Sales Merchandiser for Riverside, CA

Altman Plants is a family owned wholesale nursery company recognized for innovation, marketing, high quality products and creative sales programs. We are in partnership with several key retail customers supplying flowering and specialty plants to their garden centers. We are passionate about open communications, customer service, people development and long term growth of the company. We have operations in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida.

We are looking for a sales merchandiser to service large retail chain garden centers in the San Luis Obispo/Santa Maria area. Responsibilities include stocking, consolidating and maintaining plant displays in coordination with sales representatives in the areas assigned. Successful merchandisers will be able to positively interact with a variety of people and enjoy working outdoors with plants and people.

Requirements

  • Must have a dependable vehicle.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and current auto insurance.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Ability to work weekends

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education/Experience
High school diploma or GED. One to two years job experience and/or training; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to interact effectively with customers or employees of our organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Licenses
Must possess a valid State Driver’s License and have an acceptable DMV driving record. Must have and maintain current automobile insurance.

Other Skills and Abilities
Dependability and punctuality are mandatory. Must be able to work a varied schedule which includes weekends and some holidays. Must have professional demeanor and appearance. Must observe and comply with all company policies and safety practices.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands, lift, pull, lift overhead, walk, stand for long periods of time on concrete, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee must be able to drive distances between accounts. It some case long distances. Employee must be able to tolerate outdoor weather changes, rain, wind, cold and heat.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles (dust and dirt). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to additional environmental conditions present at retail centers.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to John Scammacca at hr@altmanplants.com

Contact Information

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@altmanplants.com