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Merchandiser - PepsiCo

Employer Name: PepsiCo
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Code: 1187


Join the PepsiCo team at their 35th Street distribution center!  PepsiCo is now hiring Merchandisers to assist in the setup of products within stores, including rotating and stocking of products on-site, display promotional materials, and developing relationships!


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Hiring Company Overview: PepsiCo
PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2017 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands.  They have a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands that in 2017 each generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales.  PepsiCo began in 1965 with the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay.

Job Description: Merchandiser
Position is responsible for product merchandising within large volume stores (Grocery, etc.). This includes stocking shelves, rotating shelved product, setting up displays, stocking and rotating products in coolers, organizing and rotating products in storage rooms, and moving products from storage to the sales floor. This position interacts with personnel at the store location. This position is labor intensive, requiring lifting, loading, pushing and pulling cases weighing from 20-45 pounds per case repeatedly over 10-12 hour work period, as well as bending, reaching and squatting while merchandising and moving products.

Key Aspects of Position

  • Labor intensive; lifting, loading, pushing, pulling, a high volume of cases of product per day ranging from 20-45 lbs
  • Merchandise store shelving, coolers, and displays with products in assigned accounts
  • Rotate products in the backroom and on shelves using U boats, hand trucks, pallet jacks, etc
  • Communicate store issues to store management and PepsiCo management
  • Display promotional material such as signs and banners in accounts
  • Build customer relationships and deliver great services
  • Operate independently
  • Use handheld devices to input orders
  • Working as part of an account team

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Reaching, squatting, and bending while delivering and merchandising products in the store
  • 18 years or older
  • Must have personal vehicle to access multiple store locations within assigned shift
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of insurance
  • Pass drug screen
  • Pass background check
  • Adaptability – enthusiastically adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Dependability – follow instructions; respond to management direction; communicate frequently; solicit feedback to improve performance

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Working for a retail business or grocery store (understanding store operations, backroom, inventory, stocking, etc.)
  • Merchandising products
  • Operating handheld computers/devices
  • Operating pallet jacks, hand trucks, and breakdowns
  • Serving customers
  • Being a great team player

Hourly rate starts at $14.35/hour.

1400 W 35 Street 
Chicago, IL 60609
(And throughout Chicagoland area)


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