Retail Merchandising Display Specialist

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Sales & Business Development
Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

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Nestlé USA’s Global Culinary Kitchen division brings together a portfolio of the nation’s most iconic baking brands – Nestlé Toll House, Carnation Milk, La Lechera, and Libby’s Pumpkin. This winning product portfolio has a rich history of delighting bakers across the nation, making meaningful connections a little bit warmer and more memorable, and giving consumers the best possible experience. As part of Nestlé’s mission to enhance the quality of consumers’ lives, we’re poised for strong sustained growth and are excited to offer career opportunities that will drive transformational growth and go-to-market strategies! The Global Culinary Kitchen division is eager to welcome a critical Retail Merchandising Display Specialist role on the Retail Display marketing team. This role will own and optimize retail display management and execution to drive growth and deliver a flawless experience for the shopper, the customer, and Nestlé. You will bring high-impact display programs to life, lead cross functional teams with excellence to capture new opportunities and optimize existing displays and processes. This role will create and commercialize mono-brand and multi-brand displays that meet our consumers’ needs and are rooted in market trends. This role is a critical driver of division success and transformation. The Retail Merchandising Display Specialist should consistently demonstrate a passion for our brands and finding consumer and customer solutions, foster a collaborative, team-oriented work environment, and is agile in an environment of constant change.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leverage understanding of best-in-class retail display and merchandising to ensure powerful design and execution of in-market displays across the Global Culinary Kitchen portfolio of brands and products (Nestlé Toll House morsels, Carnation milks, La Lechera, and Libby’s pumpkin)
  • Lead cross functional team through short and long term planning, project management, and commercialization of displays
  • Lead relationship with strategic vendor partner(s) that design, create, build, and deploy merchandising displays
  • Establish best practices and develop innovative strategies to make execution seamless
  • Lead business optimization and analysis of programs’ in market performance
  • Partner with commercial development team to identify customer specific display merchandising solutions
  • Monitor and optimize business performance against shipment, consumption, financials, and waste targets
  • Liaise daily with customer development and sales partners to deeply understand customer forecasts, retail risk and opportunities, and manage timelines toward forecast lock dates
  • Collaborate regularly with supply chain to ensure efficient and effective production plans and own waste mitigation management
  • Optimize product assortment on displays to effectively manage simultaneous sell down of items
  • Develop and implement on-brand, on strategy display graphics and fixture designs to efficiently and effectively attract shopper attention and engagement
  • Proactively identify and propose innovative solutions to resolve challenges that impact project schedule, cost or display design integrity
  • Prepare presentation materials and deliver compelling presentations to partners/leadership
  • Provide divisional expertise on display features, capabilities, design, and implementation
  • Communicate timely and effectively with Marketing Strategy Manager and Marketing Director regarding critical and relevant matters related to project work, timeliness, target impactors
  • Basic knowledge of corrugate and/or display builds is preferred
  • Some travel to provide on-site design support, become familiar with display build details, and evaluate end result

Summary of Experience

  • Progressive experience in Merchandising Display design, development, and execution 4-6 years
  • Project management experience in a cross-functional environment 3-5 years
  • Forecasting experience 3-4 years
  • Experience in a seasonal business a plus

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-6+ years’ experience in retail merchandising display design/execution demonstrating strong industry knowledge and expertise
  • Experience in technical packaging or display design a plus
  • Highly effective project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Critical attention to detail
  • Proactive and solution oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work in a highly matrixed environment
  • Able to collaborate cross functionally, be a strong team player, lead with influence
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities
  • Functions effectively with ambiguity
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Requisition ID: 299068

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