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Retail Merchandising Specialist

BDS Connected Solutions, LLC.

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: July 7, 2024
Retail Merchandising Specialist
At a Glance
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If you enjoy completing independent projects, are interested in collaborating with renowned consumer electronics brands, and don’t want to be stuck at a desk all day, then our Retail Merchandising Specialist position is perfect for you! Joining our team means a weekly pay schedule, paid training, a diverse range of assignments, and abundant chances to work independently. Regardless of whether you have prior experience in general retail, grocery, home improvement, tech support, cosmetics, or installation, we want to invest in you! Don't worry if you're new to the industry – we'll provide comprehensive training to equip you with all the necessary skills.
Here's how we'll support you consistently in this role:
• Dedicated BDS Field Manager
• Paid training conducted virtually, online and in-store
• Instructional videos available through a user-friendly app, guiding you through each step
• Virtual call center for live support
This is an ongoing, part-time opportunity, requiring your long-term availability to work 20 hours per week minimum Monday-Friday between early morning and midday, with occasional weekend hours during busier, higher-volume periods.
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• Competitive pay
• Weekly pay schedule and early wage access - get paid when you need it
• 401(k) with employer matching
• Paid sick time
• Paid training both online and in-store
• Paid drive time and mileage between store locations
• Monthly phone reimbursement
• Reimbursed toolkit
• Employee assistance program
• Employee discounts
• Referral bonus
• Opportunity to work with a growing company that actively rewards and promotes its employees
• A variety of part-time and full-time schedules and roles across the business that can lead to consistent income for your needs
What You'll Do
• Travel to assigned retail stores to conduct visits within your assigned territory
• Audit, maintain, and install consumer electronics displays and products such as TVs, tablets, headphones, speakers, printers, and phones
• Occasionally partner with team members to complete 2–3-person projects such as appliance or TV installs
• Build and maintain positive in-store relationships
• Successfully complete your assignments as assigned by your BDS Manager
• Ensure that reporting is completed on time from your personal mobile device
• Schedule and complete work per BDS Standards and Expectations (provided during onboarding
• Receive materials at home or pick up at FedEx and take to retail locations as requested
• Other tasks as requested by management
What You'll Bring
Experience and Education:
• High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience
• Previous merchandising, customer service, and/or retail experience preferred
Skills and Attributes:
• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to collaborate and interact with BDS and in-store personnel
• Technology: Must be proficient using your personal Android or Apple device (Smartphone/Tablet) with GPS functionality to upload photos, report assignment data, and reference documents
• Must own a basic toolkit (BDS provides toolkit cost reimbursement after successful completion of the probationary period)
• A basic toolkit includes a multi-screwdriver, torx security bit set, hammer, cordless drill, allen wrench, box cutter, rubber mallet, socket set, needle nose pliers, precision wire cutters, crescent wrench, easy off, putty knife, microfiber cleaning cloth, and goo gone
• Able to complete paid BDS online training courses in the required timeline before working in-store
• Must be 18 years of age or older and legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
Availability and Logistics
• Flexible availability Monday – Friday, early morning to midday, with occasional weekend hours.
• Availability to work 20 hours per week minimum
• Ability to drive on behalf of the company in compliance with company guidelines with reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance
• Ability to travel within a designated market up to a 60-mile radius (BDS pays drive time and mileage between store locations)
Physical Requirements:
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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
• Regularly stand, walk, bend over, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, balance, grasp, push or pull, talk and/or hear, and drive
• Regularly lift and carry 40+ pounds
• Climb a ladder more than 10 feet tall
• Complete/pass certification (online and in-store) to use moving equipment, such as Big Joe/Little Joey and forklifts, may be required based on business needs
• Occasionally travel via flight or other modes of transportation
Important Information
We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
BDS Connected Solutions. (“BDS”) is an equal opportunity employer in every aspect of employment, including but not limited to; selection, training, development and promotion of the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. BDS is committed to equal employment opportunity in all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment that may not be covered in this statement. BDS is an at-will employer.
BDS Connected Solutions offers a complete suite of Connected Commerce solutions that blend Advocacy, Training, Retail, Virtual, Experiential, and Digital environments to influence the modern buyer, regardless of where they are on their shopping journey. Since 1985, BDS has been inspired by innovation; as we continue to evolve as a trendsetter in today’s disruptive market, we enable our clients to do the same. Our industry-leading experts never stop working to discover, design, and deploy custom buying solutions that empower brands to achieve and exceed their unique sales goals. BDS is headquartered in Irvine, California with a regional office in New York City, New York. Visit us at for more information.
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