your team, supervisor and retailer to resolve issues and ensure smooth execution of the assignment.

  • Execute special projects, makes decision to release, firm cancel or defer work based on current inventory, demand, capacity and material availability. .

  • Performs and is directly responsible for; merchandising, resets, reporting, schematic integrity, POS, equipment needs the following processes, and training.


  • High School diploma required.

  • 1 or 2 years of merchandising experience required.

  • Preferred: some supervisory experience, previous work in retail or grocery environment

  • Ability to use POS equipment and GAMS payroll system.

  • Leadership and training skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Provide excellent customer services, including assessing the needs of the customer to best recommend products.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a timely manner.


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Merchandiser Reset Team Lead

Merchandiser Reset Team Lead is responsible for merchandising; resetting the company manufacturer’s products at retail accounts to ensure customer and clients expectations are met.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Reset Activity, Shelf Conditions and Schematics Completion: Be able to implement customer approved schematics/plan-o-grams/MODs with all items tagged and approved by store management. Must be able to take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing products on shelf.

Customer Relations: must have the ability to communicate effectively both internally to company management and externally with Customers.

Administration/Reporting: will complete (web based) accurate and timely reporting, recaps, timesheets, expense reports, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

Travel and Driving is an essential duty and function of this job

Travel up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): High School Diploma or GED o r equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Retail, Consumer Package Goods (CPG), or merchandising products at retail accounts within an assigned territory

0-2 years of experience in retail merchandising and/or selling

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Previous retail experience

  • Strong self-management skills

  • Ability to complete daily procedures and responsibilities without direct supervision.

  • Must demonstrate good judgment and show respect for others.

  • Focused on the general reset of Consumer Package Goods (CPG) at various locations where CPG goods are sold, such as grocery and convenience stores. These positions may be part-time or full-time.

  • Responsible for merchandising products at retail accounts within an assigned territory.

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Field / Reps Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed in a retail in-store environment. Typically requires the ability to spend 66%+ hours each work day doing the following activities: engage in considerable physical activity, ability to lift and/or push up to 74 pounds, stand on feet for long periods of time, use products or cook food as appropriate for the demonstration, and may be required to work in extremely cold conditions (i.e. refrigerated and freezer sections). Also required to travel and drive. The use of proper safety practices when handling the products and/or cooking is essential.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-MD-Laurel | US-MD-Baltimore | US-MD-Columbia | US-MD-Linthicum

Primary Posting Location : City Laurel

Primary Posting Location : State/Province MD

Postal Code 20707

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2023-428341

Position Type Full Time