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Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Sales Merchandiser - Gainesville, Lake City in Palatka, Florida

Sales Merchandiser - Gainesville, Lake City

Alachua, FL, USA; Fort White, FL 32038, USA; Gainesville, FL, USA; Lake City, FL, USA; Palatka, FL 32177, USA

Req #3126

Friday, September 4, 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned independent Coca-Cola bottler that is the third largest privately-held and the sixth largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Coke Florida’s exclusive territory covers over 18 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Coke Florida sells, markets, manufactures and distributes over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies including Monster Beverage Corporation and BODYARMOR. In 2017, Coke Florida generated over $1.2 billion in revenue and the company currently has approximately 4,800 employees.

As one of the first US greenfield independent Coca-Cola bottlers in nearly sixty years, Coke Florida is at an exciting stage in its transformational journey to become a leading-edge beverage company, the best bottler in the Coca-Cola System, and one of the best companies to work for in Florida.

Our Sales Merchandisers are responsible for replenishing, merchandising, and ordering

products at all designated accounts. As a Sales Merchandiser, you will be the

primary Coke Florida associate in customer accounts to continuously stock and

order Coke Florida products to replenish per consumer needs. Sales

Merchandisers maintain customer relationships across all sales channels.

Sales Merchandiser

Relief Schedule: Tues - Sat or Sun - Thurs (8-10 hr days)

Coverage Schedule: Friday thru Monday schedule (10-12 hr days)


• Build and maintain product displays and equipment placements in compliance

with company standards.

• Maintain appropriate product inventory levels in beverage sections and

throughout accounts including shelf allocation and cold equipment.

• Place timely, accurate orders per ad calendar to maintain inventory levels.

Adjust orders based on influencing factors.

• Manage back stock inventory levels and trade breakage in assigned accounts.

• Meet customer service expectations through daily communication, problem

resolution, and appropriate follow up.

• Maintain professional, team relationship with co-workers, customers, and


• Maintain appropriate inventory levels, company assets and point of sale,

ensuring account meets company merchandising standards. Properly face and spin

product per applicable standards.

• Determine stores' product needs, place and transmit appropriate order.

• Conduct store surveys.

• Communicate account activities, including equipment service needs, to

appropriate parties.

• Maintain merchandising standards while rotating products each time in

designated accounts.

• Organize backroom inventory in an ordered manner.

• Maintain cleanliness of equipment, sales floor, and shelves.

• Transport, replace, and maintain point of sale advertising as appropriate for


• Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

• Work overtime as assigned.

• Comply with all company policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

• Identifying and reporting any unsafe working conditions.

• Comply with dress code or appearance/grooming standards.

• Work shifts and work schedules as assigned.

Skills or Other Requirements

Required: High School or GED (General Education Diploma) required.

• Associate Degree/1-2 Yr. College - Univ. Degree Preferred.

• Must be 18 years of age or older.

• Must be eligible to work in the United States.

• Must provide and maintain a personal vehicle for use during employee working


• 1+ year previous sales/merchandising experience preferred.

• Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills.

• Excellent planning and organization skills.

• Ability to use and understand mobile applications.

• Proficient in computer application skills.

• 1+ year working under minimal or no supervision preferred.

• Ability to operate a manual/powered pallet jack or lift product.

Certification as required.

• Ability to operate a manual/powered pallet jack or lift product.

• Must provide and maintain a personal vehicle for use during employee working


• Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

• Must have and maintain current vehicle liability insurance, as specified by


• Must have a driving record with no major moving violations in the last three

(3) years.*

*Major moving violations include, but are not limited to, leaving the scene of

an accident, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Minor moving

violations include, but are not limited to, speeding, driving too close,

failure to stop, and improper lane changes. Driving records, including minor

moving violations, will be evaluated according to Coke Florida guidelines to

determine eligibility for the Sales Merchandiser position.


• Ability to repetitively lift, carry, and position objects weighing up to 50

pounds without assistance.

• Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds

without assistance while kneeling; squatting; reaching above the head; reaching

at the waist; reaching below the knees; and bending at the knees.

• Ability to repetitively push and pull manual transport equipment (for

example, pallet jack, handtruck) containing product loads a minimum of 100

yards without assistance.

• Ability to repetitively grasp and manipulate objects of varying size and weight

requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

• Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of time to

complete job activities.

• Ability to read information in small, medium, and large print.

• Ability to stand a minimum of 6 hours during the workday.

• Ability to walk a minimum of 4 miles during the workday.

• Frequently work in a hot/humid outdoor environment.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the

employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to

perform additional functions. Coke Florida reserves the right to revise the job

description at any time. Employment with Coke Florida is at-will. The employee

must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily

and, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees

with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue


Coca-Cola Beverages Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Other details

  • Job Family Sales

  • Job Function Merchandising

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Alachua, FL, USA

  • Fort White, FL 32038, USA

  • Gainesville, FL, USA

  • Lake City, FL, USA

  • Palatka, FL 32177, USA