Merchandising Specialist - Associate, Promotional Solutions
This role is primarily responsible for supporting all sales channels providing service, information and direction in the Promotional Solutions and Apparel product categories. Uses creative thinking to identify promotional products that will support branding and marketing objectives. Participates in team brainstorming sessions, provides ideas and input towards growth of the promotional solutions business segment.
Work with Sales to identify customer requirements for promoting business through promotional products and apparel solutions. Using creative approach provide product recommendations through existing supplier network. Create customer facing presentations with merchandising recommendations.
Provide solutions, direction and information to Sales for customer opportunities. Product information, supplier information, pricing, and product images
Work closely with suppliers to understand trends in the marketplace and supplier strengths.Maintain up to date knowledge of the industry to ensure we match customer opportunities with innovative solutions.
Deliver visuals including virtual mock- ups, custom product renderings, spec sample products for customer facing opportunities.
Proactively create customer facing presentations - Based on marketing calendar of events or theme to provide to sales team
Education and Experience: HS/GED and 2 years or Associate’s and 0 years
Industry experience in Print, Promotional Products, or apparel. (Supplier or Distributor focus)
Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Education: Bachelors degree in Sales, Marketing, Merchandising or Business
Experience: 2 years Promotional Product and Apparel, Sales Support
Creative skills – Ability to present creative ideas via visually appealing presentations.
High level of attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to multitask
Knowledge of industry search engine/presentation software (ESP and/or SAGE),
Extensive knowledge of decoration techniques for promotional products and apparel.
Creative skills – Ability to merchandise and generate creative branding and marketing solutions (campaigns) using promotional products.
Art creation skills with Adobe Illustrator or similar software.
Knowledge of customer specific inventory and fulfillment programs
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Deluxe is a federal government contractor, as well as a subcontractor to federal government contractors. As such, consistent with President Biden’s recent Executive Order, Deluxe has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective November 15, 2021 requiring COVID 19 vaccinations for all US new hires. We are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors and the community at large. For this position, candidates must be fully vaccinated or have been granted an exemption as an accommodation for a disability or a sincerely held religious belief. All disability and religious accommodation requests must be submitted to Employee Relations at the time of acceptance of an offer and prior to a candidate’s start date.
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Time Type: Full time
Work Status: Permanent
Company NameSafeguard Business Systems Inc
Deluxe is a trusted, technology-enabled solutions provider for enterprises, small businesses and financial institutions offering a range of solutions to help customers manage and grow their businesses. Approximately 4.8 million small business customers access Deluxe's wide range of products and services, including incorporation services, logo design, website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization, and payroll services along with customized checks and forms. For our approximately 4,600 financial institution customers, Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in data analytics, customer acquisition and treasury management solutions, fraud prevention and profitability solutions, as well as checks. Deluxe is also a leading provider of checks and accessories sold directly to consumers.