First Choice Distributor Warehouse 2020
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Merchandiser - Sarasota County

Sarasota, FL, USA Req #178
Friday, October 23, 2020

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J.J. Taylor Distributing, Florida Inc. is a leading beer distributor in the state and distributes the products of  suppliers including; Miller, Coors, Heineken, Guinness, Yuengling, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams to name a few. Our mission is to be “First Choice” for our employees, customers and suppliers and creating value through optimal growth as the “variety leader” in the beverage industry. 

Work Schedule:
5:00-6:00 AM start time – Must be available Sunday through Saturday; will have 2 days off during week

Location: Hillsborough County (Will only have to travel to Tampa facility 2-3 times a year)

Required License: Valid Class E FL License Pay: $15.00 per hour

Vacation Days: Year 1=5 days, Year 2=10 days, Year 5=15 days

Personal/Sick Days: 7 Days each year

401K: 50% matching up to 10% of salary

Other Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Company Paid Long Term/Short Term Disability, Company Paid Life Insurance and many other programs available!

For more information on J.J. Taylor, please visit our website:


General Summary:

Delivers and sets up promotion items and displays in accounts in order to attract attention to the company’s beverages. Rotates product using first in-first out rotation standards, filling shelves and coolers, building displays, and ensuring customer satisfaction in all accounts.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Fully stocks shelves with all company products according to the plan-o-gram, including coolers, warm shelves, displays, and non-alcoholic products as well, working back stock first before new delivery (FIFO). Does not overfill shelves.

-Ensures shelf tags match the product and packaging.

-Arranges display of items in customer's establishment.  Rotates product according to company rotation standards. Front-faces product labels.

-Hangs signs, banners and promotional displays.

-Distributes Point of Sale (POS) items such as neons, clocks, mirrors, posters, inflatables, tackers, glasses, cups, sample kits, case cards, core buff, and pennant string.

-Resets coolers when required.

-Runs emergency or special beer deliveries when needed.

-Maintains back room area in a neat and orderly fashion, keeping like product together.

-Removes all cardboard to baler area, removes empty pallets to designated area outside.

-Picks up POS if necessary.

-Builds and merchandises displays in all assigned accounts, communicating with store reps to obtain feedback about how they would like displays to be built.

-Maintains communication with store management as well as internal communication with sales representatives and management on a daily basis

-Communicates with sales manager and sales representative of any close-dated products in account.

-Contacts supervisor for direction relating to any out-of-date products.

-Fills out route sheets at each account, obtaining a manager signature or store stamp.

-Responsible for successful completion of Brew U modules.

-Customer Relations: Learns about various products (i.e., lights, darks, IPAs), and is able to assist consumers with questions about company products, to increase customer knowledge as well as sales.

-Acts in a courteous and professional manner in all accounts.

-Performs any additional duties and special tasks assigned by the Sales Manager or Territory Manager.

-Communicates with supervisor when done for the day, to see if any other accounts need service or if coworkers need assistance, in order to keep hours to a minimum.

-Works overtime when required.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-Must use own means of transportation (i.e., vehicle) to get from account to account in order to service customer accounts/venues.

-Must be able to regularly unload product (case of beer), which averages to 30 lbs., but can weigh up to a maximum of 49 lbs. from delivery vehicle and transport into customer accounts.

-Must be able to move beer within accounts to meet customer demands.

-Requires ability to move easily around account premises in order to inventory current stock levels and display P.O.S.

-Able to rotate product in coolers and on shelves.

-Able to maneuver a two-wheel dolly effectively.


Educational Experience:

-Valid Class E driver’s license and acceptable driving record required.

-High School diploma or GED preferred.

-Some previous merchandising, sales, promotions or stocking experience desired.


Working Conditions:

-Retail store and/or Warehouse environment.

-Exposure to extreme temperatures, fumes, noise, dusty conditions, outside weather conditions, including wet and/or humid conditions.

Other details

  • Job Family Merchandiser
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Sarasota, FL, USA